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Your Collectibles: an important part of your estate(12/11/08)
You’ve been collecting for quite a number of years, taking pride in the distinctive nature of your overall collection as no one else can. There comes a time, though, when you need to formally include your collection as part of your estate. How do you go about doing this? Jim Sturgill, CPA of Sturgill and Associates, provides answers.
Political Buttons Since 1896(12/11/08)
Since the 1896 presidential campaign of William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan, the political button has come to define support or derision for every subsequent presidential contest. Jim Warlick, owner of Political Americana in Washington, D.C. and WorthPoint Worthologist, explains the origins of the political button.
Autographs of Jackie Kennedy & Spouse(12/11/08)
WorthPoint was a sponsor of the American Presidential Experience, a travelling exhibit of presidential history, as part of the festivities surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colo., in August 2008. While there, WorthPoint Worthologists evaluated all manner of usual and historic political and presidential memorabilia brought in by visitors and delegates alike.
Political Americana – Memorabilia for the politico(12/11/08)
Not too long ago, I spent some time at Political Americana, a unique memorabilia store located about two city blocks from the White House. Its uniqueness is more than its location; it features historic campaign and presidential items covering more than 230 years of American politics.
Evaluating Campaign Buttons(10/27/08)
What makes a campaign button a valuable collectible? Tom Carrier finds out at the American Presidential Experience in Denver.
WorthPoint – Get the Most from your Antiques and Collectibles.
Antiques and Collectibles at the American Presidential Experience(9/29/08)
When I ask visitors to the WorthPoint booth at the American Presidential Experience what type of antiques and collectibles they collect, the answer is most often, “Nothing, nothing at all.” Until I ask a few other questions, then they begin to remember that, “Yes, I have a few of this or that.”
‘Official’ Vice Presidential China(9/2/08) On the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory near the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. sits a grand old Victorian mansion built in 1893. Originally the home of the Chief of Naval Operations, it was requisitioned as the first official home for the vice president of the United States in 1974.