• 27
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 27, 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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  • 26
    Mar

Antiques and Collectibles of the Apothecary

Until fairly recently, apothecaries (or chemists, pharmacists, druggists) compounded their own medicine and made their own pills, tinctures, syrups etc. Books called Pharmacopoeia were available with recipes for the various medicines, and the apothecary and his assistants spent much time making their wares (before books, chemists kept their recipes in their heads or on papyri, but that’s another...

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  • 26
    Mar

Stickley Furniture Crafted by Another Stickley

[caption id="attachment_2479934" align="alignright" width="196" caption="This ornately carved rocker is a Stickley, but not Gustav Stickley’s work; it was made by brother Charles Stickley and the Stickley-Brandt Furniture Company. When they are identified for what they are, these ornate Stickley-Brandt rockers often sell in the $600- $800 range."][/caption] The best known Stickley furniture, and the most valuable on today’s...

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  • 26
    Mar

Bold, Vibrant Vintage Wilendur Tablecloths and Kitchen Linens

[caption id="attachment_2479896" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="Wilendur’s popular dogwood pattern came with several different colored backgrounds, including dark green and white."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2479898" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="The Begonia pattern is typical of the bright colors found on Wilendur tablecloths. This one still bears the original tag."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2479897" align="aligncenter" width="150" caption="An early Wilendur paper tag, which, if still attached, adds value...

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  • 26
    Mar

You Could Be Sitting On A Fortune!

[youtube d41kVBWa8g4] You could be sitting on a fortune. WorthPoint, the premier site for antiques and collectibles, has launched a new and improved site, filled with new features. Check out this video and find out how WorthPoint can help you discover your hidden wealth.

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  • 26
    Mar

Testing the GoAntiques Waters – Buying a Comic Book Part II

[caption id="attachment_2479614" align="alignright" width="195" caption="Our Fighting Forces #158. A week after ordering on GoAntiques, I have my comic and am quite happy. I have my comic in hand and, to my delight, it is in the described condition. I am now going into a collector's fit, wherein I need to own all the DC Kirby war comics."][/caption] About...

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  • 26
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 26, 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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  • 25
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 25, 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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  • 25
    Mar

Weaving Through the Do’s and Don’ts of Collecting Oriental Carpets

Editor’s Note: Whether you think of oriental carpets as art, antiques or collectibles, they are, unquestionably, objects of great beauty and desirability. Sonal Panse tells you what you need to know when starting a collection or buying only one. “Oriental” is a catchall word for several countries ranging from the Caucasus to Southeast Asia to the Middle East....

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  • 25
    Mar

Folk Art: So Much More than Grandma Moses

Editor’s note: The charm of folk-art collectibles reaches far beyond rural artists. Learn what folk art really is, and see some wonderful examples. By Wayne Mattox A painter peeked into a shed and saw a man hammering out a large copper form into the shape of a galloping horse. “I envy you, wind-vane maker,” the artist said. “All...

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