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  • 29
    Mar

Find of the Week: Steiff Easter Rabbit

As the season has turn from winter to spring, it's time to start thinking about Easter and all of the wonderful traditions that come along with it. For many people, the Easter Rabbit is practically synonymous with the holiday of Easter itself. As a matter of fact, the concept of an “Easter Rabbit” has its first origins in Germany...

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  • 26
    Mar

Tumblin Collection of ‘Gone With the Wind’ Screen-Worn Costumes, Art & Props to Cross Block

DALLAS – The iconic blue-gray cotton dress worn by Vivian Leigh in her Academy-Award-winning role as Scarlett O’Hara is expected to sell for $100,000 or more as the James Tumblin Collection of screen-used costumes, props and behind-the-scene rarities from MGM’s 1939 classic “Gone With the Wind” crosses the block at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills on April 18....

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  • 25
    Mar

Comics Speculator: OMG! They’ve Killed Donatello! and the Amazing Spider-Gwen?

I’m back, taking another look into the world of hot comics and giving you the skinny on whether you should buy or sell. This past week IDW whipped up a firestorm in the pages of TMNT, Spider-Gwen (yes you read that right) continues to heat up. But before we get started, BEWARE: HERE THERE BE SPOILERS!!! You’ve been...

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  • 24
    Mar

Ruling on Fractional Ownership of an Art Collection and Taxes could affect Collectors Big and Small

Rumor has it that estate attorneys all over America are gleefully dancing around their desks. The reason for the lawyerly ruckus was that the Internal Revenue Service had just lost a case with major implications for the estates of collectors. At issue was whether an estate could parcel out an art collection according to the rules of “fractional...

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  • 23
    Mar

Comics Auction Watch: Marvel’s Inhumans Get the Star Treatment After Movie News

Once again, I’m on monitor duty in the orbiting WorthPoint space-station watching the results of some incredible comic book and original comic art auctions and beaming it to all you comic nerds out there on the Internet. Take note or suffer the consequences… ComicLINK’s March Focused Auction is GO! The March focused auction is under way at comiclink.com...

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  • 23
    Mar

Magic Still Gathering Fans long after the Bubble was supposed to Burst

Twenty-two years ago, I was sitting in a college literature class reading a Gundam comic book, waiting for the professor to show up. I looked up from the giant robots and space opera on the page to listen in on a conversation a couple of classmates were having about a card game. I’ve always loved games, and this...

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  • 18
    Mar

Comics Speculator: Interest in Vintage Carl Barks’ Disney Duck Titles Spike with New ‘Ducktails’ Cartoon

Life is like a hurricane, here in Duckburg. Lasers, race cars aero-planes it’s a duck-blur. Don’t act like you don’t know the words. In a recent press-release, Disney announced its bringing back Ducktales, the animated adventures of Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, Huey, Dewy and Louie along with a whole cast of other ducks. Disney XD, the company’s animation...

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  • 17
    Mar

Spring Training Means One Thing to Collectors: Chasing Autographs

Autograph collecting is a tradition whose history has been well documented years before the concept of an organized baseball pre-season training regime took hold at the professional level. However, for both baseball fans and collectors, the phrase “pitchers and catchers report” signifies the start of a baseball season that—from beginning to end—encompasses nearly nine-months. Spring Training’s annual tradition...

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  • 16
    Mar

It’s Actually Kinda Easy Being Green: Steiff’s Great Green Frogs

A good theme for this week around these parts would have to be green. Spring is just about here (I have three tiny crocus flowers showing all their glory on my front lawn) and St. Patrick’s Day and all its festivities are being celebrated by many Irish-Americans ... and just about everyone else, too. So it’s time to...

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  • 15
    Mar

One-Day Jewelry Camp Offers Information on Learning the Appraising Business

Do you have a desire to get into the jewelry appraising business but don’t know where to start? If so, the upcoming one-day Antique Jewelry and Arts Conference might be what you are looking for to get started. The one-day course—which is designed for those who have a background in jewelry but is also a great entry point...

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