• 12
    Jul

MLB’s All-Star FanFest Filled with Collectible Opportunities

This weekend, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York will be home to the world’s largest interactive baseball exhibit. Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star FanFest, sponsored by T-Mobile, will provide attendees a wealth of collectible opportunities. Shopping at baseball card and memorabilia dealer booths will be just one aspect of the festivities. Paid […]

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  • 12
    Jul

That Stiff, Yellowing Copy of the Declaration of Independence: Is it Real? Or Valuable?

In 1989, when a lucky Philadelphia man found an original 1776 copy of the Declaration of Independence hidden in an old painting that he’d bought at a flea market, he truly stumbled across a fortune. It sold at Sotheby’s two years later for $2.4 million dollars. In a similar story from 2006, an 1823 copy […]

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  • 12
    Jul

The Curious Phenomenon of 19th-Century Chinese Export Silver Bosun’s Whistles

傳送我上去吧, 史考特. 十九世紀中國出口銀海軍口笛的特殊實物 What we know as the China Trade began in 1757 when, by Imperial edict, a set of stringent regulations were implemented in order to try to control the non-Chinese merchant sea traders trying to set anchor in Chinese ports. An area at the mouth of the Pearl River was designated as foreign […]

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  • 11
    Jul

What’s Under Your Seat? A Short History of Cushioning

Has that old couch gotten a little shaky? Sinking in spots? Maybe that old chair has gotten lumpy and the recliner is getting to be downright uncomfortable. What’s inside of these things that allows them to get out of sorts? That depends a great deal on when the piece was made, the original quality of […]

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  • 11
    Jul

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Watch for July 11, 2013: Ghosted, Quantum & Woody

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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  • 10
    Jul

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 07/10/2013

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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  • 9
    Jul

Color Litho of Napoleon by Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec will lead Elite Decorative Arts Sale

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A color lithograph depicting the French leader Napoleon on horseback with two other men by renowned Post-Impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is the expected top lot in an auction slated for Saturday, July 13, at Elite Decorative Arts, in the firm’s gallery located at the Quantum Town Center in Boynton Beach. […]

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  • 9
    Jul

Chinese Qianlong Celadon Jade Censer to Pace Crescent City Auction

NEW ORLEANS – An 18th-century Chinese Qianlong celadon jade censer with a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$25,000 and items from the living estate of iconic New Orleans artist and photographer George Valentine Dureau will be part of a huge weekend auction planned for July 13-14. The auction will be conducted by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in […]

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  • 9
    Jul

From Public Health Necessity to Collectibility: The History of the Beer Stein

When the first beer steins were being produced, their future collectibility likely wasn’t being considered by those who produced them. It took roughly 400 years after the first steins were produced before stein collecting began to take off. The earliest steins can date back to the Late Middle Ages, more specifically the 1500s. The word […]

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  • 9
    Jul

Warhammer Quest’s Treasure Trove of Components makes it a ‘Holy Grail’ Game Find

One of the biggest hit games in Apple’s App Store right now is Warhammer Quest, a fantasy-themed dungeon crawl wherein the player controls a team of four warriors as they descend through the underground lairs of orcs, giant spiders and the rat-like Skaven for plunder and to fulfill various missions. To say that the game […]

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