• 28
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 27, 1943

Sunday, June 27, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa Another Sunday and it seems like only yesterday was Sunday. Time is rolling by faster than it can be kept track of. Today it was as hot as I have ever seen it in my life. That is I think it was as we have not seen […]

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  • 26
    Jun

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Art Books, Beatles Bazooka Wrapper, Esther Hunt Bust

QUESTION: I want to sell old (1960 and older) hardcover art books. They are in very good condition and still have their dust jackets. In addition, I have old art periodicals. What advice do you have? – TM, Lancaster, PA, via e-mail ANSWER: Selling art reference books, especially if they are coffee table books, is […]

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  • 26
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 26, 1943

Saturday, June 26, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa The days are flying by with more speed than a person can keep up with. I hope they continue as they have and we don’t have too many to let pass. If this war would only end in a year. Wishful thinking. Sometimes I find myself halfway […]

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  • 25
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 25, 1943

Friday, June 25, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa This morning the boys really went to work in a big way. There are a lot of trucks that must be gotten ____ the deadline and in a hurry as they area being made ready for this invasion. I noticed a bulletin this morning requesting the names […]

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  • 24
    Jun

This Week in Geek 6/24/09

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 on the […]

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  • 24
    Jun

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – June 24, 1943

Thursday, June 24, 1943 Tunis, Tunisia,  North Africa This evening, in fact the whole afternoon as well has been very interesting. Four of us started out about three to see the ruins of Carthage. Those of you who have studied the old Roman Empire will probably remember the part Carthage played. I had not realized […]

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  • 23
    Jun

Weekly News Roundup: June 22-June 26, 2009

In art, auction and collectibles headlines is the sale of a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece that has been featured frequently in movies and TV shows, a poor showing for Christie’s, a very pricey straw bag and the Fab Four show their star power again. From Reuters: Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Ennis House to be sold […]

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  • 23
    Jun

Sèvres: The History of Porcelain Fit for a King

There is a porcelain factory in France that in 1752 was designated as the Manufacture Royale de Porcelaine de France. France, no longer being a monarchy, there is no longer a “Royale” aspect to its name, nevertheless the Sèvres factory continues to produce porcelains fit for a king. The town of Sèvres (pronounced “sev” with […]

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  • 23
    Jun

Wacky Racers Offer a Crazily Customized Die-Cast Collection Category

Having a 4-year-old in the house is a great way to keep young. My son, Bentley, like most children his age, is fond of cartoons. Recently, we were setting up his race track play mat and I asked what kind of race cars he would choose from his collection for the race. Usually he selects […]

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  • 23
    Jun

Rinker on Collectibles: What Does Bankruptcy Mean To Collectors?

The early January 2009 announcement that Waterford Wedgwood PLC is entering receivership, the British form of bankruptcy, is the latest indication the traditional 20th century ceramic industry is facing difficult challenges in the 21st century. In addition to Waterford and Wedgwood, the group also owns the Hutschenreuther, Johnson Brothers, Rosenthal, and Royal Doulton trademarks. Hutschenreuther […]

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