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  • May 17 2016
  • 17 May 2016

Auction Updates: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Auction World

In the world of auctions this month, we see the weird—and, frankly, tasteless—gun auction, a piece of rock ‘n’ roll royalty, a history lesson, some […]

  • May 15 2016
  • 15 May 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Sounding Off About Collecting Vinyl Records

Columbia Records introduced the microgroove vinyl long playing (LP) phonographic record in 1948. The vinyl LP had fine groves and a 33 1/3-speed, extending the […]

  • May 13 2016
  • 13 May 2016

The Secret Japanese Art of Kintsugi Brings Beauty to Breakage

Break a favorite antique? Instead of throwing it out or gluing it together, there is an alternative. Kintsugi, a traditional Japanese method of repairing ceramic, […]

  • 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 […]