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  • Apr 5 2010
  • 5 Apr 2010

What Makes It a ‘Civil War Watch’ vs. a ‘Civil War Relic?’

It may seem you’d need to be very gullible to believe what many sellers put in their descriptions, namely that every other key-wound pocket watch […]

  • Mar 29 2010
  • 29 Mar 2010

Salvador Dali Sterling Silver ‘Easter Christ’ Plate

A reader from Oshkosh, Wis. Writes: “After my parents died, I inherited a 1972 Lincoln Mint, Salvador Dali, sterling silver, Easter plate entitled “Easter Christ.” […]

  • Mar 25 2010
  • 25 Mar 2010

Where’s Will? – Scott Antique Markets, Atlanta

ATLANTA – I wandered off to the Scott Antiques Markets in Atlanta (Scott is a show that that runs monthly shows in Atlanta and Columbus, […]

  • Mar 23 2010
  • 23 Mar 2010

One Man’s 25-Year Journey Collecting Japanese Ceramics

Are you a collector or are you in an accumulating phase? I interviewed John Wocher, a hospital executive in Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture, who has put […]

  • Mar 17 2010
  • 17 Mar 2010

U.S.M.T. Corps and the Civil War Telegraph Service Watch

The U.S. Military Telegraph Corps was formed in 1861 following the outbreak of the American Civil War. David Strouse, Samuel M. Brown, Richard O’Brian and […]

  • Mar 9 2010
  • 9 Mar 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Fabulous Fakes No. 2

Anytime an antique item becomes very collectible, it tends to rise in value to the point it becomes difficult to find at a price most […]

  • Mar 8 2010
  • 8 Mar 2010

Find of the Week: Steiff Teddy Baby

The Margarete Steiff GmbH Company in Germany invented the Teddy bear in 1902. Designed by Steiff family member Richard Steiff, the first mohair Teddy was […]

  • Mar 8 2010
  • 8 Mar 2010

When it is OK to Replace Original Furniture Finish

Don’t touch that original finish! That mantra of the very high-end antique furniture market has been drummed into the collecting public psyche to the point […]

  • Mar 2 2010
  • 2 Mar 2010

Brokering Success: ‘Bittersweet’ Sale of China Press Exceeds Expectation

What would this handsome piece of antique furniture say if it could talk? Like so many antiques, this Chippendale walnut china press tells us a […]

  • Mar 1 2010
  • 1 Mar 2010

Reunion Renews Interest in Circus World Memorabilia

With typical circus fanfare, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus World broke ground for its theme park on April 26, 1973. Irvin Feld, president […]