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Unloved Antiques: The American Old Family Bible

Brought to you by PriceMiner and Worthpoint This “old family bible,” published in 1877 by the O.A. Browning & Co., of Toledo, Ohio and London, Ontario. It’s in fair to good condition and comparable examples often sell at auction in the $ 80-$ 150 range. Next in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is the American […]

Breakfast at Christie’s: Attending a New York City Art Auction

Brought to you by PriceMiner and Worthpoint You need one of these “paddles” to bid. Also shown is the $ 45 catalog (a.k.a. my future coffee table book) that documents all the lots in the auction. On the cover is Oscar Bluemner’s modernist landscape “Illusion of a Prairie, New Jersey.” November marks the start of […]

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 11/23/2011

Brought to you by PriceMiner and Worthpoint Flash #3 (Jim Lee Variant Cover) The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week’s hot new comics and back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from the Overstreet […]

What Is It? What’s It Worth? Roseville Vase

Brought to you by PriceMiner and Worthpoint WorthPoint member Jeff A. found an unmarked vase in an antique store he liked. It looked like an early Art Nouveau piece, probably from the turn of the 19th century. The dealer concurred, and eventually they struck a deal. After engaging WorthPoint’s “Ask A Worthologist” service, Jeff now […]

Dining with Antiques – Christmas Rosettes

Brought to you by PriceMiner and Worthpoint The antique kitchen implements used to make these Christmas Rosettes are highly collectible and can still be used as designed. In the 1840s and 1850s, northern Europe experienced a wave of crop failures and food shortages that resulted in a flood of immigration to the United States. Scandinavian […]

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 11/30/2011

Brought to you by PriceMiner and Worthpoint Batman Odyssey Volume 2 #2 (of 7)(Neal Adams Black & White Variant Cover) The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week’s hot new comics and back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices […]

Weekly Arts, Antiques & Collectibles News Roundup: Nov. 28-Dec.1, 2011

Brought to you by PriceMiner and Worthpoint In this week’s roundup of arts, antiques and collectibles, we wait to see how high an Action Comics #1 will sell for, a pre-mouse Walt Disney drawing surfaces at auction and a dress once belonging to the late Amy Winehouse fetches $ 68,000 at auction. . . Washington […]

Elizabeth Taylor’s ‘Crown Jewels of Hollywood’ Coming Up for Auction

Brought to you by PriceMiner and Worthpoint Christie’s will be holding an exclusive sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry from Dec. 3 to Dec. 17. Some 950 pieces will be available for bidding on its online gallery. A selection of 2,000 items from what some call “The Crown Jewels of Hollywood,” Elizabeth Taylor’s incredible collection, will […]

The Retrophile Files: Billy’s Antiques & Props Defends New York’s Old, Odd

Brought to you by PriceMiner and Worthpoint No matter what you may find outside of Billy’s Antiques & Props on East Houston Street in New York that interests you, you’re bound to find more inside. Billy’s Antiques & Props has staying power, and in NYC, that is no easy feat. Big-box stores and over-inflated real […]

The Rise and Fall of the Great Sid Sackson Gaming Collection

Brought to you by PriceMiner and Worthpoint The one and only Sid Sackson and a tiny percentage of his gaming collection. Sid Sackson is regarded by many to be one of the most important and influential game designers of all time. His seminal works—most notably simple economic, auction and trading games like Acquire and Bazaar—helped […]

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Model Eskimo Hunter and Sealskin Kayak

Brought to you by PriceMiner and Worthpoint QUESTION: In the process of cleaning out a house, I found a model of a sealskin kayak that measures 30 inches in length. A figure of a hunter sits in the kayak. There also are several ivory and wooden accessories. A wooden stand accompanies the model. I estimate […]

Using Identification Marks: What’s a Rd. Number?

Brought to you by PriceMiner and Worthpoint There are several ways to place an estimated date of production for factory-made pieces of pottery or porcelain. Some involve the marks used by the company over its history of operation, other marks were required by international trade laws that are all well documented. Putting all these clues […]