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  • Jan 8 2016
  • 8 Jan 2016

Nailed It! Dime Struck on a Nail Brings $42,300 at Auction

Spectacular mint error brings impressive price realized in spirited bidding in Heritage Auctions Tampa, FL Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention auction TAMPA – A singular […]

  • Jan 8 2016
  • 8 Jan 2016

What You Really Have To Touch When You Buy

“I will not buy it unless I can touch it and see it” is among the most common reasons given for not buying antiques and […]

  • Jan 6 2016
  • 6 Jan 2016

Is That Old Circus Poster You Found Authentic or a Reproduction? More Answers

Nearly seven years ago I wrote my first article for WorthPoint—“Is That Old Circus Poster You Found Authentic or a Reproduction?”—a guide to help identify […]

  • Jan 5 2016
  • 5 Jan 2016

Step into My Parlor … and Sit in the Correct Chair

One of the most frequently seen arrangements of seating furniture in an antique shop or at a show is the ubiquitous “parlor set.” It seems […]

  • Jan 4 2016
  • 4 Jan 2016

Telling Between Real and Reproduction Cherry Blossom Depression Glass

Cherry Blossom is just one of the hundreds of Depression glass patterns produced. It happens to by my favorite so it’s the easiest to write […]

  • Dec 24 2015
  • 24 Dec 2015

‘The Night Before Christmas,’ Auctioneer’s Style

’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the hall Not a customer was stirring, they were all at the mall; The prints were hung […]

  • Dec 22 2015
  • 22 Dec 2015

A Three-Minute Gift of Christmas Magic

I stomped the dirty slush off my boots as I push open the restaurant door, cursing the season and the phony Ho-Ho-Ho of it all, […]

  • Dec 21 2015
  • 21 Dec 2015

The Giant, Menacing Department Store Santa

Dana H. had a bit of a scare in the loft of an old carriage house on a gloomy day, a property she and her […]

  • Dec 18 2015
  • 18 Dec 2015

Naughty or Nice: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ Capra, Commies and the FBI

“He’s making a list, checking it twice; gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…” When Coots & Gillespie’s famous Christmas song debuted on Eddie Cantor’s […]

  • Dec 17 2015
  • 17 Dec 2015

Novelty, Sentimental Value make Santa Claus Trading Cards and Sets worth Collecting

Santa Claus is an iconic figure the world over and, as such, has been used to market everything from laundry detergent to Coca-Cola. It should […]