• 28
    Jun

The Influence of the Triads on the Decorative Arts in China

[caption id="attachment_2520574" align="aligncenter" width="550"] The very concept of Triads having any influence on the decorative arts would appear incongruous to most people; it is nevertheless a reality that had considerable momentum in the late 19th century and early 20th century.[/caption] Incongruous as it may seem, the tumultuous changes in the social order in China and Hong Kong in...

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  • 27
    Jun

Looking to Sell Your Hollywood Collectibles? Then we’ve got an Auction for You

[caption id="attachment_2520537" align="aligncenter" width="173"] A Dorothy “test” dress and pinafore from “The Wizard of Oz” is expected to lead the Bonhams/TCM “No Place Like Hollywood” auction, scheduled for November. (Photo: Bonhams)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2520546" align="aligncenter" width="274"] Judy Garland modeling the “test” dress and pinafore from “The Wizard of Oz” during a costume showing. The dress has a presale estimate...

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  • 25
    Jun

Jomar Memorabilia Hits the Internet; Circus Collectors & Enthusiasts Rejoice

[caption id="attachment_2520525" align="alignright" width="300"] This set sold on eBay in January of this year. Notice the Jomar name only appears on the coffee cup.[/caption] Unless you are a circus enthusiast, the name Jomar probably doesn’t mean anything to you. Even an experienced antique collector can rarely identify what it is. Mention Jomar to a circus history enthusiast, though,...

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  • 25
    Jun

Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ Lyrics set record for Popular Music Manuscript at $2M

[caption id="attachment_2520511" align="alignleft" width="212"] Bob Dylan’s original hand-written lyrics for the 1965 epic “Like A Rolling Stone” fetched $2,045,000 Tuesday night at Sotheby’s to set an auction record for a pop music manuscript.[/caption] And the hits just keep on coming—as far a high-end popular music collectibles are concerned—as Bob Dylan’s original hand-written lyrics for the 1965 epic “Like...

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  • 24
    Jun

The Postcard Time Machine: Using Postcards Creatively

“Gee, these old postcards are cool—but I’m not really a collector,” say several of my friends. Some tell me that they have a few old postcards that were sent to family members, and they just don’t know what to do with them. Let’s explore some ideas for interesting things can you do with postcards. Create a Unique Display...

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  • 20
    Jun

Most Expensive Thing in the World is a One-Cent Stamp; Is this a Good Thing?

[caption id="attachment_2520495" align="aligncenter" width="444"] Stamps used to be a cheap and easy collection for kids to start. Today, not so much.[/caption] The new Most Expensive Thing in the World is a stamp; the 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta postage stamp, to be exact. The calculations going into the designation seem to make sense. The little red scrap of...

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  • 19
    Jun

18 Million Antiques and Collectibles Sale Records added to Worthopedia™

[caption id="attachment_2520491" align="alignright" width="285"] Among the 18 million new items from the first quarter of 2014 added to the Worthopedia™ is a lot of 40 1-oz. fine gold American Eagle Liberty coins in uncirculated condition. All 40 coins—in 22-karat gold and minted in 2011—sold for $51,000 on Jan. 4, 2014.[/caption] WorthPoint has announced that it has just added...

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  • 18
    Jun

Red Wing Pottery Museum Grand Opening Headlines Pottery Collectors Society Convention

[caption id="attachment_2520486" align="alignright" width="247"] A display of Red Wing stoneware crocks. The Red Wing Collectors Society’s annual convention will take place July 10-12 in Red Wing, Minn.[/caption] 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...

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  • 17
    Jun

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

[caption id="attachment_2520469" align="aligncenter" width="550"] A humble, dirty and heavily postmarked 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta stamp is set to become the world’s most valuable stamp—for the fourth time—when it goes up for auction tonight at Sotheby’s.[/caption] 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...

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  • 17
    Jun

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

[caption id="attachment_2520477" align="aligncenter" width="230"] Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2520476" align="aligncenter" width="218"] Author Eric Bradley[/caption] 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...

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