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 firstname.lastname@example.org. harry-rinker-plays-with-his-toys Subscribe to this Podcast
Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 5, 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 3690944] Wednesday, May 5, 1943 Aboard the Train Heading East [caption...
Weekly News Roundup: May 4- May 8, 2009
Closing out this week's headlines in art, antiques and collectibles is a vast African art collection, pieces from a Chicago landmark, a rare chess set in England and antique torture devices go on sale to benefit Amnesty International. From The New York Times: Auction of African Art From Gross Collection Thirty pieces from late sculptor and collector Chaim...
Auction Report: Heritage Has Original Dr Pepper Formula
[caption id="attachment_2482131" align="alignright" width="188"] The Dr Pepper formula.[/caption] When what is widely considered to be the original formula for Dr Pepper crosses the auction block at Heritage Auction Galleries on May 13 , the world will finally get a chance to see just what it was that originally gave one of America's three greatest soft drinks—and certainly its...
A Mother’s Day to Remember—1965
[caption id="attachment_2482086" align="alignleft" width="174" caption="Art Deco greeting card"][/caption] You remember the days when a lady never went to church without a hat, gloves, handbag and matching shoes? My mother was not the glamorous daughter. That label was deservedly bestowed on her elder sister, the statuesque, nearly 6-foot blonde, who could cause traffic accidents by merely crossing the street....