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  • 21
    Apr

Arcade, Vending & Gambling Machines available at Morphy Auctions’ Las Vegas Coin-Op & Advertising Event

[caption id="attachment_2526635" align="aligncenter" width="212"] This Mermaid-themed 1¢ Artillery Duel two-player gun game, which returns the coin to the first player who knocks down all of his opponent’s riflemen, is expected to bring between $150,000 to $200,000 at Morphy Auctions’ multi-million dollar Las Vegas Coin-Op and Advertising two-day sales event on May 14-15.[/caption] LSA VEGAS – It’s all fun...

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  • 20
    Apr

Important Items pulled from Prominent Atlanta Estates to Be Sold April 30-May 1 by Ahlers & Ogletree

[caption id="attachment_2526625" align="aligncenter" width="601"] This 16th-century hand-woven German Gothic figural tapestry panel, which measures 39 ¼ inches by 72 inches is expected to gavel for $30,000 to $50,000 in the upcoming “Atlanta Collection” auction at Ahlers & Ogletree, Inc. on April 30-May 1 in Atlanta.[/caption] ATLANTA – A 15th-century English Nottingham alabaster relief depicting the Resurrection of Christ,...

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  • 19
    Apr

From the Worthologists’ Archive: Art Deco German Cupboard

[caption id="attachment_2526608" align="aligncenter" width="542"] The couple who bought this cupboard was told it was “1930s European,” had been “professionally restored” and was “all original.” The dealer who sold it to them was right on just one count.[/caption] The couple who purchased this piece were told it was “1930s European,” had been “professionally restored” and was “all original.” The...

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  • 19
    Apr

Q and A with Harry Rinker: 1961-62 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle Stellar AM Radio

[caption id="attachment_2526602" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This STELLAR Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris AM radio is from either late 1961 or 1962, accompanied by a baseball card showing the two Hall-of-Famers holding an example of the radio, and some extra tubes, could net the owner upwards of $750.[/caption] QUESTION: I have a Roger Maris/Mickey Mantle tabletop AM radio. The front...

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  • 18
    Apr

‘Inverted Jenny’ Stamp recovered after 1955 Theft; One of Three Mates Still at Large

[caption id="attachment_2526593" align="aligncenter" width="512"] An example of a 1918 “inverted Jenny” stamp. Four of these collector’s Holy Grails were stolen in 1955. One showed up last week at Spink USA, a New York auction house. Selling for 24 cents in 1918, they are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars today.[/caption] It seems that we can’t go a...

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  • 18
    Apr

American, European Paintings to lead Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers’ Fine Art Event April 28

[caption id="attachment_2526617" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This oil on canvas depiction of a tropical scene by Louis Remy Mignot (Am., 1831-1870) is expected to be the top lot in Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers' spring fine art auction, as the hammer price could of soar $100,000 to $150,000.[/caption] MILFORD, Conn. – Shannon’s Fine Art Auctioneers spring auction is shaping up to...

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  • 15
    Apr

Worthopedia Total Jumps by 16 Million Items from Recent Auction House Events

[caption id="attachment_2526586" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This early 19th-century New England carved pine rocking horse in spattered casein paint finish, with leather harness, real horsehair tail, later oil cloth saddle covering and very long bentwood runners, realized $650 at a Thomaston Place Auction Galleries sale is among the 16 million new pieces of sales data in the WorthPoint Worthopedia™.[/caption] In...

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  • 13
    Apr

Get Away from it All: Travel Posters are among the Most Popular Graphic Art Collectibles

[caption id="attachment_2526564" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A.M. Cassandre, one of trio of artists called the “Three Musketeers” of French Art Deco poster art, designed the poster for the French cruise liner Normandie, which is a particularly attractive collectible. This one sold for $4,800.[/caption] The earliest travel posters were by top artists who created work that is highly sought-after by collectors...

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  • 13
    Apr

Morphy Auctions offers the Real Thing in sale of Coca-Cola, Soda and Tobacco Advertising

[caption id="attachment_2526577" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This aviator girl Coca-Cola poster from 1941 and featuring bright, bold colors, is expected to realize between $2,000 and $3,500 in an upcoming Morphy Auctions event slated for Mary 21-22. The top lots are expected to come from the Newman Collection of antique soda and tobacco advertising.[/caption] DENVER, Pa. – Morphy Auctions has announced...

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  • 13
    Apr

Forgotten Giants of Antiques and Collectibles – Henry J. Kauffman & Georgia Michael

[caption id="attachment_2526557" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Henry J. Kauffman, one of the Forgotten Giants of the antiques and collectibles trade, wrote more than 300 journal articles and 20 books, including “Early American Gunsmiths” (1952).[/caption] “Forgotten Giants” are our roots, those individuals whose contributions laid the foundation of the antiques and collectibles business. It identifies the pioneers who blazed the trail...

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