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  • Apr 1 2008
  • 1 Apr 2008

Why Are Presidents Collected?

It is a mystery to educated people from other countries: What is it with the American fascination with presidents?

School children know their names in order by heart. Parents date important moments of their lives by who was in the Oval Office. Many people collect objects associated with their favorites. Why?

  • Apr 1 2008
  • 1 Apr 2008

The Glass Art of the Cambridge Glass Company

The Cambridge Glass Co. was one of America’s premier glass companies in the 20th century. It was founded in 1873, but its factory did not open in Cambridge, Ohio until 1901. The factory’s first piece of glass was a three pint pitcher produced in May, 1902.

After ownership changes, the company went out of business in 1958 as a result of the influx of cheap, foreign made glass.

  • Mar 31 2008
  • 31 Mar 2008

Treasure Under the Table in Yellow Ware

There’s a new ending to Friday’s Blog about our adventure to the estate sale. I’ve always told you to dig into every corner and look into every cabinet. Well, I took my own advice.

  • Mar 29 2008
  • 29 Mar 2008

Political Items in Worthopedia, Part II

Our Worthopedia continues to grow. There are now somewhere close to 2 million individual items from auction companies, worthologists and subscribers on just about every collectible imaginable. It is a tremendous resource.

  • Mar 29 2008
  • 29 Mar 2008

Political Items in Worthopedia, Part III

This is a third in a series of identifying interesting political and historical americana items in our own Worthopedia. With over 300 auction companies providing items from past auctions and from Worthologists and individuals contributing also, there is bound to be some interesting items to review. As always the links for each item will appear collectively below.

  • Mar 29 2008
  • 29 Mar 2008

Political Items in Worthopedia, Part IV

This is a fourth in a series of identifying interesting political and historical americana items in our own Worthopedia. With over 300 auction companies providing items from past auctions and from Worthologists and individuals contributing also, there is bound to be some interesting items to review. As always the links for each item will appear collectively below.

  • Mar 29 2008
  • 29 Mar 2008

The Adventures of Attending Estate Sales and the Items That Got Away

I checked the paper the other day and found a House Sale listing a Civil War Operating Table, so yesterday I made it out of the house early to check this out. Being from Kentucky, my mind told me that I might be the only person attending the sale who would have interest in this prize.

  • Mar 28 2008
  • 28 Mar 2008

Museo Histórico Nacional

The Argentine Museo Histórico Nacional (National Museum of History) is committed to documenting and preserving artifacts from major events in the history of the country, from the arrival of the Europeans to Argentina’s independence from Spain to the formation of the first national governing body.

  • Mar 28 2008
  • 28 Mar 2008

The Victorian Age

The Victorian Age began in 1837 when Queen Victoria ascended the British throne and lasted up to her death in 1901. It was an era of rapid industrial development and social changes, and you can see this by studying the toys of the period.

  • Mar 28 2008
  • 28 Mar 2008

Collecting Toys

Many people seem to get started with toy collecting more accidentally than deliberately. There may be the old one-eyed teddy that nobody has the heart to give away; there may be the favorite train set that brings happy memories of rainy days indoors. Or you may visit a flea market and find yourself buying a doll because it is like the one you once had.