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Glass Mysteries (9/15/08)
Unknown maker Italian LabelIt can be difficult to identify unknown art glass. I’ve studied 20th Century glass for a very long time, and have learned how to spot the clues that point in the direction of identification, but it doesn’t always end well. Often, after months of research in my library and on the web, after following every clue I could squeeze out the object, I end up more confused then when I began. More >>

Mysterious Theatrical Scenes (9/14/08)
Image #3 - Busk Scene OneAs previously stated, I love a good scrimshaw mystery, and have solved one or two. See: A Scrimshaw Mystery Solved!. Unfortunately, the scrimshawed images on the reverse side of this whalebone busk remain in the “unsolved” category. More >>

Collecting Antique Dolls ….How Do I Start? (9/14/08)
Whenever someone visits my home I frequently hear “Oh you collect dolls” followed by “Where do you find them”. I have always loved antiques and have collected a variety of things beginning in my early 20′s, my love affair with dolls began with a visit to a local historical building that is a hotel and also features a wonderful restaurant. More >>

Alex and Elizabeth Papalexis’ offers Web-based answer to for Internet collectors (9/14/08)
John Anderson saw the Porcelain figural group on eBay, with a mark of crossed swords of a German Meissen piece at slightly more than $800 –- a seemingly reasonable price. The courting scene between a gentleman and a lady looked to imminently collectible and he thought it would be a wonderful gift for his wife on their 20th Wedding Anniversary. The price seemed fair – or was it? More >>

The Timeless Art of Venetian Glass (9/14/08)
At the start of 13th century, the city of Venice was the known world’s major hub of glassmaking. Its glassmaking secrets had been refined throughout time as a result of commerce with the Islamic territories of Levant and North Africa. By the late 13th century, glassmakers on the group of islands off the coast of Venice, called Murano, had perfected the art with brilliant methods and recipes. More >>

Postmortem Photos (9/13/08)
This is a family photo of a cousin who died at age 19.I grew up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky and the practice of taking postmortem photographs was a normal occurrence. After moving and marrying someone who was raised in a large city I became aware that what I had been taught as a life-affirming practice was viewed as macabre and just plain creepy by many. More >>

Teacups, teakettles and an honest antiques customer (9/12/08)
Some time ago, my mother and sister decided to have yard sale to clean out a storage area. They would be putting out typical yard-sale items—small appliances, pots and pans, bottles, lots of junk and maybe a collectibles or two. More >>

Stergus (9/11/08)
Stergus belt buckell with Stergus belt. #491 of 600. Buckell is brand new no wear. The year is 1982 on the buckell and belt. Pictures will be posted Sept.12,08 More >>

Late Classicism Antiques: Not Empire (9/11/08)
There is a style of American furniture antiques that is consistently scorned by the upper crust of collectors and academics. Yet to its followers, the style is among the most innovative in history. It has retained enough popularity through the years that it has been constantly reproduced in almost every succeeding period of American furniture history. More >>

The Comic Speculator: All Star Batman and Robin #10 (9/11/08)
Blacked out text from ASB&R #10The Comic Speculator is a blog by Worthpoint Comic Book Worthologist Matt Baum that discusses comics as collectibles and the back issue comic market. More >>

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