• 11
    Mar

A Short History of the Wristwatch

The first fully portable timepieces began to appear in the early 1500s, but they were so inaccurate, they only needed one hand: for the hours. Watches made in subsequent years were carried in a specially made box, worn as a pin, or suspended around the neck by a chain or cord. Watches specifically adapted to the wrist made...

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  • 10
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 11, 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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  • 10
    Mar

Collectible Book Terminology Part 5 – Illustrations

Dealer catalogs often contain confusing words or phrases to describe the books that are offered for sale. The terms may be understandable to professionals and bibliophiles, but new collectors and casual owners can sometimes find the jargon puzzling. There are many different terms to describe the various illustrations that may be contained in a book. The type of...

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  • 10
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 10, 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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  • 9
    Mar

Weekly News Roundup: March 9-13, 2009

Art, antiques and collectibles headlines include the London preview of next week's Versace villa sale, a recovered stamp collection worth thousands, the unveiling of secret inscriptions on Lincoln's pocket watch, a missing aristocrat's desk at auction and allegations of fraud at the largest sports-memorabilia auction house. Also: Roy Rogers' guitar goes up for auction in April. From the...

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  • 8
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 9, 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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  • 8
    Mar

Happy Birthday, Barbie

It is one thing when that cute kid next door who you saw come home as a newborn has a kid of his own to make you feel old. But that’s nothing compared to BARBIE™ TURNING 50. She’s eligible for AARP membership. (We all would like to get the name of her plastic surgeon. Wait, she is plastic.)...

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  • 7
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 8, 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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  • 7
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 7, 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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  • 5
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 6, 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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