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Political Items in Worthopedia, Part IV (3/29/08)
A reproduction pitcher featuring George Washington and Benjamin FranklinThis is a fourth in a series of identifying interesting political and historical americana items in our own Worthopedia. With over 300 auction companies providing items from past auctions and from Worthologists and individuals contributing also, there is bound to be some interesting items to review. As always the links for each item will appear collectively below. More >>

The Adventures of Attending Estate Sales and the Items That Got Away (3/29/08)
Groswold 13I checked the paper the other day and found a House Sale listing a Civil War Operating Table, so yesterday I made it out of the house early to check this out. Being from Kentucky, my mind told me that I might be the only person attending the sale who would have interest in this prize. More >>

Museo Histórico Nacional (3/28/08)
The Argentine Museo Histórico Nacional (National Museum of History) is committed to documenting and preserving artifacts from major events in the history of the country, from the arrival of the Europeans to Argentina’s independence from Spain to the formation of the first national governing body. More >>

The Victorian Age (3/28/08)
The Victorian Age began in 1837 when Queen Victoria ascended the British throne and lasted up to her death in 1901. It was an era of rapid industrial development and social changes, and you can see this by studying the toys of the period. More >>

Collecting Toys (3/28/08)
Many people seem to get started with toy collecting more accidentally than deliberately. There may be the old one-eyed teddy that nobody has the heart to give away; there may be the favorite train set that brings happy memories of rainy days indoors. Or you may visit a flea market and find yourself buying a doll because it is like the one you once had. More >>

I am in posession of a glass bottle market “National Casket Co”. I am unsure where this bottle came from, what it was used for, and if it is of any value. It has liquid measurements on it. Any answers would be greatly appreciated. Thank you More >>

Near-Flawless 1907 St. Gaudens $20 Sells for $517,500 (3/26/08)
Obverse and Reverse of Flawless 1907 St. Gaudens $20 gold coinA near-flawless 1907 Saint Gaudens High Relief double eagle sold for $517,500 in Heritage’s American Numismatic Association National Money Show on March 6-7 in Phoenix. The coin was graded PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service) MS-69 (mint state 69.) More >>

New Coins Mark 2008 Biejing Olympics (3/26/08)
Silver Commemorative MedalCoin collectors will be able to acquire proof gold and silver commemorative coins issued by the China Mint in honor of the games August 8-24. It is a complete proof 18-coin set issued in three series, featuring six gold coins that are each one-third troy ounce and 12 silver coins that are each 1 troy ounce. More >>

Japanese Officer’s pack (3/26/08)
At the start of World War II, equipment issued to troops by the Japanese Army typically was based on European designs. As the war progressed, material shortages became extreme and the Japanese took many measures to minimize the use of metal in any form. Metal features such as buckles on packs, helmets and other equipment were replaced by cloth or rubberized leather. More >>

How To Tell When You Have A Modern First Edition (3/25/08)
Copyright page for Many families have old books lying around the house, but they are reluctant to throw them out or donate them unless they know the books aren’t particularly valuable. But how to tell? More >>

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