• 7
    Nov

Lichtenstein’s ‘I Can See The Whole Room! … And There’s Nobody In It!’ Fetches $43M

[caption id="attachment_2500794" align="alignright" width="298" caption="Roy Lichtenstein’s, “I Can See the Whole Room … and There’s Nobody in It!” set a new auction record of $43,202,500—a new world record for the artists—at an auction at Christie’s on Nov. 8, 2011."][/caption] NEW YORK – Roy Lichtenstein’s, “I Can See the Whole Room … and There’s Nobody in It!” set a...

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  • 7
    Nov

Made in the Shades: Art Nouveau Art Glass Illuminate Start-Up Collections

[caption id="attachment_2500803" align="alignright" width="232"] This four-arm Arts & Crafts style electric chandelier with pulled feather gold Aurene shades (unsigned) came from the former Gulliver’s Restaurant in Chicago. Even without a signature, the piece made a tidy sum of $2,990 at auction. (Photos courtesy of Cowan’s Auctions, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio)[/caption] Louis Comfort Tiffany was not the only glassmaker producing...

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  • 7
    Nov

Rare 18th-Century Revolutionary War Map Expected to Exceed $1 Million at Auction

[caption id="attachment_2500781" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="A monumental, 12-sheet map depicting in remarkable detail the numerous battles and extensive military activity during the early years of the American Revolution and made Hessian mapmaker Charles Auguste de Gironcourt in 1780, will go up for auction at Christie’s on Nov. 15, 2011."][/caption] NEW YORK – A very rare manuscript Revolutionary War map...

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  • 7
    Nov

No Rubber Bands: Preserving Game Cards

[caption id="attachment_2500773" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Rubber bands are the enemy of board game and card game paper cards."][/caption] It’s happened to anyone who has ever bought a vintage board or card game from an antiques dealer, a thrift store or a yard sale: You open the box, the contents are complete and organized as promised . . . but...

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  • 4
    Nov

WorthPoint Launches Shopping Assistant Feature

[caption id="attachment_2500707" align="alignleft" width="262" caption="The new WorthPoint Shopping Assistant appears on the right side of a Worthopedia search results page, showing items similar to the searched item that is currently for sale."][/caption] WorthPoint has launched another feature: the “Shopping Assistant,” a widget that helps collectors find and buy what they are looking for. The reason we are launching...

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  • 3
    Nov

Casting Call for ‘My Collection Obsession’ New Reality Television Show

[caption id="attachment_2500685" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Would this collection of Converse shoes make the cut for "My Obsessive Collection" television show?"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2500686" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="What about this collection of action figures?"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2500688" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="A collection of pens?"][/caption] Is collecting a part of your daily life? Are parts of your collection in every room of your house? Do...

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  • 2
    Nov

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 11/02/2011

[caption id="attachment_2500540" align="alignright" width="194" caption="Action Comics #3 (Rags Morales Black & White Variant Cover)"][/caption] The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week's hot new comics and back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from the Overstreet Guide to...

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  • 31
    Oct

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Boy Scout Bible, Aurora Enamel Gas Stove, Homemade Flag

QUESTION: I own a copy of a Boy Scout Bible published by Thomas Nelson & Sons, New York. The title page notes: “Newly Edited by the American Revision Committee / A.D. 1901,” and the book has a 1901 copyright date. The American Boy Scouts were not founded until 1910. Yet, the Bible carries an “Introduction: by the Executive...

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  • 31
    Oct

Weekly Arts, Antiques & Collectibles News Roundup: Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2011

(UPDATED DAILY; Friday, Nov. 4, 3:59 p.m.) In this week’s roundup of arts, antiques and collectibles, we learn of a baseball bat that has a history connected with Lou Gehrig and Kurt Russell, a story about selling items connected with serial killers and a Wall Street Journal blog questioning whether the art and wine bubbles are about to...

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  • 31
    Oct

The Retrophile Files: Junktiquing in New York City at Furnish Green

[caption id="attachment_2500491" align="aligncenter" width="446" caption="Furnish Green is a green-minded retail operation in New York City. Owner-operator Nathan Hescock, a self-confessed “estate sale” junkie and professional dance instructor, buys up used furniture and other bits of décor and resells them at surprisingly affordable prices. The shop is filled, chock-a-block, with everything you might and might not expect, including a...

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