• 25
    Apr

Kentucky Derby Museum

[voxant 3683628] WorthPoint presents Kentucky Derby collectibles. In this video, Katherine Veitschegger, Curator of Collections of the Kentucky Derby Museum, shows some of the jewels of the museum's collection that are stored in the museum's basement. Items shown include a Kentucky Derby racing game from the 1930s, bumper stickers, a Jim Beam Kentucky Derby decanter, a Kentucky Derby...

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  • 25
    Apr

Auction Report: GoAntiques Preferred Auction May 3

Tired of giving perfume, candy or flowers on Mother’s Day? Try taking a look at what GoAntiques dealers are offering in the upcoming Preferred Auction being held on Proxibid. And don’t be surprised if you find something for yourself, as well. The bidding starts at noon (EDT) on Sunday, May 3. Absentee bids may be placed after registering....

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  • 25
    Apr

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – April 25, 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 3683537] Sunday,  April 25, 1943 [caption id="attachment_2481584" align="alignright" width="200" caption="April 25,...

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  • 24
    Apr

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – April 24, 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 3682510] Saturday,  April 24, 1943 Stockton, California This afternoon I took...

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  • 23
    Apr

Marghab Linens—The Finest Embroidery Ever Made

[caption id="attachment_2481480" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Yellow and white Margandie and linen placemat and napkin in the Iris design."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2481481" align="alignleft" width="210" caption="Close-up of the Iris napkin showing the intricate detail Marghab Linens are known for."][/caption] Imagine a tablecloth of the finest Irish linen, embroidered with the best French embroidery floss in a design of exquisite colors and flowing...

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  • 22
    Apr

This Week in Geek 4/22/09

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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  • 21
    Apr

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – April 23, 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 3681681] Friday,  April 23, 1943 [caption id="attachment_2481474" align="alignright" width="200" caption="April 23,...

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  • 21
    Apr

Big Finds in the Oddest Places—Cut Glass Flask

I have always thought the life of an archeologist would be a life of excitement, with heart-racing finds from civilizations long gone. Bottle diggers must get the same type of excitement, when after hours of back breaking digging pays off as they unearth a wonderful old bottle fully intact. An amethyst-colored Victorian lady's flask found during a bottle...

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  • 21
    Apr

Christopher Kent: A Man for All Styles

[caption id="attachment_2481100" align="alignleft" width="87" caption="1840 Japanese vase"][/caption] Christopher Kent walked into the “Gray Goose,” a Charleston, S.C., junk shop piled with debris and dust. “There were flea-bitten, 1950s armchairs that should have been given a good burial,” Kent said. “It was the sort of place that makes you want to disinfect yourself when you leave, frankly, just my...

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  • 21
    Apr

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – April 21, 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. Wednesday,  April 21, 1943 [caption id="attachment_2481391" align="alignright" width="200" caption="April 21, 1943 Diary...

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