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The Collector’s Minute: Firebacks (6/21/10)
A Colebrookdale fireback, circa 1763. An18th-century originals can sell for more than $3,500. In Colonial times, homes were heated by fire in stone or brick fireplaces. Normally, a great deal of heat … More >>

The Collector’s Minute: Japanese Sumida Ware (6/15/10)
Examples of 19th-century Japanese export pottery called “Sumida ware.”Among the strangest pieces to came out of the Orient during the late 19th century are Japanese export pottery called … More >>

Ask A Worthologist Question: ‘Piegan Squaw’ Bust (6/15/10)
Piegan Squaw” by Charles Marion Russell.  Harris J. had what he believed to be a sculpture by a named American artist—if he was to believe a … More >>

The Collector’s Minute: The Savonarola Style Chair (5/31/10)
This Dantesca-type savonarola chair, made during the late-19th through the first quarter of the 20th century, does not fold as the original versions did. This chair is a “Dantesca Chair,” a variation on the “Savonarola” style chair. The style gets its name from … More >>

The Collector’s Minute: Revivals and the Value of Collectibles (5/25/10)
An “Oliver Twist” biscuit tin made in the 1960s. Collectibles such as this one—connected to a story that is often made into several movies, plays or TV miniseries—may have several lives, as each revival builds new interest.In the collectibles business, you’ll often hear the mantra, “Everything old is new again,” particularly when there has been revival … More >>

Ask A Worthologist Question: Robert Pearsall Smith Map (5/24/10)
A map of New York State published by Robert Pearsall Smith of Philadelphia in 1860, purchased for $90 at a yard sale.Daniel J. came across an antique map of New York state at a yard sale. He engaged WorthPoint’s “Ask a … More >>

Ask A Worthologist Question: Gutta-Percha-Covered Book (5/10/10)
The Good Shunammite” with a cover made of gutta percha. A copy with some chipping, dings to the corners and other minor defects retail for $500 or more.Selma D. found an interesting antique book with a cover unlike any she had seen before. She engaged WorthPoint’s “Ask … More >>

The Collector’s Minute: Fraternal Order Swords (5/4/10)
This fraternal order sword once belonged to a member of the "Knights of the Globe," a fraternal benefit group founded in Chicago in 1889. In the current market, its value is about $150.An item that brings out the little boy in most males is a sword, especially in the USA, where the … More >>

Ask A Worthologist Question: Carl Kauba Bronze (4/26/10)
Running Fire,” a bronze by Austrian artist Carl Kauba (1865-1922), while not at the level of works by Remington or Russell, is still of value. Jarvis C. sent a question in to WorthPiont’s “Ask a Worthologist” service, writing: “This piece belonged to my grandfather and over … More >>

The Collector’s Minute: ‘Legal’ Prohibition Whiskey (4/19/10)
A bottle of 100 proof Mount VernonThe Roaring ’20s was best known for the wild times of gangsters, bootleg liquor, flappers dancing the Charleston in “speakeasies,” as … More >>

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