• 28
    Aug

Single-Owner Lifetime Collection of Native American Artifacts to Cross the Block

WICHITA, Kan. – The single-owner lifetime collection of Native American artifacts, including dozens of prehistoric stone effigy platform pipes, as well as antiques in many other categories—put together by serious collectors Richard and Linda Popp of Hutchinson, Kan.––will be sold on Saturday, Sept. 7, by Woody Auction. More than 500 lots will be offered overall. […]

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  • 27
    Aug

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 08/28/2013

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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  • 25
    Aug

Rinker on Collectibles: The $300 Auction Lot Minimum and its Impact

Thanks to an invitation from Rich Reed, I attended the Friday afternoon, July 19 session of the 2013 R. S. Prussia Convention held in Grand Rapids. Jason Woody of Woody Auction of Douglass, Kan., hosted an informative seminar in which he outlined the operating methodology of business. During his seminar, Jason noted that the Woody […]

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  • 25
    Aug

Estate Executors’ Headaches: Hard-to-Sell Items

It’s fun to think of estates as being filled with hidden treasures, waiting to be discovered and cashed in for Big Bucks. Hardly a week goes by without a news report of a naive estate shopper finding a rare painting, tool, coin or other collectible. The hard truth is that estate personal property consists mostly […]

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  • 25
    Aug

Pearl River Meets the East River over a Chinese Export Silver Box

珠江在一個中國出口銀盒上遇到了紐約的東河 For a nation that had been almost totally introspective to the point of being hermetically sealed off for hundreds of years, it never ceases to amaze me how inextricably linked the phenomenon that is Chinese Export Silver is to America, in particular the Eastern Seaboard. True, the Treaty of Nanking in 1842 opened up […]

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  • 24
    Aug

Traditional Furniture Dimensions: Will It Fit in Today’s Life?

Assume for a minute that you have found an interesting piece of older or antique furniture that looks like it might do quite nicely in the new family room, den, bedroom or study. It appears to be a style you believe you’ve correctly identified and can get comfortable with. The finish is in pretty good […]

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  • 23
    Aug

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Watch: Infinity Series Reintroduces Thanos

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 courtesyof ICV2.com. Listsof new […]

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  • 23
    Aug

ANA World’s Fair of Money Auctions Set Chicago Area on Fire; $75 Million in Sales

CHICAGO – Strength and power describe the ongoing prowess of the rare coin market. The just concluded American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money convention in Rosemont, Ill., featured two stand out auctions by Heritage Auctions and Stacks Bowers, the ANA’s host auctioneer. Combined, the two auction houses delivered more than 16,000 lots of coins […]

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  • 23
    Aug

Retro-Themed Sports Cards Make the New Old Again

In this modern era of baseball-card collecting, there are a wide array of brands and products from which collectors can choose. For collectors returning to the hobby after a several year hiatus, or for those of any age just getting started, the marketplace for new products can be a bit overwhelming. From simple products like […]

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  • 22
    Aug

Beanies, Dolls and Plates: The ‘Valueless Collectibles’

We all know that the Beanie Baby craze was a wild ride for a couple of years. People were actually acquiring these plush little darlings in the hope of building a nice retirement nest egg. I know a few people who really saw the Beanie Babies as the answer to their financial troubles. I have […]

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