• 12
    Jun

Complete Contents of West Stockbridge, Mass., English Country Estate to sell at Fontaine’s

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – The entire contents of Somerset, an extraordinary English country estate manor located in West Stockbridge, Mass., will headline a cataloged antique auction scheduled for Saturday, June 21, by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. The sale will be held in the firm’s spacious gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street in Pittsfield. The sale will […]

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  • 11
    Jun

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 06/12/2013

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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  • 10
    Jun

Movie Money May be Fake but can be Real Collectables

By Gerald Tebben From the cursed gold coins in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl” to a common $1 bill in “National Treasure,” money plays a part, sometimes a starring role, in many recent movies. Here’s a look at some of the numismatic treasures appearing on the silver screen. Primitive? Persian-like “gold […]

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  • 7
    Jun

The Collector’s Minute: Who is Fougasse?

One of the joys of the antique and appraisal business is running into wonderful things you’ve never seen before,
each one a new mystery to be solved. I had one such item come across my desk earlier this month—a Second World War-era lithograph poster signed “Fougasse.” The name was familiar, but didn’t strike a bell. However, […]

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  • 7
    Jun

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Margaret Zoladkowski on Antique Textiles

In this week’s installment of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis talks with Margaret Zoladkowski, a recent University of New Hampshire graduate who is pursuing a career in the antiques and auction industry. She currently interns at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and has knowledge as well as a passion for early textiles. […]

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  • 7
    Jun

The Comic Speculator – Back Issue Report: Peter Panzerfaust #1 Value Take Flight

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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  • 5
    Jun

All Covered Up: The Art and Lexicon of Upholstery

While in my shop one day, I had a phone call from an obviously agitated man. Actually it happened more than once but that’s another story. With some desperation in his voice, he wanted to know where in town he could find someone to replace all the cloth on his chairs. I calmly told him […]

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  • 5
    Jun

If the Tea Party had Its Way, U.S. Coins and Notes Would be Very Different

By Gerald Tebben What would a Tea Party revolution mean to coin collectors? That’s something I had been thinking about as the group flexed its muscles in during the Republican primary season last summer. Where there is no one spokesman and every splinter seems to have its own ideas on how the country should be […]

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  • 5
    Jun

The Comic Speculator – Hot Picks: Astro City, Rogues & Poison Elves

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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  • 4
    Jun

The Shanghai Jazz Age as Depicted through Silver Cocktail Shakers

銀色上海爵士樂年代 Shanghai in the 1920s was New York without the speakeasies! It was a city ready, ripe and totally made for the Jazz Age, and it did it with style. Known as the “Paris of Asia,” Shanghai boasted fine restaurants—it also had casinos, greyhound and horse racing tracks, scores of nightclubs and several hundred ballrooms. […]

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