• 1
    Apr

The Comic Speculator – Back Issue Report 04/01/2011

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 Comics (OVST), Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales. Sales numbers and rankings are...

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  • 30
    Mar

Weekly News Roundup: March 28 to April 1

In art, antiques and collectibles news is a reminder to get solid authentication, Elizabeth Taylor items hitting the block and a clever thief caught up in his own greed. From Reuters: Mayan relic sold for $4 million is a fake? Well, if you’re going to fake something, you might want to do some research. A purportedly Pre-Columbian statue...

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  • 30
    Mar

Why You Should Becoming an Antiques & Collectibles Show Dealer, Part I

During my February 2011 Oregon visit, I talked with Chris Palmer of Palmer Wirfs & Associates. In response to my “what’s new” question, Chris indicated she is offering a Dealers’ School this spring to encourage individuals to consider becoming show dealers. Debbie and Randy Coe, among others, are assisting her with the training. [Author’s Aside: Rather than repeat...

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  • 30
    Mar

Antiques Auction Forum: Fine Art Registry

Martin Willis talks to Teri Franks, CEO of Fine Art Registry. Listen in to find out the advantages of registering your artwork and how the service can benefit you as an artist or collector. They talk about art fakes, frauds and much more. Fine Art Registry’s web site contains comprehensive information and hundreds of art related articles and...

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  • 30
    Mar

Mementos of a Royal Hawaiian Love Story

[caption id="attachment_2496309" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Winona Love, a half English, half Hawaiian hula dancer of great fame, in a screen shot from the Hawaii travelogue “Blonde Captive.”"][/caption] A matched set of silver goblets. A great golden bed. A marvelous and mysterious hand-stitched quilt, of a unique design not found in the index of the Hawaiian Quilt Research Project. These...

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  • 30
    Mar

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/30/2011

[caption id="attachment_2496374" align="alignright" width="222" caption="American Vampire #13 (Sean Murphy Variant Cover) 1:10"][/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 Comics (OVST),...

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  • 29
    Mar

World-Renowned Abstract Painter Alfred Gockel the Featured Artist at Seabreeze Jazz Festival

[caption id="attachment_2496363" align="alignright" width="326" caption="The posters and T-shirts for the year's Seabreeze Jazz Festival in Panama City, Fla. (Apr. 13-17), will feature artwork by Alfred Gockel."] [/caption] PANAMA CITY, Fla. – World-renowned abstract painter Alfred Gockel will be the featured artist at this year’s Seabreeze Jazz Festival, slated for April 13-17 in Panama City’s amphitheater at Pier Park....

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  • 29
    Mar

Monet’s Celebrated ‘Les Peupliers’ to Anchor Impressionist, Modern Art Sale

[caption id="attachment_2496343" align="alignright" width="315" caption="Claude Monet’s “Les peupliers,” done in oil on canvas and painted in 1891, is expected to bring between $20 and $30 million at the May 4 Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale at Christie’s New York"][/caption] NEW YORK – Claude Monet’s “Les Peupliers,” one of the most celebrated of the pioneering artist’s great series of works...

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  • 28
    Mar

Use the Screws to Help Identify the Age of Your Furniture

[caption id="attachment_2496410" align="alignright" width="230" caption="This hand-made screw has obvious signs of its origin. Note the flat spot on the shaft near the head. That is a remnant of the square nail stock. The thread varies is depth and pitch all over the shaft and the shaft has no point. The head is not quite round and the hand...

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  • 28
    Mar

Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink, Blue & Yellow Diamonds to Color Spring Jewels Auction

[caption id="attachment_2496349" align="alignright" width="335" caption="A Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Diamond of 10.09 carats is expected to bring between $12 and $15 million at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale, slated for on April 12."][/caption] NEW YORK – An exceptional line-up of top-quality fancy colored diamonds in decidedly Spring-like shades of pink, blue and yellow have been added to Christie’s Magnificent Jewels...

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