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  • Jun 24 2015
  • 24 Jun 2015

Apples to Apples: Comparing Genuine Chinese Export Silver to Fakes and Phonies

There is a cartoon that has been circulating in China that features two men and four baskets of apples. On each basket is the Apple […]

  • Jun 23 2015
  • 23 Jun 2015

The Great Restoration Debate: Should You Rebind or Recover Your Collectible Books?

Book restoration can make a damaged book look much better, but it is expensive. Restoration is a sound decision for a family heirloom, like an […]

  • Jun 22 2015
  • 22 Jun 2015

Civil War Amputation Sets were Bloody but Life-Saving Necessities

Collecting Amputation Sets 101

By Laura Collum

One hundred-forty-six years ago, in December of 1862, 72,000 Confederate and 106,000 Union soldiers clashed in what is now called the Fredericksburg Campaign. When it was over, Fredericksburg was still in Confederate hands and 5,200 Confederate and 12,700 Union soldiers were injured or killed.

  • Jun 17 2015
  • 17 Jun 2015

Ways to Tell between Original Mid-Century Modern Items & Reproductions

Would you like a little insight into what more and more pickers of vintage and Mid-Century modern items are facing on a daily basis? Read […]

  • Jun 16 2015
  • 16 Jun 2015

That Box of Old 78 RPM Discs May Contain a Gold Record Encased in Shellac

The bidding stood at $16,800 until the last few seconds of the eBay auction. Then, auction sniping software kicked in. Within seconds, the bidding soared […]

  • Jun 15 2015
  • 15 Jun 2015

Removing Mold from Art & Antiques a Job for Restoration Professional

Whether it comes from a devastating hurricane, unexpected flood or simply excessive humidity at home, excess water can create a potentially dangerous situation for collectors: mold, […]

  • Jun 12 2015
  • 12 Jun 2015

Wayne Henderson’s Hand-Made Guitars are the Perfect Collectible

Henderson guitars are certainly not the most expensive hand-made acoustic guitars. At about $5,000 (plus or minus) when new, their price pales in comparison to […]

  • Jun 10 2015
  • 10 Jun 2015

The Postcard Time Machine: The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee

Mermaids have captured the hearts of men, women and children worldwide for thousands of years, from the first stories in 1000 B.C. to the animated […]

  • Jun 6 2015
  • 6 Jun 2015

Collectible Matchbox Cars: Hope You Saved the Box!

I am 54 years old. So if my math is correct, it would have been about 46 years ago (the late 1960s). Now, I’ll sound […]

  • May 28 2015
  • 28 May 2015

Protecting Your Sole Proprietor Estate Assets in the Case of Unexpected Death

You’ve worked long and hard to build your business. You have a great reputation, strong cash flow, a solid asset base, and reliable employees. You […]