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Thrifting with the Boys’ 10 Thrifting Tips to Increase eBay Reseller Profits
We—Jason T. Smith (left) and Bryan Goodman—want to share some of our thrifting secrets that helped us build our reselling empires, so every month, we will provide some the inside scoop on how to thrift, buy and sell better. If you put these tips into practice, you’ll soon be a thrifting dynamo.We are known as Thrifting With The Boys, motivational speakers teaching thrift store resourcing techniques and the stars of Spike TV’s “Thrift Hunters” (our other “Thrift Hunters” site is here). We want to share some of our thrifting secrets that helped us build our reselling empires, … more >>
 
Three Easy Steps to Starting a Killer Comic Book Collection
Batman’s first appearance sells for north of $1 million in higher grade condition.So, you want to collect comics? Collecting comics seems easy in theory. Just go out and buy a pile and, boom, you’ve got a collection, right? Well, sort of. As someone who has spent the last 15 years looking through piles, boxes, basements and storage … more >>
 
Mayhem at Chicago ANA; Gold Kennedy Half Dollar Changes Hands for $100,000
This is the first of its kind: a high relief proof gold Kennedy half dollar, struck in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the John F. Kennedy half dollar and contains ¾ oz. of 24kt gold. Since its very inception some 50 years ago, the Kennedy half dollar remains for many a valued and cherished keepsake. Yet, the passion generated by the inaugural release of the silver Kennedy half dollar—on March 24, 1964—pales to the frenetic chaos which greeted the inaugural … more >>
 
Hallowed Relics of the Gridiron on Display at New College Football Hall of Fame
Red GrangeIn just a couple of weeks, large portions of the country will joyously shout out many of the following phrases, while many, many more will have no idea what they are talking about: “Roll Tide!” “Hook ’em ’Horns!” “Fork ’em, Devils!” “Gig ’em, Aggies!” “Go Big Blue!” “Go Dawgs!” “Geaux Tigers!” “Fight On!” “Sparty … more >>
 
 
 
 
Hongshan Culture Jade Ware Piece Could Reach $500,000 in Asian Arts Auction
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Despite heavy calcification and crystallization throughout, a Chinese Hongshan …
Superman Comic Book Smashes Sales Record by more than $1 Million on eBay
As expected, the final 10 minutes of the eBay auction selling the highest-rated Action Comics …
Princess Doraldina 5-cent Fortune Teller Machine to Lead Arcade & Gaming Auction
PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A coin-operated a Princess Doraldina 5-cent fortune teller machine, displaying …
Bill Watterson’s ‘Pearls Before Swine’ Panels net $74,000 for Parkinson’s Research
DALLAS – The original artwork for the recent three-comic-strip collaboration between Bill Watterson—the …
Need Something to Cuddle? One Woman’s Collection of 1,100 Teddy Bears up for Auction
WOODSTOCK VALLEY, Conn. – One woman’s collection of more than 1,100 toy bears—with …



How to Bequeath Your Collection and Keep it out of Probate
Wayne Jordan   by
Wayne Jordan
If you have a baseball card collection and would like it to go to your grandson, you had better prepare your last will and testament to make sure bequeathed items or collections go where you want them to go and not end up in probate.To some, leaving behind a meaningful legacy upon death is important. To have built a house, written a book, created a business … more >>
 
Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Ryan Servant and the Brimfield Flea App
Martin Willis   by
Martin Willis
Ryan Servant, who offers the Brimfield Flea Finder, is interviewed by local Brimfield media about his app.In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I have a chat with app developer Ryan Servant, who offers the Brimfield Flea … more >>
 
Lost and Found Visuals: The Art and Value of Vernacular Photography
Liz Holderman   by
Liz Holderman
Collectors of found photography look for scenes from a bygone era with mini narratives to imagine. The old photograph was pasted into a scrapbook and had crusty brown rubber cement seeping around the edges. The image was a … more >>
 
Sometimes a Flea Market is the Best Venue to Sell Your Household Goods
Will Seippel   by
Will Seippel
Flea markets, such as the Arundel Flea Market—which could be the best flea market in Maine—offers a place for people to sell things that would not be efficient or worth the time on eBay.I have been selling on eBay since eBay has been in existence. But sometimes, depending on what you’re selling, there are better … more >>
 
Be Careful about Whose Advice You take when Holding a Yard Sale
Gregory Watkins   by
Gregory Watkins
signI recently read a headline of an Internet article highlighting: “11 Things No One Will Buy At Your Yard Sale.” Since many … more >>
 
 
Thrifting with the Boys’ 10 Thrifting Tips to Increase eBay Reseller Profits
We are known as Thrifting With The Boys, motivational speakers teaching thrift store …
How to Bequeath Your Collection and Keep it out of Probate
To some, leaving behind a meaningful legacy upon death is important. To have …
Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Ryan Servant and the Brimfield Flea App
In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I have a chat with …
Three Easy Steps to Starting a Killer Comic Book Collection
So, you want to collect comics? Collecting comics seems easy in theory. Just …
Mayhem at Chicago ANA; Gold Kennedy Half Dollar Changes Hands for $100,000
Since its very inception some 50 years ago, the Kennedy half dollar remains …


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