• 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 […]

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  • 20
    May

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

[voxant 3701578] Thursday, May 20, 1943 Casablanca, North Africa 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 the dock. The harbor was littered […]

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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! Cherry Blossom was produced by the Jeannette Glass Co., located in Jeannette, Pa., from 1930-39. It was produced in the standard pink and green, but a great […]

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  • 19
    May

How to Appraise an Item with Feet in Multiple Markets

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 the piece in question. Take, for example, a 1908-09 Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co. “St. Bernard Mission” model Mission-style pool table. Tables in this style could fit into […]

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  • 19
    May

The Origin of Royal Doulton Porcelain

Porcelain and china firms usually take their names from the company’s founder. In 1815, John Doulton became a partner with a widow named Martha Jones—whose late husband had originally founded Lambeth Pottery—and the foreman of the pottery, John Watts. The pottery operation began its new incarnation as Jones, Watts, and Doulton, but would became best […]

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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 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 that we picked up last night. […]

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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. From Reuters: Dylan “poem” on sale was actually Hank Snow song As reported earlier in the week, a poem written by Bob Dylan when he […]

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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 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 showed on the horizon. From the […]

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  • 17
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 17, 1943

[voxant 3699579] Monday,  May 17, 1943 At sea – headed for Casablanca, Morocco A lovlier (sic) voyage could not have been bought in peace time than we have enjoyed so far as the efforts of mother nature are concerned. The sea has had its surface disturbed only enough to break its monotony and the sky […]

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  • 16
    May

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – May 16, 1943

[voxant 3699389] Sunday,  May 16, 1943 At sea – headed for Casablanca, Morocco It’s hard to realize that today is Sunday. Each and every day aboard ship is the same and one just runs into the other. There was a short church service this morning which was the only difference. I woke a little earlier […]

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