• 1
    Jun

Weekly News Roundup: June 1-June 5, 2009

In art, antiques and collectibles news are two ongoing legal cases, one with Yale University trying to keep a Van Gogh, the other between a shipping mogul and a billionaire “duke-ing it out” over a Sam Francis painting and photos of the French president’s wife revealing a lot about her. From The Associated Press via Auction Central News:...

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  • 1
    Jun

Harry Rinker Discusses Ephemera

In this edition of Ask Harry Rinker on WorthPoint, Harry talks with Mary Brenneman about all the joys of collecting ephemera. Host - Mary Brenneman, WorthPoint's VP of content Send your questions for Harry to news@worthpoint.com. Ask Harry Rinker about Ephemera Subscribe to this Podcast  

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  • 1
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 1, 1943

Tuesday, June 1, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483193" align="alignright" width="200" caption="June 1, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Today was just another one of those dull days. The morning was spent censoring letters and writing some of my own. I also put in my order at the P.X. Over here each company has its own P.X. and buys its merchandise...

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  • 31
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 31, 1943

Monday, May 31, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483188" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 31, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Today I did quite a bit of running around. It started out a perfectly peaceful day with very little to do and ended up pretty busy. Capt. Blay came out about ten a.m. and asked me if my equipment had come in....

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  • 30
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 30, 1943

Sunday, May 30, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483153" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 30, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning I decided I was going to sleep late but couldn't so got up around seven thirty and cleaned up. While I was shaving I heard there was a bunch going up to get a shower so I joined. That is...

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  • 29
    May

A Moment In Time: Collecting Antique Photographs

As I was busily dusting photos of various family members whose faces line the stairway of our home I was suddenly struck with the thought “What if photography had never been invented?” What impact would this have had not only on our culture but to humanity as a whole? I immediately thought of my photograph albums and the...

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  • 29
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 29, 1943

Saturday, May 29, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483085" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 29, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Well today was pretty busy as far as I'm concerned. This morning I took the boys for a hike and we covered eight miles in two hours plus having a fifteen minute break. That's not bad walking. We went toward the sea...

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  • 28
    May

This Week in Geek 5/28/09

[caption id="attachment_248313" align="alignright" width="197" caption="Destroyer"][/caption] This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by WorthPoint comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday, Matt takes a look at the week's new comics from a collector's point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why. Make sure to click...

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  • 28
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 28, 1943

Friday, May 28, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2483080" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 28, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Today was a busy one although all my efforts were in vain. I sure hope that no other outfit is sent overseas minus their equipment as it is nearly impossible to pick any up here. Of course they tell us that we...

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  • 27
    May

Auction Report: Living Estate of Alabama Collector Up for Bid

[caption id="attachment_2483116" align="alignright" width="225" caption="This rosewood marble-top etagere, double-stack (circa 1855, attributed to Daniel Pabst), will be among the items in a living estate sale in Aberdeen, Miss., on June 13, 2009."][/caption] The living estate of Katherine Creamer—a dedicated and discerning antiques collector from Mobile, Ala., whose stately mansion was built specially to contain her vast collections—will be...

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