• 23
    Apr

Marghab Linens—The Finest Embroidery Ever Made

Imagine a tablecloth of the finest Irish linen, embroidered with the best French embroidery floss in a design of exquisite colors and flowing lines. Not a stitch out of place or less than perfect; a design so intricate that it consists of more than 85,000 tiny stitches. Only one company ever produced such magnificent work—Marghab […]

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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 […]

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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 Sacramento to Stockton […]

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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 […]

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  • 21
    Apr

Christopher Kent: A Man for All Styles

Christopher Kent walked into the “Gray Goose,” a Charleston, South Carolina 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 sort of place.“

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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 On the train from Ogden […]

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  • 20
    Apr

Weekly News Roundup: April 20- April 24, 2009

Wrapping up this week’s art, antiques and collectibles news is an update on the use of antiques in contemporary interior design, a WWII bravery medal awarded to a dog and Jean Cocteau memorabilia slated for auction next week. From The New York Times: Well on in Years, But Never Out of Date The Times’ weekly […]

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  • 20
    Apr

Auction Report: Skinner Asian Art Sale

On April 24 and 25, Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers will present in its Boston salesrooms the Asian Works of Art Sale. Skinner has specialized in Asian works of art for more than 20 years. This auction will offer fine furniture and decorative arts from Asia and the South Seas including Chinese, Korean and Japanese glass, […]

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  • 20
    Apr

Lt. Lawson Reichard’s WWII Diary – April 20, 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. Tuesday,  April 20, 1943 On the Train from Boise […]

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  • 20
    Apr

With Gold Sale Parties, It’s Caveat Venditor, Not Emptor

In these tough economic times, individuals are considering selling objects, such as antiques and collectibles, they no longer need to obtain much needed cash. Items made from precious metals and possibly containing precious and semiprecious stones are high on the list. Hosting a “Gold Party” has become a national phenomenon. The classic cautionary warning of […]

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