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The Classic Telephone (7/17/08)
Antique wooden telephoneVintage phones are popular for their nostalgic value and design. They’re the stuff of black-and-white movies and dime store sodas. More >>


WorthPoint Makes It Easy to Sell Your Antiques and Collectibles for the Best Price (6/25/08)
So, you’re ready to sell the gorgeous old grandfather clock that’s been in your family for three generations. You know that it’s valuable, but you don’t know how valuable, and you’re not sure how to get started with the evaluation and sales process. More >>


The power of the past… (4/29/08)
Faithful copy?The power of the past in design, desire, money, art, furniture and most everything else of value is echoed in reproductions. More >>


Terminology III: How Old Is It? (4/24/08)
In the world of collecting, like in anything else, there’s a language used by insiders. From video gamers to traders in the stock market, talking the talk is half the battle. Whether collecting is your hobby or your profession, knowing how to navigate “collector speak” is a useful tool of the trade. More >>


Terminology II: What is Rare? (4/16/08)
rare Tom SawyerIn the world of collecting, like in anything else, there’s a language used by insiders. From video gamers to traders in the stock market, talking the talk can be half the battle. More >>


Terminology Part I: What is Antique? (4/15/08)
In the world of collecting, like in anything else, there’s a language used by insiders. From video gamers to traders in the stock market, talking the talk can be half the battle. Whether collecting is your hobby or your profession, knowing how to navigate “collector speak” is a useful tool of the trade. More >>


The American Girl Doll (2/26/08)
American Girl dollCollecting dolls is a popular pastime among females young and old. From Raggedy Ann to Barbie, dolls are a part of growing up and often remain a part of the home through collections. A doll that has really made a splash in the media recently is the American Girl Doll. More >>


Diminutive Audio Equipment as Collectible (2/23/08)
Toy Casio Musical toys are some of the most sought-after audio equipment in avant garde music genres. This phenomenon has made primitive, electronic instruments into collectibles. In addition to the sheer novelty of collecting poor quality, low-fi objects, the idea of toy keyboards from the eighties as collectibles speaks to the high-speed rate of progress in audio. More >>


Shareable Collections (2/11/08)
1951 Bowman #305 Willie Mays Rookie Card PSA 9 (Price Fetched at auction: $79,500)By nature people collect and accumulate based on need – food, clothing, and friends, for example, are necessary items that we gather and hold onto because we need them to get by. We also collect things we’d prefer to avoid, like bills, wrinkles, and worries. Sometimes we keep things when we’d do better to get rid of them; things that clutter our living space or our minds. More >>


Magna Carta For Sale (2/5/08)
Magna Carta sealRecently, a historical document made big news when it surpassed all estimates at auction. Sotheby’s conducted the sale of the … More >>


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