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  • Jun 22 2016
  • 22 Jun 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: You Cannot Put a Square Peg in a Round Hole

The more you know about an object, the more valuable it becomes is an antiques and collectibles industry truism. Sellers often spend hours trying to […]

  • Jun 20 2016
  • 20 Jun 2016

Ted’s Root Beer Soda Bottle Found while Scuba Diving Could Spark Collection

Last week here in Maine the weather was fine and I had a day off, so it was time venture out and enjoy my hobby. […]

  • Jun 13 2016
  • 13 Jun 2016

Succeeding in Your Business: IREC is Woodstock for Internet Retailers

Ever since 2008, when eBay stopped doing its annual “eBay Live!” trade show, Internet retailers—people who sell merchandise either from their own websites or on […]

  • Jun 13 2016
  • 13 Jun 2016

Auction Report: The Pope’s Ride, Rat Pack Coolness & a Southern Tradition

Welcome back… Since our last visit the possessions of saints and sinners alike have crossed the auction block. In this June segment, auctions of note […]

  • Jun 12 2016
  • 12 Jun 2016

Mark of the Week: Moritz Zdekauer Porcelain

We are all fortunate to have an incredible resource for identifying marks right at our fingertips.  WorthPoint’s MAPS (Marks, Autographs, Patterns and Symbols) database has […]

  • Jun 10 2016
  • 10 Jun 2016

Our Top Five Run-of-the-Mill Junk Items You Can Sell Online for a Surprising Amount

Most people cleaning out closets or attics—or perhaps liquidating a relative’s estate—know enough to separate items that might have value on the secondary market. We […]

  • Jun 10 2016
  • 10 Jun 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Why the Secondary Doll Market is in the Doldrums

Collecting categories decline. This is a simple statement that is a difficult concept for many in the antiques and collectibles trade to accept. The list […]

  • Jun 6 2016
  • 6 Jun 2016

Using the ‘Right’ Auction Houses Helps Get Top Dollar for Your Items

Recently, a colleague and I were discussing the lofty prices recently attained by collectibles auctioneers. What drives these prices, we wondered: “the luck of the […]

  • Jun 1 2016
  • 1 Jun 2016

Is there Gold in Your Piano Bench? Collectible Vintage Sheet Music

While browsing through Russell Sanjek’s “American Popular Music and its Business” a statistic jumped off the page and stuck in my head: in 1918, the […]

  • May 31 2016
  • 31 May 2016

Two Hemispheres Circus Bandwagon Sold at Auction for a Record Quarter of a Million Dollars

The auctioneer’s hammer fell and Barnum & Bailey’s Two Hemispheres circus bandwagon sold for $250,000, the highlight of the spring Heritage Auctions Americana & Political […]