• 8
    Aug

After Successful First Half, Fontaine’s Auction Gallery Looks To Finish Strong in 2011

[caption id="attachment_2499072" align="alignleft" width="246" caption="This highly collectible English astronomical regulator clock will be among the than 500 rare and vintage clocks from a single-owner collection will cross the block without reserve in the Antique Discovery Clock Auction, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27."][/caption] PITTSFIELD, Mass. – The first half of 2011 was kind to Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, and now...

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  • 8
    Aug

Antique Furnishings from Three Prominent Old Mississippi Estates to be Auctioned

[caption id="attachment_2499062" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="This Mahogany Federal-style sideboard, beautifully made circa 1890 and attributed to R.J. Horner, will be one of the many items up for auction Aug. 20 in a sale hosted by Stevens Auction Company."][/caption] ABERDEEN, Miss. – The antique furnishings of three prominent old Mississippi estates—including an 1840s bedroom suite once owned by Varina Howell,...

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  • 8
    Aug

Grey Flannel’s Basketball Hall of Fame Auction Features Pro Hoops Collectibles

[caption id="attachment_2499077" align="alignright" width="254" caption="This 1974 Julius “Dr. J” Erving ABA Eastern Conference All-Stars game-used uniform will be among the dozens of lots offered at the Sixth Annual Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Auction to be hosted by Grey Flannel Auctions on Aug. 12, 2011."][/caption] WESTHAMPTON, N.Y. – Grey Flannel Auctions has announced details of its Sixth Annual...

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  • 5
    Aug

Rinker on Collectibles: What Happened to Grandpa’s Things?

In a previous “Rinker on Collectibles” column, I wrote: “Grandfathers get short shrift. More than 90 percent of all objects I see belong to the grandmother or some female relative. Is this because sentimentality is primarily a female virtue? I am not convinced. In going through the family heirlooms I own, most are female related. I have added...

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  • 3
    Aug

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 08/03/2011

[caption id="attachment_2499031" align="alignright" width="189" caption="Batman Gates Of Gotham #4 (of 5)(Dustin Nguyen Variant Cover)"][/caption] 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...

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  • 2
    Aug

Dining with Antiques – Dinner with Salvador Dali

[caption id="attachment_2498870" align="aligncenter" width="187" caption="At the age of 6, Salvador Dali wanted to be a cook."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2498871" align="aligncenter" width="285" caption="Dali’s “Portrait of Gala with Two Lamb Chops Balanced on Her Shoulder,” 1933. Many of Dali’s works feature food."][/caption] “At the age of 6 I wanted to be a cook,” wrote Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali in his 1942...

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  • 1
    Aug

DC Comics Readies Universal Renumbering: Why Comics Are Obsessed with #1

[caption id="attachment_2498997" align="alignright" width="333" caption="The cover for the new Justice League #1, which will be released by DC Comics in September, when 52 DC titles all get new #1 issues."][/caption] As you may have read recently in the USA Today’s Life section or saw on CNN, DC Comics is relaunching its entire line of comics with new #1...

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  • 28
    Jul

Turn Your Antique Shop into a Profitable Business – Part 2

[caption id="attachment_2498973" align="alignright" width="255" caption="You’ve got your antique shop and it’s full of great stuff. Now you need to bring in the customers. You can’t hope to run a successful business today unless you have an Internet presence."][/caption] In Part 1 of Turn Your Antique Shop into a Profitable Business, I laid out some basic suggestions to jump-start...

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  • 27
    Jul

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 07/27/2011

[caption id="attachment_2498960" align="alignright" width="197" caption="Green Lantern Corps #62 (Francis Manapul Variant Cover)"][/caption] 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),...

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  • 26
    Jul

Antiques Dealer Turns 13 Tons of Bakelite Turns into Thriving Business

[caption id="attachment_2498939" align="aligncenter" width="517" caption="A selection of the unique handmade Bakelite jewelry for sale at Karen Kronimus’ booth at the West Palm Beach Antiques Festival."][/caption] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – You’re bound to meet all kinds of people when attending an antique show, and the stories about how they came to become dealers is as varies as where...

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