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  • Jul 25 2016
  • 25 Jul 2016

Final African Elephant Ivory Ruling Could Effect 30,000 Americans

On July 6, 2016, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) issued its final ruling regarding the import, export, sale and general disposition of African […]

  • Jul 22 2016
  • 22 Jul 2016

The Great Restoration Debate: Steiff Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals

Of course, every collector’s fantasy is to find their dream piece in pristine condition for $10 at a garage sale next door—that’s what reality television […]

  • Jul 21 2016
  • 21 Jul 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Collectors Are Not Clutterers / Collections Are Not Clutter

Allan “Mr. Ice Cream” Mellis is a good friend with a subtle sense of humor. Recently, I received an email from Allan with the heading: […]

  • Jul 20 2016
  • 20 Jul 2016

Demographics, the Economy and the Dynamic Pricing of Today’s Collectibles

I was watching “Antiques Roadshow” on TV the other day, and saw something I haven’t seen before. I think they’ve done it for a while; […]

  • Jul 19 2016
  • 19 Jul 2016

More Items Around the House You Can Sell—or Even Auction

Rocks, shells, quilts, ceramics, toys, carved chairs, paintings, coins in a jar, bags of jewelry and binders of tobacco cards, oh, and a rather large […]

  • Jul 18 2016
  • 18 Jul 2016

Creative Solutions to Furniture Problems: Use What’s Available

In a fit of Spring cleaning, never mind what time of year it was, my wife decided to clean out her old cedar chest. When […]

  • Jul 14 2016
  • 14 Jul 2016

Don’t Throw it Away! That’s Some Surprisingly Valuable Household Junk

There is gold in your drawers that you may not be aware of. Don’t feel bad. We Americans are accumulators. Consumerism drives our economy; when […]

  • Jul 14 2016
  • 14 Jul 2016

Auction Report: Three-Ring Auction, Joan Rivers; Estate and a Trump Engagement Ring

Welcome back… In our July report, auctions of note include the Joan Rivers estate, Marla Maples-Donald Trump engagement ring, a Three-Ring auction, some very expensive […]

  • Jul 12 2016
  • 12 Jul 2016

Is an Unknown Mount Vernon Document worth a Hefty Gamble?

I am back from my part time picking in Kennebunkport, Maine. Many of you know that I head to Maine late each May to work […]

  • Jul 11 2016
  • 11 Jul 2016

Mark of the Week: Liberty & Co., Cymric Silver and Archibald Knox

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 […]