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  • 5
    Aug

Bid now to own Bill Watterson’s ‘Pearls Before Swine’ Panels; Proceeds to benefit Parkinson’s research

[caption id="attachment_2520891" align="aligncenter" width="550"] A detail of one of the working comic strip panels drawn by “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson for the “Pearls Before Swine” strip earlier this year. The three strips are currently being auctioned at Heritage Auctions, with the proceeds to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.[/caption] DALLAS – The original...

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  • 1
    Aug

Tribal & Oceanic Artifacts Collected by Real-Life ‘Indiana Jones’ to Pace Great Gatsby’s Sale

[caption id="attachment_2520862" align="aligncenter" width="550"] This pair of blade fetish figures (or “minkisi”) from the Congo in Africa, intended to ward off evil spirits, exact justice for victims of wrongdoing and solemnize contracts between villagers, are part of a large collection of tribal and Oceanic artifacts collected by Prof. Richard Hibler, a sort of real-life “Indiana Jones.” The collection...

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  • 31
    Jul

Be Careful about Whose Advice You take when Holding a Yard Sale

I recently read a headline of an Internet article highlighting: “11 Things No One Will Buy At Your Yard Sale.” Since many of WorthPoint’s subscribers are buyers and resellers of everything from antique chandeliers to old concert T-shirts, I have been following the reseller crowd to see what they are talking about. I figured that knowing these 11...

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  • 31
    Jul

Look, up on eBay! It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Superman! (Action Comics #1)

[caption id="attachment_2520842" align="alignright" width="300"] This copy of Action Comics #1 in 9.0 condition is about to go up for sale on eBay as part of a 10-day auction beginning Aug. 14. It is owned by collectibles dealer Darren Adams, who will be donating a portion of the expected $2-million-plus proceeds to the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation.[/caption] Three...

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  • 30
    Jul

Sword and Staff from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Film to be sold at Bonhams

[caption id="attachment_2520836" align="aligncenter" width="550"] The staff belonging to the wizard Saruman the White and the sword wielded by Aragorn, Ranger of the North, in “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” will be up for sale as part of the “There’s No Place Like Hollywood” auction of classic movie memorabilia this November.[/caption] In news that...

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  • 30
    Jul

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Walt Kolinda and Antiques as Green Products

[caption id="attachment_2520830" align="alignright" width="195"] Walt Kolenda[/caption] In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I talk with Walt Kolenda about how antiques are green products, he gives good advice for the collector just starting out, plus he throws out a few great stories and tips. Check out his Cape Ann Auctions website. . . . . . ....

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  • 30
    Jul

American Indian Art, Artifacts from Puffer Collection will be sold Aug. 16-17 in Santa Fe

[caption id="attachment_2520812" align="aligncenter" width="550"] This museum-quality Navajo rug (or weaving), made around the 1940s and measuring 45 inches by 81 inches, is one of three pieces in the Best of Santa Fe auction—an annual event to be hosted by Allard Auctions, Inc. scheduled for Aug. 16-17—that carries a $10,000 to $20,000 presale estimate.[/caption] SANTA FE, N.M. – Around...

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  • 29
    Jul

Durham Whiskey Fifth Bottle, One of Six Known, Hammers for $13,440 at Auciton

[caption id="attachment_2520801" align="alignright" width="263"] This Durham Whiskey western fifth bottle with embossed steer, made circa 1876-1882, one of six known, was the top lot at an Internet and catalog auction hosted by American Bottle Auctions. It hammered for $13,440.[/caption] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A rare Durham Whiskey fifth bottle made between 1876 and 1882—one of maybe only six known—sold...

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  • 23
    Jul

Sam’s Piano from ‘Casablanca’ to Cross the Block this Autumn

[caption id="attachment_2520783" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Humphrey Bogart’s Rick Blaine stands by as Sam plays the piano in Rick’s Café American in the Hollywood classic “Casablanca.” That piano, one of the most famous in movie history, will be up for auction this November at Bonhams in the “No Place like Hollywood” auction.[/caption] One of the most iconic props from Hollywood’s...

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  • 22
    Jul

The Comic Speculator: Comics, and their Characters, They are a Changin’

[caption id="attachment_2520753" align="aligncenter" width="550"] All-New Captain America #1 cover by Stuart Immonen. Steve Rogers is stepping down and his good friend, Sam Wilson, will be the new Captain America.[/caption] The comic book world is constantly in flux. Characters die, characters return, good guys go bad and vice versa. It’s part of what brings readers back every month. In...

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