Found 281 articles matching Feature Articles category.
  • Aug 4 2009
  • 4 Aug 2009

The History of the Roskopf Watch

I am telling the story of Georges Fredric Roskopf not only because it is a fascinating history, but to make a point to watch collectors […]

  • Jul 28 2009
  • 28 Jul 2009

Circus Programs: Souvenir Magazines a Colorful and Plentiful Collectible

Souvenir circus programs vary widely in content, size and quality, but most have one thing in common: they provide patrons with a colorful, chronological list […]

  • Jul 27 2009
  • 27 Jul 2009

Harry Rinker’s Tips on Researching and Authenticating Oil Paintings – Part II

This column continues my response to a request from Steve Dennis of Orlando, Fla. for a few insider tips that would help him decide whether […]

  • Jul 27 2009
  • 27 Jul 2009

Factory Decoys Offer another Collecting Avenue

There are as many strategies to collecting decoys as there are decoys. For example, one can collect by area made, maker or species. One popular […]

  • Jul 27 2009
  • 27 Jul 2009

Who are the Top 30 American Visual Artisans of the 20th Century?

Who are the 30 most influential American visual artists of the 20th Century? Who made it to No. 1? List a few of your favorites […]
  • Jul 22 2009
  • 22 Jul 2009

Napkin Rings the Final Touch on a Finely Set Table

Sterling silver napkin rings in Rococo design (left), engraved flowers and scrolls with an entwined C and P (center) and with pie crimp edges and […]

  • Jul 22 2009
  • 22 Jul 2009

Binnacles 101: Get Your Bearings with Nautical Collectibles

Many people who come into my shop are confused by the nature of the nautical instruments called binnacles that I have artistically scattered about. Without […]

  • Jul 20 2009
  • 20 Jul 2009

Harry Rinker’s Tips on Researching and Authenticating Oil Paintings – Part I

Steve Dennis in Orlando and Ian Atken in Toronto are two of my favorite garage sale aficionados. Steve and Ian ask about their latest finds […]

  • Jul 20 2009
  • 20 Jul 2009

Big Ben: The Iconic London Landmark Appears on Thousands of Collectibles

Big Ben is probably the most famous clock in the world, and is one of London, England’s best known landmarks. Actually, Big Ben is not […]

  • Jul 14 2009
  • 14 Jul 2009

The People Who Inspired the Names of Antique Furniture Pieces

In our modern culture, which embraces a slipshod approach to the English language, we have a habit of taking proper names and turning them into […]