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  • Feb 29 2016
  • 29 Feb 2016

The Zen of Collecting: 8 Tips for Building a Better Collection

“Knowledge is power,” a quote attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, is the watchword of collecting and one reason WorthPoint is such a valuable resource: With […]

  • Feb 25 2016
  • 25 Feb 2016

What’s Under Your Seat? A Short History of Cushioning

Has that old couch gotten a little shaky? Sinking in spots? Maybe that old chair has gotten lumpy and the recliner is getting to be […]

  • Feb 24 2016
  • 24 Feb 2016

The Collector’s Minute: Playboy Bunny Costumes

Playboy magazine and the Playboy Bunny were among the most memorable icons of the 1960s, at least to most males over the age of 12 […]

  • Feb 24 2016
  • 24 Feb 2016

Collecting The Duke, English Style: John Wayne UK Quad Movie Posters

In this article we are going to look at one of the true greats of the 20th century cinema: John Wayne, the epitome of the […]

  • Feb 23 2016
  • 23 Feb 2016

Finding the Best of Bin: What to look for in the Thrift Store Book Aisle

As recent WorthPoint articles attest, many online sellers are discovering the joys of buying thrift store inventory for resale. Treasure-seekers love to rummage and love […]

  • Feb 23 2016
  • 23 Feb 2016

Q and A with Harry Rinker: Convention Hall Badge, Vintage Mahjong Set, Cast Iron Bobsled Toys

QUESTION: I have a cast-metal, brass-finished, single-wing front propeller airplane that measures three inches across (wing tip to wing tip). A police badge-type shield with […]

  • Feb 19 2016
  • 19 Feb 2016

British Silver Hallmarks Made Easy: The Marks Tell the Story

To decipher this Hallmark to determine who made our Sterling silver chocolate pot and when it was made, we first have to examine the city […]

  • Feb 19 2016
  • 19 Feb 2016

How to Use British Silver Assay Marks and Hallmarks

In the world of antiques, British Sterling silverware is one very few items with a set in stone guarantee as to when and where a […]

  • Feb 18 2016
  • 18 Feb 2016

A Collecting Category with Built-In Ups and Downs: Yo-Yos

QUESTION: What do Good Humor ice cream bars, parking meters and yo-yos have in common? ANSWER: Donald F. Duncan (1892-1971), American entrepreneur. It was Duncan’s […]

  • Feb 17 2016
  • 17 Feb 2016

Collecting Comics the Hard Way; One Page at a Time

Everyone knows classic comics are a hot commodity. The first appearances of Batman and Superman have sold for more than three million dollars in the […]