This Week in Geek 4/29/09
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...
Happy Mother’s Day
[youtube 6wzBtA5_ZdA] There's nothing old-fashioned about wishing your mom a Happy Mother's Day. But there is plenty of old-fashioned sentiment in this Mother's Day video compiled from vintage postcards. Postcards from www.bessiepease.com. WorthPoint - Discover Your Hidden Wealth
Off to the Races with Kentucky Derby Collectibles
[caption id="attachment_248179" align="alignleft" width="193" caption="Official 2009 poster"][/caption] It is billed as the most exciting two minutes in sports. And it is for 3-year-olds only. We’re talking about the ultimate horse race known as the Kentucky Derby. The race may just be two minutes, but the festival in Louisville, Ky., begins two weeks in advance. Over the past 50...
Weekly News Roundup: April 27- May 1, 2009
Wrapping up this week's art, antiques and collectibles news are various auctions in the New York area, the Hirshhorn Museum's decision to sell several works, rare stamps found in Wales, 17th-century dueling pistols, Egyptian artifacts return home and Tony Bennett's donation to the National Portrait Gallery. From The New York Times: For Sale: Fragments of the Georgian World...
One Cottage Industry Whose Wares Have Proved Timeless
[caption id="attachment_2481704" align="aligncenter" width="495" caption="As early as the 1760s, several English companies were making cottages in both porcelain and pottery, to be used as pastille burners, used either to fumigate or deodorize the home."][/caption] Over the last few years collecting cottages, especially those made by the company Dept. 56—such as the Original Snow Village and the Dickens Village—as...
Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – April 27, 1943
Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3684150] [caption id="attachment_2481690" align="alignright" width="200" caption="April 27, 1943 Diary page"][/caption] Tuesday, ...
Chris Hughes—Seeking a Collectible’s History
The airborne trooper’s uniform was a mystery—who was he, where did he serve? There was no name attached with the garment. The only clue was a laundry ID number. But that’s just the kind of challenge that whets Worthologist and WorthPoint product manager Chris Hughes’ interest. The search took him to a database kept in Holland on airborne...
What Do You Collect—Or—Is There Anything You Don’t?
While I was browsing around at a antique show I attended recently, one of the booths’ dealers asked me, “So, what do you collect?” For some, that would seem to be a question that could be answered in a rather straightforward manner. After a momentary pause, I gave my usual answer, “I collect vintage and antique dolls,” which...
Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – April 26, 1943
Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project : On January 1, 2009, WorthPoint began a three year project following the life of a WWII soldier through the daily pages of his diary. To read about the inception of this project, or to add your own comments, click here. [voxant 3683753] Monday, April 26, 1943 [caption id="attachment_2481647" align="alignright" width="200" caption="April 26,...
Kentucky Derby Collectibles
[voxant 3683626] Everything collectible about the Kentucky Derby -- Reporter Barry Bernson takes you on a tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum. WorthPoint - Discover Your Hidden Wealth