• 30
    Apr

Never Pay Retail Again: 10 Tips to become a Savvy Estate Sale Shopper

Looking for something rare, collectible and maybe one of kind? Visit a local estate sale. According to EstateSales.net, there were an estimated 50,000 estate sales nationwide last year listed on its site alone. Estate sales often have rare and unusual items for sale, as well as everyday household items. Antiques, collectibles, art, furniture, cars and […]

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  • 30
    Apr

Great Finds: A Doorstop in England turns out to be Carved Chinese Pot Worth £150K

Quick, go check your doorstops. A woman in Hertfordshire, England, is happy she decided to see what that old, carved-wood Chinese pot was worth. You know, the one she has been using to prop open a door in her cottage for the last 40 years? See, she needed to buy a new car and was […]

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  • 28
    Apr

Former NFL Head Coach Jerry Glanville to Offer Football, Racing Collectibles in Living Estate Sale

ATLANTA – Jerry Glanville, the former head NFL coach and NASCAR owner and driver, will be holding a living estate sale on May 15-17 at his lake house in Dawsonville, Ga., offering a trove of his personal collection of game balls, bowl watches and rings, photos, trophies, tickets, awards and two muscle cars from his […]

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  • 22
    Apr

The Zen of Collecting: 8 Tips for Building a Better Collection

“Knowledge is power,” a quote attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, is the watchword of collecting and one reason WorthPoint is such a valuable resource: With a few keystrokes you can research a specific collectible and find out what similar items—even the very same one you’re considering purchasing—sold for in the past. It’s the ideal way […]

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  • 22
    Apr

‘Thrift Hunters’ Star to Speak to Congress about Internet Sales Tax Issues

Jason T. Smith began his little store on eBay with hopes that he could eventually earn enough money selling things he found at thrift shops to take his wife out to dinners and cover his expenses. Now, Smith—one-half of the Thrifting with the Boys duo and co-star, with Bryan Goodman, of Spike TV’s hit “Thrift […]

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  • 21
    Apr

An Open Love Letter to that Big, Green, City-Smashing Hunk, Godzilla

I remember it like it was yesterday. Flashback with me to Christmas, 1979. Every Christmas there are toys that dominate the shopping season, but this one was different. Every Christmas morning my family would have breakfast at my Uncle Ken and Aunt Sally’s house and then it was time to tear into presents. I can’t […]

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  • 14
    Apr

Auction House seeking Great Bambio Memorabilia for Babe Ruth Centennial Auction

Babe Ruth. No other name in all of sports, or Americana, for that matter, can transcend generational divides the way he does. It seems that no matter when one was born, chances are, you are at least familiar with the name if not intimately aware of his great dominance and impact on the sport of […]

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  • 14
    Apr

WorthPoint adds Book on Chinese Export Silver & Marks to its Online Library

WorthPoint has announced that it has just added Adrien von Ferscht’s important book, “Collector’s Guide to Chinese Export Silver 1785-1940”—the largest information reference resource for this unique collectible silver category—to its Marks and Library product. WorthPoint members who have a subscription to the Marks and Library product will be able to access to the history […]

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  • 14
    Apr

8-Year-Old WorthPoint Fan Gives Antique Valuations at the Topanga Vintage Market

ATLANTA – 8-year-old Connor McCrory, known as “America’s Youngest Picker,” will be giving free antiques and collectibles valuations using the WorthPoint Mobile App at the Topanga Vintage Market—home to more than 180 of Los Angeles’s top vintage vendors, plus art, crafts, music and food trucks—on April 27, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at […]

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  • 14
    Apr

The Enamel Revival Phenomenon and its Relationship to Chinese Export Silver

中國出口銀器: 琺瑯的復興現象 The art of cloisonné is often looked upon as a Chinese art and, in some respects, it is a correct assumption. However, cloisonné, as a technique, finds its roots back in the 13-century B.C. Mycenaean era and the Mediterranean—or at least the earliest known examples are to be found there. Since this is […]

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