Unloved Antiques: The American Old Family Bible
In this edition of “Unloved Antiques”, we’re taking a look at the venerable American “Old Family Bible.” Most families have one, often said to be “At […]
Preserving your Family Documents, ‘Fabulous Finds’ and Other Ephemera
Maj. James Boling’s “Fabulous Finds” article in the WorthPoint June 30, 2016 newsletter (“A Family History Discovered on eBay is a True Fabulous Find)” gives […]
Collecting Stratemeyer Syndicate Books Should Be No Mystery
If I were to ask you who the 20th century’s most prolific novelists were, which names would come to mind? Isaac Asimov, the sci-fi writer […]
Book Collecting Can Pay Off: Collegiate Students’ Personal Libraries Could Net National Scholarships
“To build up a library is to create a life. It’s never just a random collection of books.” ― Carlos Maria Domínguez, “The House of […]
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 […]
Naughty or Nice: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ Capra, Commies and the FBI
“He’s making a list, checking it twice; gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…” When Coots & Gillespie’s famous Christmas song debuted on Eddie Cantor’s […]
How to Know If Granny’s Old Books Are Worth Anything
At some point, most people find ways to dispense with the personal property of a loved one. Keepsakes are divided and estate sales are held. […]
The Plastic Case Debate: Who Should Grade and Slab Your Collectible Comic Books?
While sealing a comic in plastic with a label displaying a professionally assigned grade might seem silly to some—after all, how can you read them […]
The Great Restoration Debate: Should You Rebind or Recover Your Collectible Books?
Book restoration can make a damaged book look much better, but it is expensive. Restoration is a sound decision for a family heirloom, like an […]
Collectible Vintage Cookbooks: Which are Tasty Treats and which are Past Their Prime?
In my business, I visit (and work at) a lot of estate sales and antique stores. It’s always amazing to see the number of vintage […]