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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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  • 12
    Apr

Fresh-to-Market Pin-Ups, Pulp Magazine Covers highlight Illustration Art at Heritage Auctions

[caption id="attachment_2526530" align="aligncenter" width="403"] The 1961 classic “Charming (Charming Trick)” by the legendary Gil Elvgren will lead the upcoming Heritage Auctions’ Illustration Art Auction on April 26 as nearly 450 lots come up for auction in a stunning collection of newly-discovered artworks from the Golden Period of American Illustration art. “Charming” is expected to realize $50,000 to $70,000.[/caption]...

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  • 12
    Apr

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Identifying an Elgin Pocket Watch and Mary Gregory Vases

[caption id="attachment_2526550" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In discussing items in the antiques and collectibles trade news, Harry Rinker talks about the chair J.K. Rowling used while writing the first two Harry Potter books. It recently sold at auction for $394,000.[/caption] The weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” on the WorthPoint YouTube channel features antiques and collectibles expert Harry Rinker talking...

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  • 11
    Apr

From the Worthologists’ Archive: Native American Chalkware Bust

[caption id="attachment_2526526" align="alignleft" width="350"] This chalkware bust of “Minnehaha,” a fictional Native American woman documented in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s 1855 poem “The Song of Hiawatha,” is from the late 19th or early 20th century.[/caption] Chalkware is made of sculpted gypsum or cast from plaster molds and painted with watercolors. Most were made in one of two periods: the...

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  • 7
    Apr

Q and A with Harry Rinker: Chinese Porcelain Vase with Da Qing Qianlong Nian Zhi Marks

[caption id="attachment_2526477" align="alignright" width="400"] The form, shape and pattern suggest this vase dates from the early to mid-20th century, and the hand-painted scene and decoration is extremely well done, much better than most export pieces.[/caption] QUESTION: I have a 13 ½-inch-high Chinese vase that my father, J. R. Rickenback, Jr., received during his service in the Second World...

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