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  • Mar 9 2016
  • 9 Mar 2016

The Perils of Improperly Storing Your Campaign Buttons

Have you just started to collect political buttons? Did your grandfather just give you his prized collection of buttons from the presidential campaign of John […]

  • Mar 9 2016
  • 9 Mar 2016

A Shocking Collectible Theme: The Death House Electric Chair

When Dr. Alfred Southwick of the New York State Legislature’s death penalty commission called Thomas Edison in 1887, his purpose was to get Edison’s advice […]

  • Mar 7 2016
  • 7 Mar 2016

The 12 Biggest Small Business Mistakes Part 1

“Cliff, we love your column,” I hear often. “You give lots of good advice but you dole it out piecemeal, week by week. Every once […]

  • Mar 4 2016
  • 4 Mar 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Antiquing Phobias

When I received a telephone call from a listener to WHATCHA GOT?—my syndicated antiques and collectibles call-in radio show—asking if I could identify a phobia […]

  • Mar 4 2016
  • 4 Mar 2016

Operator, Get Me MUrray Hill 5-9975: Collecting Candlestick Telephones

The eBay description is succinct, if not grammatically correct: “(sic)…the price is right 2 years ago I sold one for $4500 at a telephone show […]

  • Mar 4 2016
  • 4 Mar 2016

The Last Two Centuries Flew by at Warp Speed

As we are bracing for maybe the last round of snow storm this week, it reminds me of a recent a whopper of a storm […]

  • Mar 3 2016
  • 3 Mar 2016

Andy Warhol’s Collectibles: More than 15 Minutes of Fame

When Andy Warhol died in 1987, it was quite unexpected. He very nearly succumbed in 1968 when a deranged acquaintance shot him three times. But […]

  • Mar 2 2016
  • 2 Mar 2016

A Marketing Success: The Ladies Home Journal and its ‘Doll that has come to Life’

In order to mount a successful marketing campaign, you need to plan it, set your goals, promote it and deliver value. Beginning in 1908 and […]

  • Feb 29 2016
  • 29 Feb 2016

The Zen of Collecting: 8 Tips for Building a Better Collection

“Knowledge is power,” a quote attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, is the watchword of collecting and one reason WorthPoint is such a valuable resource: With […]

  • Feb 25 2016
  • 25 Feb 2016

What’s Under Your Seat? A Short History of Cushioning

Has that old couch gotten a little shaky? Sinking in spots? Maybe that old chair has gotten lumpy and the recliner is getting to be […]