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When Preparing a Table for a Ghoulish Party, Decorate with Halloween Glass
Murano Berkeley House iridescent ghost sculptureCreepy crawlers and things that go bump in the night are always welcome this time of year. Halloween is right around the corner. Ghosts and goblins yelling “Trick or Treat,” carved pumpkins illuminated on the porch and your teenagers couch bound for a night filled … more >>
 
Travis Ishikawa—Who?—Collectibles Skyrocket in Value, Availability after Heroic Homer
The value and availability of sports collectibles and memorabilia related to San Francisco Giants player Travis Ishikawa have taken off after he hit a game-winning home run to win the National League Championship series and propel the Giants into their third World Series in the last five years.Well, that didn’t take long. Travis Ishikawa, a 31-year-old journeyman baseball player for the San Francisco Giants who considered retiring earlier this year because it seemed he was going to be trapped in the Minor Leagues, belted a most dramatic home run last night, breaking a … more >>
 
Chinese Export Silver Goes High Profile in Upcoming Christie’s Auction
This superb floral centerpiece or epergne made by Ning Zhao Ji, is just one of 88 astounding lots of Chinese Export Silver currently up for bid at an online auction at Chritsie’s through Oct. 28.There is no doubt about it: Chinese Export Silver is making more appearances than ever. Yet, what is undoubtedly one of the most significant silver categories on the planet—and probably one of the largest silver categories—still remains the most misunderstood and least-known. One of the most … more >>
 
Boost Reseller Profits with these 10 Thrifting with the Boys’ Thrifting Tips
As the second season of Bryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith’s TV show “Thrift Hunters” premiers on Saturday night (9:30 p.m. on Spike TV), the two thrifting gurus offer up 10 tips to help boost reseller’s profits.We are known as Thrifting With The Boys, motivational speakers teaching thrift store resourcing techniques. Tune in to the second season premiere of our television show, “Thrift Hunters,” this Saturday night (Oct. 11) at 9:30 p.m. on Spike TV and watch us put many of … more >>
 
 
 
 
Rare & Unusual Dinosaur Fossils to Headline Philip Weiss Auctions’ Next Big Sale
LYNBROOK, N.Y. – Rare and unusual dinosaur fossils, including a bear dog skull, …
Early Jackson Pollock Figural Painting to lead Elite Decorative Arts Auction
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – An oil on board painting attributed to the iconic …
50-Year Lifetime Advertising Collection to be Sold Without Reserve October 3-5
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The single-owner lifetime collection of mostly advertising items from …
Ahlers & Ogletree’s Fall Estates Auction Featurs Great 19th-Century American Furniture
ATLANTA – Marvelous examples of mid-19th century American furniture by renowned makers such …
Van Gogh’s ‘Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies’ could Realize $30 to $50 Million
NEW YORK – Vincent van Gogh’s “Still Life, Vase with Daisies and Poppies,” …



What Makes a Back-Issue Comic Hot? Age, Relevance & Events Matter
Matt Baum   by
Matt Baum
As a comic book collector, we all have dream issues, blue-chip comics, hot back-issues, (call them whatever you’d like) that we’ve been hunting down for years. But have you ever stopped to think, what made that issue you’ve been dreaming about adding to your collection hot?  If you’re a comic book collector like me, then you’ve probably been hunting down back issues for quite some time. As a … more >>
 
Cari Cucksey’s New Line of RePurpose Paint and Stain Designed with the DIYer in Mind
Gregory Watkins   by
Gregory Watkins
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 … more >>
 
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 >>
 
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 >>
 
 
When Preparing a Table for a Ghoulish Party, Decorate with Halloween Glass
Creepy crawlers and things that go bump in the night are always welcome …
Travis Ishikawa—Who?—Collectibles Skyrocket in Value, Availability after Heroic Homer
Well, that didn’t take long. Travis Ishikawa, a 31-year-old journeyman baseball player for the …
Chinese Export Silver Goes High Profile in Upcoming Christie’s Auction
There is no doubt about it: Chinese Export Silver is making more appearances …
Boost Reseller Profits with these 10 Thrifting with the Boys’ Thrifting Tips
We are known as Thrifting With The Boys, motivational speakers teaching thrift store …
‘One Night, One Show, One Cause’ Auction Features One-of-a-Kind Guitars
It’s another trifecta for Baltimore: world-class guitar maker Paul Reed Smith joins forces …


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