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The Comic Speculator: Comics, and their Characters, They are a Changin’
All-New Captain America #1 cover by Stuart Immonen. Steve Rogers is stepping down and his good friend, Sam Wilson, will be the new Captain America.The comic book world is constantly in flux. Characters die, characters return, good guys go bad and vice versa. It’s part of what brings readers back every month. In the age of the Internet, publishers love to leak news snippets and watch the fans squirm. … more >>
 
Buyer of Chinese ‘Chicken Cup’ Racks up 422 Million American Express Reward Points
Chinese collector Liu Qiquan paid for $36-million to collect a rare Chinese “Chicken Cup” at Sotheby’s Hong Kong by putting it on his American Express Centurion Card, netting 422 million rewards points in the process.Many of us plan our big, monthly purchases with rewards points in mind. Whether they are frequent flyer bonus points, credit card rewards points or another system that offers some kind of prize for spending money with a certain dedicated card, when we are buying … more >>
 
Babe Ruth’s First Major League Contract with Earns a Cool Million at Centennial Auction
The first round of the Babe Ruth Centennial Auction took place on July 12, exactly 100 years to the day Ruth played in his first Major League Baseball game.The Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction concluded its first session this past weekend and Ruthian collectors made their mark, spending $3.6 million for the first 100 or so lots, including a cool one million dollars for the Great Bambino’s 1918 contract to play with the … more >>
 
How to Find the Value of a Rare Book without Auction Records
“Elementi teorico-pratici di musica con un saggio sopra l’arte di suonare il violino,” by Francesco Galeazzi, published in 1791-1796. “Elementi teorico-pratici” was an important 18th-century treatise on music theory and education, with a fascinating section on violin technique.When you’re determining the value of a rare book, one of the first places to look is the auction records. WorthPoint’s Worthopedia™, the Americana Exchange and American Book Prices Current databases are essential resources for determining the prices a book has earned during the past … more >>
 
 
 
 
First Purely Islamic Coin—a Umayyad 77h Gold Dinar—to be auctioned in London
LONDON – The first purely Islamic coin, an exceptionally rare Umayyad 77h gold …
Clayton Moore’s Lone Ranger Costume Rides off into the Sunset for $195,000
WACO, Texas – A Lone Ranger costume worn by actor Clayton Moore in …
Jacques Littlefield’s Collection of Tanks and other Historic Military Vehicles Auctioned
PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. — Collectors from around the world said “tanks a lot” …
EBay & Sotheby’s Partner to Bring World-Class Art, Collectibles to Global Audience
NEW YORK – Move over, sellers of old iPhones, vintage Barbies and second-hand …
Sotheby’s to sell the ‘Henry Graves Supercomplication’ – the ‘Holy Grail’ of Watches
GENEVA – A masterpiece of horology, the Henry Graves Supercomplication watch—made by Patek …



Subbuteo has been bringing Soccer Action to Enthusiasts’ Tabletops for 70 Years
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Michael Barnes
Here they are, the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team, in Subbuteo form, as they appeared recently in Brazil, featuring their home kit (uniforms). This set is custom made and currently sells for about $40 direct from the manufacturer. So, the 2014 FIFA World Cup has ended and the Germans—undeniably the most organized team in the tournament—have been christened the World … more >>
 
Jacques Littlefield’s Collection of Tanks and other Historic Military Vehicles Auctioned
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Special to WorthPoint
More than 100 tanks and other military vehicles from the collection of Silicon Valley engineer Jacques Littlefield, including this World War Two Sherman tanks, were sold at an auction facilitated by American Auctions and held on Friday and Saturday,  July 11-12.PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. — Collectors from around the world said “tanks a lot” when they bought up more than 100 tanks and … more >>
 
No run on ‘Redskins’ Collectibles since Patent Office Canceled Team Name Copyright
Gregory Watkins   by
Gregory Watkins
This Washington Redskins vintage embossed metal sign is a new piece of memorabilia, complete with the team’s copyrighted name and logo. When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six trademarks belonging to the Washington franchise, people in the sports collecting world wondered if there would be a run on items like this, speculating the team may eventually change its name and stop making collectibles. So far, fans are not worried about the supply of merchandise. When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six trademarks belonging to the Washington Redskins football organization in mid-June, saying they are … more >>
 
My First eBay Sale Reunites ’70s Aloha Shirt with the Man who made it
Gregory Watkins   by
Gregory Watkins
When I bought this aloha shirt at a thrift store, it was with the intention of selling it on eBay. I never expected to reunite it with the man who designed and made it.Sometimes, in my capacity as a writer, I stumble across little bits of information that make for a great story. The trick … more >>
 
Jomar Memorabilia Hits the Internet; Circus Collectors & Enthusiasts Rejoice
Larry Kellogg   by
Larry Kellogg
If you are not a circus memorabilia enthusiast, you probably donUnless you are a circus enthusiast, the name Jomar probably doesn’t mean anything to you. Even an experienced antique collector can rarely … more >>
 
 
The Comic Speculator: Comics, and their Characters, They are a Changin’
The comic book world is constantly in flux. Characters die, characters return, good …
Buyer of Chinese ‘Chicken Cup’ Racks up 422 Million American Express Reward Points
Many of us plan our big, monthly purchases with rewards points in mind. …
Babe Ruth’s First Major League Contract with Earns a Cool Million at Centennial Auction
The Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction concluded its first session this past weekend …
Auction of Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman III’ Costume Could Soar to Incredible Heights
Back in 1972, folk singer Jim Croce warned us not to “pull on …
My First eBay Sale Reunites ’70s Aloha Shirt with the Man who made it
Sometimes, in my capacity as a writer, I stumble across little bits of …


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