• 20
    Nov

Rinker on Collectibles: Where Were You When You Heard? Questions that Define Us

Sociologists, psychologists, economists and other members of the academic community have developed elaborate models to define generations. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project divides us into six generation: G.I. Generation (born before 1936); Silent Generation (born 1937-1945); Older Boomers (born 1946-1954); Younger Boomers (born 1955-1964); Generation X (born 1965-1976); and Millennials (born 1977-1992). No term...

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  • 20
    Nov

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 11/20/2013

[caption id="attachment_2517004" align="alignright" width="280"] Batman '66 #5 (Dave Johnson Variant Cover), 1:25, ($10-$12). Johnson nails this one featuring a very cute Batgirl.[/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, back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here...

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  • 19
    Nov

Three E. Howard Astronomical Regulator Clocks to Pace Fontaine Auction

[caption id="attachment_2516991" align="alignleft" width="246"] This E. Howard & Company No. 68 floor standing astronomical regulator clock with exceptional color and patina is expected to sell for between $100,000 and $150,000 at an antique clock auction scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery.[/caption] PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Three exceptional E. Howard & Company astronomical regulator clocks—including a No....

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  • 19
    Nov

Roseville Pottery, Brilliant Cut Glass Collections to lead Multi-Estate Auction

[caption id="attachment_2516996" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Some 200 pieces of Roseville pottery from the estate of Dr. Ray Gregory, a general surgeon from Corinth, Miss., including these lovely jardinières, will headline a fall antique extravaganza auction conducted by Stevens Auction Company on Saturday, Nov. 23.[/caption] ABERDEEN, Miss. – Choice items from the estate of Dr. Ray Gregory, a general surgeon...

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  • 19
    Nov

Auction Results: Pair Chinese Carved Coral Sculptures Each Gavel for $66,550

[caption id="attachment_2516985" align="aligncenter" width="491"] This antique Qing Dynasty period Chinese hand-carved red coral sculpture depicting four Guan Yin brought $66,550, which tied for top-lot honors at Elite Decorative Arts’ Nov. 2 auction in Florida.[/caption] BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A Chinese hand-carved red coral sculpture of four Guan Yin (Buddhist deities of mercy and compassion) from the Qing Dynasty...

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  • 19
    Nov

Video: Making the Most of Your Holiday Thrifting Buys

[caption id="attachment_2516977" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Jason T. Smith of Thrifting with the Boys explains how to buy low and sell high, with an emphasis on holiday items.[/caption] Bryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith of Thrifting with the Boys—who offer tips on buying low at thrift shops and reselling for profit on eBay—talk with WorthPoint’s Christina Kapusta in their inaugural Holiday...

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  • 15
    Nov

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Roundup – 46,000-Issue Comics Collection Discovery

[caption id="attachment_2516893" align="aligncenter" width="449"] Brian Marcus, owner of Caviler Comics, and his friend Charles Wood sit showing off some of their new collection of 46,000 Marvel and DC comics, some of which dating back to the early 1950s, and including several blue-chip first appearances and #1 issues.[/caption] The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book...

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  • 15
    Nov

Stan ‘The Man’ Musial Collection Garners Top Dollar at Heritage Auctions

[caption id="attachment_2516965" align="aligncenter" width="248"] The big-money items from the collection were both championship rings, including the 2011 World Series Championship ring presented to Musial (above).[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2516966" align="aligncenter" width="258"] Musial’s team-presented 2006 National League Champion ring realized an impressive $101,575.[/caption] Heritage Auctions recently completed their annual fall, Sports Collectibles Signature Auction, to the tune of $7.7 million. Highlighting...

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  • 15
    Nov

Upcoming Legends Auction Retells the Story of JFK and Camelot One item at a Time

[caption id="attachment_251691" align="aligncenter" width="204"] The bust bronze "John F. Kennedy" by Felix de Weldon (1907-2003), signed by the artist. This is one of only four made. Two reside in the Kennedy Library in Boston and the last is at Kennedy Space Center.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2516917" align="aligncenter" width="270"] This rocking chair was used by the President at the Kennedy compound...

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  • 15
    Nov

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Dan Meader on the JFK and the Legends Auction

[caption id="attachment_2516912" align="alignleft" width="268"] Dan Meader, gallery director of John McInnis Auctioneers, with sculptor Felix de Weldon’s personal JFK bust, one of only four in existence.[/caption] On this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis speaks Martin talks to Dan Meader at John McInnis Auctions about the record-breaking David Powers Auction of JFK’s affects earlier this year and...

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