What is a comic-book cover and what does it do? Ask Donald A. Wollheim. He produced science-fiction and fantasy paperbacks starting in the 1950s. Among his many claims to fame was his discovery that a tiny cover detail could make a difference in sales. Specifically: If the cover of a Gothic romance novel showed a woman running from a darkened mansion, sales were higher if there was a light in one of the mansion’s windows. Read More +
This summer, Antiques Roadshow will once again crisscross the country in search of new treasures for Season 16 of PBS’s most watched show.The 2011 Tour stops are: Eugene, Ore. …………. June 4, 2011El Paso, Texas ……….. June 18, 2011Minneapolis, Minn. ….. July … Read More +
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Antiques and collectibles collecting clubs and societies are making plans earlier than usual for their 2011 shows and conventions. The Association of Collecting Clubs (ACC) already has well over 500 club events posted on their Club-Sponsored Events … Read More +
ATLANTA – Worthpoint raised a new equity investment round of $3.6 million to add staff and make a global run at growing its online antiques and collectibles valuation service. The boost, from existing and new angel investors, as well as … Read More +
An original poster from The Invisible Man; an original costume from Edward Scissorhands; multiple Star Wars Cantina creatures and Santa himself – the original prop from the opening scene of Miracle on 34th Street – will be among the more than 1,300 pieces of Hollywood memorabilia offered by Profiles in History Dec. 17-18, 2010.
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During the last three months, there has been a resurgence of discussion surrounding the creation of an antiques trade association. Although this is not a new idea to our hobby, it appears this time the talk is more earnest. Groups … Read More +
Call it the investment of a lifetime, a 7.0 CGC graded copy of Detective #27, the first appearance of "The Batman," bought off the newsstand for a dime by Sacramento-native Robert Irwin when he was 13 years old, and subsequently put away and forgotten until the early 1990s, made its hobby debut and sold for $492,938.
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A black fedora signed by Michael Jackson is one of the keynote lots in Collect.com Auctions’ Sports & Americana Auction No. 6 closing Dec. 9, 2010. The auction offers 826 lots in categories including entertainment memorabilia, sports cards, game-used items and more than 100 license plates signed by sports figures and entertainers.
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During an organizational meeting Nov. 17 of the Madison Bouckville Antique Dealers Association it was announced The Results Group, a Syracuse, NY based event marketing firm, has signed a multi-year agreement to lease the site of the former Madison Bouckville … Read More +
Shawn Williams’ article at CBGxtra.com takes a thought-provoking the-future-is-now look at how the latest indie comic books are being published. By indie, he’s not talking smaller companies such as Dark Horse or Oni Press. He’s talking about independent authors and … Read More +