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Cari Cucksey’s New Line of RePurpose Paint and Stain Designed with the DIYer in Mind
Do you have an old dresser that needs a new lease on life but you’ve never picked up a paintbrush in your life? Novice DIYer can turn out great refinishing jobs with Cari Cuckey’s new RePurpose line of paints and stains.When looking at a piece of old furniture—something that could be called antique, based on its age, but could also be called a piece of junk, based on its condition and appearance—there is a choice to be made: is it worth refinishing, and if so, … more >>
 
Worthologist’s Kindle Book offers Advice to New Dealers in the Antiques Trade
book coverWhile driving through a neighboring town, Wayne Jordan was surprised to see that a relatively new antique mall had closed down. It got him thinking about why a venture such as this—an antique mall with every booth rented would go out of business so quickly. With … more >>
 
Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Anthony Moore on Painting Conservation
Art conservationist Anthony Moore at work. In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I visit York, Maine, and speak with longtime painting conservator Anthony Moore on the importance of professional art conservation. Anthony further discusses some conservation techniques, as well as tells some interesting stories. Listen here: Martin Willis is Worthologist, auctioneer … more >>
 
Now that you have a Comic Book Collection, Here’s how to Keep Track of them All
First launched in 1992, ComicBase is now on version 17. It hosts information on “almost 600,000” comics and comes with a mobile app that allows you to take your collection with you on the go and automatic synch capability.If you’ve been collecting comics for a while, then you know how quickly they can begin to pile up. As I discussed in my last article, “Starting a Killer Comic Book Collection,”, a pile of comics does not a collection make. So today we’ll be … more >>
 
 
 
 
Antarctic Sledding Note Delivered by Dog Throws Light on Historic Polar Explorations
LONDON – A fascinating collection of sledding notes written by members of Capt. …
Museum-Quality 1890s Pomo Burden Basket Highlights Western and Native Art Sale
SANTA FE, N.M. – A large, museum-quality Pomo burden basket with beautiful fine …
One of the Most Iconic Works by Georgia O’Keeffe Expected to Realize $10-$15M at Auction
NEW YORK – One of the most well-known examples of Georgia O’Keeffe’s celebrated …
Pottery Museum of Red Wing now open in Factory’s Home Town
RED WING, Minn. – A new, world-class museum has opened in this Mississippi …
Trove of Mid-Century Modern Furniture, Original Artwork to Pace Cottone Auctions Sale
GENESEO, N.Y. –Mid-Century Modern pieces—including commissioned pieces by the renowned Danish designer Tage …



Scrabble is everywhere, making the Word Game more Beloved than Valuable or Collectible
Michael Barnes   by
Michael Barnes
It’s estimated that one out of every three homes in the United States has some version of Scrabble in it. Scrabble. Chances are, you’ve played it and found yourself wracking your brain over a rack of tiles that seems to only spell … more >>
 
Thrifting with the Boys’ 10 Thrifting Tips to Increase eBay Reseller Profits
Bryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith   by
Bryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith
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 … more >>
 
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 >>
 
Three Easy Steps to Starting a Killer Comic Book Collection
Matt Baum   by
Matt Baum
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 … more >>
 
 
Cari Cucksey’s New Line of RePurpose Paint and Stain Designed with the DIYer in Mind
When looking at a piece of old furniture—something that could be called antique, …
Worthologist’s Kindle Book offers Advice to New Dealers in the Antiques Trade
While driving through a neighboring town, Wayne Jordan was surprised to see that …
Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Anthony Moore on Painting Conservation
In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I visit York, Maine, and …
Now that you have a Comic Book Collection, Here’s how to Keep Track of them All
If you’ve been collecting comics for a while, then you know how quickly …
Who gets your Digital Assets when You Die? No One, unless you Prepare
Our lives have become digitized and password protected, and when we die, access …


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