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5 celebrity sunglasses that sold for tidy sums at auction

The Vision Council earmarked today (June 27) as a day to recognize the valuable service sunglasses provide. It is a significant job sunglasses provide by protecting eyes from ultraviolet rays. Plus, to do so in a stylish manner is a win-win. Roy Rogers’ aviator sunglasses, mid-20th century. Sold for $2,750 at auction in 2010. More…

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From the Editor: Thank you Wonder Woman

Dear Wonder Woman/Princess Diana of Themyscira/Diana Prince, Thank you. Portion of my Wonder Woman collection, including vintage and contemporary collectibles. This note is long overdue. However, the sentiments are as genuine today as they were when I was first introduced to you. That was some 30 years ago. Three decades is a long time, and…

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In the Beginning: 19th Century World’s Fairs

By Maxine Carter-Lome When the gates to the Crystal Palace opened on May 1, 1851 to welcome guests to the Great Exhibition, they opened the door to the future. Thirty-two countries from around the world mounted more than 13,000 exhibits to showcase the “Works of Industry of All Nations.” The exhibits included almost every marvel…

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Wonder Woman headlining plentiful pop culture auction July 11-13

YORK, Pa. – In the second of three online auctions designed to commemorate Hake’s Americana’s 50th year, the Pennsylvania-based pop culture specialists will host a July 11-13 event focused on rare comic books and original comic book art. The firm’s golden jubilee year is underway, with a million-dollar sale in March, with early political memorabilia…

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Fresh-to-market Chippendale sofa may see upward of $25K

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A newly discovered Philadelphia Chippendale sofa is being offered in Witherell’s American Arts Auction that runs to July 11, 2017. Antique Store Furniture Find Could Bring $50K Chippendale sofa, circa 1770-1780, coming to auction with an estimate of $25,000 to $50,000. (All photos courtesy of Witherell’s) Found in a Danville, Calif., home,…

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Burdett scrimshaw whale tooth may top $200K

EAST DENNIS, Mass. – Nearly 500 lots of maritime art will cross the auction block July 20 at Eldred’s Marine Sale, highlighted by the third and final session of the Thomas Mittler Scrimshaw Collection, as well as an important Montague Dawson seafaring scene and a scrimshaw whale’s tooth by Edward Burdett. The Marine Sale will…

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Collecting with Jeff: June 2017

Cricket, By Jiminy By Jeff Figler Did you know that the world’s second most popular sport, next to soccer, can sometimes take days to complete a match? You may know that I am referring to cricket. Although the sport is not popular in North America, it is in most other parts of the world. But…

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Georg Jensen jewelry captivates bidders at Rago Arts

LAMBERVILLE, N.J. — Rago Arts and Auction Center’s June Jewelry and Remix Auctions brought $1,874,413. Bidders participated June 9-11. Moonstone Necklace and Gold Ear Clips Each Command $2,750  The David Taylor Collection of Georg Jensen Jewelry hammered in at 7% above the high estimate. The sell-through rate was 96%. The masterfully curated collection was amassed…

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Let’s Go To The Fair!

By Bill Thornbrook It seems people can find almost any excuse to throw a party. And a party is even more fun when the whole community is invited. That’s the principle behind fairs and festivals. Celebrations begin with “first night” events in January, followed by ice carnivals and similar wintertime galas in the North. Then…

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Isaac Newton-signed stock document tops $53K

BOSTON, Mass. — A rare Isaac Newton signed document sold for $53,805 recently through RR Auction. The sale took place June 14, during a Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction. Stock Document of 1721 Draws Interest Document signed and dated by Isaac Newton in 1721. (Photo courtesy RR Auction) The one-page document signed “Is. Newton,” and dated…

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DINKs, WOOFs, and HENRYs: Selling to the rich

The list of social-status acronyms grows longer each year. I’m sure you’ve heard of YUPPIES (young urban professionals) and probably DINKs (double income, no kids), SINKs (single income, no kids) and SITCOMs (single income, two children, and oppressive mortgage). This week, I discovered the acronyms WOOFs (well-off older folks) and HENRYs (high earners, not rich…

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Texas AG: Invest in research when buying gold coins

AUSTIN, Texas — With input from numismatic experts, the Attorney General of Texas, Ken Paxton, recently issued a consumer protection alert about buying and selling gold coins. Award-winning expert of rare coins and precious metals and authority on numistmatics-related crimes Michael Fuljenz, president of Universal Coin & Bullion, Beaumont, Texas (www.UniversalCoin.com), in coordination with other…

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