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A slow economic recovery hurts archive preservation, too

The last year saw many historical auctions perform better than most auctioneers and industry spotters could have ever predicted. This growing trend doesn’t get a lot of critical attention in the mainstream media, well, except for the six-figure price tags. It appears our nation’s history is being sold off to the highest (private) bidder....

Which celebs’ sigs are faked? Top 10 list of most dangerous vintage celebrity autographs

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Buyers beware: many alleged Babe Ruth autographs are bogus, many purported Elvis Presley signatures should be marked “return to sender.”   Over half of the signatures of some famous sports, historical and entertainment figures submitted in 2010 to PSA/DNA Authentication Services of Santa Ana, Calif. were judged to be fakes.  Babe...

Worthpoint marks 10,000 subscribers

This week, Worthpoint announced the number of paid subscribers has topped 10,000, a major milestone in the company’s newly relaunched business plan. The site was started in 2007 by collector/dealer/business guru Will Seippel. In 2008, the company purchased GoAntiques.com, one of the first antiques and collectibles buy/sell sites on the web. “It’s quite a...

The web is alive about eBays traffic woes

The web is alive with chatter this week about eBay‘s traffic woes. PowerSellers are blaming the online auction giant of changing its search functions and causing a drop in sales. More than 5,600 replies have been logged to a forum thread titled “5 DAYS STRAIGHT, NOT 1 SALE” that was posted back in April....

How much is a weekend with the Pawn Stars worth?

Of course, like anything, it’s worth what someone is willing to pay. Right now, apparently the price tag is $14,667.89, the final price hammered in a 10-day eBay auction that ended last night, as 29 bidders battled it out racking up a whopping 62 bids before the auction ended. 100 percent of the monies...

Recent graduate pays her student loan with $6,000 antique shaving mug

Her three year career selling on eBay just hit a jackpot for emerging antiques dealer Cynthia Kelly of Seattle. She recently sold an antique occupational shaving mug on eBay for almost $6,000. That’s an astounding price for an independent dealer considering some of the recent auctions held for occupational shaving mugs. The mug (which...

Will eBay bounce back?

What the heck happened to eBay? A few years ago many of us were complaining that finding “it” online was the final nail in the coffin of every brick and mortar shop around. A recent Associated Press report now states that eBay subsidiary PayPal could overtake the giant online marketplace in gross revenues by...