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  • Jul 14 2016
  • 14 Jul 2016

Auction Report: Three-Ring Auction, Joan Rivers; Estate and a Trump Engagement Ring

Welcome back… In our July report, auctions of note include the Joan Rivers estate, Marla Maples-Donald Trump engagement ring, a Three-Ring auction, some very expensive […]

  • Jul 12 2016
  • 12 Jul 2016

Is an Unknown Mount Vernon Document worth a Hefty Gamble?

I am back from my part time picking in Kennebunkport, Maine. Many of you know that I head to Maine late each May to work […]

  • Jul 11 2016
  • 11 Jul 2016

Mark of the Week: Liberty & Co., Cymric Silver and Archibald Knox

We are all fortunate to have an incredible resource for identifying marks right at our fingertips. WorthPoint’s MAPS (Marks, Autographs, Patterns and Symbols) database has […]

  • Jul 8 2016
  • 8 Jul 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Interpreting Antiques and Collectibles Speak

A WorthPoint subscriber wrote: “As I troll through various articles, newsletters from auction houses, and other sources, I keep seeing contemporary thrown around in reference […]

  • Jul 8 2016
  • 8 Jul 2016

Collecting Stratemeyer Syndicate Books Should Be No Mystery

If I were to ask you who the 20th century’s most prolific novelists were, which names would come to mind? Isaac Asimov, the sci-fi writer […]

  • Jul 6 2016
  • 6 Jul 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: It is Impossible to Purge Wrong Information

Historically, once misinformation appeared in print, it was extremely difficult to purge. Retractions and corrections are buried deep inside a newspaper. A correction in a […]

  • Jun 29 2016
  • 29 Jun 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Jigsaw Puzzles – Fun to Collect and Use

Antique and collectibles jigsaw puzzles are utilitarian collectibles. Besides their historical imagery and collector interest, jigsaw puzzles are fun to assemble, individually or with family […]

  • Jun 27 2016
  • 27 Jun 2016

Bent and Beautiful, this Half Groat is Part of Henry VIII’s Legacy

The small silver coin was bent where a chisel had cut across the king’s image, granular from centuries buried under ground and colored a uniform […]

  • Jun 27 2016
  • 27 Jun 2016

Victorian Specialty Furniture: Wait in the Hall

The 19th century in the United States started out as period of major political strife with little attention to the development of furniture. Sure, there […]

  • Jun 22 2016
  • 22 Jun 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: You Cannot Put a Square Peg in a Round Hole

The more you know about an object, the more valuable it becomes is an antiques and collectibles industry truism. Sellers often spend hours trying to […]