• 23
    Mar

Collectible Book Terminology Part 6 – Recognizing First Editions

Vintage books offered for sale by individuals are very often misidentified as first editions. In fact, online auction sites are full of old books that are casually and incorrectly represented as firsts. Some publishers clearly state “First Printing” or “First Edition” on their books’ title pages, which make identification easy. But most first editions are very difficult to...

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  • 23
    Mar

Mystery of ‘Chandler’ Paintings Solved with a Little Detective Work

[caption id="attachment_2479620" align="aligncenter" width="540"] A painting signed simply with the name “Chandler” turns out to have been created by the “W. H. Chandler and Co.” of New York City. Founded by William Henry Chandler, the company produced paintings for sale in department stores in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Seascapes, like this one, were the rarest of...

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  • 23
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 23, 1943

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project and Recap: 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. January 1943 Recap: We first met Lt. Reichard in January, stationed...

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  • 22
    Mar

Auction Report: Bonhams European Furniture and Decorative Arts

A connoisseur’s auction, bar none, Bonhams and Butterfields presents an extraordinary collection of more than 1,500 hundred lots in this, not to be missed, Fine European Furniture and Decorative Arts auction on March 30. The highlights of the sale include: Lot 1196, a Louis XVI-style bronze mounted amboynas-and-mahogany vitrine stamped with the maker’s mark, Henry Dossen 1878. The...

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  • 22
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 22, 1943

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project and Recap: 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. January 1943 Recap: We first met Lt. Reichard in January, stationed...

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  • 21
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 21, 1943

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project and Recap: 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. January 1943 Recap: We first met Lt. Reichard in January, stationed...

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  • 20
    Mar

Lakeside Merry-Go-Round Features Folk-Art Carvings

[caption id="attachment_2474194" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The original Merry-Go-Round at the Lakeside Amusement Park was located outside. It would eventually be housed in three different buildings since the park opened in 1908."][/caption] Adjacent to Lake Rhode in Lakeside, Colo., gleams the Tower of Jewels, a 150-foot-tall wooden tower built in 1907 originally fitted with 5,000 lights. It is the centerpiece...

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  • 20
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 20, 1943

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project and Recap: 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. January 1943 Recap: We first met Lt. Reichard in January, stationed...

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  • 20
    Mar

Apothecary Chests: Carry-alls Filled with Medicines of the Day

If you like boxes, as I do, and you like ooh-jahs, as I do, you will love apothecary chests, which are boxes filled with ooh-jahs. (Ooh-jahs are all kinds of little detailed things that can make life interesting). Apothecary chests are filled with bottles and tins of medicines, scales, weights, pill tiles, pill rollers, mortar and pestles, papers...

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  • 19
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 19, 1943

Lt. Reichard's WWII Diary Project and Recap: 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. January 1943 Recap: We first met Lt. Reichard in January, stationed...

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