• 13
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 13, 1943

[voxant 3696605] Thursday,  May 13, 1943 At sea - headed for Casablanca, Morocco [caption id="attachment_2482384" align="alignright" width="200" caption="May 13, 1943 Diary Page"][/caption] This morning when I woke up the ship was in motion although it took a little while to realize that fact. I got dressed and washed the best I could and went up to breakfast. What...

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  • 12
    May

Harry Rinker on Gold Parties – Seller Beware

In this edition of Ask Harry Rinker on WorthPoint, Harry talks with Mary Brenneman about why it is wise to avoid gold parties. Host - Mary Brenneman, WorthPoint's VP of content Send your questions for Harry to news@worthpoint.com. harry-rinker-on-gold-parties Subscribe to this Podcast For more from Harry Rinker on the pitfalls of selling gold items, read his feature...

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  • 12
    May

Weekly News Roundup: May 11-May 15, 2009

Making headlines in art, antiques and collectibles news is a chess set that brought in five figures at auction, Jeff Koons' giant blue egg and a rash of thefts at English estate homes. From BBC News: £10,000 for 'rubbish' chess set The chess set that was headed for the rubbish bin back in the 1800s sold for £10,625...

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  • 12
    May

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...

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  • 12
    May

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...

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  • 12
    May

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...

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  • 12
    May

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...

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  • 11
    May

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

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  • 11
    May

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...

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  • 11
    May

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...

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