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  • Jun 6 2016
  • 6 Jun 2016

Using the ‘Right’ Auction Houses Helps Get Top Dollar for Your Items

Recently, a colleague and I were discussing the lofty prices recently attained by collectibles auctioneers. What drives these prices, we wondered: “the luck of the […]

  • Jun 1 2016
  • 1 Jun 2016

Is there Gold in Your Piano Bench? Collectible Vintage Sheet Music

While browsing through Russell Sanjek’s “American Popular Music and its Business” a statistic jumped off the page and stuck in my head: in 1918, the […]

  • May 31 2016
  • 31 May 2016

Two Hemispheres Circus Bandwagon Sold at Auction for a Record Quarter of a Million Dollars

The auctioneer’s hammer fell and Barnum & Bailey’s Two Hemispheres circus bandwagon sold for $250,000, the highlight of the spring Heritage Auctions Americana & Political […]

  • May 27 2016
  • 27 May 2016

Fabulous Finds: Cabinet Photographs of 19th-Century Actors and Performers

A new column I will be writing to regularly for WorthPoint is “Fabulous Finds.” Fabulous Finds are things we all live for in our business […]

  • May 26 2016
  • 26 May 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Saving Grandma’s China and Mom’s Dinnerware Service

The question is the same whether it arrives as an email or asked during an appraisal clinic or personal clinic: “The kids do not want […]

  • May 23 2016
  • 23 May 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Who Are the HENRYs and Why are they Critical to the Future of Collecting?

The search for general terms that differentiate generations, economic and diversity groupings is continuous. Although not a fan of generalities, some of my previous “Rinker […]

  • May 19 2016
  • 19 May 2016

Zimmerman Gun Sells at Second Auction while ‘Decoy’ Auction Draws Outrage, Bogus Bids

Pop quiz: When is an auction not an auction? Answer: When it involves the sale of George Zimmerman’s gun. After three failed auctions and seven […]

  • May 18 2016
  • 18 May 2016

How to Use Marker’s Marks to Identify and Value Antiques and Collectibles

For those of us interested in antiques and collectibles, maker’s marks, shop and factory marks, brands and labels can both help identify and indicate a […]

  • May 18 2016
  • 18 May 2016

Q and A with Harry Rinker: A ’50s-Era Philadelphia Athletics Felt Pennant

QUESTION:: I have a 1950s-era, triangular-shaped, Philadelphia Athletics felt pennant measuring 35 inches in length and 11 inches across the top. The top has a […]

  • May 17 2016
  • 17 May 2016

Auction Updates: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Auction World

In the world of auctions this month, we see the weird—and, frankly, tasteless—gun auction, a piece of rock ‘n’ roll royalty, a history lesson, some […]