• 8 Feb
    2016

Huge Number of Sports Cards, Coins and Toys Sales Records included in latest Worthopedia Data Infusion

WorthPoint.com, the Internet’s largest resource for identifying and finding the value of subscribers’ art, antiques and collectibles, has just added more than 2.5 million pieces of antiques and collectibles sales results to its Worthopedia™ database, including a huge injection of sports cards, coins and toys data. The new sales data—a quick sprint of 2,547,764 individual […]

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  • 4 Feb
    2016

They May not Look Like Much, but ‘Pete’ Miller’s Rifles are Beautiful

By R. Bruce Moon As the morning began to brighten, I watched the buzzards settle on the hog. I had shot the 180-pound boar two evenings before, taken the backstraps, then dragged the carcass to a clearing 200 yards from the tripod in the hope that a coyote would come to feed while I was […]

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  • 26 Jan
    2016

Bowie: Knife Of Legends

By Art Carter We want to touch it. We’d like to pick it up, admire its craftsmanship, and feel its solid weight, but it’s almost intimidating. It’s a paradox of beauty and terrible function. We’d love to own this bit of American history—this Bowie knife. To many frontiersmen, Civil War soldiers, and present-day knife collectors, […]

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  • 15 Jan
    2016

Jerry Kramer’s puts his Green Bay Packers Super Bowl I Championship Ring up for Auction

NEW YORK – The most significant NFL Championship ring ever offered at auction, offensive lineman Jerry Kramer’s 1967 Green Bay Packers Super Bowl I Championship Ring, presented to Kramer after the historic win, will cross the auction block in New York on Feb. 20 and is expected to bring more than $100,000 when it does. […]

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  • 17 Dec
    2015

Novelty, Sentimental Value make Santa Claus Trading Cards and Sets worth Collecting

Santa Claus is an iconic figure the world over and, as such, has been used to market everything from laundry detergent to Coca-Cola. It should come as no surprise, then, that he, too, has been paid the ultimate tribute by being immortalized on cardboard. Through the years, Santa has been the subject of many a […]

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  • 7 Dec
    2015

Rare and Elegant—George Hoenig’s Rotary Round Action

By Ron Spomer Many premier side-by-side shotguns are sold as round actions, but rounded is the more accurate description. The sharp edges of the flat-sided action bar are sculpted with a gentle radius that blends smoothly into the similarly rounded grip and forend. The upshot is a graceful-looking gun that rides more comfortably in the […]

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  • 20 Nov
    2015

When Heroes Fade Away: A Look at Peyton Manning Sports Collectibles

There is little doubt that Peyton Manning will go down in NFL history as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. This past weekend, Manning surpassed Brett Favre’s career passing yards record with 71,871. To put that into perspective, that is more than 10,500 yards over Dan Marino’s mark of 61,361, who […]

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  • 16 Nov
    2015

What Makes an Autograph Valuable? Five Ways to Assess your Signed Memorabilia

Autographs have always been a part of our lives. Both of us have spent many, many years in the autograph and memorabilia business, both selling and acquiring autographs. Over that time, we have seen autograph collecting evolve from keepsakes on torn pieces of paper or scorecard to an industry that spits them out rapid fire. […]

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  • 4 Nov
    2015

Display and Care of Your Decoy Collection

Decoys were subjected to extremes of temperature and weather conditions in their working life. In your collection, keeping them away from such extremes is important. As with any antique or collectible, you want to keep them away from direct sunlight as well. Decoys can be displayed anywhere in your home. On shelves, on top of […]

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  • 6 Sep
    2015

Sports Collectibles News & Notes: Home Renovation Yields Baseball Treasure

Imagine gutting the basement walls of a dilapidated home only to find a long lost treasure. We’ve heard these stories before: the guy who found an Action Comics #1 while restoring a Minnesota house or the rare Babe Ruth poster found while demolishing another Minnesota House. This time, though, the find was in Connecticut. Plantsville, […]

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