• 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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  • 9
    Sep

Auction Report: Prudent Mallard Rosewood Half-Tester Bed Gavels for $25,000

ATLANTA – A magnificent Victorian rosewood half tester bed, attributed to the renowned 19th-century American furniture maker Prudent Mallard, sold for $24,780 at a Summer Estates Auction held by Ahlers & Ogletree on Aug. 4 in the firm’s gallery here in Atlanta. The bed was the top achiever of the 650 or so lots that […]

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  • 8
    Sep

Musical and Arcade Rarities to Make Noise in Upcoming Auction

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, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. Approximately 450 lots will be offered. The collections—one from Jerry and Doris Soldner of Kingston, N.Y., the other from a collector in […]

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  • 6
    Sep

NCAA Football: Collecting Your Alma Mater

Whether you’re a fan or alumni of THE Ohio State University, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, the USC Trojans or you plan on engraving “Roll Tide” on your tombstone, few sports develop the long-lasting and deep-seeded rivalries that exist throughout college football. With the 2013 season having just kicked off, here is a look […]

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  • 6
    Sep

Lackluster 2013 NFL Draft Makes Memorabilia Prospecting a Challenge for Collectors

The 2013 NFL season kicks off in earnest on Sunday, but with this year’s NFL Draft Class being short on skill position players, knowing who to gamble on from a sports collectibles standpoint is an even a riskier proposition than normal. Consider these two points: the first impact offensive position selected was not a quarterback […]

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  • 6
    Sep

Treasured Kingfisher Feathers Give Chinese Export Silver the Blues

中國出口銀器也憂鬱 The striking iridescent blue of kingfisher feathers have been highly prized in China for at least 2,500 years. Their widespread use in hair ornaments and jewelry gave rise to their being acknowledged as symbols of feminine beauty, while the sheer reality that a kingfisher is an extremely small bird and difficult to either catch […]

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  • 6
    Sep

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Roundup – DC’s 3D Villains Month Variants Madness

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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