• 14
    Jun

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Report – Guardians of the Galaxy Going Gonzo

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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  • 14
    Jun

The Many Origins of the Ubiquitous Coffee Table

I know you have one. You probably have two or more. And you’re pretty sure at least one of them is an antique. You likely think, “It belonged to Grandma, and she got it used a long time ago so it has to be an antique.” What am I talking about? That ubiquitous low-level surface […]

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  • 14
    Jun

Give Peace Dollars a Chance: Finest Known 1923-D Captures $76,375 at Sale

At the conclusion of the First World War it was suggested in many circles that a commemorative coin a “Peace Dollar” should be issued for general circulation. As elected officials put efforts forward for this endeavor, a whirlwind of positive public opinion for this venture ensued. A commission was formed and on July 28, 1921, […]

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  • 12
    Jun

Original Cracker Jack Baseball Cards Set Still a Sweet Treat

In 1914, the company known for the popular confection Cracker Jack released as series of baseball cards. Designated as E145 in the American Card Catalog, the set consisted of a total of 144 cards. Measuring 2-1/4 inches by 3 inches, they were larger than most candy and tobacco–era cards of their day but smaller than […]

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  • 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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