• 27
    Nov

The Bird’s the Word: A Look at Steiff’s Thanksgiving Turkeys

Of course, the bird’s the word when it comes to turkey at Thanksgiving! No matter how your family prepares the ceremonial bird—roasted in the oven, deep fried in boiling oil or barbequed on the backyard grill—the turkey platter is usually the pièce de résistance on America’s Thanksgiving holiday table. Steiff’s turkeys—although clearly not made for […]

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  • 27
    Nov

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 11/27/2013

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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  • 27
    Nov

Rinker on Collectibles: An Antique is Anything Made Before 1980

Shortly after I wrote “Rinker on Collectibles” Column #942 entitled “An Antique Is Anything Made before 1963” in April 2005, I received an e-mail from Bruce Chaney of Roanoke, Ind., that read: “You are the reason that we go into so many ‘antique’ shops and malls and see nothing but secondhand furniture and junk! So […]

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  • 22
    Nov

Hearing Sounds From Your Furniture? It May Be Telling You Something

Sometimes it seems that there just aren’t any quiet spaces or times left these days. Between kids, traffic, television, radio, iPods, cell phones and Harleys it is hard to find a serene nook to curl up in and just enjoy the silence. One good place would seem to be an empty house or even a […]

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  • 22
    Nov

The Kennedy Half Dollar—A Numismatic Tribute to a Slain President

Amazingly, it has been 50 years today. For many of us, it may be difficult to remember where we were, or what we did yesterday. However young or old, those of us who lived through the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963, all have vivid memories of where we were, what we were doing, to this […]

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  • 22
    Nov

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Roundup – Superman and JFK Comic Controversy

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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  • 22
    Nov

Savoir Faire and ‘L’art De La Table’ – So Typically Chinese!

餐桌上的專業與藝術 – 典型的中國風格 A well-set dining table may be likened to a stage set; it can speak volumes about an occasion, the person who set it and it contains a plethora of subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) social messages. In short, it is the scenery that acts as a foil for the guests to […]

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  • 20
    Nov

Rinker on Collectibles: Where Were You When You Heard? Questions that Define Us

Sociologists, psychologists, economists and other members of the academic community have developed elaborate models to define generations. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project divides us into six generation: G.I. Generation (born before 1936); Silent Generation (born 1937-1945); Older Boomers (born 1946-1954); Younger Boomers (born 1955-1964); Generation X (born 1965-1976); and Millennials (born […]

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  • 20
    Nov

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 11/20/2013

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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  • 19
    Nov

Three E. Howard Astronomical Regulator Clocks to Pace Fontaine Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Three exceptional E. Howard & Company astronomical regulator clocks—including a No. 68 astronomical regulator expected to realize between $100,000 and $150,000, plus a pair of R. J. Horner mahogany grandfather clocks, one signed Tiffany & Co.—will all headline an antique clock auction scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery. The […]

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