• 13
    Sep

Ask a Worthologist: Edmands & Co. Crock

Dendra Y. picked up a crock at a local auction. Only later did she look at the name stamped on it and became curious. She contacted our Ask a Worthologist service and asked for more information. Her request was forwarded on to me. Here’s her question. “I bought this crock at an auction about six […]

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  • 12
    Sep

Brunswick Panatrope Radio Phonograph was the First Multi-Disc Record Player

I bought my first MP3 player last week. I know it’s old technology. Apple introduced the iPod in 2001 and I’m just getting on-board. Call me a late adopter. I bought my first home computer in 1986 and my first cell phone in 2001. I still don’t have a smartphone. I did, however, finally cut […]

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  • 12
    Sep

American Marble Auctions Makes Debut with Inaugural Online Sale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The first-ever Internet-only auction for American Marble Auctions—an offshoot of American Bottle Auctions, which has featured marbles in its sales before but is now dedicating a new company solely to marble auctions—will go online Sept. 20 and run for 10 days, featuring some 200 marbles from around the globe and across the […]

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  • 12
    Sep

Ringside Collectibles: Boxing Memorabilia Packs a Punch

Pugilism: (pu·gi·lism) The skill, practice and sport of fighting with the fists; boxing.—Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary. The sport of boxing has a long and divisive history. Dating back to the ancient Greek Empire, it was honored as an Olympic sport. Boxing or prizefighting, as it is also called, gained popularity first in England and then the in […]

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  • 10
    Sep

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 09/11/2013

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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  • 10
    Sep

Rinker on Collectibles: Who Defines the High End within a Collecting Category?

I divide the objects in a collecting category into six groups—junk, common, above average, hard to find, upper echelon and masterpiece/ultimate units. When assigning percentages to each of the divisions, the results are: junk (50 percent) is objects in too bad a condition to be considered collectible; common (35 percent); above average (10 percent); hard […]

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  • 9
    Sep

Influential Lalique Glass Cactus Table to Highlight Upcoming Gallery 95 Auction

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. – Fine furniture from the 19th and 20th centuries—including a fabulous and influential Lalique glass cactus table, signed by the maker—will be sold over two days on Sept. 21-22 by Gallery 95 Auction, in the firm’s gallery here in Hardeeville, S.C., just north of Savannah, Ga. In all, some 500 lots will cross […]

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  • 9
    Sep

Museum-Quality Early 1900s Native American Kiowa Cradleboard Realizes $103,500

SANTA FE, N.M. – A museum-quality, early 20th century Native American Kiowa cradleboard with beaded accents and original boards sailed past its pre-sale estimate of $20,000-$40,000 to realize $103,500 at a two-day “Best of Santa Fe 2013” sale held Aug. 9-10 by Allard Auctions, Inc. The cradleboard, measuring 46 inches by 12 inches by 10 […]

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  • 9
    Sep

Christie’s Kicks Off Fall Season with Diverse September Calendar of E-Commerce Sales

NEW YORK – Christie’s is pleased to announce its exciting line-up of featured e-commerce sales taking place this September. These exclusive online-only sales contain tremendous diversity in their offerings as well as their price points, and present opportunities for collectors at every level. Wine: Signature Cellars | Sept. 10-29 Christie’s first Signature Cellars sale of […]

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  • 9
    Sep

Weiss Sports & Comics Auction to Feature Complete Goudey 1934 Baseball Card Set

LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A complete set of Goudey baseball cards from 1934, an original 1920s hand-colored Judge Magazine page by the renowned illustrator Dr. Seuss, a championship ring owned by the late baseball commissioner Bart Giamatti and an original page from “Walt Disney Comics and Stories,” double-signed by Carl Barks, will be among the some […]

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