• 2
    Sep

Thrifting with the Boys’ 10 Thrifting Tips to Increase eBay Reseller Profits

[caption id="attachment_2521017" align="aligncenter" width="550"] We—Jason T. Smith (left) and Bryan Goodman—want to share some of our thrifting secrets that helped us build our reselling empires, so every month, we will provide some the inside scoop on how to thrift, buy and sell better. If you put these tips into practice, you’ll soon be a thrifting dynamo.[/caption] We are...

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  • 28
    Aug

Hongshan Culture Jade Ware Piece Could Reach $500,000 in Asian Arts Auction

[caption id="attachment_2521002" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Despite heavy calcification and crystallization throughout, a Chinese Hongshan Culture jade ware piece a little more than a foot long and six inches wide is expected to bring a staggering $300,000 to $400,000 in the upcoming Fine Asian Carvings & Works of Art Auction, slated for Sept. 20 at Elite Decorative Arts.[/caption] BOYNTON BEACH,...

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  • 27
    Aug

How to Bequeath Your Collection and Keep it out of Probate

[caption id="attachment_2520997" align="alignright" width="300"] If you have a baseball card collection and would like it to go to your grandson, you had better prepare your last will and testament to make sure bequeathed items or collections go where you want them to go and not end up in probate.[/caption] To some, leaving behind a meaningful legacy upon death...

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  • 26
    Aug

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Ryan Servant and the Brimfield Flea App

[caption id="attachment_2520992" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Ryan Servant, who offers the Brimfield Flea Finder, is interviewed by local Brimfield media about his app.[/caption] In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I have a chat with app developer Ryan Servant, who offers the Brimfield Flea Finder free to attendees of the granddaddy of all antique shows. Listen in to learn...

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  • 25
    Aug

Superman Comic Book Smashes Sales Record by more than $1 Million on eBay

[caption id="attachment_2520842" align="alignleft" width="210"] This copy of Action Comics #1—graded in 9.0 condition with white pages—set a world record for comic book prices, selling for $3,207,752 on eBay in an auction that ended Sunday evening.[/caption] As expected, the final 10 minutes of the eBay auction selling the highest-rated Action Comics #1—the first appearance of Superman—were as exciting as an Internet...

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  • 22
    Aug

Three Easy Steps to Starting a Killer Comic Book Collection

[caption id="attachment_2520977" align="alignright" width="216"] Batman’s first appearance sells for north of $1 million in higher grade condition.[/caption] So, you want to collect comics? Collecting comics seems easy in theory. Just go out and buy a pile and, boom, you’ve got a collection, right? Well, sort of. As someone who has spent the last 15 years looking through piles,...

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  • 22
    Aug

Princess Doraldina 5-cent Fortune Teller Machine to Lead Arcade & Gaming Auction

[caption id="attachment_2520972" align="alignleft" width="379"] This Princess Doraldina coin-op fortune teller machine, made circa 1928 by Michael Munves, is expected to the lead the upcoming Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, set for Sept. 13. It carries a $12,000 to $15,000 presale estimate.[/caption] PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A coin-operated a Princess Doraldina 5-cent fortune teller machine, displaying a life size gypsy woman in...

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Mayhem at Chicago ANA; Gold Kennedy Half Dollar Changes Hands for $100,000
  • 21
    Aug

Mayhem at Chicago ANA; Gold Kennedy Half Dollar Changes Hands for $100,000

[caption id="attachment_2520962" align="alignright" width="215"] This is the first of its kind: a high relief proof gold Kennedy half dollar, struck in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the John F. Kennedy half dollar and contains ¾ oz. of 24kt gold.[/caption] Since its very inception some 50 years ago, the Kennedy half dollar remains for many a valued and...

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  • 19
    Aug

Hallowed Relics of the Gridiron on Display at New College Football Hall of Fame

In just a couple of weeks, large portions of the country will joyously shout out many of the following phrases, while many, many more will have no idea what they are talking about: [caption id="attachment_2520955" align="alignleft" width="300"] The top artifact in the new College Football Hall of Fame museum is the Illinois jersey worn by Red Grange.[/caption] “Roll...

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  • 19
    Aug

Bidding for Superman Premier Comic Soaring in eBay Auction

[caption id="attachment_2520842" align="alignright" width="300"] This copy of Action Comics #1 in 9.0 condition up for auction on eBay is currently at $1,950 million, indicating it will be the most expensive comic ever sold when the hammer comes down on Aug. 24. The current record for a comic book selling at auction is $2.16 million.[/caption] With five days left...

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