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  • 20
    Oct

Indicate Interest to Invest in WorthPoint – Make Your Mark

Believe it or not, millennials will become the new collectors. According to Accenture Consulting, millennials (18-35) outnumber Baby Boomers by millions and stand to inherit $30 trillion worth of assets transferred from the generation of Baby Boomers in the upcoming years. Not only that, but this new army of young investors, collectors, and buyers do everything online, where it’s...

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  • 17
    Oct

Fabulous Finds: Rare Beatles 45 RPM Record

[caption id="attachment_2528006" align="aligncenter" width="450"] This Beatles 45 RPM record was released in 1963. It is scarce with an early combination of titles ("From Me to You" and "Thank You Girl") along with a Vee-Jay label with bracketed logo. It sold for $300 in May 2016.[/caption] My "Fabulous Find" story begins with a caveat. We have to go back...

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  • 16
    Oct

Can You Identify These Relics From the Mud?

There may be no more maligned hobby in the world than metal detecting. Everyone has the image of the guy in the Bermuda shorts down on the beach at sunrise, with his little scoop sifter and headphones, wandering alone in search of diamonds and gold. From afar, he's seen as the ultimate nerd. Well, I can sympathize with...

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  • 14
    Oct

Malcolm S. Forbes Estate offers Group of JFK Hand-Written and Autographed Speeches, Doodles at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS — A rare and important letter written and signed by then presidential candidate William Henry Harrison in 1840 defending his conduct at the Battle of the Thames (est. $25,000) highlights Heritage Auctions’ offering of nearly 100 lots from the estate of Malcolm S. Forbes. The comprehensive collection of hand-written speeches, doodles and addresses by John F. Kennedy...

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  • 12
    Oct

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Investing in WorthPoint & a Vintage Thoren Turntable

[caption id="attachment_2528027" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harry Chats with WorthPoint founder and CEO Will Seippel about Investing in WorrthPoint.[/caption] In the Oct. 12, 2016 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks with WorthPoint founder and CEO Will Seippel about the possibility for people to invest in WorthPoint, as well as answers a viewer's question about a vintage...

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  • 10
    Oct

Rinker on Collectibles: The Erosion of Caveat Emptor

For the past several decades, the federal government, state governments and judiciary have slowly chipped away at caveat emptor, the nearly impenetrable barricade auctioneers, dealers and other sellers in the antiques and collectibles trade hide behind to avoid being accountable for the authenticity and claims made during the sale of objects. The legislative and judicial rulings that favor...

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  • 7
    Oct

Collecting the Political: INDECLINE and Iconic Street Art Auction

[caption id="attachment_2527967" align="aligncenter" width="468"] The statue on the 4600 block of Hollywood Boulevard in California commonly referred to as “Naked Trump.”[/caption] Earlier this year, anonymous street art collective INDECLINE placed a statue on the 4600 block of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Commonly referred to as “Naked Trump,” the sculpture is one of a series that recently caused...

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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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