• 24
    Mar

Ruling on Fractional Ownership of an Art Collection and Taxes could affect Collectors Big and Small

Rumor has it that estate attorneys all over America are gleefully dancing around their desks. The reason for the lawyerly ruckus was that the Internal Revenue Service had just lost a case with major implications for the estates of collectors. At issue was whether an estate could parcel out an art collection according to the rules of “fractional...

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  • 23
    Mar

Comics Auction Watch: Marvel’s Inhumans Get the Star Treatment After Movie News

Once again, I’m on monitor duty in the orbiting WorthPoint space-station watching the results of some incredible comic book and original comic art auctions and beaming it to all you comic nerds out there on the Internet. Take note or suffer the consequences… ComicLINK’s March Focused Auction is GO! The March focused auction is under way at comiclink.com...

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  • 23
    Mar

Magic Still Gathering Fans long after the Bubble was supposed to Burst

Twenty-two years ago, I was sitting in a college literature class reading a Gundam comic book, waiting for the professor to show up. I looked up from the giant robots and space opera on the page to listen in on a conversation a couple of classmates were having about a card game. I’ve always loved games, and this...

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  • 18
    Mar

Comics Speculator: Interest in Vintage Carl Barks’ Disney Duck Titles Spike with New ‘Ducktails’ Cartoon

Life is like a hurricane, here in Duckburg. Lasers, race cars aero-planes it’s a duck-blur. Don’t act like you don’t know the words. In a recent press-release, Disney announced its bringing back Ducktales, the animated adventures of Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, Huey, Dewy and Louie along with a whole cast of other ducks. Disney XD, the company’s animation...

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  • 17
    Mar

Spring Training Means One Thing to Collectors: Chasing Autographs

Autograph collecting is a tradition whose history has been well documented years before the concept of an organized baseball pre-season training regime took hold at the professional level. However, for both baseball fans and collectors, the phrase “pitchers and catchers report” signifies the start of a baseball season that—from beginning to end—encompasses nearly nine-months. Spring Training’s annual tradition...

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  • 16
    Mar

It’s Actually Kinda Easy Being Green: Steiff’s Great Green Frogs

A good theme for this week around these parts would have to be green. Spring is just about here (I have three tiny crocus flowers showing all their glory on my front lawn) and St. Patrick’s Day and all its festivities are being celebrated by many Irish-Americans ... and just about everyone else, too. So it’s time to...

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  • 13
    Mar

The Postcard Time Machine: Going Green on St. Patrick’s Day

Whether we’re Irish or just Irish at heart, we all know that on March 17 we should wear something green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Our thoughts of this international celebration of everything Irish turn to green beer and parades. If you’re Irish-American, the holiday is both religious and festive, including special foods such as corned beef and...

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  • 12
    Mar

Monstrous ‘Frankenstein’ Three-Sheet Poster could bring $100,000 at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS – A monstrously-sized Style C three-sheet movie poster for “Frankenstein”—the only copy known to exist—lurches ahead of the rest of lots in the upcoming Heritage Auctions’ Movie Poster Signature Auction, scheduled for March 28 and 29. The hulking poster from the 1931 Universal release is expected to top $100,000. “Only a small handful of one-sheets, including one...

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  • 11
    Mar

The History of Vacuum Cleaners on the Antiques Auction Forum Podcast

Worthologist Martin Willis discusses an unusual topic, with an entertaining guest, old-school salesman Ken Beach, talking about the history of the vacuum cleaner, recorded at the Home & Garden Show in Costa Mesa, Calif. on this latest edition of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast. Beach has sold vacuum cleaner for more than 49 years in 22 countries. [caption id="attachment_2522468"...

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  • 5
    Mar

Elephants—the Wonder of the Circus—Make for Specialized Collectible Category

As the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has announced it is ending its iconic elephant acts, saying they will be phased out by 2018, we thought it would be a nice chance to look back at an article about circus elephant collectibles our Larry Kellogg wrote on Sept. 7, 2010.  Elephant acts have been showcased by the...

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