• 12
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 13, 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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  • 12
    Mar

Everything Irish: St. Patrick’s Day and Beyond

Known the world over for St. Patrick's Day, Guinness, leprechauns and four-leaf clovers, Ireland has much more to offer collectors. The country's rich history is dotted with world-famous crystal, china, furniture and other collectibles. Take a break from you St. Patrick's Day celebration, grab a glass of green beer, and read up on treasures from the Emerald Isle....

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  • 12
    Mar

Lt. Reichard’s WWII Diary – March 12, 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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  • 11
    Mar

Fishing Lures

[voxant 3649992] You should have seen the one that got away! Steve Ellis, collector of all-things fly fishing, talks about the ones that didn’t get away. Fishing lures, while mainly used to catch fish, are one of the most popular collectibles. Steve talks about how to ensure the lure you are buying hasn’t been altered and explains the...

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  • 11
    Mar

Vintage Fishing Reels

[voxant 3649979] Part of the allure of fly fishing lies in honoring its roots. That is why many fishermen have taken to collecting vintage bamboo fly rods along with vintage reels. Steve Ellis, collector of all-things fly fishing, talks about his favorite vintage reels including Hardy reels and the Pflueger Medalist. WorthPoint - Discover Your Hidden Wealth

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  • 11
    Mar

Make Your Antiques Furniture Work for You

Owning an antique, whether it be a piece of jewelry, a vintage automobile or a dining table from the early 19th century, is a rewarding and fulfilling proposition. Pride of ownership is apparent in most people lucky enough to possess such treasures, and that pride is displayed as often as the piece. Owning a piece of the past,...

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  • 11
    Mar

This Week in Geek 3/11/09

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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  • 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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