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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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  • 27
    Sep

Gold Bracelets given by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to her JFK Wedding Bridesmaid bring $162,500

[caption id="attachment_2527925" align="alignright" width="300"] The winning bidder of a pair of gold cuff bracelets by Van Cleef & Arpels—personally given by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Nina Straight, her step-sister and maid of honor when she married John F. Kennedy in 1953—paid $162,500 to win the prize. The bracelet cuffs were auctioned by Sotheby’s in 2011 for $128,500.[/caption] DALLAS...

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  • 23
    Sep

Lincolniana, Heritage’s Lincoln and His Time Auction & the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop

[caption id="attachment_2527845" align="aligncenter" width="349"] A Carte-de-Visite of Abraham Lincoln, taken by Mathew Brady in Washington, D.C. in 1862 and signed by the president, realized $175,000 in the auction.[/caption] When Heritage Auctions gaveled-in to begin the “Lincoln and His Times” sale on Sept. 17, 2016, you can be certain that Daniel Weinberg was assessing the action. Weinberg, who owns...

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  • 23
    Sep

Fabulous Finds: Letters Home from a Civil War Soldier in the 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment

[caption id="attachment_2527842" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A stack of old envelopes, with the letters still inside, was discovered in one of dozens of boxes while cleaning out a small house in Maine. The missives were letters sent home by a member of the 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War and are a true Fabulous Find.[/caption] Most of the...

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