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  • Mar 21 2013
  • 21 Mar 2013

A Mighty Coin: How the Morgan Silver Dollar Nearly Destroyed the U.S.

By Gerald Tebben The Morgan dollar is a mighty coin. Every collector knows that. But few know that in 1893 it nearly destroyed the United […]

  • Mar 21 2013
  • 21 Mar 2013

A Romantic Coin Tale: Hawthorne’s Pine Tree Shilling Story Delights

By Gerald Tebben As part of his “Whole History of Grandfather’s Chair – True Stories from New England History 1620-1808,” the 19th century novelist Nathaniel […]

  • Mar 21 2013
  • 21 Mar 2013

It’s All In the Marks: Pitchers and Plates

To well-seasoned or novice collectors, determining a maker or origin of a piece can be very confusing if it is outside their normal area of […]

  • Mar 20 2013
  • 20 Mar 2013

Refinish Your Antique Furniture? It’s a Question of Value

That crisp new $20 bill in your wallet is more valuable than the worn $20 you got as change from the convenience mart. Don’t believe […]

  • Mar 20 2013
  • 20 Mar 2013

About Face: There’s a Collectible Postcard for Every Expression

Postcard collectors often say that we collect whatever strikes our fancy. “Ummm,… I’ll know it when I see it,” is a phrase often heard at […]

  • Mar 20 2013
  • 20 Mar 2013

Catching a Piece of Baseball History: Collecting Vintage Fielders’ Gloves

There may be no better way to chronicle the history of America’s pastime than by examining the evolution of one its primary pieces of player […]

  • Mar 19 2013
  • 19 Mar 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Zon-O-Phone Phonograph, Peter Ompir Toleware Tray

QUESTION: Our family owns a Zon-O-Phone phonograph that is good condition. There are several discs stored in the cabinet. We enjoy it as an interesting […]

  • Mar 19 2013
  • 19 Mar 2013

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/20/2013

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 […]

  • Mar 18 2013
  • 18 Mar 2013

Antique Dolls Question Session: Turn of the Century J.D. Kestner Bisque Mold 154

(This article first appeared in the March 2013 issue of DOLLS magazine) QUESTION: I was cleaning out my attic and came across what seems to […]

  • Mar 16 2013
  • 16 Mar 2013

A Curious Kind of Money: The Story of Wampum

By Gerald Tebben Decades—maybe centuries—before the Pilgrims landed at New Plimoth in 1620, temporary “mints” lined the shores of Long Island Sound each winter producing […]