• 1
    Apr

Tips for Keeping Collectibles Safe

By Dr. Stephenie Slahor Whatever makes up your collection, be it art, antiques or collectibles, you want to enjoy it. Whether you own your collection for hobby, profit or fun, you keep it safe for its value to you and its value as an investment. Storing a collection in a safety-deposit box, safe or other […]

Read More
  • 1
    Apr

This Week in Geek 4/2/09

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 […]

Read More
  • 31
    Mar

Proper Care and Storage of Antique Medical Instruments

Many of us have collections of antiques we wish to display but are not sure how. We do not always know what might look good, or what is safe for our precious antiques. This applies to medical antiques as well as art glass or comics. The thing most harmful to antiques, including medical antiques, is […]

Read More
  • 31
    Mar

Reference Books for the Trivet & Pressing Iron Collector

It’s my feeling that among the most important tools on the road to understanding and fully appreciating trivets and sad iron stands are good reference books. The titles listed below are the ones I turn to most often . . . tried-and-true references that will probably become your favorites, as well. Although the majority of […]

Read More
  • 31
    Mar

Baubles, Bangles & Beads: Collecting Antique Jewelry

Editor’s Note: There are antiques and collectibles that are utilitarian. There are some that are for beauty’s sake alone. Or of historical note. Then there is antique jewelry—to be admired, worn and kept as an investment. Let Sonal Panse introduce you to the fine art of antique-jewelry collecting. Jewelry that is more than 100 years […]

Read More
  • 31
    Mar

Finding Nice Paintings at Bargain Prices Is Not Impossible

My education and interest has always been in the visual arts. My background is in painting and as an artist, I enjoy using oils and watercolors in my own work. When I got into the antique business, I took a real interest in finding nice, old paintings done in the medium of oils or watercolors. […]

Read More
  • 31
    Mar

You Could Be Sitting On a Fortune: Chairs

[youtube gBdLRVq-pLc] Are you sitting on a fortune? WorthPoint can help you see if you are. Check out the new and revised site and let WorthPoint help you Discover Your Hidden Wealth.

Read More
  • 31
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 31, 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. [voxant 3662845] Wednesday,  March 31, 1943 Gowen Fieid,    […]

Read More
  • 31
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – April 1, 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. [voxant 3664653] Thursday,  April 1, 1943 Gowen Fieid,    […]

Read More
  • 30
    Mar

Weekly News Roundup: March 30- April 3, 2009

Wrapping up this week’s art, antiques and collectibles news is a Jimi Hendrix home recording, a David Hockney sketch, Cecil Beaton photographs and Baltimore burglars. From Reuters: Hendrix home tape for sale, shows ‘softer’ side A Jimi Hendrix home recording is expected to fetch between $70,000 and $140,000 when it goes up for auction later […]

Read More