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  • Jul 17 2008
  • 17 Jul 2008

Antique Hunting in Missouri: Part I

On the way home from the Ft Leavenworth Militaria Show in Kansas, I stopped at a few antique shops in Missouri. Over the years, I have had good luck in Missouri and many of my scores have been at the W.D. Pickers Antique Mall located in Platte City, MO (www.wdpickers.com).

  • Jul 17 2008
  • 17 Jul 2008

Chatelaines

The word “chatelaine” means keeper of the castle. The person trusted to have the keys.

  • Jul 16 2008
  • 16 Jul 2008

Antiques Alamo sword, bad guy’s briefcase & collectibles, rare bills not for deposit

In collectibles, antiques and art news, an Alamo sword and the personal effects of a notorious outlaw hit the auction block, a bank returns valuable rare bills to its customer, a stolen Renaissance masterpiece is sold and a distinctive Babe Ruth home-run ball goes up for sale for the first time.

Wild West Antiques and Militaria

  • Jul 16 2008
  • 16 Jul 2008

Heldensagen

Anyone know what Heldensagen is?

  • Jul 14 2008
  • 14 Jul 2008

A WWII bunker, mixed big-ticket auction results and a huge antiques fair

Discovery of a WWII bunker off the coast of Denmark, different outcomes for similar contemporary art auctions in London, and a big antiques fair.

Militaria-Filled WWII Bunker Discovered in Denmark

  • Jul 13 2008
  • 13 Jul 2008

Getting started – it’s a process, right?

For a while I’ve been collecting sale-able (I hope) collectibles with the idea of setting up an online storefront and/or selling on ebay and/or selling locally in consignment shop, periodic yard sales, or some similar format.

  • Jul 13 2008
  • 13 Jul 2008

Vintage Collector Watches: Small And Profitable

You have a clock on your computer, by your bedside, and even in your car, but the one on your wrist is the one that can bring a smile to your face. Wrist watches as time pieces have kept us on time for many decades and lately, their value has gone through the roof. And while you might be familiar with names like Rolex and Cartier, have you heard of Patek Phillipe?

  • Jul 12 2008
  • 12 Jul 2008

This Week in Geek 7/10

How many of you guys walked into your comic shop on Wednesday and panicked after seeing last week’s books still sitting on the self? Be honest. Who forgot it was a Holiday weekend? As with most long weekends UPS and the USPS get the day off. What’s that mean to nerds like you and me?

  • Jul 11 2008
  • 11 Jul 2008

Baseball Collectibles Can Benefit from Media Hype

The baseball-card market can be difficult to predict sometimes. (click here to read about investing in baseball cards.) Sure, factors such as a player’s statistics, team popularity and the card’s age all play a role in determining a collectible’s value, but sometimes cards become hot for other reasons. Collectibles may go hot because of media hype.

  • Jul 11 2008
  • 11 Jul 2008

Remembering Michael Turner

Saturday morning brought sad news for the comic collecting community. Fan favorite artist Michael Turner passed away late Friday night. Vince Hernandez of Aspen Comics, Turner’s company, issued this statement late last night:

Hello all,