Happy Mother’s Day—Around the World, Through the Ages
We in the United States have a tenacious Philadelphia schoolteacher to thank for Mother’s Day. In 1907, Anna M. Jarvis decided her mother should be honored. And while Anna was at it, she figured she would campaign for a holiday celebrating all mothers. Hence began a seven-year blitz on legislators and influential businessmen that ended in 1914 with...
Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 9, 1943
[voxant 3694252] Sunday, May 9, 1943 Camp Shanks, Orangeburg, New York [caption id="attachment_2482269" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 9, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning I slept until eight thirty. I had quite a bit of washing to get out so got to work on that and I hate that job. It sure didn't do my hands any good but there...
Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 8, 1943
[voxant 3693410] Saturday, May 8, 1943 Camp Shanks, Orangeburg, New York [caption id="attachment_2482304" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 8, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning who should I run into but that gang of men I sent as a cadre down to Muroc Lake California last fall. They are in a hot outfit and headed out too. They are all looking...
Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 7, 1943
[voxant 3693409] Friday, May 7, 1943 Camp Shanks, Orangeburg, New York [caption id="attachment_2482182" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 7, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Today like all the rest probably will be as long as we are here, has been a mad house. Getting clearances means more work than I've seen in the past two years plus the fact we have to...
From Mother’s Day Plates to Hermès Scarves, Harry Rinker Knows
Editor’s Note: Harry Rinker gets lots of questions about art, antiques and collectibles. And you can always rely on him to supply interesting and informative answers. Here are a few recent ones, including a very timely question about Mother’s Day plates. QUESTION: I have the complete Norman Rockwell Mother’s Day series consisting of 18 plates manufactured between 1976...
Things Go Better With Coke—Collectibles
Ahh! It’s Delicious! Refreshing! Invigorating! Exhilarating! It’s how you “Refresh Yourself.” It makes good things taste better and is America’s choice. End of clues. If you haven’t figured out that these are slogans from one of America’s most famous gifts to the world—Coca-Cola®—you probably haven’t been living on Planet Earth. And May 8 is its (gulp) 123rd birthday....
What’s on Your Mind?
No man is an island (thank you, John Donne), and neither is a collector. To get the most out of art, antiques and collectibles, you need to be part of a collecting community, which is what WorthPoint is. We encourage comments on our stories and site. Here is a sampling of what readers are saying. Please don't hesitate...
This Week in Geek 5/7/09
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...
Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 6, 1943
Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3691110] Thursday, May 6, 1943 Camp Shanks, Orangeburg, New York [caption...
Harry Rinker Plays with His Toys
In this edition of Ask Harry Rinker on WorthPoint, Harry talks with Mary Brenneman about toys - to play or not to play. Host - Mary Brenneman, WorthPoint's VP of content Send your questions for Harry to email@example.com. harry-rinker-plays-with-his-toys Subscribe to this Podcast