• 6
    Aug

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 08/07/2013

[caption id="attachment_2514632" align="alignleft" width="283"] Robocop Last Stand #1 (of 8)(Cover B Jay Shaw), 1:15, ($7-$9). I love this Shaw variant but I’m not convinced this series will be a must-read.[/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, back issues and the...

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  • 6
    Aug

Vintage Sports Pennants Provide Historical and Collectible Value

[caption id="attachment_2514655" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Vintage pennants, unlike the ones sold today, are very collectible and are valuable. This Detroit Tigers pennant, commemorating their World Series victory of 1945, recently sold on eBay for over $260.[/caption] While still produced and available at stadiums around the country, the team pennant as we know them today are more of fan shop...

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  • 6
    Aug

For Board Game Collectors, Crowdfunding Offers Rewards at a Great Risk

[caption id="attachment_2514640" align="alignright" width="240"] This is quite possibly the most common piece of graphic design that you’ll see in the tabletop gaming hobby today.[/caption] I’ve written about Kickstarter and the current crowdfunding craze—specifically its impact on the gaming hobby—quite a bit, not just here at WorthPoint, but also elsewhere. Crowdfunding has emerged as another example of the kind...

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  • 5
    Aug

Lot of 1970s-Era United Arab Emirates Banknotes Gavels for $29,500 at AIA Sale

[caption id="attachment_2514608" align="alignright" width="360"] The top lot of a live and Internet auction held by Archives International Auctions on June 4 was this set of five 1970s-era banknotes from the United Arab Emirates with Serial Number “000002.” It realized $29,500.[/caption] FORT LEE, N.J. – One lot consisting of five 1970s-era banknotes from the United Arab Emirates, with Serial...

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  • 5
    Aug

Early A. E. (Elmer) Crowell Bufflehead Drake Decoy Realizes $207,000 at Auction

[caption id="attachment_2514589" align="aligncenter" width="491"] This rare and important bufflehead drake by A. E. (Elmer) Crowell was easily the top lot of the Summer Decoy Auction, held July 28-29 by Decoys Unlimited, Inc., on Cape Cod. The “flawless bird, made during Crowell’s prime and carved as a working decoy but never rigged,” according to Ted Harmon, owner of Decoys...

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  • 5
    Aug

Items from the Estate of Swedish Count & Countess to Headline Elite Decorative Arts Sale

[caption id="attachment_2514597" align="aligncenter" width="201"] This oil-on-canvas portrait by Edward Perseus (Swed., 1841-1890) depicting Oscar II of Sweden from the estate of Count and Countess Claes-Eric de Lewenhaupt of Sweden is expected to bring between $4,000 and $5,000 at a multi-estate auction planned for Saturday, Aug. 10, to be hosted by Elite Decorative Arts.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2514598" align="aligncenter" width="237"] This...

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  • 4
    Aug

Auction Report: World War I Squadron Insignia, Archive Take Top-Lot Honors

[caption id="attachment_2514512" align="alignleft" width="300"] Lt. Paul Green's(French Escardille 131-Bomber Group 4 World War I aircraft insignia fetched $13,200.[/caption] BOUCKVILLE, N.Y. — A World War I squadron insignia and archive pertaining to American pilot Lt. Paul Green took the top lot with a winning bid of $13,200 at a live and Internet auction held June 8 and 9 held...

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  • 4
    Aug

ANA Windy City Auctions to Deliver the ‘King’ of American Coins

[caption id="attachment_2514615" align="alignleft" width="300"] The “King of American Coins,” the 1804 Silver Dollar graded PCGS Proof 62, will be up for sale on Aug. 9 as lot number #5699 during Heritage’s Rosemont Signature Sale. The coin last sold in April 2008 for $3,737,500.[/caption] The American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, scheduled for Aug. 13-17 in the Windy...

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  • 2
    Aug

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Connor McCrory, the 8-Year-Old Picking Prodigy

[caption id="attachment_2514563" align="alignleft" width="196"] Connor McCrory[/caption] In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis has a delightful conversation with 8-year-old Connor McCrory, who is a prodigy picker. Having a passion for collecting and gaining knowledge at such an early age, the antique world is his oyster. McCrory, who was born with congenital heart disease, is vibrant and...

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  • 2
    Aug

The Oddities, the Mysteries & Sometimes the Agonies of Chinese Export Silver

中國出口銀器: 奇異的, 神秘的, 也有時令人苦惱的 [caption id="attachment_2514570" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Chinese silversmiths generally tended to follow four main themes: rickshaws, sedans, pagodas and junks, of which these two items pictured are typical examples.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2514571" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The rickshaw (top) is a three-piece condiment set by Wang Hing. The war junk above is also by Wang Hing. They are both...

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