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  • Sep 30 2015
  • 30 Sep 2015

No Rubber Bands: Preserving Game Cards

It’s happened to anyone who has ever bought a vintage board or card game from an antiques dealer, a thrift store or a yard sale: […]

  • Sep 29 2015
  • 29 Sep 2015

Fred’s Junk Drawer: Small Tips that don’t Fit Anywhere Else

This column is intended to be like the kitchen drawer everyone has that is packed with indispensable items (they must be indispensable, or you would […]

  • Sep 28 2015
  • 28 Sep 2015

Looking past the Painting to see the Value of Antique Frames

There is one thing I can count on whenever I evaluate an estate: most rooms will have one floor and three or four walls. Consequently, […]

  • Sep 25 2015
  • 25 Sep 2015

The Executor’s Dilemma: What to Do with Old Electronics

Sorting through an estate last month, I came upon a desk whose top had apparently not seen the light of day for at least a […]

  • Sep 24 2015
  • 24 Sep 2015

Five Ways Collecting Political Buttons is Different than Other Hobbies

As there is still a good 410 days or so left before the 2016 presidential election, the news coverage of the primary candidates in both […]

  • Sep 21 2015
  • 21 Sep 2015

With Pope Francis set to Visit the U.S., Here’s a Look at Collecting Papal Memorabilia

As Pope Francis comes to the United States for a three-city visit—Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia—throngs of Catholics and others will be lining the […]

  • Sep 18 2015
  • 18 Sep 2015

How to Know If Granny’s Old Books Are Worth Anything

At some point, most people find ways to dispense with the personal property of a loved one. Keepsakes are divided and estate sales are held. […]

  • Sep 17 2015
  • 17 Sep 2015

Rinker on Collectibles: Two Three-Letter Words — New and Now

When a participant at the Institute for the Study of Antiques and Collectibles 2015 Summer Camp asked “why are young adults no longer interested in […]

  • Sep 15 2015
  • 15 Sep 2015

Large Supply of Official ‘Commemorative’ JFK White House Rocking Chairs Keep Prices Low

It is as iconic a symbol as Lincoln’s stovepipe hat or FDR’s cigarette holder. The rocking chair of John F. Kennedy endures as a symbol […]

  • Sep 11 2015
  • 11 Sep 2015

The Ups And Downs of Depression-Era Southern California Pottery

When collectors think about California Pottery, they probably picture the vividly colored dishes produced in the golden state during the Great Depression years by the […]