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  • 7
    Mar

Wang Hing: Discovering the True Identity of a Silversmithing Genius

宏興: 發現一個天才的真正身份 [caption id="attachment_2519263" align="aligncenter" width="564"] A table centerpiece, done in the high-Chinese style by the Canton silversmithing shop Wang Hing, circa 1880. Until now, the identity of the man or family behind Wang Hing had been lost to history. Now, after receiving an e-mail from a woman in Hong Kong, we know the story.[/caption] The 1842 Treaty...

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  • 7
    Mar

Rare Cuban Baseball Card Set and Ephemera Leads in Hake’s Online Auction

[caption id="attachment_2519255" align="aligncenter" width="518"] A set of Cuban baseball card—which features many Negro League stars, as well as five National Baseball Hall of Fame members—is the only complete collection of Cuban baseball cards issued in 1923-24 by Tomas Gutierrez, manufacturers of Diaz brand cigarettes, ever to come to the auction block. It is expected to sell for $75,000...

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  • 6
    Mar

Rare, Beautiful Examples of Early Glass, Flasks and Bottles Up in Heckler’s Online Sale

[caption id="attachment_2519227" align="alignright" width="260"] This Sunburst Snuff Jar from the Clarissa Vanderbilt Dundon collection of historical flasks, is expected to realize between $20,000 and $40,000 in a compact but potent online sale to be hosted by Norman C. Heckler & Company, beginning March 17 and ending March 26.[/caption] WOODSTOCK, Conn. – Nearly 100 examples of exceptional glass items...

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    Mar

Extremely Rare 1891 Coca-Cola Calendar to Draw Attention at Philip Weiss Auction

[caption id="attachment_2519220" align="alignleft" width="223"] This Coca-Cola calendar from 1891, the first year Coke offered calendars is possibly the only surviving example, will certainly draw attention at an eclectic auction scheduled for Saturday, March 15, by Philip Weiss Auctions.[/caption] LYNBROOK, N.Y. – An extremely rare Coca-Cola wall calendar from 1891—the first year Coke began making calendars and possibly the...

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    Mar

Works by De Kooning, Chinese & Asian Antiques to Headline Elite Decorative Arts Sale

[caption id="attachment_2519212" align="aligncenter" width="480"] This oil on paper work by Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) titled “Abstraction” carried a pre-sale estimate of $50,000 to $70,000 and could be the top lot in an auction slated for Saturday, March 15, by Elite Decorative Arts.[/caption] BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Original works by major listed artists such as Willem de Kooning, Chaim...

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  • 6
    Mar

U.S. & Worldwide Bank Notes, Scripophily, Security Printing to be Auctioned

[caption id="attachment_2519207" align="aligncenter" width="560"] This France Banque de France ND 1917 essay progress proof can be won at an upcoming auction of rare and highly collectible U.S. and worldwide banknotes, scripophily and security printing ephemera, to be hosted on March 11 by Archives International Auctions.[/caption] FORT LEE, N.J. – More than 1,000 lots of rare and highly collectible...

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  • 5
    Mar

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/05/2014

[caption id="attachment_2519171" align="alignleft" width="323"] Rogue Trooper #1 (Cover SUB James Stokoe), $3.99[/caption] New Comics Roundup This week kicks off with a new Dark Horse series about a mysterious woman written by Greg Rucka, continues with the story of an aging space hero by Mark Millar, and then plucks a genetically modified soldier from across the pond and drops...

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  • 5
    Mar

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: The Art of Master Carver John Haley Bellamy

[caption id="attachment_2519153" align="alignleft" width="173"] John Haley Bellamy[/caption] In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I talk with author Jim Craig for a fascinating discussion of the finest American eagle carver of all time, John Haley Bellamy. The upcoming Portsmouth, N.H., Historical Society’s exhibition titled Bold & Brash: The Art of John Haley Bellamy is from slated to...

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    Mar

Q & A with Harry Rinker: 1960s S. Salvadori Metal End Table Lamp

[caption id="attachment_2519148" align="alignright" width="225"] This lamp, with a basket of metal flowers and foliage, has a tag that reads: “Made in Italy / S. Salvadori / Firenze.” It has a conversation decorator value of between $65 and $85 to a person who views it with some admiration.[/caption] QUESTION: I own a gilded/painted table lamp which I rescued from...

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    Mar

Ask a Worthologist: Franklin Mint’s Limited Edition Pavlova Wine Glasses

[caption id="attachment_2519136" align="aligncenter" width="540"] WorthPoint subscriber Jessica A. found a limited edition set of 10 “Pavlova” wine glasses by Igor Carl Faberge made for the Franklin Mint at a yard sale and bought them for $55. Now she’d like to know more about them and their possible worth.[/caption] WorthPoint subscriber Jessica A. loves yard sales and began visiting...

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