• 29
    Aug

Grey Flannel’s Basketball Hall of Fame Auction a Slam Dunk for Hoops Collectors

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Each year, basketball’s finest gather in Springfield, Mass., to honor the hardcourt superstars chosen for Basketball Hall of Fame induction. Together with the enshrinement and reunion dinner, there’s another exciting event that has become a tradition during the high-spirited weekend of honors: Grey Flannel’s Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Auction. This year’s […]

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  • 29
    Aug

Antiques and More from Dante’s Down The Hatch in Atlanta to be Sold Sept. 21

ATLANTA – Items and equipment from Dante’s Down the Hatch—the iconic Atlanta restaurant and nightclub that stood for more than 30 years in the fashionable Buckhead section of town—will be sold on-site, at 3380 Peachtree Road, on Saturday, Sept. 21, starting at 9 a.m. (EST). Dante’s recently closed its doors, having fought unsuccessfully to have […]

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  • 29
    Aug

Footsteps of Buddha: Sotheby’s to offer Items from Exhibition of Buddhist Art

NEW YORK – Coinciding with the auctions and events of Asia Week in September, Sotheby’s is presenting Footsteps of the Buddha: Masterworks from Across the Buddhist World—a selling exhibition—offering an extraordinary opportunity for collectors and connoisseurs to view and bid on pan-Asian Buddhist paintings and sculptures from the ancient regions of Gandhara, Nepal, Tibet, Korea, […]

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  • 29
    Aug

Huge African Ivory Elephant Tusks to Headline Crescent City Auction Gallery Sale

NEW ORLEANS – A pair of enormous mid-20th century African ivory elephant tusks, a large and unusual Peruvian silver box weighing a staggering 12 pounds, and a pair of 18th-century Russian icons will all share top billing at a two-day multi-estate auction planned for Sept. 7-8 by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in the firm’s showroom […]

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  • 28
    Aug

8-Gallon Blue-Banded Crock Scores $4,200 at Red Wing Collectors Society Auction

RED WING, Minn. ― An eight-gallon Red Wing blue-banded pantry jar was the top item in this year’s Red Wing Collectors Society’s Convention Auction on July 11. Thanks to its good condition and the fact that the eight-gallon size is quite hard to find, it drew an impressive $4,200 gavel price. The RWCS celebrated its 36th […]

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  • 28
    Aug

Single-Owner Lifetime Collection of Native American Artifacts to Cross the Block

WICHITA, Kan. – The single-owner lifetime collection of Native American artifacts, including dozens of prehistoric stone effigy platform pipes, as well as antiques in many other categories—put together by serious collectors Richard and Linda Popp of Hutchinson, Kan.––will be sold on Saturday, Sept. 7, by Woody Auction. More than 500 lots will be offered overall. […]

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  • 27
    Aug

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 08/28/2013

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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  • 25
    Aug

Rinker on Collectibles: The $300 Auction Lot Minimum and its Impact

Thanks to an invitation from Rich Reed, I attended the Friday afternoon, July 19 session of the 2013 R. S. Prussia Convention held in Grand Rapids. Jason Woody of Woody Auction of Douglass, Kan., hosted an informative seminar in which he outlined the operating methodology of business. During his seminar, Jason noted that the Woody […]

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  • 25
    Aug

Estate Executors’ Headaches: Hard-to-Sell Items

It’s fun to think of estates as being filled with hidden treasures, waiting to be discovered and cashed in for Big Bucks. Hardly a week goes by without a news report of a naive estate shopper finding a rare painting, tool, coin or other collectible. The hard truth is that estate personal property consists mostly […]

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  • 25
    Aug

Pearl River Meets the East River over a Chinese Export Silver Box

珠江在一個中國出口銀盒上遇到了紐約的東河 For a nation that had been almost totally introspective to the point of being hermetically sealed off for hundreds of years, it never ceases to amaze me how inextricably linked the phenomenon that is Chinese Export Silver is to America, in particular the Eastern Seaboard. True, the Treaty of Nanking in 1842 opened up […]

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