Auction Report: December 3, 2008
Since 1984, Pook and Pook Auctions in Downingtown, Pa., has conducted some of the most credible sales of antiques, collectibles and memorabilia. Ronald and Debra Pook, a husband-and-wife team, have committed themselves to a level of credibility second to none.
Put Your Items in Front of Potential Buyers
Dear Sellers News reader,
This week we are hosting two feature pages, one for Thanksgiving and the other in honor of Pearl Harbor Day. As I promised last week, I’ll provide you with the URLs and information about how you can participate.
Georgia High-Tech Community Recognizes WorthPoint
ATLANTA, Sept. 25 — WorthPoint, an Internet-based data-and-media company that offers a vast database of sales records on art, antiques and collectibles, has been named one of 20 companies to present at the inaugural conference of Venture Atlanta 2008 this Oct. 15-16.
Man killed by Civil War artillery shell
By MARK BOWES
TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER
The artillery shell that exploded Monday and killed a Civil War relics dealer outside his Chesterfield County home was a cannonball about 8 to 10 inches in diameter, a federal official said yesterday.
Auction Report: November 4, 2008
For those of you who have been following the WorthPoint articles on the Salvation Army gold kettle coins, the sales results are in. These coin collectibles were sold at auction on October 24. Through the generosity of anonymous contributors tossing antique $20 gold coins into the Salvation Army pots, a realized total of $4,700 will go to aid the Salvation Army. Most of the coins, with average estimates of between $750 and $950, realized their estimates, none exceeded them.
Auction report: October 27, 2008
For those of you who have never been to a live auction, where some of your favorite antiques, collectibles and memorabilia are up for sale and it’s something that you have been meaning to do, don’t wait.
Four New Lincoln Cent Reverses Due Out Starting 2009.
Four new reverses on the Lincoln cent (penny) are scheduled to appear in circulation starting February 2009 and will gradually make new appearances throughout the calendar year, in observance of the bicentenniel of Lincoln’s birth. Each design will emulate President Lincoln’s life from childhood up through his Presidency. The composition of these coins will be 97.5% zinc and 2.5% copper.
Campaign Collectibles & Even More Campaign Collectibles
It should come as no surprise high on the list of hot collectibles are presidential campaign related. Action figures, masks, comic books and of course, bobbleheads have hit the market. Coming soon if you’re not politically inclined? Seats from the to-be-demolished home of the New York Mets, Shea Stadium, and items from the House that Ruth Built, Yankee Stadium.
Queen’s stockings roll up big sale
The art, antiques and collectibles news mention Queen Victoria’s unmentionables, a charred Hendrix guitar and a sad auction of slain football star’s belongings.
Rep. Watt D-NC Proposes Civil Rights Quarter Dollars
Civil rights leaders and events are the latest proposal for quarter dollar coin designs.
Rep. Watt D-NC introduced legislation to establish circulating quarter dollar coins with reverse designs that are emblematic of some forty prominent civil rights leaders and important events.