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  • 31
    Oct

Q & A with Harry Rinker: 1941 Stahl Pottery Turk’s Head Cake Mold

QUESTION: I own a glazed, redware Turk’s head cake mold signed by Thomas Stahl, September 1941. I am 83 years old and it is time to sell some of my prized possessions. What is its value? – L.S., Altoona, Pa., via e-mail ANSWER: Carl’s Hill in Zionsville, Pa., where I lived from 1980 to 2000, overlooked Powder Valley,...

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  • 31
    Oct

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Mary Miley Theobald and American Myths

Martin talks with historian/author, Mary Miley Theobald about debunking some fun American history myths of Colonial through Victorian times, some involving antiques. Check out her website here. Listen here: [audio:http://qa.worthpoint.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/121-myths-re-edited.mp3] Martin Willis is Worthologist, auctioneer and director of decorative arts for James D. Julia Auctioneers for the Boston region. You can hear his podcasts at the at Antique...

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  • 31
    Oct

When Preparing a Table for a Ghoulish Party, Decorate with Halloween Glass

[caption id="attachment_2507960" align="alignright" width="300"] A Murano Berkeley House iridescent ghost sculpture would make the perfect centerpiece for a spooky Halloween table setting.[/caption] Creepy crawlers and things that go bump in the night are always welcome this time of year. Halloween is right around the corner. Ghosts and goblins yelling “Trick or Treat,” carved pumpkins illuminated on the porch...

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  • 31
    Oct

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 10/31/2012

[caption id="attachment_2508021" align="alignright" width="360"] Steed and Mrs. Peel #2 (Cover E Joseph Michael Linser, CGC 9.8)[/caption] 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, back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and...

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  • 31
    Oct

License to Thrill: Six Decades of James Bond Agent 007 Memorabilia

[caption id="attachment_2507989" align="aligncenter" width="480"] The James Bond 007 series contains many unique and iconic features, like the opening gun barrel sequences and beautiful opening credit musical sequences.[/caption] Who’s suave, remains cool in the face of danger, uses a fantastic arsenal of weapons, vehicles and gadgets in his battles against megalomaniacal villains, and is irresistible to women? Why, British...

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  • 30
    Oct

A Pair of Court Cases with Implications for Antique Dealers and Resellers

[caption id="attachment_2507916" align="alignright" width="300"] The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is raiding businesses for illegally selling “protected” wildlife counts under a law written in 1942. The prosecution of these felony counts could make the selling of taxidermied mounts a dangerous proposition.[/caption] There are a couple of items that I recently became aware of which could seriously impact...

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  • 30
    Oct

The Fury of Dracula—the Best Horror Board Game Ever Published

[caption id="attachment_2507943" align="alignright" width="217"] Thick, comic-style line art juxtaposed with a more painterly style- that theme carries through everything in this original box top for Fury of Dracula, considered by many as the best horror board game ever published.[/caption] For part 2 of our WorthPoint Halloween board games spook show (read Part One here; last year’s article here),...

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  • 30
    Oct

Sports Card Collecting 101: To Grade or Not to Grade

[caption id="attachment_2507952" align="aligncenter" width="177"] This 1954 Topps Hank Aaron rookie card, graded in Near Mint 7 condition by Professional Sports Authenticators, sold for $2,000 in July of 2012.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2507953" align="aligncenter" width="175"] This 1986-87 Fleer Michael Jordan rookie card, graded by Professional Sports Authenticators at Gem Mint 10, garnered $11,800 in August of 2012.[/caption] The process of card...

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  • 30
    Oct

McDonald Pioneer Blade & Tomahawk Earn ‘Knife of the Year’ Honors

[caption id="attachment_2507925" align="alignright" width="231"] Ron and Jeanne McDonald have been commissioned to create the beautiful and timeless “Rifleman’s Knife and Tomahawk” for Sporting Classics’ Knife of the Year line.[/caption] The image of our earliest “American sportsman” is unmistakable: Clad in buckskin, Kentucky rifle in the crook of his arm, looking west, straining to see just over the horizon....

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  • 30
    Oct

The Development of the 6536/1 Submariner, the James Bond Rolex

[caption id="attachment_2507935" align="alignright" width="187"] The Rolex Submariner watch worn in the first of the Bond movies, “Dr. No,” in 1962 as a 6536/1 Submariner without the bracelet, on a black leather strap.[/caption] The Rolex Submariner is one of the coolest watches ever produced by the venerable watch company, and it has a lot more going for it than...

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