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  • 9
    Aug

Bookends, Often Undervalued and Unnoticed

Many veteran collectors tend to specialize over time, choosing to filter down their collections to items that are unusual and spur the hunt. For others it's a way of downsizing toward retirement by keeping their own personal collections whittled down to items that not only appeal to them artistically, but are functional as well. One such item that...

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  • 9
    Aug

Auction Report August 2017

  [caption id="attachment_2529900" align="aligncenter" width="850"] The "Cricketmobile" to be auctioned on Friday August 18 and Saturday August 19 at 11AM, by Mid-Hudson Auction Galleries of New Windsor, New York. This fully restored 1955 Pontiac Chieftain was bought for Buddy Holly and The Crickets when they were teenagers.[/caption] Welcome back... Auction season is in full swing! Estate sales are...

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  • 7
    Aug

The Letters of John M. Jackson– February 25,1858

On one of his usual treasure hunts in Maine, our CEO, Will Seippel  stumbled upon a massive collection of letters from a soldier in the Civil War.  These letters will be published in chronological order in The Insider over the coming weeks, months and years, as we follow John Mower Jackson’s personal victories and struggles within the greater national struggle of...

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  • 28
    Jul

Heritage Platinum Night Auction Offers a Treasure Trove from Yankees Immortals

[caption id="attachment_2529859" align="aligncenter" width="400"] 1937 Lou Gehrig Game Worn New York Yankees Jersey.[/caption] DALLAS, Texas (July  24, 2017) – Everything is coming up pinstripes in the hobby's most anticipated summer event, as Heritage Auctions presents elite artifacts from the best of the Bronx in its Platinum Night auction, now accepting bids at HA.com/Sports, and closing in Extended Bidding format on Aug....

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  • 25
    Jul

Steiff’s Fabulous Finds: A Pink 1920’s-Era Mohair Steiff Rabbit

  [caption id="attachment_2529760" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Despite being rather old, this pink Steiff rabbit is still in good condition and is estimated to be worth between $300 and $600.[/caption] What it is:  It’s hard not to be tickled pink by today’s fabulous find.  Here we have a 1920’s era Steiff rabbit. That in itself is not terribly exciting - but...

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  • 25
    Jul

Collecting: Bobbleheads

  [caption id="attachment_2529817" align="aligncenter" width="235"] A Buddha "nodder" from the 19th century. Nodders, or bobbleheads, have been around since the 17th century when Buddha and other “temple nodders” were produced in Asia.[/caption] Pope Francis is one, but then so was the Buddha.  Elvis was one, too, along with the Beatles.  Today every baseball and sports player has to...

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  • 25
    Jul

It Doesn’t Have to be Real. It Just Has to be Authentic.

And yes, there is a difference. Unfortunately. This fact rears its ugly head in the world of sports memorabilia and autograph collecting too often. Most recently, the subject came up within hobby circles after the sale of an alleged World Series ring awarded to Babe Ruth for the New York Yankees championship in 1927. [caption id="attachment_2529595" align="aligncenter" width="500"]...

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  • 25
    Jul

The Letters of John M. Jackson– Letter 6, April 26, 1858

On one of his usual treasure hunts in Maine, our CEO, Will Seippel  stumbled upon a massive collection of letters from a soldier in the Civil War.  These letters will be published in chronological order in The Insider over the coming weeks, months and years, as we follow John Mower Jackson’s personal victories and struggles within the greater national struggle of...

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  • 24
    Jul

Getting to Know You: Rebekah Kaufman, Steiff Enthusiast

[caption id="attachment_2529839" align="aligncenter" width="406"] Rebekah Kaufman has been part of the WorthPoint family for years. She is our resident expert on anything Steiff.[/caption] Rebekah Kaufman is a regular contributor to WorthPoint's Insider and has been part of the WorthPoint family for years.  She is our resident expert on anything Steiff.  The Insider runs articles written by Rebekah quite frequently,...

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  • 19
    Jul

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: A Piece of Eva Braun’s Personal Effects?

[caption id="attachment_2529923" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about a viewer’s question about a wood panel he says was acquired by his father at the end of the Second World War that belonged to Adolf Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun.[/caption] In the July 19, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint...

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