• 27
    Jun

Let There Be Light: Choosing the Best Mid-Century Modern Pendant Lamps

Which of these five classic Mid-Century Modern pendant lights would you prefer? It’s a trick question because the answer will depends on style of the room, the coverage of the actual light thrown and where the lamp will be used. The pendant light has long been the consumers answer for diffused or directional lighting over […]

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  • 27
    Jun

The Comic Speculator Back Issue Report – Spawn #9 & the First Appearance of Angela

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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  • 26
    Jun

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Watch for June 26, 2013: Lazarus #1

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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  • 26
    Jun

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 06/26/2013

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
    Jun

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Shackman & Co. Sleep Baby, Eskimo Ivory Billikens

QUESTION: I found a doll in its period box in my aunt’s room. The top of the lid reads: “SLEEP BABY / A new concept in dolls / a real cuddly sleep head for the first time. / A delight to play with. / Copyright Shackman 1957.” The side of the box includes this information: […]

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  • 25
    Jun

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Fabergé Revealed at the Peabody Essex Museum

In this week’s installment of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis hosts a fascinating discussion with Dean Lahikainen, Peabody Essex Museum’s Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art about an upcoming exhibition: Fabergé Revealed. The exhibit is from the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is on view at […]

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  • 25
    Jun

The Rodney Dangerfield of Numismatic Years, 1908 Still Important Date for Coins

by Gerald Tebben Boy, I tell ya, 1908 just can’t get no respect. When collectors think of important dates in coinage history, 1908 rarely rates a mention. Say 1907 to a collector, famed for its Saint-Gaudens gold coins, or 1909, esteemed for its Lincoln cent, and you’ll get a knowing nod. Say 1908 and you’ll […]

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  • 24
    Jun

The Stanley Cup: Original Six Match-Up Provides Collectible Options

This year’s Stanley Cup Finals—won by the Chicago Blackhawks in spectacular fashion in six games earlier this week—featured two of the league’s oldest teams in the Hawks and the Boston Bruins. Both teams are rich in history and tradition. They had also won of two of the previous three Stanley Cup Finals, with Chicago winning […]

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  • 24
    Jun

Auction at Famed Madison County Mansion to Feature Furniture, Fine Art

JACKSON, Tenn. — The contents of one of Jackson’s stateliest and most historic Victorian mansions, Green Gables—will be sold in an on-site auction on Sat., June 29. The sale will be conducted by Stevens Auction Company. Other prominent estates will also be featured. The action will get underway promptly at 10 a.m. and continue throughout […]

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  • 21
    Jun

Teddy Bear Companies Premiere What’s New in 2013

(This article first appeared in the June 2013 issue of Teddy Bear & Friends magazine) Aurora With an eye toward heart-tugging gift merchandise and solid, well-crafted collectibles, Aurora is sitting pretty as it enjoys its fourth decade. The Korean company has broadened its creative reach to include headquarters in the United States, Hong Kong and […]

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