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  • Apr 6 2016
  • 6 Apr 2016

The Great Restoration Debate: Steiff Teddy Bears and Stuffed Animals

Of course, every collector’s fantasy is to find their dream piece in pristine condition for $10 at a garage sale next door—that’s what reality television […]

  • Apr 5 2016
  • 5 Apr 2016

How to Detect Repaired Porcelain, Art Pottery & Clay Pieces

Antiques and collectibles enthusiasts often find themselves frequenting community charity auctions, local antique shows, neighborhood garage sales and internet web sites searching for their next […]

  • Apr 4 2016
  • 4 Apr 2016

When Seeking Advice on Antique Furniture, it’s Important to Manage Your Experts

In the identification and evaluation of antique furniture, almost everyone needs some help now and then, even the “experts.” No one can know it all, […]

  • Apr 4 2016
  • 4 Apr 2016

Book Collecting Can Pay Off: Collegiate Students’ Personal Libraries Could Net National Scholarships

“To build up a library is to create a life. It’s never just a random collection of books.” ― Carlos Maria Domínguez, “The House of […]

  • Apr 1 2016
  • 1 Apr 2016

From the Worthologists’ Archive: A Misidentified Victorian Sideboard

From the Worthologist Archive comes a tale of misidentification at the hands of an errant estate auctioneer.00 The subject was sold as a “walnut Austrian […]

  • Mar 30 2016
  • 30 Mar 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: The Traditional Hunt vs. Digital Hunt

The hunt is an essential part of collecting. It consists of seven parts: (1) research; (2) select goal(s); (3) plan the hunt; (4) decide where […]

  • Mar 28 2016
  • 28 Mar 2016

Succeeding in Your Business: New Tools for Online Retailers

Twice a year I have the privilege of speaking at a leading conference and exhibition for people who sell merchandise online, the Seller’s Conference for […]

  • Mar 24 2016
  • 24 Mar 2016

Q and A with Harry Rinker: Hong Kong-Made Knock-Off Celsius Wristwatch

QUESTION: My father had a Raffoler wristwatch, made in Hong Kong, that his uncle gave him before he died. My great uncle was a woodsman […]

  • Mar 23 2016
  • 23 Mar 2016

Investment or Impulse: Art and Antiques don’t act like Blue Chip Stocks

Arguments rage as to whether art and antiques are good investments. There was a time when we were encouraged to invest in art and antiques. […]

  • Mar 21 2016
  • 21 Mar 2016

Digging a $10,000 Beer Can? The Hunt for Tin Gold

  Can that headline be right? Digging up an old beer can that is worth $10,000? Improbable, but not impossible. I have been a digger […]