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Obama Campaign Collectibles, Modern Double Eagles, Art Collection Where? (8/11/08)
The arts, collectibles news takes a look at political collectors in Vegas, buying Double Eagle coins, a little overkill protecting an art collection and some British robbers sentenced for making off with millions in collectibles and art. More >>


Becky Thatcher Collectibles, Big Coins Make Big Bucks, Wine Too Expensive to Uncork (8/7/08)
Collectibles from Tom Sawyer’s inamorata, a rewarding coin sale and Christie’s isn’t selling box wine. More >>


Beautiful Sri Lankan Monetary Notes (8/6/08)
Reverse view of the 50 and 100 Rupee notes I have acquired this complete set of monetary notes from Sri Lanka. They are beautiful crisp uncircuated notes dated 1979, seven years after the Ceylonese gained autonomy from the British Commonwealth and gained their own Parliament and heads of State. In 1972 when the island became completely self-governing, the name was changed to Sri Lanka. Shown is my set of Rupee bills. More >>


Is Dot on 1875 Cent Reverse the Secret Mark? (8/3/08)
The raised dot on the The hunt to identify a “secret mark” on the reverse of an 1875 Indian Head cent which has persisted for some thirty-six years may have finally been successful. This year a coin appraiser, assessing coins for an auction had his attention drawn to a particular 1875 Indian cent. The coin had a tiny raised dot on one of the letters in the denomination. More >>


Auctioning Shaker Items, Finding Roman Coins, Restoring a Folk-Art Landmark (8/2/08)
Arts and collectibles news is highlighted by a rare Shaker auction, unearthing Roman coins, controversy over a folk-art “village” and the sale of the Mount Rushmore of folk art. Rare public offering of Shaker items More >>


Rare Australian Note Offered (7/29/08)
Rare Type II Commonwealth of Australia 1,000  pound note to be auctioned in Brisbane,  in September.A September 21 sale at International Galleries will feature a rare note, a Type II King George V 1,000 pound note. These notes were used in Australia in 1914, principally for inter-bank transfers. Two types of these notes have circulated, subsequently bearing two different signature combinations. More >>


Estate Planning—Where Are the Coin Collectibles? (7/25/08)
During the early 1980s, one of my favorite clients was the owner of an antiques shop who also owned a restaurant and bar with several pool tables. The client was rather elderly but quite alert and worked long hours seven days a week. During the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, his restaurant supplied area service clubs with fried chicken and fried fish (known as a chicken fry or fish fry). More >>


Art And Collectibles as Collateral, Christie’s Lands St. Laurent Collection, Rare Coin Up For Auction (7/25/08)
Borrowing against art and collectibles, Christie’s beats out Sotheby’s for St. Laurent’s incredible collection and a superb coin highlight the news. Art and collectibles as collateral The skidding economy and the booming art and collectibles world are colliding in ways that can only perplex collectors. More >>


Errors Found in Search of Nickels (7/25/08)
Enlarged forehead, head, and hair from the understrike on this 1996-P Jefferson nickel.Errors in some circulated nickels were found recently by a Florida coin collector. The message here is that when cherry-picking coins, not only should one look for the brilliant uncirculated but also for errors. These errors happen to be in Jefferson nickels, which are his pendchant, and fortunately for him. One good find was a 1996-P Jefferson nickel which was struck twice. More >>


Braille on Coin a First for USA (7/19/08)
The prototype for the Braille commemorative which will be sold in 2009.Have you ever wondered how the blind population can tell what denomination of either paper money or coin they are using? A prototype of the first U.S. coin with readable Braille characters was unveiled July 2 at the National Federation of the Blind’s annual convention in Dallas during the March for Independence. More >>


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