Harry Winston Diamond Shines at $362,500

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CHICAGO – A spectacular 7.40-carat, D color pear shape Harry Winston diamond ring dazzled bidders, selling for $362,500 at Hindman’s  “Important Jewelry Auction” September 13. 

In 1947, “Cosmopolitan” magazine bestowed Winston with a moniker that would follow him throughout his career: “King of Diamonds.” An innate gemologist with an intuitive mastery of his trade, Winston traveled the globe in his quest to find the world’s finest…

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Lighting the Way: Vintage Coal Miner Hats – WorthPoint

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While some might think that the days of coal miners, their faces covered in soot, descending deep into the earth to dig up an energy source, are gone, there are still active coal mines in the United States. According to the US Energy Information Administration, at the end of 2020, there were 551 coal-producing mines left across the country. Coal production technology has improved over the years,…

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Robot Band Hits $350,550 High Note at Auction

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DENVER, Pa. – A trio of robot musicians with a captivating, toe-tapping sound sold for $350,550, leading a parade of mechanical music machines and automata at Morphy Auctions $2.3 million sale of the late Henri Krijnen collection in September.

The 541-lot auction featured dance organs, orchestrions, slot machines and a myriad of other antique coin-operated novelties amassed over 50 years by Krijnen, a Dutch businessman who made his fortune in…

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Remembering the Brooklyn Dodgers – WorthPoint

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Departed sports teams are familiar in North America. All four major sports leagues have a history of franchise relocations, and there are always rumors about teams changing host cities soon.

Recently, the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders relocated to Las Vegas. The announcement came in January 2020 and proceeded as planned despite COVID-19.

Baseball is not immune to this. New York, Montreal, Washington, Boston, and Milwaukee are among the cities that have seen teams move…

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Not All Vintage Vinyl Records Are Viable or Valuable – WorthPoint

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The Beatles graced the cover of a highly controversial album.

Walk into any thrift or vintage store, and a rack or two of vinyl records will surely be collecting dust on a shelf somewhere. With all the talk about the vinyl resurgence, many non-collectors assume that every…

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Michael Jordan’s Last Dance Jersey Sets a New Record – WorthPoint

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Michael Jordan wore this Chicago Bulls jersey during the 1998 NBA Finals. It sold for more than $10 million in a Sotheby’s auction in September 2022, establishing a new record for game-used gear.
Image source: Sotheby’s

New price records continue to be set in sports memorabilia.

In August 2022, a Topps 1952…

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