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  • May 13 2016
  • 13 May 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Mattel’s Battle to Save Barbie

What is the shelf life of a toy? The Slinky was invented by Richard James in 1943. The Radio Flyer wagon and Lincoln Logs will […]

  • May 9 2016
  • 9 May 2016

Mountain Dulcimers are Music to Folk Instrument Collectors’ Ears

By any definition, mountain dulcimers (a.k.a. lap dulcimers, Appalachian dulcimers, Kentucky dulcimers, or other regional name variations) are an ideal collectible. They are arguably the […]

  • May 5 2016
  • 5 May 2016

Q and A with Harry Rinker: A Flow Blue Soup Tureen & Suspect Paint Ware

QUESTION:: I own a W. H. Grindley, Poppy pattern, covered soup tureen and under platter. I believe these pieces are more than 50 years old. […]

  • May 2 2016
  • 2 May 2016

WorthPoint’s Worthopedia Levels the Antiques and Collectibles Playing Field

A few years ago, Forbes Magazine editor Jon Bruner and location technology authority Tim O’Reilly discussed the impact of information on business. O’Reilly’s summary of […]

  • May 1 2016
  • 1 May 2016

From the Worthologists’ Archive: Is there a Benefit to ‘Verbal’ Provenance?

According to its current owner, this “Art Deco” pottery study of four heads measuring 10 inches in height was purchased during the 1980s from a […]

  • Apr 25 2016
  • 25 Apr 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: When is it Time to Stop Beating a Dead Horse?

While told by my writing instructors to avoid clichés, idioms, proverbs and folk/regional sayings, I find they allow me to express exactly what I mean. […]

  • Apr 25 2016
  • 25 Apr 2016

From the Worthologists’ Archive: Barnes & Company ‘Fireproof’ Safe

The owners of this Barnes & Company safe report it has been in the family for more than 100 years, formerly used to store the […]

  • Apr 24 2016
  • 24 Apr 2016

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: Collecting Hard Plastic Dolls of the 1950s

Retirement is fast approaching or, for some of us, has already reached the generation known as Baby Boomers. It seems only natural that for many […]

  • Apr 19 2016
  • 19 Apr 2016

From the Worthologists’ Archive: Art Deco German Cupboard

The couple who purchased this piece were told it was “1930s European,” had been “professionally restored” and was “all original.” The dealer who sold it […]

  • Apr 19 2016
  • 19 Apr 2016

Q and A with Harry Rinker: 1961-62 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle Stellar AM Radio

QUESTION: I have a Roger Maris/Mickey Mantle tabletop AM radio. The front of the radio has a cream/ivory colored plastic face. To the left is […]