Tim’s Auctions supports St. Jude as Yankees World Series ring sells for $15,600

Auctioneer Tim Chapulis is dwarfed by this gorgeous Kerman carpet that hammered for $4,425.

An aggressive bidder from New York bought an actual 1996 New York Yankees World Series ring once owned by former ballplayer Rey Quinones for $15,600 on March 25, 2012 at Tim’s Auctions of Bristol, Conn. Admittance to the auction came in the form of a suggested $10 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tim’s has raised more than $45,000 for the charity against a goal to reach $50,000 in 2012, St. Jude’s 50th year. Read More +

Antiques and collectibles reference eBooks available in Amazon Kindle Store

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Some of the collectible hobby’s best books have been out of print for more than a decade, only to be found in antiques stores themselves as part of a dealer’s private library. F+W Media, publisher of Antique Trader, is proud to offer a variety of its antiques and collectibles products in e-book form in Amazon’s Kindle store. Now you don’t have to spend $50 for that out-of-print title if you put an e-reader such as your Kindle or iPad to work! Read More +