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How to Prepare for an Online Auction

May 8th, 2024

Online auctions are a great alternative to in-person events, as they allow you to find unique collectibles from the comfort of your own home! However, if you’ve never participated in a virtual auction and want to try it out, then it’s best to prepare beforehand. While some things stay the same, there are many differences […]

**Rare Baseball Card Collection and Vintage Bats to be Auctioned Online with No Reserve**

April 4th, 2024

Monmouth Junction, NJ  – For collectors and enthusiasts of baseball memorabilia, an extraordinary opportunity is on the horizon as a remarkable estate collection is set to go under the virtual hammer. The online auction features an impressive array of baseball cards and vintage bats, all belonging to a single-owner estate and to be sold with […]

The Smart Buyer’s Guide to Winning an Auction

March 21st, 2024

Welcome to the world of auctions, where the thrill of the bid is matched only by the joy of snagging that much-coveted item at a great price. Bodnar’s Auction, based in the heart of New Brunswick, NJ, stands out as a premier destination for both seasoned collectors and novices alike. Specializing in online auctions, antiques, […]

Take the Fear Out of Bidding at an Online Auction

March 1st, 2024

Welcome to Bodnar’s Auctions, where the past meets the present through the digital lens of online auctions. Located in the heart of South Brunswick, New Jersey, we are not just an auction house but a gateway to rediscovering history, one bid at a time. Our expertise in antiques, collectibles, and estate liquidation or estate management […]

Rare Opportunity: Collection of 1700 Morgan Silver Dollars to be Auctioned, Captivating Coin Enthusiasts Worldwide

February 6th, 2024

Monmouth Junction, NJ – Numismatists and collectors are poised for an extraordinary event as a remarkable collection of 1700 Morgan Silver Dollars is set to go under the hammer at an exclusive auction. The iconic Morgan Silver Dollar, a symbol of American numismatic history and heritage, holds a revered place in the hearts of coin enthusiasts, […]

Rare Opportunity to Acquire Renowned Artist Glen Fortune Banse’s Personal Collection at Exclusive Auction

February 6th, 2024

[Monmouth Junction, NJ] – Art enthusiasts and collectors worldwide are set to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event as the highly-anticipated auction of artist Glen Fortune Banse’s personal collection slated for online bidding on February 14. Renowned for his striking, thought-provoking works that have captivated audiences for decades, Banse’s collection represents a unique opportunity to acquire pieces […]

Building a Collection: Strategies for Aspiring Antique Collectors

January 29th, 2024

In today’s digital age, the realm of antique collecting has flourished. With a fusion of historical significance and market demand, there has never been a better time to start building an antique collection. Here at Bodnar’s Auctions, we’re not only passionate about antiques but also about guiding you in developing the perfect antique collection. Whether […]

Unlocking Hidden Treasures: A Guide to Buying Collectible US Coins at Online Auctions with Bodnar’s Auctions

December 1st, 2023

Collecting US coins has always been a passion for numismatists, and what better way to enhance your collection than by participating in coin auctions? In the digital age, online auctions have become a treasure trove for enthusiasts seeking unique and rare pieces to add to their coin collections. In this guide, we’ll explore the intricacies […]

Unveiling Treasures: A Guide to Buying Estate Jewelry at Online Auctions with Bodnar’s Auctions

December 1st, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of jewelry acquisition, online auctions have emerged as a fascinating avenue for both buyers and sellers. One standout player in this domain is Bodnar’s Auction, a distinguished business specializing in online auctions. In this guide, we’ll delve into the intricate world of buying estate jewelry through online auctions, exploring the nuances […]

Bodnar’s Auction Kevin Smith Comic Art Sale Delivers Unprecedented Success on September 27

October 10th, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Bodnar’s Auction Kevin Smith Comic Art Sale Delivers Unprecedented Success on September 27 Monmouth Junction, NJ October 10, 2023 – Bodnar’s Auction House is thrilled to announce the resounding success of the highly anticipated Kevin Smith Comic Art Sale, held on September 27, 2023. The auction, curated in collaboration with filmmaker […]

Iconic Filmmaker Kevin Smith’s Exclusive Comic Art Collection to be Auctioned at Bodnar’s Auction on September 27, 2023

September 11th, 2023

Monmouth Junction, NJ: Bodnar’s Auction an esteemed auction house specializing in rare and collectible items, is thrilled to announce a momentous event that is set to captivate comic book enthusiasts and art connoisseurs alike. In a truly unprecedented offering, we are honored to present the private comic art collection of none other than renowned filmmaker […]

Discover the Magic of Redecorating with Antiques: A Guide to Auction Shopping

June 22nd, 2023

Have you ever dreamed of transforming your home into a magical palace with vintage furniture and antique accents? Imagine bringing the classic styles of bygone eras to life in your living room or bedroom. With auctions, you can do just that! Auctions are full of unique antiques—the perfect way to discover the magic of redecorating […]

Marklin Boats Sails to Victory as the Top Lot in 4-Day Auction at Bodnar’s Auction in New Jersey

May 15th, 2023

Bodnar’s Auction sold a single-owner estate collection that was amassed over 90 years! This collection featured several categories, including early trains, toy boats, toy airplanes, signs, advertising, engines, and other items that focused on the History of the industrial age. This 4-day auction, over the course of the past several months, attracted over 3500 registered […]

Check Out Some of Our Upcoming Auctions to Open the Summer!

May 3rd, 2023

Get in on the action with Bodnar’s Auction and start the summer off right! We’re ending spring and opening summer up the proper way with fantastic sports autographs for auction on May 25 and toys for all generations on June 8, 2023. Both of these online-only and live broadcast events promise to be spectacular and […]

4 Reasons to Sell Your Antique Jewelry With an Auction House

December 20th, 2022

Did you recently inherit vintage pieces of jewelry from a relative and have no use for them? Is your jewelry box bursting at the seams with necklaces, bracelets, and earrings you haven’t worn in years? While you don’t necessarily want to wear these pieces again, you recognize their value and don’t want to toss them […]

The Most Valuable Types of Collectibles You Should Consider Selling

November 1st, 2022

Your mom held onto your old toys for the sake of memories, and now these playthings are collecting dust in the attic. While you may have been annoyed at first that she didn’t just throw them away, you now realize that having access to these vintage toys, comic books, and stamp collections may actually be […]

I Inherited a Hoarder House — What Should I Do With All the Stuff?

August 19th, 2022

Inheriting a home comes with a great deal of responsibility, especially if that house belonged to a hoarder. Now, on top of deciding if you will keep or sell the house, you need to devise a plan for all the stuff covering every surface. It can be tempting to hire a junk removal company and […]

Bodnar’s to Offer 2-Day Online-Only Auction Featuring the Estate of “Tiffany” George!

June 14th, 2022

George attended our first auction in 1994 and was a staple in the front row, always buying nothing but the best! He bought the first Tiffany Lamp at that sale, and the rest was history; he was hooked on buying the best items that came to our auction for over 25 years! His estate is […]

How to Determine the Value of Your Antique Toys

June 6th, 2022

Whether you’re a collector on the hunt for rare vintage toys or simply have a box of old Beanie Babies and Hot Wheels in your attic, you’re likely curious to know how you can determine if the toy you’re looking at is worth anything. The best way to figure out what your collectible is worth […]

The Top Myths About Online Auctions Debunked

May 5th, 2022

Do you love the thrill of seeking out vintage comic books, antique furniture pieces, or other items you can find at auctions? Whether you’re an old hand at bidding at auctions or you’re just curious about them, it’s never been easier to get the experience of an auction from the comfort of your couch as […]

Bodnar’s to Auction the History of NJ Dairies

April 4th, 2022

On a September day in 2021, Auctioneer Joseph Bodnar and his crew drove into a quiet neighborhood in Long Branch, NJ, and walked up to the door to pick up items that Mark Conover Sr. had spent his lifetime collecting. Although Joe had seen the collection, his crew had no idea what they were about […]

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Tips for Beginning Your Collection of Vintage Comic Books

February 24th, 2022

If you love to read comic books, you’re in good company. Millions of people around the United States (and the world!) love flipping through the colorful adventures of their favorite superheroes and other characters. But did you know there’s even more value to be found in vintage comic books? When you start a vintage comic […]

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Nuf Said will be replaced with Sold when the contents of McGreevy’s Bar from Boston cross the auction block on January 26, 2022!

January 16th, 2022

McGreevy’s Bar originally opened in 1894 as the Third Base Saloon and was known as Boston’s first sports bar. It housed one of the most extensive collections of baseball history of its time with photos, clippings, and other baseball memorabilia.

What’s the Difference Between Antique, Vintage, and Collectible Items?

January 4th, 2022

If you love to visit auction houses, antique shops, estate sales, thrift stores, or flea markets, you’re in good company. Antiques, vintage items, and collectibles are fun and interesting to buy and sell, no matter if you’re a history buff, a bargain hunter, a fan of old-timey fashion, or almost anyone else! Many people find […]

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The Force Was With Bodnar’s Auction: Star Wars Collection Sells for over $55,000.00!

October 18th, 2021

Jedi Master Joe Bodnar, owner of Bodnar’s Auction, was extremely pleased with the October 7, 2021 sale results. With over 5,000 registered bidders from all over the world, the force was with this impressive single-owner collection!

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May the Force Be With You: Star Wars Action Figures for Sale on Oct. 7

October 1st, 2021

Toy and comic book buyers in NJ have enjoyed participating in Bodnar’s auctions for several years, and now we’re having one of our biggest auctions dedicated to Star Wars action figures. If you’re a fan of this iconic movie franchise, you do not want to miss out on the opportunity to build your collection of […]

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Bodnar’s Auction Returns to the Jersey Shore to Conduct Their First Live Auction in Over a Year!

August 23rd, 2021

Bodnar’s Auction had its first annual Jersey shore auction in 2019 and had a fantastic response from the community! Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, they had to shut down their live auction events and run sales online-only, canceling their 2020 event. In the late spring of 2021, the City of Cape May decided to reopen […]

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September 2021 Auctions You Won’t Want to Miss at Bodnar’s

August 5th, 2021

Is there anything better than finding coveted items at some of the biggest sales of the year? We don’t think so! That’s why we are giving you plenty of opportunities to find the perfect collectible or antique item.

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Bodnar’s Auction Reinvents Itself During COVID-19 Pandemic and Is Selling Off Most of Its Live Auction Supplies!

July 28th, 2021

On August 4, 2021, Bodnar’s Auction will be selling off a surplus of live auction supplies! COVID-19 forced Bodnar’s to move operations to an online-only auction due to New Jersey restrictions. Then, the state of New Jersey took over their location at the New Jersey Convention & Expo Center as a COVID-19 hospital and vaccination […]

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All!: These Rare Pokémon Cards Could Make You a Fortune

June 8th, 2021

Pokémon cards have been popular since they first debuted. While you may affectionately remember playing cards with your friends — or you are a parent of a Pokémon card enthusiast — a collection could fetch serious money at auction. Many rare, collectible, and valuable cards were readily available during their first print run. Decades later, […]

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Buyer Tips for Online Auctions

April 29th, 2021

Online auctions have been building in popularity for many years. What was once a small niche of the estate and auction market has now become a cornerstone of many successful auction companies like Bodnar’s Auctions. From coins and collectibles to antique toys and comic books, we have all sorts of high-quality items available at our […]

What Is My Comic Book Worth?

April 29th, 2021

When trying to determine the value of an old comic book, the comic industry can be intimidating and sometimes frustrating. With collector standards, changes in popularity, and condition requirements, there is a bevy of information needed to accurately determine the value of your comic books.

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How to Know if the Painting You Want to Sell Is a Reproduction or Real

April 2nd, 2021

Do you have a painting you want to sell but cannot tell if it is original or a reproduction? Well, before you list your supposedly valuable relic, do a bit of research first to determine its true worth.

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How to Start Buying Antiques at Auctions

April 2nd, 2021

If you are an antique collector, you can get great one-off pieces at auctions. However, we all know that auction buying can be intimidating, and getting the best antique deals needs a solid strategy.

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Magic the Gathering Collection Sells for over $600,000.00 at Bodnar’s Auction!

March 2nd, 2021

On February 18, 2021 Bodnar’s Auction sold 414 lots of a single owner estate collection of Magic the Gather cards for just over $600,000.00, making it one of the best grossing single owner collections in Bodnar’s 29 years of conducting auctions. When the collection came into the auction firm, Bodnar’s knew right from the get […]

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A Guide To Diecast Cars: Determining Value and Tips

February 11th, 2021

Introduction to Diecast Cars Diecast cars are the epitome of nostalgia. Many adults can look back at their childhood fondly and remember their budding collection of diecast cars. For some people, diecast cars are a hobby that stays in childhood. Still, for car enthusiasts and collectors alike, it’s a heartwarming pastime full of options and […]

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Bodnar’s to Sell Extensive Collection of Magic the Gathering Card Collection on February 18, 2021 Online Only!

February 8th, 2021

Back in June of 2020 Bodnar’s auction received a phone call about an estate collection of Magic the Gathering cards. A collection had been left to a gentleman from a friend who had recently passed away. At that time Joe Bodnar, owner of Bodnar’s auction had no idea how many cards were there, what condition […]

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The Implosion of Trump Plaza for Charity

December 21st, 2020

Atlantic City has been an entertainment destination for residents all along the East Coast, and as a tourist attraction, this place has built a unique and diverse history. As the city continues to develop into the 21st century, room must be made for new and exciting businesses and community endeavors. That is why, after 36 […]

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Bodnar’s Auction House: Your One-Stop-Shop For Magic: The Gathering Card Auctions

December 21st, 2020

Since its commercial release in 1993, Magic: The Gathering (MTG) has mostly avoided the mainstream spotlight while still maintaining its success among die-hard fans. Created at the University of Pennsylvania by mathematician Richard Garfield, the trading card game has gone through multiple iterations and evolutions since its original release—this is a big part of what […]

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Estate Auctions vs. Estate Sale: How Online Bids Can Increase Items Sold

July 2nd, 2020

The concept of an estate sale sounds relatively straightforward: some or all of an individual or family’s possessions are sold off after the individual dies or the family moves away. While many people have at least some degree of personal experience with this type of work through yard and garage sales, dealing with an estate […]

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How Bodnar’s Auction Is Providing Safe Service and Helping People During Social Distancing

May 11th, 2020

The current COVID-19 pandemic has required us all to make changes to the way we live our lives. Businesses are closing or operating differently, events are being put on hold, and people are spending more time inside to try and contain the spread of the virus. During these unprecedented times, events of all kinds are […]

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Is Auctioning Property You’ve Inherited a Good Idea?

March 30th, 2020

As a team of local estate liquidators in New Jersey, Bodnar’s Auction understands that inheriting a house from a deceased loved one can be considered an advantageous opportunity or a challenging inconvenience. For instance, you likely have plenty of items within the home that you may not know what to do with, and it can […]

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What Happens to a Loved One’s Belongings After They Die?

March 2nd, 2020

When a loved one, such as a parent or grandparent, passes away, they usually leave behind much more than their legacy and memories. As if the grieving process isn’t challenging enough, there’s another concern that may require timely action: “What happens to their stuff?”.

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Can You Withdraw an Auction Bid?

January 10th, 2020

“I have $80,00, who will give $90.00?” What should’ve been an exhilarating experience has just caused you to feel uneasy and doubtful. Is it too late to withdraw my bid? you ask. There are many different rules and guidelines in auctions, and it’s important to understand what they are before placing a bid. Once you […]

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How Do You Bid at Auctions?

October 30th, 2019

Whether you want to add to your vintage toy collection or are looking for something mid-century modern at an auction in NJ, Bodnar’s Auction is the destination for you. You may not be a seasoned bidder, and that’s okay. We’re here to tell you what you can expect.

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Auctions: What I Should Sell & How Does it Work?

September 11th, 2019

How Do Auctions Work for the Seller? When selling your items at an auction, you should expect one of four things to happen: your items will be sold for what you expected, for more than you expected, for less than you expected, or they might not sell at all. When you take your items to […]

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274 Comic Books Gross Over Six Figures at Bodnar’s June 20, 2019 Auction

July 24th, 2019

Throughout the years, Bodnar’s Auction has been fortunate enough to host some pretty fantastic vintage toy auctions here in New Jersey, but our sale on June 20th was one for the ages. In fact, it could be considered one of the greatest single-owner comic book auctions in recent history!  We welcomed a standing-room-only crowd of […]

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Auctions vs Estate Sales: Why Bodnar’s Is the Best Choice When It’s Time To Liquidate Assets

June 25th, 2019

Finding yourself in a position where you either have to plan the allocation of your loved one’s assets when they pass, or you have to liquidate an estate in the aftermath of a loved one’s passing, is extremely stressful. It can be overwhelming. The temptation to search the internet for someone — anyone — to […]

Bodnar’s Auction Offers Rare Gem for Spider-Man Fans Everywhere

June 3rd, 2019

As a leading antique auction house in New Jersey, Bodnar’s Auction is proud to offer truly unique, once-in-a-lifetime items, and comic book collectors know that when they attend one of our sales, they’re in for a real treat. That’s definitely the case at our June 20 event, which will include the Silver Age of Comic […]

May 18, 2019 is The Day to Procure an Authentic Collection of The Real American Hero — G.I. Joe

May 6th, 2019

While the toy industry continues to grow, some things remain the same — and we like it that way. Suggesting the toy world had developed drastically in the 1980s is far from an exaggeration. When an all-new generation of G.I. Joe toys emerged, it stole any bit of spotlight from competitors in the game. Even […]

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We’ve Set a Personal Record for the Selling Price of a Single Item at Our Auction With a Paul Evans Sculptured Cabinet Selling for $89,700.00!

May 6th, 2019

On March 28, 2019 at 7:00pm with over 400 registered bidders in house and another 1000 bidders online, all eyes were on a Paul Evans free floating sculptured front cabinet that was discovered in a Monmouth Beach Estate. The Bid open at $40,000.00 with several hands up in the air, the excitement was in the […]

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A Re-Release Collection Only at Bodnar’s Auction

March 1st, 2019

On March 28, 2019, toys will be taking over Bodnar’s Auction Sales in Edison, NJ. From a Maryland estate comes a large, single-owner collection of re-released toys from the 1970s and 1980s that will cross the auction block in NJ. It was a labor of love collected by a gentleman over the last few years, […]

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Reasons to Buy Your Next Car at an Auction

February 1st, 2019

After lots of bidding, you finally procured that vintage armoire you’ve had your eye on since you entered the building. Next, you purchase some antique rugs, jewelry, electronics, and even large furniture — perhaps you’re considering buying a vehicle, too. Purchasing a car at an auction is a wise investment. When we sell a car […]

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Toys Become a Staple at Bodnar’s Auction

January 1st, 2019

In the past few years, Bodnar’s Auction, a local auction in NJ, has grown in both size and quality. Nowhere else is this as apparent as in the toy sale. It has grown from a few tables at each sale to over 20 tables at each sale filled with comic books, early transformers in the […]

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Make the Most of Your Unwanted Items: Why You Should Sell These 3 Things at an Auction

December 1st, 2018

Have you ever thrown away unwanted items and wondered if you could have made some extra money off of them? The best way to get a return on your items is to sell it an at auction. Bodnar’s Auction is central New Jersey’s largest auction house, attracting a wide range of buyers from all walks […]

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5 Reasons Why Holding an Auction Is the Best Option

November 1st, 2018

Whether it’s an antique, a one-of-a-kind piece, or our most prized possession, we assign a value to the things we believe are most important to us. At one point or another, we learn to part ways with our belongings, but it’s how we let go that determines the real value we see in our possessions. […]

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Reasons to Choose Auctioning over an Estate Sale

October 1st, 2018

In the process of choosing between an auction or an estate sale? We can share some facts that will help you make the right decision. When choosing between an auction and an estate sale, the real goal is to go with the option that works best for you, your family, and your particular situation. As […]

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I’m happy with everything Joe and Janet did, you were both informative and were very helpful with the questions I had being that I was never in that position before. Janet’s response time was also positive for me. It was interesting to watch the auction live. I thought you did an amazing job and had a nice banter back and forth. You seem to be a good team! Thank you for all your hard work and making this difficult time of letting  my deceased father’s collectibles go an easy experience.

Kim F.

I would like to thank you for including me in your online sale.
Everything from none contact drop off, to none contact pick up, was handled with the outmost professionalism.
I appreciated your clear communication after the sale with a printout and an explanation of when I’ll receive my check.
Overall I was very please with the prices my jewelry achieved, some lot  went for less then I expected, others went for more, it’s all in the average.

Thank you very much

Michal F.

I come to your auctions often. You and your staff are great. Your change to an online auction on 4/9 is just another testament to your fine character and being thoughtful of others. The items are great no doubt, but a big reason I keep coming back is due to the culture you have created. Thank you. Art

Art F.

Thank You Joe! We Had a Very Good Experience With Your Team! 8/15/19

Carry G.

Sold in July 18, 2019 sale and Overall Pleased!

Frank D.

I received the proceeds from the Auction and wanted to again thank you and your team.  Everything went so smoothly and you all did such a great job from start to finish.This was an overwhelming experience for me and you made everything so easy.  I have been recommending you to everyone!

Thank you again for helping me; your kindness was very much appreciated.

Debbie B

Five Stars!

Samuel P.

Great deals and great company

Armand P.

Love this service! Great deals if you know what to look for!

Anthony D.

As I said once before, Wonderful People Work here. Thanks too all for your constant help. One Huge Look Auction!

Michael L.

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