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  • Nov 17 2015
  • 17 Nov 2015

The Antique Turkey Platter: Rarely Used Dish Could Pay for Christmas and then Some

It’s that time of year where family heirlooms are dragged out of their hiding places in china cabinets and buffets to serve on the table […]

  • Nov 16 2015
  • 16 Nov 2015

What Makes an Autograph Valuable? Five Ways to Assess your Signed Memorabilia

Autographs have always been a part of our lives. Both of us have spent many, many years in the autograph and memorabilia business, both selling […]

  • Nov 13 2015
  • 13 Nov 2015

‘Herzlichen Glückwunsch!’ Best Wishes on Starting a German Beer Stein Collection

Collecting something new can usually be overwhelming. When I first started collecting and selling beer steins, I was amazed by the vast variety available. A […]

  • Nov 11 2015
  • 11 Nov 2015

Multitasking Furniture: Doing Double Duty in the Colonial Home

Have you ever had one of those “multipurpose” tools or gadgets? You know, the kind that combines several useful ideas into one convenient package? If […]

  • Nov 5 2015
  • 5 Nov 2015

Official Thanksgiving Proclamation are Attractive and Cherished Collectibles

Holidays allows us to share the spirit through postcards, figurines, glassware, commemorative plates, stamps, coins and greeting cards, among many others. Very few of the […]

  • Nov 4 2015
  • 4 Nov 2015

Display and Care of Your Decoy Collection

Decoys were subjected to extremes of temperature and weather conditions in their working life. In your collection, keeping them away from such extremes is important. […]

  • Nov 3 2015
  • 3 Nov 2015

Hand-Carved American Furniture that Never Came Close to a Chisel

In furniture making and design, it always seems preferable that flat, plain panels of unadorned wood be largely avoided wherever possible. There’s a need to […]

  • Oct 29 2015
  • 29 Oct 2015

Rinker on Collectibles: Milestones, Anniversaries and Legacies (Harry’s 1,500th Column)

When I wrote my 1,300th Rinker on Collectibles column in late December of 2011, was the 255th anniversary column for “Rinker on Collectibles.” Writing 1,300 […]

  • Oct 29 2015
  • 29 Oct 2015

Can You Tell Me What this is Really Worth? (What can I sell it for?)

“Can you tell me what my old (fill in the blank) is worth?” Stores specializing in antiques, sports memorabilia, used books and vintage clothing hear […]

  • Oct 27 2015
  • 27 Oct 2015

The Sony Cassette Walkman Changed How and Where We Listened to Our Music

“No invention in my lifetime has so changed an art and cheapened it as the Sony Walkman, which first infiltrated our culture 25 years ago […]