Found 18 articles matching Alcohol and Smoking category.
  • Nov 13 2015
  • 13 Nov 2015

‘Herzlichen Glückwunsch!’ Best Wishes on Starting a German Beer Stein Collection

Collecting something new can usually be overwhelming. When I first started collecting and selling beer steins, I was amazed by the vast variety available. A […]

  • Mar 18 2014
  • 18 Mar 2014

Music Items, Coin-Op, Advertising, Toys and Gaming to lead Fontaine’s Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – For folks looking to start or increase their collection of musical items, coin-op, advertising, toys, country store, banks, gaming and more will […]

  • Dec 2 2013
  • 2 Dec 2013

Whiskey Making Collectibles a Legal Way to Remember Our Moonshining History

Aug. 10, 1958, just north of Blacksburg, Va.: The blue ’58 Ford sedan was hard to keep on the road. Moving at nearly 90 miles […]

  • Oct 16 2013
  • 16 Oct 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: A Bottle of 1969 Château Mouton Rothschild

QUESTION: I have a bottle of 1969 Château Mouton Rothschild. The bottle is No. 32124. The bottle label notes: “Shipped by / LEXIS /LACHINE & […]

  • Aug 16 2013
  • 16 Aug 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Lithograph Motor Race Game, Mechanical Whale Toy

QUESTION: I have a Motor Race Game, a 16-inch-square lithograph tin game board and the six cars. It is in very good condition. My wife […]

  • Jul 9 2013
  • 9 Jul 2013

From Public Health Necessity to Collectibility: The History of the Beer Stein

When the first beer steins were being produced, their future collectibility likely wasn’t being considered by those who produced them. It took roughly 400 years […]

  • Jun 27 2013
  • 27 Jun 2013

Treasures That Aren’t: The Most Faked Collectibles

In antiques and collectibles, you’ve got your share of frauds and scams. We’ve been shocked by stories of imposters who can create “authentic” paintings by […]

  • May 15 2013
  • 15 May 2013

Cigar Store Indians: The Original Tobacco Advertising Pitchmen

In the 1600s, ships traversed the Atlantic Ocean as businessmen in England looked to expand commerce and consumption of tobacco from America to Europe. The […]

  • Apr 26 2013
  • 26 Apr 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: The Academic Historian vs. The Collector

On March 28, 2013, I presented a scholarly paper entitled “Celebrity Bounce” as a member of the Collecting and Collectibles: Collectors, Collections, and Value panels […]

  • Apr 4 2013
  • 4 Apr 2013

Up in Smoke: From the Calabash to the Hookah, Collectible Tobacco Pipes Abound

Tobacco use has taken many forms over the last five hundred-plus years, from cigars to cigarettes, plugs and snuff. But none offer up as many […]