• 2
    Aug

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Connor McCrory, the 8-Year-Old Picking Prodigy

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis has a delightful conversation with 8-year-old Connor McCrory, who is a prodigy picker. Having a passion for collecting and gaining knowledge at such an early age, the antique world is his oyster. McCrory, who was born with congenital heart disease, is vibrant and healthy. But because […]

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  • 2
    Aug

The Oddities, the Mysteries & Sometimes the Agonies of Chinese Export Silver

中國出口銀器: 奇異的, 神秘的, 也有時令人苦惱的 One of the many advantages of being known as carrying out in-depth research into Chinese Export Silver and its complex history is that I receive a huge number of images from people from around the world. The volume has increased as readership grows; a noticeable spike in the graph occurred when […]

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  • 2
    Aug

‘My Children Do Not Want It’: 6 Reasons Why the Young Don’t Dig Antiques

A phrase that I hear on a weekly basis, when appraising antiques, is troubling: “My children (or grandchildren),” I am told, “want nothing to do with my antiques.” When I was growing up, there were all sorts of people my age enjoying and appreciating antiques, and many of them were planning on getting into the […]

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  • 31
    Jul

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Watch: Guardians of the Galaxy #5

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 courtesyof ICV2.com. Listsof new […]

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  • 31
    Jul

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 07/31/2013

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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  • 30
    Jul

Rinker on Collectibles: Repurposed, a New Name for an Old Concept Part Two

In Part I of this two-part column, I defined the concept of repurposing, talked about the 1950s and 1960s repurposing craze, and shared two “who in their right mind would do this” stories. Although historically, recycling was used to describe repurposing, Part I established that the two are not synonymous in 2013. The “cash from […]

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  • 30
    Jul

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: The Corey Daniels Gallery

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis stops along busy U.S.-1 in Wells, Maine, and has a conversation with gallery owner Corey Daniels and gallery director/artist, Miles Spadone. Cory discusses his transitions from 18th-century period furniture to today’s contemporary art, which he displays in a beautiful setting. Check out the Corey Daniels Gallery […]

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  • 30
    Jul

The Collector’s Minute: Australian Aboriginal Shield

As an appraiser, one sometimes comes across some wonderful things among the average bric-a-brac most of us have stashed in our homes; things that are often so far removed from the everyday items we have, we have no idea as to their origin or potential value and have to call in a specialist. The piece […]

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  • 30
    Jul

Riding High: Museum-Quality Collection of U.S. Military Saddles Come to Auction

If you’ve ever ridden a horse, chances are you used a saddle. But unless you’re an experienced horesman or a saddle aficionado, you probably haven’t given much thought to what you were sitting on. What are saddles really, besides something that keeps you from falling off a horse? What are they made of, why are […]

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  • 30
    Jul

Bysouth’s U.K. Versions of Disney Movie Posters an Affordable Variant for U.S. Collectors

Disney movies are popular worldwide, and Britain has long had an avid appetite for Disney products. Posters for these movies were re-designed for the British market and it is a little-known secret that one of the U.K.’s best-known poster artists, Brian Bysouth, was responsible for a huge swathe of Disney titles over a 24 year […]

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