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  • Nov 23 2015
  • 23 Nov 2015

Guns of the Mayflower: Not a Blunderbuss to be found

It seems that each Thanksgiving I happen upon a picture of a somber Pilgrim dressed in black, big buckles on his shoes, belt and hat, […]

  • Nov 20 2015
  • 20 Nov 2015

When Heroes Fade Away: A Look at Peyton Manning Sports Collectibles

There is little doubt that Peyton Manning will go down in NFL history as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. This […]

  • Nov 20 2015
  • 20 Nov 2015

How to Remove Stains from your Antique China, Pottery and Porcelain

Have you ever passed up purchasing a wonderful piece of art pottery, flow blue, transferware or any other collectable ceramic or porcelain because it had horrible crazing or other stains? I know I have. Condition, condition, condition is the mantra that has been drilled into our heads. Only buy the best when purchasing our collectables and antiques.

  • Nov 18 2015
  • 18 Nov 2015

The Collector’s Minute: Stag Handled Carving Sets

Items we see a great deal of that is often described as “having been in the family for five generations” are stag/bone-handled carving or cutlery […]

  • Nov 17 2015
  • 17 Nov 2015

Brayton Laguna set the Trend in Early Southern California Pottery

“In view of its innovation and influence, Brayton Laguna Pottery ranks as one of the foremost companies in the history of Southern California pottery.” Thus […]

  • Nov 17 2015
  • 17 Nov 2015

Rinker on Collectibles: Who Defines a Decade?

During a recent episode pf my radio program, “WHATCHA GOT?,” I interviewed Eric Bradley, author/editor for several KP/Krause Publications titles, including the “Antique Trader’s Antiques […]

  • 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 […]