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Record Hunting (9/4/08)
Nick Drake On a relatively mild November day, I stopped by Zero Street Records in Omaha, NE to shop for LPs and visit with Mike Garber, the shop owner and WorthPoint Worthologist (check out his profile by clicking the Worthologists link at the top of the page). As I shop for records, Mike and I swap stories about recent finds, the internet, and what we’d been listening to lately. More >>


Rare Vinyl From The Heartland (9/4/08)
The Shades 45Last night, I met up with Mike Garber, WorthPoint’s vinyl record Worthologist and owner of Zero Street Records in Omaha, NE to see how things were going in the record collecting world. Mike just returned from a buying trip in Colorado and said that he had a good time finding records for the store and for trade. More >>


WWII Inland Paratrooper Liner: A Treasure Found in an Unlikely Place (8/26/08)
Early Inland Unpainted HardwareOf all WWII US Airborne military collectibles, Original helmets are one of the hardest items to obtain for a collection. There were three main types used in WWII. A fiber (cardboard) liner was used early on. This was soon replaced by high pressure (fiberglass) liners made by Inland and Westinghouse. More >>


Condition and Provenance in US Militaria (8/22/08)
Inside shot of a WWII M1-C paratrooper helmetGrading condition for military collectibles is not a simple process. Militaria is different from many other collectibles, where flawless examples are ideal and items with condition issues have less value. More >>


Arts and Crafts Weekend in SF (8/11/08)
Hustle and bustle on the floorWhile visiting San Francisco over the weekend, I was fortunate to learn the 14th annual Arts & Crafts Show was within walking distance from the flat my wife and I rented. More >>


Antique Hunting in Missouri: Part I (7/17/08)
A nice piece of Royal Dux pottery.On the way home from the Ft Leavenworth Militaria Show in Kansas, I stopped at a few antique shops in Missouri. Over the years, I have had good luck in Missouri and many of my scores have been at the W.D. Pickers Antique Mall located in Platte City, MO (www.wdpickers.com). More >>


Always a Marine: Reuniting history with a collectible uniform (5/24/08)
Veteran in Guam just before Okinawa invasion.My favorite antiques and collectibles tell a story. It’s been my experience that unearthing the story is more rewarding than the challenge of obtaining the item. My most recent “story” began at the Hastings, Nebraska military collectibles show in March 2008. I had just set up my dealer table and started walking the floor to see what other dealers brought to sell. More >>


Militaria And Barbecue: Kansas City Show Review (5/19/08)
M40 Single Decal w/ tropical camo liner I’ve attended the KC Military Show for over a decade and I cannot think of a time where I left the venue empty handed. Admittedly, this time I tried my best not to purchase anything because I just bought a WWII 2nd Bn. Ranger uniform group and I did not want to test my wife’s generosity with more purchases this month. More >>


Mao’s Museum (4/30/08)
Japanese Made 1937 Merit TankWhile staying in Beijing, I made time to take a subway and visit the Chinese Military Museum. This spectacular building spans 60,000 square meters (196,850.39 square feet) and exhibits 5,000 years of Chinese military history on two four-story wings. More >>


What is Cloissone? (4/30/08)
A stack of cloissone pieces waiting for another layer of enamel Cloisonné is a form of enamelware that began in Beijing in the 13th century. During my stay in China, I had the opportunity to visit the Yu Long Friendship Store (www.bjdayi.com), a facility in Beijing where fine cloisonné is manufactured and sold. More >>


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