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  • Jul 23 2013
  • 23 Jul 2013

Collecting the Uncollectible: Items that are Taboo to Some Pique the Interest of Others

As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy approaches, one of the last available possessions associated with the event is up for […]

  • Jul 22 2013
  • 22 Jul 2013

Hermann-Spielwaren Bears: 100 Years of Family Tradition

(This article first appeared in Teddy Bear & Friends magazine) Germany had a stellar reputation during the late 1800s and early 1900s for well-made, durable […]

  • Jul 18 2013
  • 18 Jul 2013

Collecting Outlaws: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Recently, gangsters were in the news in many ways. Jimmy Hoffa was “unearthed”—or wasn’t—again. Respected actor James Gandolfini, who portrayed mob boss Tony Soprano, died. […]

  • Jul 18 2013
  • 18 Jul 2013

Chinese Export Silver Design is Firmly Footed in Chinese Mythology

中國出口銀器: 牢牢紮根於中國神話 All cultures have their own mythological hooved beasts. The Etruscans had their Minotaur, European mythology has its unicorn, in Hebrew mythology there is […]

  • Jul 18 2013
  • 18 Jul 2013

Antique & Collectible Hand Tools often make for Estate Sale Windfalls

The big white canopy tent was erected overnight. It sat on the parking lot of a shopping mall, close to the highway. Attached was a […]

  • Jul 17 2013
  • 17 Jul 2013

More on Novelty Postcards: Out of the Ordinary

In my last two articles, we looked at several different categories of novelty postcards, including mechanicals, add-ons, postcards that serve other purposes and postcards made […]

  • Jul 16 2013
  • 16 Jul 2013

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 07/17/2013

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 […]

  • Jul 14 2013
  • 14 Jul 2013

It’s All In The Marks: Dating Porcelain and Pottery

The process of identifying any item examined by an appraiser is based on a number of identifiers. In the case of pottery and porcelain, it […]

  • Jul 12 2013
  • 12 Jul 2013

Ask a Worthologist: Salt-Glazed Crock

Janice H. picked up a stoneware crock with a cobalt-blue design at a country auction. It does have some small damage, and she’s hoping to […]

  • Jul 12 2013
  • 12 Jul 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Repurposed, a New Name for an Old Concept

Repurposing antiques and collectibles is back in the news. The Kovel on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter introduced a “New Uses for Old Stuff” monthly feature […]