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The Arrival of the $300-Per-Lot Minimum (5/12/10)
Harry RinkerI attended my first auctions in the 1960s just as the Golden Age of the Country auctioneer was drawing to … More >>


Q & A with Harry Rinker: WWII Japanese Flags, Turtle Mountain Pottery (5/3/10)
Harry RinkerQUESTION: In cleaning out the home of my husband’s great uncle, we discovered two WWII Japanese cloth flags. The … More >>


Defining the 1980s from the Collector’s Point of View (4/26/10)
Harry RinkerI collect merchant/trading stamp redemption catalogs that picture the merchandise obtained when filled stamp books are redeemed. The collection of … More >>


Q & A with Harry Rinker: Pink Pedal Jeep, Cinderella Stamps, Cast Iron Stove (4/19/10)
Harry RinkerQUESTION: I own a Hamilton Jeep pedal car that is pink in color and may have had a surrey … More >>


The American Girl Naysayer: A Disagreement with an Academic on Doll’s Value (4/13/10)
Harry finds pontifical pronouncements—based on their study of an extremely narrow segment of the antiques and collectibles market and supported by little to no field experience—more entertaining than any movie he saw in the past year. A case in point was the presentation “I’m Not Just Like You: The Serious Business of American Girl Doll Collecting” by Rebecca J. West from Loyola University in Chicago. Despite his attempts to pose opposing opinion, Ms. West was having none of it. We’ll check back in 20 years to see who’s right. “This is like déjà vu all over again” – Yogi Berra Never become complacent is a continuous lesson taught by … More >>


Q & A with Harry Rinker: Pres. Lincoln Letter Copy, Mark Twain Voice Record (3/30/10)
Harry RinkerQUESTION: I own a printed copy of an 1864 letter that President Abraham Lincoln wrote to Mrs. Bixby. My … More >>


Salvador Dali Sterling Silver ‘Easter Christ’ Plate (3/29/10)
An example of the 1972 Lincoln Mint’s Salvador Dali sterling silver Easter plate entitled “Easter Christ.”A reader from Oshkosh, Wis. Writes: “After my parents died, I inherited a 1972 Lincoln Mint, Salvador Dali, sterling silver, Easter … More >>


Why People Stop Collecting – The Final Word (3/25/10)
Harry RinkerAt the conclusion of each of the four columns in the “Why Collectors Stop Collecting” series (Part I, Part II, … More >>


Q & A with Harry Rinker: Thimble-Drome Airplane, Rushton Plush Bunny Rabbit (3/23/10)
Harry RinkerQUESTION: I own a Thimble-Drome TD-1 airplane, with Thimble-Drome “Space-Bug” engine. It came partially assembled. The engine is still … More >>


Ten Signposts to Identify Endangered Collecting Categories (3/16/10)
Harry Rinkeren•dan•gered col•lect•ing cat•e•go•ry: [en-deyn-jerd kuh-lekt-ing kat-i-gawr-ee] –noun 1. A category that is collected by such a small number of individuals that it is … More >>


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