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Q & A with Harry Rinker: Lithograph Motor Race Game, Mechanical Whale Toy (8/16/13)
race gameQUESTION: I have a Motor Race Game, a 16-inch-square lithograph tin game board and the six cars. It is in … More >>

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Chance is a Scarce Commodity in the Antiques World (8/12/13)
Old Hickory furnitureNOTE: While this “Rinker on Collectibles” Questions and Answers column focuses only on one question, the information and principals discussed … More >>

Rinker on Collectibles: More Antiques & Collectibles Cozy Mysteries (8/6/13)
Antiques DisposalMy good friend Jane Cleland introduced me to the world of cozy mysteries, and since the summer reading season isn’t … More >>

Rinker on Collectibles: Repurposed, a New Name for an Old Concept Part Two (7/30/13)
turn-old-wrenches-into-hooksIn Part I of this two-part column, I defined the concept of repurposing, talked about the 1950s and 1960s repurposing … More >>

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Polar King Icebox, Howdy Doody Figurines, Sears Catalog (7/23/13)
Leonard’s Polar King iceboxQUESTION: I own a Leonard’s Polar King icebox, probably made in the 1920s or 1930s. The outside and inside are … More >>

Rinker on Collectibles: Repurposed, a New Name for an Old Concept (7/12/13)
alley tableRepurposing antiques and collectibles is back in the news. The Kovel on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter introduced a “New Uses … More >>

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Joe Namath Football Passer Toy (7/8/13)
Joe Namath Football PasserQUESTION: I recently rediscovered my Joe Namath Passer, a plastic toy standing approximately two feet tall and which could “pass” … More >>

Rinker on Collectibles: Managing and Sustaining this Nascent Recovery (7/1/13)
The antiques and collectibles trade is in the early stages of an economic recovery, fueled by a host of positive … More >>

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Shackman & Co. Sleep Baby, Eskimo Ivory Billikens (6/25/13)
QUESTION: I found a doll in its period box in my aunt’s room. The top of the lid reads: “SLEEP … More >>

Rinker on Collectibles: The Antiques & Collectibles Recovery Has Started (6/18/13)
In recent weeks, I have spoken with more than a dozen auctioneers, trade paper editors, dealers and show promoters about … More >>

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