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  • Jul 6 2016
  • 6 Jul 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: It is Impossible to Purge Wrong Information

Historically, once misinformation appeared in print, it was extremely difficult to purge. Retractions and corrections are buried deep inside a newspaper. A correction in a […]

  • Jun 29 2016
  • 29 Jun 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Jigsaw Puzzles – Fun to Collect and Use

Antique and collectibles jigsaw puzzles are utilitarian collectibles. Besides their historical imagery and collector interest, jigsaw puzzles are fun to assemble, individually or with family […]

  • Jun 27 2016
  • 27 Jun 2016

Bent and Beautiful, this Half Groat is Part of Henry VIII’s Legacy

The small silver coin was bent where a chisel had cut across the king’s image, granular from centuries buried under ground and colored a uniform […]

  • Jun 27 2016
  • 27 Jun 2016

Victorian Specialty Furniture: Wait in the Hall

The 19th century in the United States started out as period of major political strife with little attention to the development of furniture. Sure, there […]

  • Jun 22 2016
  • 22 Jun 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: You Cannot Put a Square Peg in a Round Hole

The more you know about an object, the more valuable it becomes is an antiques and collectibles industry truism. Sellers often spend hours trying to […]

  • Jun 20 2016
  • 20 Jun 2016

Ted’s Root Beer Soda Bottle Found while Scuba Diving Could Spark Collection

Last week here in Maine the weather was fine and I had a day off, so it was time venture out and enjoy my hobby. […]

  • Jun 13 2016
  • 13 Jun 2016

Succeeding in Your Business: IREC is Woodstock for Internet Retailers

Ever since 2008, when eBay stopped doing its annual “eBay Live!” trade show, Internet retailers—people who sell merchandise either from their own websites or on […]

  • Jun 13 2016
  • 13 Jun 2016

Auction Report: The Pope’s Ride, Rat Pack Coolness & a Southern Tradition

Welcome back… Since our last visit the possessions of saints and sinners alike have crossed the auction block. In this June segment, auctions of note […]

  • Jun 12 2016
  • 12 Jun 2016

Mark of the Week: Moritz Zdekauer Porcelain

We are all fortunate to have an incredible resource for identifying marks right at our fingertips.  WorthPoint’s MAPS (Marks, Autographs, Patterns and Symbols) database has […]

  • Jun 10 2016
  • 10 Jun 2016

Our Top Five Run-of-the-Mill Junk Items You Can Sell Online for a Surprising Amount

Most people cleaning out closets or attics—or perhaps liquidating a relative’s estate—know enough to separate items that might have value on the secondary market. We […]