• 17
    Sep

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 09/18/2013

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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  • 17
    Sep

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Pamela Wiggins on Antiques Journalism

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis talks with Pamela Wiggins, who grew up in the antiques business and later became a journalist, joining her two worlds together to write about the subject as well as encouraging the family hobby of antiques interest. Click here to go to her About.com page. Listen here: […]

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  • 17
    Sep

Q & A with Harry Rinker: 1950s Gentex Corporation H-4 Flight Aircraft Helmet

QUESTION: I have a helmet that was given to me by my deceased aunt. It is gold in color, has a ribbed top, and a decal of a wing with an anchor above two buttons to which a face shield or oxygen mask could be attached. Inside is a textile lining which includes a piece […]

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  • 16
    Sep

When Sun Shone on Canton for 95 Years: From Georgian to High Chinese Style

中國出口銀器: 陽光普照著廣州城的那九十五年 I’ve been aware of some debate recently over referenced manufacturing periods for some of the Chinese Export Silver makers. I couldn’t agree more that some of the established dating requires review, especially given that far more information has become and is still becoming available since cataloguing first began in the 1960s. As my […]

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  • 14
    Sep

It’s All in the Marks: Strnact Pottery

This vase is made in the Art Nouveau style, circa 1900, and it was manufactured in Austria. The markings indicate that it was made by the Josef Strnact pottery from 1900 to 1933. The Strnact pottery, which employed more than 300 people in 1910, was founded by Josef Strnact, Jr., in 1881 in the former […]

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  • 13
    Sep

The Comic Speculator: Back Issue Roundup – Captain Marvel Movie Rumors

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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  • 13
    Sep

The Postcard Time Machine: Remembering Classic Television Stars

Postcards preserve the past and, like photographs, remind us of people we miss. In this stroll down the memory lane of TV stardom, we’ll take a look at some favorites who are no longer with us. Lucile Ball and Desi Arnez Whether you love Lucy or not, “I Love Lucy” was the most popular sitcom […]

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  • 13
    Sep

Ask a Worthologist: Edmands & Co. Crock

Dendra Y. picked up a crock at a local auction. Only later did she look at the name stamped on it and became curious. She contacted our Ask a Worthologist service and asked for more information. Her request was forwarded on to me. Here’s her question. “I bought this crock at an auction about six […]

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  • 12
    Sep

Brunswick Panatrope Radio Phonograph was the First Multi-Disc Record Player

I bought my first MP3 player last week. I know it’s old technology. Apple introduced the iPod in 2001 and I’m just getting on-board. Call me a late adopter. I bought my first home computer in 1986 and my first cell phone in 2001. I still don’t have a smartphone. I did, however, finally cut […]

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  • 12
    Sep

American Marble Auctions Makes Debut with Inaugural Online Sale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The first-ever Internet-only auction for American Marble Auctions—an offshoot of American Bottle Auctions, which has featured marbles in its sales before but is now dedicating a new company solely to marble auctions—will go online Sept. 20 and run for 10 days, featuring some 200 marbles from around the globe and across the […]

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