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  • Mar 1 2016
  • 1 Mar 2016

A Primer for Determining Fair Market Value of Estate Art, Antiques and Collectibles

Uncle Bob has always been proud of this vast collection of widgets. A world-traveler, Uncle Bob would invariably come across the most rare and interesting […]

  • Feb 26 2016
  • 26 Feb 2016

Scrabble is everywhere, making the Word Game more Beloved than Valuable or Collectible

Scrabble. Chances are, you’ve played it and found yourself wracking your brain over a rack of tiles that seems to only spell out “XYNOBIS” or […]

  • Feb 11 2016
  • 11 Feb 2016

The Breathtaking Beauty of 19th–Century Valentine’s Day Cards

It will be Valentine’s Day on Thursday and love will be expressed in many ways, including the sending of Valentine’s Day cards, a tradition that […]

  • Feb 11 2016
  • 11 Feb 2016

A Gamer’s Valentine’s Day Question: What Board Games are there about Love?

Valentine’s Day is here again, and somewhere between the flocks of half-naked, infantile archers, mountains of terrible chocolate packed in heart-shaped boxes and overpriced long-stem […]

  • Feb 8 2016
  • 8 Feb 2016

How I Overcame my Fear of Consigning Things for Sale at an Auction

Last year I decided to get into the auction game. I had a couple of items that I thought would bring a nice return, to […]

  • Feb 4 2016
  • 4 Feb 2016

They May not Look Like Much, but “Pete” Miller’s Rifles are Beautiful

By R. Bruce Moon As the morning began to brighten, I watched the buzzards settle on the hog. I had shot the 180-pound boar two […]

  • Jan 26 2016
  • 26 Jan 2016

Bowie: Knife Of Legends

By Art Carter We want to touch it. We’d like to pick it up, admire its craftsmanship, and feel its solid weight, but it’s almost […]

  • Dec 23 2015
  • 23 Dec 2015

Circus Christmas Cards — A Colorful Big Top Collectible

During the Christmas season, circuses are typically at winter quarters preparing for another year on the road. Circus owners have always been alert to use […]

  • Dec 11 2015
  • 11 Dec 2015

Christmas Memories of My Mom, the Antique Collector, Dealer and Family Historian

Around this time every year, I get a bit melancholy. It is difficult to think about the upcoming holiday season with any sense of true […]

  • Dec 7 2015
  • 7 Dec 2015

Rare and Elegant—George Hoenig’s Rotary Round Action

By Ron Spomer Many premier side-by-side shotguns are sold as round actions, but rounded is the more accurate description. The sharp edges of the flat-sided […]