• 19
    Jun

18 Million Antiques and Collectibles Sale Records added to Worthopedia™

WorthPoint has announced that it has just added more than 18 million pieces of art, antiques and collectibles sales results to its Worthopedia™ database, bringing the total to more than 221 million, along with more than a billion photographs. The new sales data—18,230,735 individual sales records collected during the first quarter of 2014, to be […]

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  • 18
    Jun

Red Wing Pottery Museum Grand Opening Headlines Pottery Collectors Society Convention

RED WING, Minn. – Every year, the Red Wing Collectors Society’s annual convention proves to be a great time for those who collect the stoneware, art pottery and dinnerware that was produced in Minnesota’s beautiful, historic Mississippi River town. But this year’s Convention—which will take place July 10-12 in Red Wing, Minn. —will feature a […]

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  • 17
    Jun

World’s Most Valuable Stamp Sets Fourth World Record at $9.5 Million

A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1-cent stamp from 19th-century British Guyana has become the world’s most valuable stamp—for the fourth time—realizing nearly 1 billion times its face value. The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta sold for $9.48 million on Tuesday evening at Sotheby’s in New York. It entered the auction with an estimated sales […]

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  • 17
    Jun

‘Manly Collecting Comes Out of the Mancave’ – A Webinar with Author Eric Bradley

Eric Bradley, the author of the newly released book “Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff,” recently conducted a webinar on WorthPoint, talking about mantiques, a popular collectibles category that is picking up new aficionados daily. Bradley, who is a public relations associate at Heritage Auctions, the world’s third largest auction house, and the editor […]

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  • 17
    Jun

Back on Top: World’s Most Valuable Stamp Expected to Set Fourth World Record

A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1-cent stamp from 19th-century British Guyana is set to become the world’s most valuable stamp—for the fourth time. The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta is expected to fetch between $10 and $20 million Tuesday evening at Sotheby’s in New York. This little stamp, measuring just 1 inch-by-1¼ inches (2.5-by-3.2 […]

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  • 16
    Jun

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Brother Arnold on Shaker Furniture and History

In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, we are honored to host one of the three surviving Shakers, Brother Arnold, who discusses the history of the Shakers, their way of life and the objects they crafted, which are treasured by collectors from coast to coast. This podcast was recorded live at the Sabbathday Lake […]

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  • 16
    Jun

Rare World Cup Game Brings Soccer’s Premier Tourney to Your Tabletop

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is underway in Brazil and for fans of the Beautiful Game worldwide—which cuts across all economic classes, religious divisions and club loyalties—there is no more exciting time in the world of sport. “Soccer,” as we call it in America, has never had much of a foothold (pun intended), but that […]

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  • 11
    Jun

Militaria Spanning Multiple Wars, Generations to Cross Block at Mohawk Arms Sale

BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. – A spectacular German Second World War tapestry that could have hung in the Reichstag building in Berlin, a Civil War felt fez hat worn by a member of the 11th New York Fire Zouaves, and a trove of items pertaining to a WWII U.S. Navy P.T. boat will all be sold in […]

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  • 10
    Jun

Prospecting and the Evolution of Rookie Card Collecting

Collecting baseball cards of your favorite rookie players has changed drastically over the last several years. Today, a player’s first officially licensed trading card may be produced years before that particular player ever steps foot onto the diamond for an MLB team. This fact has created a niche in the hobby called prospecting: collecting early […]

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  • 10
    Jun

Dr. Bode Collection of Worldwide Banknotes to Highlight International Paper Money Show

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Dr. Richard Bode Collection—an astounding compilation of worldwide banknotes ranging from the earliest known currency from China’s Ming Dynasty (1388-1664) all the way up to modern-day polymer notes—will be the featured exhibit at this year’s International Paper Money Show (IPMS) slated for June 13-14 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis. […]

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