• 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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  • 21
    Aug

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 08/21/2013

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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  • 20
    Aug

Dr. Robert Pierce Harris, Circus Physician to The Greatest Show on Earth

In the circus, much of the glory went to the performers, especially to the star performers. Their images were plastered on posters and in other advertising because everyone recognized them. They received all the applause. But behind the scenes were the people who kept the circus running. The unsung crew raised the tents and took […]

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  • 19
    Aug

Kline, Curran and Madrazo to Headline October Fine Art Auction

MILFORD, Conn. — Works by Charles Courtney Curran, Franz Kline, Roy Nacho, Jane Peterson and Roy Lichtenstein are currently slated to go to auction on Thursday, Oct. 24 in a semi-annual fine-art sale held by Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers. According to Shannon’s officials, as many as 250 works of art spanning many genres will come […]

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  • 18
    Aug

Doll Collector: Bru is the ‘Face’ of Antique French Dolls

(This article first appeared in Doll Collector magazine. Please click here to subscribe) If you were to make a survey of doll collectors today and ask them to name their first choice for a brand of antique French dolls, chances are that Bru would win. Oddly, the early collectors in the 1940s and ’50s would […]

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  • 16
    Aug

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Martin Kemp and the newly Discovered Da Vinci Work

In this week’s Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis talks with Martin Kemp, who discusses where science meets art to uncover the “La Bella Principessa,” a Leonardo Da Vinci work that was nearly unattributed and lost through time. Listen in to hear how a $21,000 German 19th-century portrait can turn into a work by the […]

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  • 16
    Aug

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Lithograph Motor Race Game, Mechanical Whale Toy

QUESTION: I have a Motor Race Game, a 16-inch-square lithograph tin game board and the six cars. It is in very good condition. My wife and I play the game, careful not to scratch the surface. What is it worth? – AA, via e-mail ANSWER: Wolverine introduced its Motor Race game in the mid-1920s. The […]

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