• 27
    Jun

Whendi’s Bears: Future Collectibles in Black and White

(This article first appeared in the May 2013 issue of Teddy Bear & Friends magazine) [caption id="attachment_2513642" align="alignleft" width="225"] Featuring Wendy Meagher’s trademark hand-tinted markings, Whendi's Bears' “Pity Kitty” is a unique 6-inch feline.[/caption] Wendy Meagher of Whendi’s Bears has been seeing the world in black and-white these days. For this upstate New York artist, the tried-and-true colors...

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  • 27
    Jun

Let There Be Light: Choosing the Best Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamps

[caption id="attachment_2513923" align="aligncenter" width="562"] An example of Bubble Lamps currently being offered by Modernica, an online company that carries licensed re-issues of the Bubble Lamp Collection.[/caption] Which of these five classic Mid-Century Modern pendant lights would you prefer? It’s a trick question because the answer will depends on style of the room, the coverage of the actual light...

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  • 27
    Jun

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Report – Spawn #9 & the First Appearance of Angela

[caption id="attachment_2513869" align="alignright" width="280"] Angela is back.[/caption] 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...

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  • 26
    Jun

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Watch for June 26, 2013: Lazarus #1

[caption id="attachment_2513880" align="alignright" width="300"] Lazarus #1 (Image) Forbidden Planet variant.[/caption] 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...

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  • 26
    Jun

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 06/26/2013

[caption id="attachment_2513755" align="alignright" width="319"] Batman Superman #1 (Guillem March Superman Variant Cover), 1:25, ($7-$9). March hits us with a great Supes cover featuring Grant Morrison’s young “blue jeans” Supes.[/caption] 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...

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  • 25
    Jun

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Shackman & Co. Sleep Baby, Eskimo Ivory Billikens

QUESTION: I found a doll in its period box in my aunt’s room. The top of the lid reads: “SLEEP BABY / A new concept in dolls / a real cuddly sleep head for the first time. / A delight to play with. / Copyright Shackman 1957.” The side of the box includes this information: “Shackman / 2...

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  • 25
    Jun

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Fabergé Revealed at the Peabody Essex Museum

[caption id="attachment_2513742" align="alignright" width="225"] An example of the pieces in the Fabergé Revealed exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum’s Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art about an upcoming exhibition[/caption] In this week’s installment of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis hosts a fascinating discussion with Dean Lahikainen, Peabody Essex Museum’s Carolyn and Peter Lynch...

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  • 25
    Jun

The Rodney Dangerfield of Numismatic Years, 1908 Still Important Date for Coins

[caption id="attachment_2513748" align="alignright" width="300"] 1908 represents the first year that a Mint facility of the United States other than the Philadelphia Mint produced the cent denomination for circulation and collectors. Besides the Philadelphia Mint, the San Francisco Mint was the only other Mint to strike the Indian Head cent. This 1908-S Indian Head cent was graded Mint State...

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  • 24
    Jun

The Stanley Cup: Original Six Match-Up Provides Collectible Options

[caption id="attachment_2513767" align="aligncenter" width="491"] The Chicago Blackhawks celebrate winning their second Stanley Cup in four years on June 24, 2013, coming from behind with two goals in 17 seconds of Game Six. Like all Stanley Cup series, there are many items for hockey collectibles to get their sights on.[/caption] This year’s Stanley Cup Finals—won by the Chicago Blackhawks...

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  • 24
    Jun

Auction at Famed Madison County Mansion to Feature Furniture, Fine Art

[caption id="attachment_2513720" align="alignleft" width="182"] This mahogany C. Lee half-tester youth-size bed, circa 1860, will be one of more than 600 lots during the auction of antiques from the Green Gables in Madison County. The auction is sponsored by Stevens Auction Company.[/caption] JACKSON, Tenn. — The contents of one of Jackson's stateliest and most historic Victorian mansions, Green Gables—will...

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