• 15
    May

How to Tell if a Eames Lounge Chair Has Been Repaired

[caption id="attachment_2482608" align="aligncenter" width="243" caption="An Eames lounge chair that has been repaired. This is a good repair, but any repair will greatly decrease its value."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2482609" align="aligncenter" width="243" caption="This is an Eames lounge that has not been repaired. You need to inspect a chair closely before deciding to buy."][/caption] Many sellers and buyers who are familiar with...

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  • 15
    May

Tools of the Trade: Surgical Knives and Scalpels

In your hunt for the ultimate in medical instruments, don’t pass by loose instruments such as knives and scalpels. Surgical knives were used for amputations, see my article on Amputation Sets (Collecting Amputation Sets 101, Tools of the Trade: Amputation Saws, Proper Care and Storage of Antique Medical Instruments) Two methods were used for amputation. Knives from the...

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  • 15
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 15, 1943

[voxant 3698692] Saturday,  May 15, 1943 At sea - headed for Casablanca, Morocco [caption id="attachment_2482585" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 15, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] [Handwritten note above the date:] *North Africa is finally cleaned up. Today it happened. We were running peacefully along in a beautiful sea when a small wake was observed off the starbord (sic) bow. In less...

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  • 14
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 14, 1943

[voxant 3697427] Friday,  May 14, 1943 At sea - headed for Casablanca, Morocco [caption id="attachment_2482391" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 14, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Today, thank the good Lord was totaly (sic) uneventful and may all the rest be the same. I am glad for my own comfort that the weather has been so lovely but it worries me just...

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  • 13
    May

This Week in Geek 5/13/09

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 hot links for...

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  • 13
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 13, 1943

[voxant 3696605] Thursday,  May 13, 1943 At sea - headed for Casablanca, Morocco [caption id="attachment_2482384" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 13, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning when I woke up the ship was in motion although it took a little while to realize that fact. I got dressed and washed the best I could and went up to breakfast. What...

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  • 12
    May

Harry Rinker on Gold Parties – Seller Beware

In this edition of Ask Harry Rinker on WorthPoint, Harry talks with Mary Brenneman about why it is wise to avoid gold parties. Host - Mary Brenneman, WorthPoint's VP of content Send your questions for Harry to news@worthpoint.com. harry-rinker-on-gold-parties Subscribe to this Podcast For more from Harry Rinker on the pitfalls of selling gold items, read his feature...

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  • 12
    May

Weekly News Roundup: May 11-May 15, 2009

Making headlines in art, antiques and collectibles news is a chess set that brought in five figures at auction, Jeff Koons' giant blue egg and a rash of thefts at English estate homes. From BBC News: £10,000 for 'rubbish' chess set The chess set that was headed for the rubbish bin back in the 1800s sold for £10,625...

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  • 12
    May

Auction Report: GoAntiques Preferred Auctions May 16 & 17

Lovers of antiques, art and collectibles should mark their calendars for not one, but two days of GoAntiques Preferred Auctions. On May 16 and May 17, hundreds of enticing items are going under the hammer on Proxibid with bidding starting on both days at noon EDT. Whether Victorian furniture or 18th-century salt-and-pepper shakers intrigue you, you’re bound to...

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  • 12
    May

Telling the Age of Your Vintage (or Newer) Eames Lounge

[caption id="attachment_248247" align="aligncenter" width="544" caption="The most common way of determining the age of an Eames lounge chair is by knowing what the leather cushions contain. The lounge was originally designed in 1956 with 100-percent down and duck feather fill. "][/caption] OK, now that you have discovered if that Eames lounge is real or fake (The Iconic Eames Lounge...

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