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  • 14
    Oct

Malcolm S. Forbes Estate offers Group of JFK Hand-Written and Autographed Speeches, Doodles at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS — A rare and important letter written and signed by then presidential candidate William Henry Harrison in 1840 defending his conduct at the Battle of the Thames (est. $25,000) highlights Heritage Auctions’ offering of nearly 100 lots from the estate of Malcolm S. Forbes. The comprehensive collection of hand-written speeches, doodles and addresses by John F. Kennedy...

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  • 12
    Oct

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Investing in WorthPoint & a Vintage Thoren Turntable

[caption id="attachment_2528027" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harry Chats with WorthPoint founder and CEO Will Seippel about Investing in WorrthPoint.[/caption] In the Oct. 12, 2016 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks with WorthPoint founder and CEO Will Seippel about the possibility for people to invest in WorthPoint, as well as answers a viewer's question about a vintage...

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  • 10
    Oct

Rinker on Collectibles: The Erosion of Caveat Emptor

For the past several decades, the federal government, state governments and judiciary have slowly chipped away at caveat emptor, the nearly impenetrable barricade auctioneers, dealers and other sellers in the antiques and collectibles trade hide behind to avoid being accountable for the authenticity and claims made during the sale of objects. The legislative and judicial rulings that favor...

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  • 7
    Oct

Collecting the Political: INDECLINE and Iconic Street Art Auction

[caption id="attachment_2527967" align="aligncenter" width="468"] The statue on the 4600 block of Hollywood Boulevard in California commonly referred to as “Naked Trump.”[/caption] Earlier this year, anonymous street art collective INDECLINE placed a statue on the 4600 block of Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Commonly referred to as “Naked Trump,” the sculpture is one of a series that recently caused...

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  • 7
    Oct

Connect with Your Favorite Television Shows by Collecting their Props

[caption id="attachment_2527955" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The classic “Vitameatavegamin” from the “I Love Lucy” television situation comedy in 1952 is considered a classic of the genre. While there are far fewer devotees of Lucy Ricardo and her misadventures around today, there are still many who would love to have a bottle of the “tonic” for their home. Luckily, many TV shows...

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  • 7
    Oct

Top 10 Most Intriguing Timepieces Offered by Heritage Auctions Oct. 27

NEW YORK – When Heritage Auctions’ Oct. 27 offering of Watches and Fine Timepieces opens in New York, world-wide bidders will see something most other auction houses never offer: a hand-curated selection of exotic, fresh-to-market timepieces from Patek Philippe to Piguet at opening bids unheard of in the collecting hobby. “More than 85 percent of the lots being...

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  • 6
    Oct

Rinker on Collectibles: A Collector’s Perspective on Turning 75

In the past, I suggested collectors stop collecting between the ages of 62 and 65 and think about selling or the long-term future of their collections in their early 70s. I also assumed this would not happen to me. I was wrong, and I was right—proving once again that fixed answers in the antiques and collectibles trade are...

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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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