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PHS students inducted into National Honor Society

Thirteen students were welcomed as the newest members of the Emily Ball Chapter of The National Honor Society during its annual induction ceremony at Portsmouth High School, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. Joining the National Honor Society this year are Madison Elaine Ankrom, Olivia Ellen Rene Dickerson, Annabelle Theresa Burke, Beau Matthew Hammond, Maysa Nicole Calvin, Kamryn Alexis Holbrook, Ayonna Lashay Carr, Caden Ryan Kearns, Reagan Forbes Cartee, Katelyn Karris Ramey, Piper Olivia Cunningha

Aste Bolaffi Offers Rare Italian Coins Certified by NGC

The December auction includes a gold rarity expected to sell for at least $200,000. Over 150 coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®), including one of the greatest rarities in Italian numismatics, are being offered in a sale presented by Aste Bolaffi. Bidding is already underway for Aste Bolaffi Auction 42, being held December 1-2, 2022. The top lot in this auction is an Italy 1928R VI Gold “Oro Prova” 20 Lire graded NGC MS 61 (lot 1225). Showing King Victor Emmanuel III in unif

Champion Macau Auction Features Rare Chinese Stamps Graded by ASG

One of the most prestigious lots in the sale is a group of three Specimen stamps commemorating the founding of the Chinese Empire. Dozens of rare Chinese stamps certified by Authenticated Stamp Guaranty® (ASG®) and pedigreed to the H.F. Bowker Collection are available in the 2022 Champion Macau Autumn Auction. Online bidding is already underway for the sale, which will be held in Macau, China on November 27, 2022. One of the most prestigious lots is a group of three undated China Specimen stam

Champion Macau Auction Features Rare PMG-certified Notes from Asia

The top lot in the November sale is a popular large-size Ching dynasty one-dollar note. Dozens of rare Chinese banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are available in the 2022 Champion Macau Autumn Auction. Online bidding is already underway for the sale, which will be held in Macau, China, on November 27, 2022. The top paper money rarity in the auction is a China, Hupeh Government Mint 1899 $1 = 7 Mace 2 Candareens graded PMG 45 Choice Extremely Fine and pedigreed to the Arthur C

Champion Macau Auction Offers Rare Chinese Coins Certified by NGC

Rare and exquisite NGC-graded Chinese coins are available in the November Champion Macau sale. Over 100 rare and exquisite Chinese coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) are available in the 2022 Champion Macau Autumn Auction. Bidding is already underway online for the sale, being held in Macau, China on November 27, 2022. The centerpiece of this sale is a China YR24 (1898) Anhwei Silver Dollar - Large Rosette graded NGC MS 65 and pedigreed to the NC Collection (lot 137), which

CGC Comics Attending London Comic Mart on November 27

We'll be accepting submissions and answering questions at the Royal National Hotel on November 27, 2022. Representatives from Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) will be accepting submissions and discussing CGC services at the London Comic Mart at the Royal National Hotel in London, on November 27, 2022. The London Comic Mart has been an established event for more than 30 years, offering rare and exciting comic books and other collectibles from over 120 traders' stalls. Early entry begins at 11

Rare Chinese Coins Certified by NGC in December Heritage Auction

Hundreds of NGC-certified coins are offered in the sale, including a seldom-seen pattern. A rare Chinese silver pattern is among over 750 rare coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) that are being offered in a December sale. Bidding is already underway for the HKINF World and Ancient Coins sale, being held by Heritage Auctions on December 7-9, 2022. With an estimate of $300,000 to $350,000, the top lot in the auction is a China YR8 (1919) Pattern Silver Dollar graded NGC SP 64

Complete Set of CGC-certified Spider-Man Comics Available on eBay

Some of the dare-we-say “Amazing” books found in this set include: The list goes on and includes the first appearance of Punisher, Venom, Carnage, Morbius, Mysterio, Electro, Mary Jane Watson and many other key issues. Spider-Man was first introduced in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, and debuted under his own title, Amazing Spider-Man, in 1963. That series ran for 441 issues until it was relaunched as Vol. 2, beginning with a new issue #1 in 1999, and lasted 58 issues before it was renumbered un

NGC-certified Russian Coin Sells for Over $500,000 in Ginza Sale

NGC-certified coins from Bohemia and England also excelled in the November auction. A Russian coin certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®) sold for more than half a million dollars as part of a Ginza Coins auction on November 5, 2022. The Russia 1835 Imperial Family 1.5 Roubles graded NGC MS 64 (lot 991) realized 78,055,000 JPY (about $537,000). The obverse of this renowned Russian rarity shows the bust of Russian Emperor Nicholas I, who ruled Russia from 1825 to 1855. The reverse, wh

CGC-certified Journey into Mystery #83 Sells for Over $20,000 in Hake's Auction

The first appearance of Marvel Comics' Thor was sold in the auction on November 16, 2022. A copy of the comic book with the first appearance of Marvel Comics’ Thor, which was graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®), had a thunderous performance in Hake’s Auction #236 on November 16, 2022. The auction included more than 250 CGC-certified comic books, along with many other collectible video games, sports cards and comic book art selections. The highest performing CGC-certified comic book in

CGC-certified Giant-Size X-Men Sold for $47,500

The book, which is graded CGC 9.8 with a CGC-authenticated Stan Lee signature, sold on eBay in November 2022. A signed copy of Giant-Size X-Men #1 graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) was sold on eBay for $47,500 on November 1, 2022. This Signature Series copy was graded CGC 9.8 and signed by X-Men co-creator Stan Lee. The X-Men debuted in the pages of X-Men #1 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in July 1963. The team of mutants included Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Angel and Iceman, led by Pr

CSG Grades Rare 1910 Fred Tenney Baseball Card

Only three examples of this card are known to exist, and this one has the highest grade. The experts at Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) recently had the honor of grading a 1910 E104-3 Nadja Caramel Fred Tenney baseball card, awarding it a grade of CSG 2.5. The 1910 E104-3 Nadja Caramel set is rare and popular with collectors. It features player portraits on a color background. “Fewer than 40 cards are cataloged in the third series of the E104 set. The Fred Tenney card was unknown until 2018,

Portsmouth Show Choir presents 42nd Street

Put on your dancing shoes and get to Portsmouth High School on Nov. 18-20 to enjoy the Portsmouth High School Show Choir in their performance of the musical 42nd Street. “We’re excited for the show. The music is so good and so much fun. We have a really strong group of dancers and a few of them have tap experience. This is a really tap-heavy show, and I knew I wanted to showcase their ability to tap and to dance in general. There’s acting and there’s singing and dancing. There’s a little bit of

CSG to Become Exclusive Grader for The Monthly Card Show

The Monthly Card Show is a virtual event that begins November 16, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET. The experts at Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) have been selected to serve as the exclusive grading company for The Monthly Card Show, which is scheduled to have its first show on November 16, 2022, from 6 p.m. ET until midnight. Upon registering, collectors and dealers will have virtual access to the hobby’s top buyers and sellers. Simply visit a booth and start transacting. Each vendor will have their own

Portsmouth Elementary students celebrate veterans

Students from Portsmouth Elementary School performed a special Veterans Day musical program on Nov. 11 to honor and celebrate our nation’s men and women of the services. Fourth-grade students and members of the Trojan Express choir practiced for weeks, delivering monologues and singing classic American songs like the National Anthem, America the Beautiful, You’re a Grand Old Flag, and many others. Portsmouth Elementary Music Teacher Laurie O’Brien said the kids did an awesome job! “We haven’t

Six Early American Coins Graded by NGC Each Sell for Over $100,000

The Heritage Auctions sale featured late 18th century rarities from the Mike Coltrane Collection. Dozens of coins that are certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®), many of which are pedigreed to some of the greatest collections of all time, were sold in The Estate of Mike Coltrane Collection of US Coins Signature Auction #1350. The sale, presented by Heritage Auctions, was held on November 2, 2022. The top lot was a New Jersey 1788 Head Left Copper pedigreed to the Partrick and Garret

Early Spider-Man Comics Certified by CGC in Heritage Sale

Grails of some of comics’ most popular heroes, like Spider-Man, Superman, Fantastic Four and many more, are available in the November auction. Many Golden and Silver Age comics that are graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) are available in the Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction, which is being presented by Heritage Auctions on November 17-20, 2022. Among them are the first appearances of some of comics’ most popular heroes, including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and many more. Swin

CSG Certifies Two Vintage Babe Ruth Baseball Cards

CSG has certified its first 1921 E121 American Caramel Babe Ruth and another 1933 Goudey #144 that ties for the top grade in the CSG Population Report. In the past few weeks, the expert graders at Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) have graded two rare and valuable vintage Babe Ruth baseball cards. One is tied for the highest grade in the CSG Population Report while the other is the first example certified by CSG. Known as “The Sultan of Swat,” Ruth established hitting records that stood for de

CGC-graded Star Trek #1 Boldly Goes for $46,500

Walt Disney comics also make a strong showing in a Heritage sale of Dell and Gold Key comics in November 2022. The first Star Trek comic book went where it has never gone before, as a copy graded by Certified Guaranty Company® (CGC®) went for a record amount at a Heritage Auctions sale. Other CGC-certified books also impressed in Doug’s Dell and Gold Key Comics Auction on November 3, 2022, including ones featuring popular characters from Looney Tunes, Disney and Scooby-Doo. The auction’s top-s

Rare Hong Kong Banknote Certified by PMG Offered by Heritage

Over 400 PMG-certified notes are being offered in the World Paper Money Signature Auction on December 5, 2022. More than 400 rare Chinese banknotes certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®), including a great rarity from Hong Kong, are available to bidders in a Heritage Auctions sale. Bidding for the World Paper Money Signature Auction - Hong Kong runs through December 5, 2022. Among the many notable PMG-certified items available in this auction is a Hong Kong, Chartered Bank of India, Austral
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