• 20
    Sep

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Roundup – Uncle Scrooge Seller Now Rolling in Dough

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 […]

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  • 19
    Sep

The Gong Fu Tie Calligraphy Soars over Expectations to Sell For $8.2 million

NEW YORK – The Gong Fu Tie Calligraphy by Su Shi, one of the towering figures of early Chinese history, sold for $8,229,000 at Sotheby’s on Sept. 19, several times the pre-sale expectations of $1 million. Six bidders—both in the auction room and on telephones—fought for the piece which currently leads the Fine Classical Chinese […]

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  • 18
    Sep

Music, Coin-Op, Gaming & Toys to lead Sept. 21 Sale at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Two outstanding 35-year collections to be sold without reserve, featuring items in many categories, will be included in a specialty auction slated for Saturday, Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. (EST), by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. Approximately 450 fresh to the market […]

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  • 17
    Sep

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 09/18/2013

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 are taken from Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales. Sales numbers and rankings are courtesy of ICV2.com. Lists […]

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  • 17
    Sep

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Pamela Wiggins on Antiques Journalism

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis talks with Pamela Wiggins, who grew up in the antiques business and later became a journalist, joining her two worlds together to write about the subject as well as encouraging the family hobby of antiques interest. Click here to go to her About.com page. Listen here: […]

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  • 17
    Sep

Q & A with Harry Rinker: 1950s Gentex Corporation H-4 Flight Aircraft Helmet

QUESTION: I have a helmet that was given to me by my deceased aunt. It is gold in color, has a ribbed top, and a decal of a wing with an anchor above two buttons to which a face shield or oxygen mask could be attached. Inside is a textile lining which includes a piece […]

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  • 16
    Sep

When Sun Shone on Canton for 95 Years: From Georgian to High Chinese Style

中國出口銀器: 陽光普照著廣州城的那九十五年 I’ve been aware of some debate recently over referenced manufacturing periods for some of the Chinese Export Silver makers. I couldn’t agree more that some of the established dating requires review, especially given that far more information has become and is still becoming available since cataloguing first began in the 1960s. As my […]

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  • 14
    Sep

It’s All in the Marks: Strnact Pottery

This vase is made in the Art Nouveau style, circa 1900, and it was manufactured in Austria. The markings indicate that it was made by the Josef Strnact pottery from 1900 to 1933. The Strnact pottery, which employed more than 300 people in 1910, was founded by Josef Strnact, Jr., in 1881 in the former […]

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  • 13
    Sep

The Comic Speculator: Back Issue Roundup – Captain Marvel Movie Rumors

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 […]

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  • 13
    Sep

The Postcard Time Machine: Remembering Classic Television Stars

Postcards preserve the past and, like photographs, remind us of people we miss. In this stroll down the memory lane of TV stardom, we’ll take a look at some favorites who are no longer with us. Lucile Ball and Desi Arnez Whether you love Lucy or not, “I Love Lucy” was the most popular sitcom […]

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