• 10
    Jul

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 07/10/2013

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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  • 9
    Jul

Color Litho of Napoleon by Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec will lead Elite Decorative Arts Sale

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – A color lithograph depicting the French leader Napoleon on horseback with two other men by renowned Post-Impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is the expected top lot in an auction slated for Saturday, July 13, at Elite Decorative Arts, in the firm’s gallery located at the Quantum Town Center in Boynton Beach. […]

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  • 9
    Jul

Chinese Qianlong Celadon Jade Censer to Pace Crescent City Auction

NEW ORLEANS – An 18th-century Chinese Qianlong celadon jade censer with a pre-sale estimate of $15,000-$25,000 and items from the living estate of iconic New Orleans artist and photographer George Valentine Dureau will be part of a huge weekend auction planned for July 13-14. The auction will be conducted by Crescent City Auction Gallery, in […]

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  • 9
    Jul

From Public Health Necessity to Collectibility: The History of the Beer Stein

When the first beer steins were being produced, their future collectibility likely wasn’t being considered by those who produced them. It took roughly 400 years after the first steins were produced before stein collecting began to take off. The earliest steins can date back to the Late Middle Ages, more specifically the 1500s. The word […]

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  • 9
    Jul

Warhammer Quest’s Treasure Trove of Components makes it a ‘Holy Grail’ Game Find

One of the biggest hit games in Apple’s App Store right now is Warhammer Quest, a fantasy-themed dungeon crawl wherein the player controls a team of four warriors as they descend through the underground lairs of orcs, giant spiders and the rat-like Skaven for plunder and to fulfill various missions. To say that the game […]

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  • 9
    Jul

Carved Qing Dynasty Throne Chair to Highlight Gordon S. Converse Internet Auction

WEST CHESTER, Pa. – A pair of Internet-only auctions, scheduled for Saturday, July 20, by Gordon S. Converse & Co., will feature scores of Asian antiques and arts. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers and Artfact, while phone and absentee bids will also be accepted. The first session, beginning promptly at 11 a.m., will […]

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  • 8
    Jul

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Joe Namath Football Passer Toy

QUESTION: I recently rediscovered my Joe Namath Passer, a plastic toy standing approximately two feet tall and which could “pass” a plastic football across the room. I am having trouble finding information about the toy and its value. Can you help? – J, Janesville, Wis. ANSWER: Your Joe Namath Football Passer, which stands 23 inches […]

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  • 8
    Jul

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

The Antiques Auction Forum podcast is on location! After a tour of Monticello, Martin Willis talks with Susan Stein, Richard Gilder senior curator & vice president for museum programs, about Thomas Jefferson, the man and his amazing mountain-top home that he called Monticello. Be sure to “Like” it on Facebook! Listen here: Martin Willis is […]

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  • 8
    Jul

Ten 1933 Double Eagle Coins Worth Millions in Fort Knox but not yet for Sale

This famous $20 gold coin is a true rarity and an American numismatic icon, a coin which numismatists dream about owning. Yet, the beautiful and beguiling Augustus Saint-Gaudens-designed gold coin dated 1933 is not legal to own, that is for all but one survivor. It has been nearly two years since the historic court decision […]

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  • 8
    Jul

And Now for the Bad News: When Your Family Heirloom Isn’t a Treasure

Life is full of little disappointments, especially these days. One of the ways that disappointment shows itself is when I have to disclose to inquiring readers that their family treasure just isn’t. Of course I do not go out looking for people on whom to heap disappointment, at least not usually. They seek me out—not […]

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