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...
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...
Circus Blogs: Inside Stories from Men with Sawdust in their Veins
[caption id="attachment_2482468" align="alignright" width="272" caption="Buckles Woodcock, who hosts Buckles Blog, working with elephants in the 108th Edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey."][/caption] Circus blogs are an open window to the circus worlds of today and yesterday. The best of these blogs is Buckles Blog, which is updated every day. When searching for the latest and most...
Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 12, 1943
[voxant 3695991] Wednesday, May 12, 1943 Staten Island, New York [caption id="attachment_2482366" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 12, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] (Handwritten text written in pencil above the date at the top of the page] The band met us on Staten Island and played for half hour while we had to stand with heavy packs on listening. I'm afraid we...
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