It’s all in the Marks: No, It`s not Early Meissen
Contrary to many who believe that advertising and product branding was mainly a Madison Avenue/20th-century marketing innovation, “branding”—the marketing of a name, or even profiting […]
Rinker on Collectibles: Who’s Responsible for Maintaining Value in a Collecting Category?
The antiques and collectibles market is not a laissez-faire economy. According to Wikipedia, laissez-faire is “an economic environment in which transactions are free from government […]
Takes a Cup of Kindness Yet: Chinese Export Silver Beakers
中國出口銀器: 我們一起真誠地舉杯 There are not many things the West and China had in common in the 18th and 19th centuries, but certainly one thing both […]
Estate Executors’ Headaches: Liquidating Tangible Personal Property
Pop quiz for executors: what estate settlement task will take up most of your time, cause you the most aggravation, and return the smallest amount […]
The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 09/25/2013
The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week’s hot new comics, back […]
It’s Time to Sell Your Sports Collection… Now What?
There are many reasons and numerous potential life-changing events that may provide the catalyst for selling your treasured sports memorabilia collection. Financial hardship, college tuition, […]
The Avengers: The Comic Book Juggernaut that Almost Wasn’t
In the summer of 1963, Marvel Comics published a comic book that few at the time imagined would still be making waves in American pop […]
Collectible Sports Figures: They’re More than Just Bobbleheads
There are many types of sports figures for collectors to pursue that have intrinsic value all of their own. However, they can also serve as […]
It’s all in the Marks: What Does ‘OEPIAG/EPIAG’ Mean?
Going through the e-mail from WorthPoint readers, we often receive questions about the markings on pottery and porcelain, particularly European pieces made between the First […]
From Japan to the World: Battle of the Planets Collectibles
For many children growing up during the late 1970s and early 1980s, an animated TV series named “Battle of the Planets” had them running home […]