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November 25, 2008

A Rough Ride in Collectible Cars

From WSJ.com

NOVEMBER 25, 2008
A Rough Ride in Collectible Cars
By JONATHAN WELSH

 

For some, the first sign of trouble was a Daytona Spyder.

When one of these rare early-1970s Ferrari sports cars turns up at an auction, high-end collectors typically bid aggressively, even fiercely, to acquire it. But at a recent sale in California, one Spyder failed to fetch the minimum bid.

In recent years, the vintage car market has soared, led by the priciest European models. But now, as the economy worsens to the point where even the wealthiest collectors feel pinched, demand for million-dollar sports cars is starting to skid.

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November 06, 2008

Hummel

I just came across this and thought it would be of interest.

 

Goebel of North America Latest News from the M.I. Hummel Club

Pennington, N.J., August 29, 2008 - Goebel Germany has recently announced that it will discontinue production of M.I. Hummel figurines on October 31, 2008 and focus its resources on the company's home accessory brands. Current details concerning Goebel Porzellanmanufaktur's
M.I. Hummel business division are as follows:
The Goebel Information Center in Rodental, Germany closes at the end of August 2008.
The production of Hummel figurines at the Rodental, Germany facility will end on October 31, 2008. Sales will continue as long as supplies last.
The M.I. Hummel Club Center in Rodental, Germany will close at the end of September 2008. The North American M.I. Hummel Club Center in Pennington, NJ USA will remain open for business.
The 2008 International Club Convention in Germany planned for October 17 & 18, 2008 has been cancelled, please read below for more details on this German event. The 2009 International Club Convention in Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY USA is going forward, please visit http://www.mihummelclub.com/eventsTravel_convention.asp to register for the North American event.
We are confident that a new "solution" will soon be found for M.I. Hummel figurine production and for the Club. Goebel is actively working in this direction and we expect to have further information by the October 18th get together in Rodental, Germany... Visit these pages regularly for the newest information concerning further developments. 

 

from http://www.goebel.com/pressroom.asp

August 21, 2008

Rare-auto breeds retain their allure

Rare-auto breeds
retain their allure
Pebble Beach car auction
tops last year's tally
for prized collectibles

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ASIA
August 21, 2008

June 25, 2008

Safeguard your collection

WSJ covering the basics of insuring, protecting and cataloging your collection.

June 16, 2008

More Signatures Less Value

 A WSJ article covering the intricacies of the inverse relationship between the quantity of signatures and the value of the object.