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  • Apr 1 2016
  • 1 Apr 2016

From the Worthologists’ Archive: A Misidentified Victorian Sideboard

From the Worthologist Archive comes a tale of misidentification at the hands of an errant estate auctioneer.00 The subject was sold as a “walnut Austrian […]

  • Mar 30 2016
  • 30 Mar 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: The Traditional Hunt vs. Digital Hunt

The hunt is an essential part of collecting. It consists of seven parts: (1) research; (2) select goal(s); (3) plan the hunt; (4) decide where […]

  • Mar 28 2016
  • 28 Mar 2016

Succeeding in Your Business: New Tools for Online Retailers

Twice a year I have the privilege of speaking at a leading conference and exhibition for people who sell merchandise online, the Seller’s Conference for […]

  • Mar 24 2016
  • 24 Mar 2016

Q and A with Harry Rinker: Hong Kong-Made Knock-Off Celsius Wristwatch

QUESTION: My father had a Raffoler wristwatch, made in Hong Kong, that his uncle gave him before he died. My great uncle was a woodsman […]

  • Mar 23 2016
  • 23 Mar 2016

Investment or Impulse: Art and Antiques don’t act like Blue Chip Stocks

Arguments rage as to whether art and antiques are good investments. There was a time when we were encouraged to invest in art and antiques. […]

  • Mar 21 2016
  • 21 Mar 2016

Digging a $10,000 Beer Can? The Hunt for Tin Gold

  Can that headline be right? Digging up an old beer can that is worth $10,000? Improbable, but not impossible. I have been a digger […]

  • Mar 17 2016
  • 17 Mar 2016

The 12 Biggest Small Business Mistakes Part 2

Last week we covered the first six of the 12 biggest mistakes most small businesses habitually make—including antiques and collectibles business, as well as online […]

  • Mar 17 2016
  • 17 Mar 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: There is more than One Fox in the Antiques & Collectibles Henhouse

“Don’t let the fox guard the henhouse” is a common idiom. The fox cannot fathom the ethical responsibility it has toward the chickens. It is […]

  • Mar 16 2016
  • 16 Mar 2016

The Contagion of Collecting: People Will Pay more for Items in Close Contact with Celebrities

A lock of John Lennon’s hair just brought $35,000 at auction. The crusts of Justin Timberlake’s French toast sold for $3,154. A mucus-filled tissue used […]

  • Mar 15 2016
  • 15 Mar 2016

It’s Actually Kinda Easy Being Green for Steiff’s Great Green Frogs

A good theme for this week around these parts would have to be green. Spring is just about here (I have three tiny crocus flowers […]