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Where’s Will? – Scott Antique Markets, Atlanta (3/25/10)
The US Army dirigible RS-1 at Scott Field in Illinois.ATLANTA – I wandered off to the Scott Antiques Markets in Atlanta (Scott is a show that that runs monthly … More >>


One Man’s 25-Year Journey Collecting Japanese Ceramics (3/23/10)
A large Shoza plate that John Wocher considers to be the best piece in this 500-plus-piece collection of Japanese ceramics. Are you a collector or are you in an accumulating phase? I interviewed John Wocher, a hospital executive in … More >>


U.S.M.T. Corps and the Civil War Telegraph Service Watch (3/17/10)
This watch, Waltham P.S. Bartlet made in 1864, a genuine relic of the U.S. Military Telegraph Corps and really belongs in a museum devoted to the history of communications and telegraphy. It is by pure chance that I have the great fortune and honor to own this fine watch. The U.S. Military Telegraph Corps was formed in 1861 following the outbreak of the American Civil War. David Strouse, Samuel … More >>


Top 10 Worthopedia Searches for February, 2010 (3/16/10)
Mathmos Lunar lava lamp. It is time for the WorthPoint top 10 searches for February. This is actually a fun column to write and … More >>


The Collector’s Minute: Fabulous Fakes No. 2 (3/9/10)
An example of a fake Ironware wash basin that started appearing in the late 1980s.Anytime an antique item becomes very collectible, it tends to rise in value to the point it becomes difficult to … More >>


Find of the Week: Steiff Teddy Baby (3/8/10)
This precious 9-cm Teddy Baby is from my personal collection; he is five ways jointed, deep chocolate brown, and has his signature tan velvet muzzle with a closed mouth and flat, broad feet. The 9-cm did not have the red leather collar. He is in pristine condition with his Steiff “raised script button” or RSB, crisp chest tag, and even his white linen “US Zone” tag stitched into his back seam. He dates from the very early 1950s. The Margarete Steiff GmbH Company in Germany invented the Teddy bear in 1902. Designed by Steiff family member Richard Steiff, … More >>


When it is OK to Replace Original Furniture Finish (3/8/10)
This is certainly the original finish on this circa 1830 drawer front. Do you find it attractive?Don’t touch that original finish! That mantra of the very high-end antique furniture market has been drummed into the collecting … More >>


Brokering Success: ‘Bittersweet’ Sale of China Press Exceeds Expectation (3/2/10)
This Chippendale walnut china press, which had been a family possession for four generations, sold for more than twice its high estimate at auction. Worthologist Audra Blevins handed the brokering process for the family, selecting Brunk’s Auction in Asheville, N.C. as the best auction house to sell the piece.What would this handsome piece of antique furniture say if it could talk? Like so many antiques, this Chippendale walnut … More >>


Reunion Renews Interest in Circus World Memorabilia (3/1/10)
This large 6 foot by 12 foot backdrop was restored and brought to the reunion by former Director of Facilities, Bill Hall. It was actually the large flag flying at the Circus World entrance.  With typical circus fanfare, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus World broke ground for its theme park on April … More >>


Kutani Ceramics: Warmth with Technical Complexity (2/25/10)
A pair of sake cups with rare Tomobako by Shimizu Bizan.Kutani ceramics didn’t appeal to me at first. They seemed a little gaudy, ornate, the opposite of the type of … More >>


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