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    Dec

Mark of the Week – Sculptsmith’s ‘Brutalist’ Starburst Sculpture

[caption id="attachment_2528325" align="aligncenter" width="650"] This rather abstract, unmarked 1960s metal wall hanging with a Friedle mark, could be found at a local Goodwill with a price tag around $100. While one would be right about the era, the price tag would be off by an extra zero or so.[/caption] This rather abstract, unmarked metal wall hanging looks like...

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  • 30
    Nov

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Coca-Cola Lithograph Serving Trays

[caption id="attachment_2528330" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry takes a look at a set of four lithograph Coca-Cola serving trays from the 1930s and ’40s.[/caption] In the Nov. 30, 2016 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry reviews a viewer’s question about a set of four...

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    Nov

Succeeding in Your Business: An End of the Year Legal and Tax Questions & Checklist

As a small business lawyer and business guru, I am asked lots of legal and tax questions. Most of these questions are asked by “newbies”—people starting businesses for the first time. But even established businesses should be thinking—always—about their legal and tax environment. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, I will be hosting a one-hour webinar on BrightTalk.com from...

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  • 30
    Nov

Rinker on Collectibles: The Impact of National Politics on the Antiques & Collectibles Business

[caption id="attachment_2528309" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The past 18 months demonstrated how the political climate impacts the antiques and collectibles business. A quiet, subtle malaise has held sway. Sales slowed. Now that the election is over, will business rebound or stay flat?[/caption] In the 21st century, outside forces impact the antiques and collectibles business. While also true in the 20th century,...

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  • 30
    Nov

How to Clean Silver Cutlery (and Store it too!)

[caption id="attachment_2528279" align="aligncenter" width="600"] If you are going to use your silverware and cutlery, you must make sure you clean them and store them correctly, like in this silver service box.[/caption] To start, wash your cutlery! This step may seem obvious, but all of the other steps are useless without a thorough clean after use. Whether you only...

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    Nov

Give the Gift of Nostalgia

[caption id="attachment_2528290" align="aligncenter" width="600"] If you want to make a loved one smile on Christmas morning, tug at their heart strings by giving them the gift of nostalgia.[/caption] Buying holiday gifts for children has always been fairly easy. For the most part, kids know what they want for Christmas; advertisers make sure that they do. Kids then make...

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  • 30
    Nov

Mickey Mantle 1952 Topps Card Joins Ranks of Cardboard Elite at Heritage Sale

[caption id="attachment_2528295" align="aligncenter" width="271"] This 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card, graded by Professional Sports Authenticators (PSA) as an 8.5 on a 10-point scale, sold for $1.3 million at Heritage Auctions. It is one of the finest known examples of Mantle’s most coveted card.[/caption] DALLAS – Heritage Auctions, a major player in the sports collectibles market, recently completed its...

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  • 30
    Nov

Auction Report: A New Gold Rush Rush, NASCAR Toy Trains and Marilyn’s Dress

Welcome back... It appears to be “crunch time” for locating those perfect holiday gifts. With Christmas just a few weeks away, auction houses are working overtime to sell as many goods as possible in time to get them shipped. Consignors expect no less from their auctioneers; many of them held back their best collectibles so that they could...

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    Nov

Getting to Know You: Timothy & Angela Swift

[caption id="attachment_2528253" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Angela and Tim Swift spend their retirement collecting rather than selling. Tim collects vintage vinyl records, and writes on his antiques and collectibles blog; Angela collects pottery. They buy at the usual places: yard sales, antique dealers, estate sales and auctions.[/caption] Cruising on a warm summer night with the top down, listening to a...

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    Nov

Huge Marilyn Monroe Collection of Frieda Hull Up for Auction

[caption id="attachment_2528235" align="aligncenter" width="350"] A snapshot of Marilyn Monroe taken on July 10, 1953 at a gala held at the Hollywood Bowl to benefit St. Jude Hospital.[/caption] Julien’s Auctions has the pleasure of hosting the largest auction of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia ever assembled. The items in this landmark Marilyn Monroe auction come from a diverse group of consignors...

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