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Heritage appoints Matt Rubinger as Director of Luxury Accessories

NEW YORK – Heritage Auction Galleries has announced the appointment of Matthew Rubinger to the position of Consignment Director for its newly formed Luxury Accessories category, encompassing high-end handbags, luggage, wallets, belts and all associated accompaniments. “Matt has a world of experience that belies his age,” said Tiffany Dubin, Vice President of Business Development...

FREE ONLINE EVENT from Comics Buyer’s Guide

Is My Comic Worth $1 Million? Comic books are making news everywhere. They’re the reigning inspiration behind blockbuster movies, they’ve helped make geek chic (Have you caught an episode of The Big Bang Theory yet?), and they’re topping sales at auction houses from coast to coast. With all of this activity, there’s no better...

1,000 Comic Books neatly spans 70 years

This book had me at page 8. That’s when Tony Isabella, author of “1,000 Comic Books You Must Read,” appropriately credited Superman as the character who established comic books as a part of our national scene. Despite all the current movie hype surrounding Iron Man, Wolverine and Batman, I’ve always believed Superman holds the title...

National Postcard Week is May 2-8, 2010

Unlike our counterparts across the pond, the United States has been largely unsuccessful in bringing together antiques enthusiasts for a common purpose. This is most likely due to the fact that the collecting areas available in this country are so broad and diverse, there’s little reason for train collectors to mingle with clock-work toy...

Caroline Ashleigh offers advice on acquiring vintage shoes

CHICAGO — To Caroline Ashleigh, author of Warman’s Shoes Field Guide, there are three criteria to use when looking for vintage shoes: condition, condition and condition. Beyond that, she advises buy what you love, buy the best you can afford and buy the best example you can afford. Moreover, she says, one of the...

What size is this — really

As I read “Vintage clothing and accessories have teen prom appeal” (from the last Cotton & Quail Antique Gazette), it made me think of when I was a teen. All I wanted to do was be like everyone else to fit in. Now, it seems like teens want to be different to fit in....

Tin Toy Expert To Visit Trenton City Museum

Noted tin toy authority Alan Jaffe will speak at 2 p.m. Jan. 11, 2009 at Ellarslie, the Trenton City Museum, in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition A Toy Story: Seven Decades of J. Chein and Company, New Jersey Toymaker. Jaffe, a former newspaper reporter, editor and contributor to Inside Collector, an antiques and collectibles...

O’Brien’s Collecting Toys – Captain Midnight

   With O’Brien’s Collecting Toys nearly finished and moving rapidly toward its date with the printer, I thought it would be fun to share another interesting item from the book.    The Premiums chapter is loaded with fun and fascinating items offered in support of early radio and television shows. Only the strongest of characters survived through...