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  • 7
    Oct

Connect with Your Favorite Television Shows by Collecting their Props

[caption id="attachment_2527955" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The classic “Vitameatavegamin” from the “I Love Lucy” television situation comedy in 1952 is considered a classic of the genre. While there are far fewer devotees of Lucy Ricardo and her misadventures around today, there are still many who would love to have a bottle of the “tonic” for their home. Luckily, many TV shows...

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  • 7
    Oct

Top 10 Most Intriguing Timepieces Offered by Heritage Auctions Oct. 27

NEW YORK – When Heritage Auctions’ Oct. 27 offering of Watches and Fine Timepieces opens in New York, world-wide bidders will see something most other auction houses never offer: a hand-curated selection of exotic, fresh-to-market timepieces from Patek Philippe to Piguet at opening bids unheard of in the collecting hobby. “More than 85 percent of the lots being...

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  • 6
    Oct

Rinker on Collectibles: A Collector’s Perspective on Turning 75

In the past, I suggested collectors stop collecting between the ages of 62 and 65 and think about selling or the long-term future of their collections in their early 70s. I also assumed this would not happen to me. I was wrong, and I was right—proving once again that fixed answers in the antiques and collectibles trade are...

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  • 6
    Oct

You’re Invited to Make Your Mark with WorthPoint

[caption id="attachment_2527819" align="aligncenter" width="600"] An old camera may have a lot of valuable personal memories attached to it, but how do you put a price on it? WorthPoint’s Worthopedia helps you pinpoint a monetary value. And now, if you find WorthPoint itself valuable—and you believe it is worth investing in—you have a chance to do so.[/caption] Last week,...

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  • 5
    Oct

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: California Autograph Law & Japanese Woodblock Prints

[caption id="attachment_2527921" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry takes a look at a set of Japanese woodblock prints.[/caption] In the Oct. 5, 2016 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about a new California law that will affect sellers of autographed books and memorabilia, as...

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  • 5
    Oct

Mark of the Week: A Sara Sax Rookwood Black Opal Vase

We are all fortunate to have an incredible resource for identifying marks right at our fingertips. WorthPoint’s MAPS (Marks, Autographs, Patterns and Symbols) database has more than 95,000 identifiers, updated weekly. MAPS covers glass, china, coins, currency, tools and more! With your MAPS subscription you are privy to a wealth of knowledge that will put you at the...

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  • 5
    Oct

California’s New Memorabilia Law to have wide-Ranging Dealer and Collector Implications

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="355"] California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law this month Assembly Bill 1570, which expands California's existing sports memorabilia law to cover all autographed collectibles[/caption] California memorabilia dealers, booksellers, art and antique dealers are up in arms about California's new law, AB-1570 Collectibles: sale of autographed memorabilia. The law requires dealers in autographed memorabilia and collectibles to...

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  • 5
    Oct

Mechanical Music, More Politics & Mid-Century Mod Furniture featured in October’s Auction Highlights

Welcome back... Fall is my favorite time of year to attend an auction! The thrill of the hunt is heightened by the crisp weather, good crowds and enthusiastic live bidding. And, when the weather becomes dreadful, I can cruise online auctions from the comfort of my favorite chair. In this edition of Auction Highlights, I share a handful...

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  • 4
    Oct

Local Estate Auctions–Where the Real Action Is!

[caption id="attachment_2527876" align="aligncenter" width="600"] If you are in the market for snow shoes or butterfly collections, it would have been worth your while to attend a recent Crown Auctions Co. estate sale.[/caption] If you are in the business of buying and selling collectibles and antiques, the hard work is still being done in the trenches of the "local auctions."...

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  • 4
    Oct

WorthPoint Happenings: New M.A.P.S. Infusions & WorthPoint at ecomChicago

[caption id="attachment_2527932" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This week WorthPoint added 4,524 new images to our M.A.P.S. database, including more than 3,600 ceramics and pottery patterns and shapes, like these three from the Rookwood Pottery.[/caption] We are thrilled to announce that we have added 4,524 new images to our M.A.P.S. database this week! Adding these marks, autographs, symbols and patterns is...

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