The Comic Speculator – Sell Out News 10/28/2011
[caption id="attachment_2500455" align="alignright" width="197" caption="Daredevil #3"][/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 auction...
WorthPoint Founder Will Seippel on ‘Net Profits’ Podcast
WorthPoint founder and CEO Will Seippel was a guest on the radio show “Net Profits” on WXNT 1430 AM in Indianapolis on Saturday, Oct. 22. If you happened to miss it, or want to hear it again, the show is on the Net Profits’ podcast. Will Seippel on Net Profits (click here) --------------------------------- WorthPoint—Discover Your Hidden Wealth
Titanic Lots, Drawing World-Wide Interest, Tops $100,000 at Estate Auction
[caption id="attachment_2500405" align="aligncenter" width="287" caption="The historically significant, museum-quality archive pertaining to the HMS Titanic drew world-wide interest and sold for $100,570."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2500406" align="aligncenter" width="208" caption="A 1906 Barber half-dollar coin recovered from the body of Titanic victim John Gill garnered $3,820."][/caption] OCEANSIDE, N.Y. – A historically significant and museum-quality archive of material pertaining to the doomed ocean liner...
The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 10/26/2011
[caption id="attachment_2500368" align="alignright" width="195" caption="Star Wars Crimson Empire III Empire Lost #1 (of 6)(Paul Gulacy Variant Cover)"][/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...
Weekly Arts, Antiques & Collectibles News Roundup: Oct. 24-28, 2011
(UPDATED DAILY; Friday, Oct. 28 10:50 a.m.) This week’s roundup of arts, antiques and collectibles is a study in heroes and villains as the Batman collection of a slain millionaire will be put up for auction, as will collectibles and memorabilia of basketball’s Dr. J. And what did we make of the fact that the Buckner Ball—the baseball...
Rinker on Collectibles: Considering Toys as a Measure of Age
I received an e-mail from Christopher Bensch, vice president of Collections at the National Museum of Play, asking me to share stories I might have about playing with the 12 toy finalists in the 2011 competition for inclusion in the National Toy Hall of Fame. They are the dollhouse, Dungeons & Dragons, Hot Wheels, Jenga, the pogo stick,...
Horror Board Games: Spooky Play with some Scary Secondary Values
Monster, horror and other Halloweenie themes have long been popular in both mainstream and hobby market board games. Modern examples range from the classic Fury of Dracula, which pits one to four vampire-hunting players in a contest against another acting as the titular Count, to Arkham Horror, an epic adventure game in which players cooperate to thwart the...
Comics Auction Watch – Great Silver-Age Buys
Auction Watch! [caption id="attachment_2500339" align="aligncenter" width="187" caption="Amazing Fantasy #15"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2500340" align="aligncenter" width="187" caption="Incredible Hulk #181"][/caption] Comic Link’s Focused Auction for October completes its bidding Tuesday through Sunday and there’re some amazing Silver-Age Marvel comics worth bidding on. Most notably: Five different copies of Amazing Fantasy #15 (first appearance of Spider-Man, Marvel, 1962) in conditions from CGC 7.5...
Ask A Worthologist Question: Art Nouveau-Style Chocolate Service Set
[caption id="attachment_2500351" align="alignright" width="300"] WorthPoint member Denise wants to know about this “coffee set” she inherited from her great-great-aunt. The Art Nouveau style does not go with her black and white minimalist/Zen décor and wants to know if it would be safe to give it to Goodwill without losing a valuable antique.[/caption] WorthPoint member Denise A. has what...