• 17
    Mar

This Week in Geek 3/18/09

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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  • 17
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 18, 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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  • 17
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 17, 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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  • 17
    Mar

Who Needs People? Who Needs an Online Community?

[caption id="attachment_2477340" align="alignleft" width="144" caption="Joe Works"][/caption] If you are one of those people who asks, “Who cares about being in an online community?” or “Why should I spend any time being an active member of WorthPoint?” then this article is for you. On Monday, March 16, Kevin Tibbles reported a story on “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams”...

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  • 17
    Mar

Valuable Items That Slip Through the Cracks

When it's time to liquidate a family estate what are the first things we think of as having value. The dinning room is our first thought for its silverware, crystal and that special dinner ware that you only saw on holidays. Then we hurry into the bedroom and locate the jewelry boxes. After that it's the furniture, lamps...

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  • 17
    Mar

Carousel Goes Around and Around for 80 Years

[caption id="attachment_2474183" align="aligncenter" width="180" caption="The original carousel house at Elitch Gardens amusement park in Denver Colo."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2474184" align="aligncenter" width="180" caption="It’s an unbelievable place where you can sit and ride and dream and dream.”"][/caption] It was one of the most popular rides at the original Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colo. It goes up and down and round and...

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  • 16
    Mar

Great Finds—Into the Cobra Pits: A Worthologist Remembers

Many years ago, in a land far, far away, there lived a precocious kid. A kid that had inherited all the antique collectors’ genes from a generation before. Not knowing how or why, he had the uncanny ability to sense and discern what was good, worthy or of value. He became, at the tender age of 7, the...

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  • 16
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 16, 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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  • 16
    Mar

Weekly News Roundup: March 16-20, 2009

Wrapping up this week's art, antiques and collectibles news are two auctions of space-flight memorabilia, a pair of paintings worth six figures each, sports memorabilia from a Manchester United legend and a pearl-and gem-encrusted carpet that brings in $5.5 million. From The New York Times: Rarefied Collectibles: Relics from Moon Trips Dallas' Heritage Auction Galleries plans to auction...

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  • 16
    Mar

Signaling an Interest in Flare Guns

Editor’s Note: There are all manner of gun collectibles and antiques. One of the more interesting types is World War I flare guns. Guns enthrall collectors for a variety of reasons—for their mechanical design, for their historical value or for a liking of weapons. They collect them by type, make, style or period. If you are into collecting...

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