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  • Sep 15 2015
  • 15 Sep 2015

Large Supply of Official ‘Commemorative’ JFK White House Rocking Chairs Keep Prices Low

It is as iconic a symbol as Lincoln’s stovepipe hat or FDR’s cigarette holder. The rocking chair of John F. Kennedy endures as a symbol […]

  • Sep 11 2015
  • 11 Sep 2015

The Ups And Downs of Depression-Era Southern California Pottery

When collectors think about California Pottery, they probably picture the vividly colored dishes produced in the golden state during the Great Depression years by the […]

  • Sep 9 2015
  • 9 Sep 2015

Online Promises: You Believe Those Internet Articles, Don’t You?

If you use the Internet to find information, like I do, you already know it can be a great resource. But as I have found […]

  • Sep 6 2015
  • 6 Sep 2015

Sports Collectibles News & Notes: Home Renovation Yields Baseball Treasure

Imagine gutting the basement walls of a dilapidated home only to find a long lost treasure. We’ve heard these stories before: the guy who found […]

  • Sep 3 2015
  • 3 Sep 2015

Look with Your Brain, as well as Your Eyes, to Avoid a Costly Mistaken Identity

I was wandering around an antique mall in Tennessee one time a few years back and noticed some small tools and other oojahs in a […]

  • Sep 2 2015
  • 2 Sep 2015

Mud on a Supermodel: The Inappropriate Hardware Detracts from Fine Furniture

Putting lipstick on a pig usually doesn’t make much difference in how we view the pig but the opposite application might have a dramatic effect. […]

  • Sep 1 2015
  • 1 Sep 2015

Salesman’s Samples: Colleting Scale Models of Turn-of-the-Century Merchandise

“She Ran Away With A Shoe Drummer” read the Chicago Tribune headline of April 19, 1890. The ensuing article told of a great scandal: a […]

  • Aug 31 2015
  • 31 Aug 2015

Rinker on Collectibles: A Look at the Future of Stamp Collecting

The American Philatelic Society held its 129th Convention and Exhibition in Grand Rapids, Mich., last month from Aug. 20-23, 2015. Since I live in Kentwood—adjacent […]

  • Aug 25 2015
  • 25 Aug 2015

Ravaged and Rehabilitated, Superhero Steiff Dally Dalmatian heads to Charity Auction

Christopher Reeve, the actor who played Superman in a series of movies in the late 1970s and early ’80s said in part of his character: […]

  • Aug 24 2015
  • 24 Aug 2015

Five Tips to Remember when Buying Works by Renowned Artists

Buying a piece of high-quality art by a renowned artist can be a thrilling and enjoyable experience. It is often the best and most-memorable acquisition […]