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  • 25
    Jun

Lock of David Bowie’s Hair, Circa 1983, Sells for Record $18,750 at Heritage Auctions

[caption id="attachment_2527251" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A small snippet of David Bowie’s pale blonde hair sold for $18,750 June 25 at a public Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction held by Heritage Auctions.[/caption] BEVERLY HILLS – A small snippet of David Bowie’s pale blonde hair sold for $18,750 June 25 at a public Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction held...

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  • 24
    Jun

Julien’s Auctions could be called the ‘Auction House to the Stars’

[caption id="attachment_2527303" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Julien’s Auctions has handled property from a diverse group of celebrities, including Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Clark Gable, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean and Bruce Lee.[/caption] The biggest tool in the WorthPoint Toolbox is our Worthopedia™, our database of more than 300 million pieces of antique or collectibles sales data...

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  • 23
    Jun

NGC, Heritage and Coinage Congressman Mike Castle Agree to Exclusive Signature Label Deal

SARASOTA, Fla. – Numismatic Guaranty Corporation and Heritage Auctions have announced that the Honorable Mike Castle has agreed to hand-sign NGC labels exclusively for the companies. Castle, a former Governor of Delaware and longtime member of the U.S. House of Representatives, is directly responsible for some of the most important and popular modern U.S. coins. While in Congress,...

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  • 23
    Jun

Red Wing Collectors Society to Celebrate 40th Annual Convention July 7-9

[caption id="attachment_2527235" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Display Room is always a popular destination for Red Wing collectors during the RWCS Convention. Here members display different types of Red Wing stoneware, dinnerware, art pottery and memorabilia and have the opportunity to win an RWCS Special Commemorative. An award is also given out for a rare item; last year, for the...

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  • 22
    Jun

Rinker on Collectibles: You Cannot Put a Square Peg in a Round Hole

[caption id="attachment_2527233" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A Three Wise Men department store Christmas window display is supposed to have been made for Petersen Harned von Maur (Petersen’s) Department Store by the Silvestri Art Manufacturing Company of Chicago. Harry Rinker questions this factual statement.[/caption] The more you know about an object, the more valuable it becomes is an antiques and collectibles...

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  • 21
    Jun

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: New Ivory Rules & Mid-Century Table Lamps

[caption id="attachment_2527238" align="aligncenter" width="698"] Harry Rinker discusses the new, sometimes contradictory rules about buying, selling and owning ivory.[/caption] In the June 21, 2016 episode, Harry answers viewers' questions about a pair of Kron table lamps, a couple of interesting old books--including on about Georgia Washing and his "Masonic Compeers"--as well as discussing current events in the antiques and...

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  • 20
    Jun

Ted’s Root Beer Soda Bottle Found while Scuba Diving Could Spark Collection

[caption id="attachment_2527227" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The author found this Ted’s Root Beer bottle while Scuba diving in a Maine river. It was bottled in Needham, Mass, a suburb of Boston, and is a genuine Ted’s bottle, as compared to many Ted’s Root Beer bottles and signs made for nostalgia collectors.[/caption] Last week here in Maine the weather was fine...

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  • 14
    Jun

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: A Muhammad Ali Autograph

[caption id="attachment_2527190" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A viewer asked Harry about a Muhammad Ali autograph she acquired in New York City.[/caption] In the June 14, 2016 episode, Harry answers viewers' questions about a Mohammad Ali autograph and Grandmother’s dinnerware, revisits an Elvis Presley outdoor thermometer, and talks about Judith Miller’s new book on antiques and an article about the rise...

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  • 13
    Jun

Succeeding in Your Business: IREC is Woodstock for Internet Retailers

[caption id="attachment_2527159" align="aligncenter" width="600"] For the past few years, the annual Internet Retailer Conference and Exposition (IRCE) has brought together online retailers with companies offering services to help build their online businesses.[/caption] Ever since 2008, when eBay stopped doing its annual “eBay Live!” trade show, Internet retailers—people who sell merchandise either from their own websites or on one...

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  • 13
    Jun

Auction Report: The Pope’s Ride, Rat Pack Coolness & a Southern Tradition

[caption id="attachment_2527180" align="aligncenter" width="380"] Julien’s recent Music Icons auction features many items that exuded 1960s Rat Pack “cool.”[/caption] Welcome back... Since our last visit the possessions of saints and sinners alike have crossed the auction block. In this June segment, auctions of note include the Pope’s ride, some Rat Pack coolness, a brothel license, a Southern tradition, and...

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