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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 >>
 
Bidding for Superman Premier Comic Soaring in eBay Auction
This copy of Action Comics #1 in 9.0 condition up for auction on eBay is currently at $1,950 million, indicating it will be the most expensive comic ever sold when the hammer comes down on Aug. 24. The current record for a comic book selling at auction is $2.16 million.With five days left on the eBay auction selling one of the best-preserved examples of Action Comics #1—the first appearance of Superman—the odds of this becoming the most expensive comic ever are pretty good, as the current bidding has risen to $1.95 million.* There have been … more >>
 
 
 
 
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 …
Collection of Dennis Brown Gauge 1 Locomotives to Pace Transport Auction
For those of us whose only familiarity with the British model railroads is …
Bid now to own Bill Watterson’s ‘Pearls Before Swine’ Panels; Proceeds to benefit Parkinson’s research
DALLAS – The original artwork for the recent three comic strip collaboration between …



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 >>
 
When Seeking Advice on Antique Furniture, it’s Important to Manage Your Experts
Fred Taylor   by
Fred Taylor
In the identification and evaluation of antique furniture, almost everyone needs some help now and then, even the “experts.” No one can … 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 >>
 
Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Emily Susanin and the Chicago Auction World
Martin Willis   by
Martin Willis
Emily SusaninIn this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I talk with Emily Susanin of Susanin’s Auctioneers & Appraisers for some insight on … 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 >>
 
 
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 …
Hallowed Relics of the Gridiron on Display at New College Football Hall of Fame
In just a couple of weeks, large portions of the country will joyously …
Bidding for Superman Premier Comic Soaring in eBay Auction
With five days left on the eBay auction selling one of the best-preserved …
Lost and Found Visuals: The Art and Value of Vernacular Photography
The old photograph was pasted into a scrapbook and had crusty brown rubber …


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