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  • 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 […]

  • Mar 16 2013
  • 16 Mar 2013

Collecting Die Cast Cars in French Blue, 1937 to 1997

By Doug Breithaupt French cars are not often represented in miniature compared to those of other nations. Even more of a rarity is those done […]

  • Mar 15 2013
  • 15 Mar 2013

Diamond Wise: Facts You Should Know before You Buy or Sell that Engagement Ring

Buying and selling diamonds can be both easy and then complicated. Many believe that if you have a handle on the Four Cs—color, clarity, carat […]

  • Mar 15 2013
  • 15 Mar 2013

Investing in a Steinway: How to tell if that Piano for Sale is Worth the Price

The investment value of Steinway pianos has long been touted by piano dealers. In their sales training, Steinway teaches an acronym based on their name […]

  • Mar 15 2013
  • 15 Mar 2013

Collecting the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ — A Look at King Kong Memorabilia

It was 80 years ago this month that movie-going audiences were first introduced to one of filmdom’s most iconic—and arguably tragic—characters: the gargantuan-sized gorilla, King […]

  • Mar 13 2013
  • 13 Mar 2013

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/13/2013

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 12 2013
  • 12 Mar 2013

Pre-War Ethiopian Coins: Lions, Thalers and Birrs, Oh My!

By Gerald Tebben Money in Ethiopia before the First World War was a complicated affair. But bullets, as might be expected, could always be counted […]

  • Mar 11 2013
  • 11 Mar 2013

The “American” Legend of the Rocking Chair

As Americans, we have a lot to be proud about in the field of furniture. We perfected the English idea of the Windsor chair. We […]

  • Mar 11 2013
  • 11 Mar 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: When Does a Collectible Hit its Bottom Price?

When asked about the influence of the Internet—especially eBay—on the antiques and collectibles market, the shift in the antiques and collectibles supply and demand is […]

  • Mar 11 2013
  • 11 Mar 2013

Putting together an Executor’s Estate Settlement Team is no Game

In odd moments, I occasionally daydream about creating a board game titled “Estate Settlement.” Yeah, I know what you’re thinking; it should be called a […]