• 20
    May

Auction Report: Cowan’s Spring Fine and Decorative Arts

With more than 450 lots for sale, the Cowan's Auctions Spring Fine and Decorative Arts Auction promises on June 6 2009 to be both diverse and exciting. Starting off the auction in the first top 10 lots, lot # 10 is an unusual and rarely seen Anna Pottery pig flask. The diminutive 2.25-inch by 4.5-inch salt glaze molded...

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  • 20
    May

My Childhood Keeps Disappearing

All my cowboy heroes died before the 21st century began. Memories of the Korean and Vietnam wars are the purview of senior citizens. Those, myself included, who remember life before television, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, are witnessing the birth of a new generation who will have no memory of television before high definition. I miss the...

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  • 20
    May

This Week in Geek 5/20/09

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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  • 20
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 20, 1943

[voxant 3701578] Thursday, May 20, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa [caption id="attachment_2482818" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 20, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning we were informed that we would not dock until noon, so I took my time eating breakfast then went on deck for a smoke. Land _____ into sight about ten and we pulled in about eleven thirty to...

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  • 19
    May

Telling Between Real and Reproduction Cherry Blossom Depression Glass

Cherry Blossom is just one of the hundreds of Depression glass patterns produced. It happens to by my favorite so it’s the easiest to write about for me! [caption id="attachment_2482775" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="The reproduction Cherry Blossom butter dish is on left—the actual butter dish is on right."][/caption] Cherry Blossom was produced by the Jeannette Glass Co., located in...

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  • 19
    May

How to Appraise an Item with Feet in Multiple Markets

[caption id="attachment_2482724" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="While appraising this 1908-09 Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. “St. Bernard Mission” model Mission-style pool table, one must look at different markets to find the true value."][/caption] When appraising any item, appraisers are faced with the possibility of having to examine more than one market to determine values and decide which one is the most appropriate for...

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  • 19
    May

The Origin of Royal Doulton Porcelain

[caption id="attachment_2482716" align="alignright" width="300" caption="An example of a Toby character mug, this one a bootmaker from the “D” series."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2482717" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The back of Royal Doulton the Bootmaker Toby Mug, identified as D6572."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2482718" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Royal Doulton hallmarks and production information for the bootmaker mug."][/caption] Porcelain and china firms usually take their names...

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  • 19
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 19, 1943

Wednesday,  May 19, 1943 At sea - headed for Casablanca, Morocco [caption id="attachment_2482704" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 19, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning when I went out on deck I had a welcome surprize (sic) in the form of a destroyer, just off our starbord (sic) bow. Also there was a PBY just leaving. That was probably the plane...

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  • 18
    May

Weekly News Roundup: May 18-May 22, 2009

In art, antiques and collectibles news is a not-so-original poem by Bob Dylan, antiquities heading home to Italy and a rarely seen painting by Diego Rivera going under the hammer. [caption id="attachment_2482893" align="alignright" width="113" caption="Dylan ''poem'' on sale was actually Hank Snow song."][/caption] From Reuters: Dylan "poem" on sale was actually Hank Snow song As reported earlier in...

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  • 18
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 18, 1943

[voxant 3700058] Tuesday,  May 18, 1943 At sea - headed for Casablanca, Morocco [caption id="attachment_2482681" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 18, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning we really got a thrill, few of us will forget. About eight thirty I went up on deck and was standing by the Port bow "5 incher" when the top rigging of a ship...

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