Brimfield Vintage Canoes
[youtube KFpxUaFSMvw] During the September antiques shows at Brimfield, WorthPoint Chief Worthologist Thom Pattie talked vintage canoes with dealer John Magoun—their history, what to look for and their future value. Videographer: Scott Shactman Editor: Alison Harder WorthPoint - Discover Your Hidden Wealth
Dressed Fleas and Flea Circus are Not Necessarily for the Dogs
[caption id="attachment_2482418" align="aligncenter" width="542" caption="Lisa Townley’s great grandmother’s bride and groom “pulgas vestidas” or dressed fleas. "][/caption] One of the most unusual and interesting Ask A Worthologist questions that we have come across was posed by Lisa Townley, a WorthPoint member from Texas, regarding a small matchbox that contained miniature wedding dress and tuxedo—worn by a flea bride...
Pop Quiz: What Do You Know About Veneer?
Which of the following is true and which is false? 1. The presence of veneer on a piece of furniture indicates recent production? 2. The presence of veneer indicates inferior quality? 3. A piece of furniture with veneer on it cannot be stripped, sanded or refinished? 4. When veneer chips, it's best to remove the old veneer and...
Cincinnati Watch & Clock Show Offers Bargains for the Patient
[caption id="attachment_2482400" align="aligncenter" width="576" caption="The crowd at the recent National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) Watch & Clock Regional Show in Fort Mitchell, Ky., just outside of Cincinnati"][/caption] The annual National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC) Watch & Clock Regional Show was recently held at the drawbridge Estate in Fort Mitchell, Ky. located just...
Brimfield Antiques & Collectibles: Amazing Finds
[youtube adVaYzX-V6Q] Brimfield is a always a mecca for dealers and fans including WorthPoint's CEO and founder, Will Seippel, a lifelong collector. In this video, shot during the July Brimfield, Will walks around Brimfield sharing his experience as a collector and dealer and finding treasures including Edison Cylinders, state license plates and a phonograph from the Sonora company,...
Brimfield: A Cornucopia of Collectibles
[youtube S5N_iEsQWz0] At Brimfield in July, WorthPoint's Tom Carrier discovers you can get almost anything you want in the way of collectibles and antiques: from old newspapers to adjustable dress forms. Buyers show off their treasures. WorthPoint - Discover Your Hidden Wealth Videographer: Scott J.Shactman Editor: Sharon Levy
Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 11, 1943
[voxant 3694943] Tuesday, May 11, 1943 Camp Shanks, Orangeburg, New York [caption id="attachment_2482359" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 11, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Today was just nasty. It reminds me so much of last winter in California. It misted all day and it was just cold enough to make you miserable. I wore my slip-on sweater under my field-jacket and still...
Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 10, 1943
[voxant 3694836] Monday, May 10, 1943 Camp Shanks, Orangeburg, New York [caption id="attachment_2482277" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 10, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] Ray and I got up early this morning and got dressed for the range. This is the first chance that we had to fire the carbine. Well it was raining when we got up and right now it...
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...