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  • 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 […]

  • Apr 24 2016
  • 24 Apr 2016

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: Collecting Hard Plastic Dolls of the 1950s

Retirement is fast approaching or, for some of us, has already reached the generation known as Baby Boomers. It seems only natural that for many […]

  • Apr 19 2016
  • 19 Apr 2016

From the Worthologists’ Archive: Art Deco German Cupboard

The couple who purchased this piece were told it was “1930s European,” had been “professionally restored” and was “all original.” The dealer who sold it […]

  • Apr 19 2016
  • 19 Apr 2016

Q and A with Harry Rinker: 1961-62 Roger Maris & Mickey Mantle Stellar AM Radio

QUESTION: I have a Roger Maris/Mickey Mantle tabletop AM radio. The front of the radio has a cream/ivory colored plastic face. To the left is […]

  • Apr 18 2016
  • 18 Apr 2016

‘Inverted Jenny’ Stamp recovered after 1955 Theft; One of Three Mates Still at Large

It seems that we can’t go a week without hearing a news report about someone lacking in scruples but with an abundant amount of brass […]

  • Apr 13 2016
  • 13 Apr 2016

Get Away from it All: Travel Posters are among the Most Popular Graphic Art Collectibles

The earliest travel posters were by top artists who created work that is highly sought-after by collectors today. Travel posters of all types are among […]

  • Apr 13 2016
  • 13 Apr 2016

Forgotten Giants of Antiques and Collectibles – Henry J. Kauffman & Georgia Michael

“Forgotten Giants” are our roots, those individuals whose contributions laid the foundation of the antiques and collectibles business. It identifies the pioneers who blazed the […]

  • Apr 11 2016
  • 11 Apr 2016

From the Worthologists’ Archive: Native American Chalkware Bust

Chalkware is made of sculpted gypsum or cast from plaster molds and painted with watercolors. Most were made in one of two periods: the first […]