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  • Sep 6 2016
  • 6 Sep 2016

Collecting Presidential Campaign Items in 2016 isn’t as Big a Draw as in the Past

In political collecting, presentation is everything.  The more unique a political campaign item is, the more collectible it becomes. The campaign of John F. Kennedy […]

  • Sep 6 2016
  • 6 Sep 2016

Size Matters: Three of the World’s Biggest Coins

Every now and then money takes on immense proportions. It happened on the South Pacific Island of Yap, in several German states and in Sweden. […]

  • Sep 1 2016
  • 1 Sep 2016

Victorian Ointment Pot Lids – A Specialty Niche That’s Smart to Know About

Years ago, at an antiques show, a guy came up to my sales table of antique bottles and go-withs, and asked me if I had […]

  • Aug 31 2016
  • 31 Aug 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Summer Reads for Antiques Enthusiasts Part II

Part I of the two-part “2016 Summer Reads” series introduced readers to: Barbara Allan’s (pseudonym for Barbara and Max Allan Collins) “Antiques Fate,” a Trash […]

  • Aug 30 2016
  • 30 Aug 2016

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Antique Shaving Mug and ‘I Like Ike’ Buttons

In the Aug. 30, 2016 episode, Harry answers viewers’ questions about an odd shaving mug and some vintage campaign buttons, as well as discussing a […]

  • Aug 26 2016
  • 26 Aug 2016

After Subscribing to WorthPoint to Settle Estate, Collector finds more uses for Worthopedia

We here at WorthPoint first heard of James Boling when he wrote in response to an Insider newsletter article asking for WorthPoint users to write […]

  • Aug 25 2016
  • 25 Aug 2016

Rio Olympics Collectibles Are Out There if You Can Wait a While

The recent conclusion of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, raises the question what collectibles exist from the event? In […]

  • Aug 24 2016
  • 24 Aug 2016

Fabulous Find: A Hand-Made Appalachian Five-String Banjo

I’ve followed WorthPoint’s newsletter feature “Fabulous Finds” with enthusiasm. I enjoy reading personal stories from collectors about how they discovered a sought-after item. It is […]

  • Aug 22 2016
  • 22 Aug 2016

Kintsugi Techniques: A Detailed Look at the Art of Repair

There is a boom going on in the Japanese art of repair called kintsugi. A quick search on the Internet will turn up links to […]

  • Aug 19 2016
  • 19 Aug 2016

Tavern Tokens Proliferated in Tumultuous 17th-Century London

When I was in high school more than 40 years ago, English classes consisted of reading short stories, Shakespeare and excerpts from larger works. One […]