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  • Oct 21 2016
  • 21 Oct 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: It’s Scary How Halloween Has Changed

Holiday collectibles were a hot commodity in the 1980s and ’90s as collectors looked nostalgically backward. Throughout much of the 20th century, holidays were anticipated, […]

  • Oct 21 2016
  • 21 Oct 2016

‘Spooky’ Movie Posters make Great Halloween Collectibles

The arrival of autumn always hints that one of the most favorite nights of the year is coming for collectors and children alike: “Halloween.” While […]

  • Oct 17 2016
  • 17 Oct 2016

Fabulous Finds: Rare Beatles 45 RPM Record

My “Fabulous Find” story begins with a caveat. We have to go back in time to the 1980s. Collectors looking for fabulous finds had a […]

  • Oct 16 2016
  • 16 Oct 2016

Can You Identify These Relics From the Mud?

There may be no more maligned hobby in the world than metal detecting. Everyone has the image of the guy in the Bermuda shorts down […]

  • Oct 10 2016
  • 10 Oct 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: The Erosion of Caveat Emptor

For the past several decades, the federal government, state governments and judiciary have slowly chipped away at caveat emptor, the nearly impenetrable barricade auctioneers, dealers […]

  • Oct 7 2016
  • 7 Oct 2016

Connect with Your Favorite Television Shows by Collecting their Props

“Vitameatavegamin” is a classic story line used by Lucille Ball in her “I Love Lucy” television situation comedy in 1952. The character of Lucy Ricardo, […]

  • Oct 6 2016
  • 6 Oct 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: A Collector’s Perspective on Turning 75

In the past, I suggested collectors stop collecting between the ages of 62 and 65 and think about selling or the long-term future of their […]

  • Oct 5 2016
  • 5 Oct 2016

Mark of the Week: A Sara Sax Rookwood Black Opal Vase

We are all fortunate to have an incredible resource for identifying marks right at our fingertips. WorthPoint’s MAPS (Marks, Autographs, Patterns and Symbols) database has […]

  • Oct 5 2016
  • 5 Oct 2016

California’s New Memorabilia Law to have wide-Ranging Dealer and Collector Implications

California memorabilia dealers, booksellers, art and antique dealers are up in arms about California’s new law, AB-1570 Collectibles: sale of autographed memorabilia. The law requires dealers […]

  • Oct 5 2016
  • 5 Oct 2016

Mechanical Music, More Politics & Mid-Century Mod Furniture featured in October’s Auction Highlights

Welcome back… Fall is my favorite time of year to attend an auction! The thrill of the hunt is heightened by the crisp weather, good […]