Found 83 articles matching Books category.
  • Dec 4 2013
  • 4 Dec 2013

The Values of Antiquarian Books are not always Astronomic

When the Bay Psalm Book sold for a record $14.2 million on Nov. 26, I wasn’t surprised. After all, it was the very first book […]

  • Oct 23 2013
  • 23 Oct 2013

Oswald, Pollock, Houdini Featured in October Sale

LYNBROOK, N.Y. — A handwritten letter by JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, a copy of “LIFE Magazine” from 1949 signed by artist Jackson Pollock and […]

  • Oct 22 2013
  • 22 Oct 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Fun Reads with Antiques and Collectibles Themes

In the course of preparing the annual “Rinker on Collectibles” summer reads column, which focused on cozy mysteries with antiques and collectibles themes, I encountered […]

  • Oct 16 2013
  • 16 Oct 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: A Bottle of 1969 Château Mouton Rothschild

QUESTION: I have a bottle of 1969 Château Mouton Rothschild. The bottle is No. 32124. The bottle label notes: “Shipped by / LEXIS /LACHINE & […]

  • Sep 6 2013
  • 6 Sep 2013

Estate Executors’ Headaches: Shelves and Shelves Full of Books

From the time I was a college student, I’ve been a collector of books. Well, not a collector exactly; more like an accumulator. Over the […]

  • Sep 5 2013
  • 5 Sep 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Mid-Century Modern Penn State Classroom Chair

QUESTION: In the 1990s, I bought four (4) bentwood plywood classroom chairs. The remains of a paper label that contains a circle motif with the […]

  • Aug 16 2013
  • 16 Aug 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Lithograph Motor Race Game, Mechanical Whale Toy

QUESTION: I have a Motor Race Game, a 16-inch-square lithograph tin game board and the six cars. It is in very good condition. My wife […]

  • Jul 18 2013
  • 18 Jul 2013

Collecting Outlaws: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Recently, gangsters were in the news in many ways. Jimmy Hoffa was “unearthed”—or wasn’t—again. Respected actor James Gandolfini, who portrayed mob boss Tony Soprano, died. […]

  • May 31 2013
  • 31 May 2013

Space, the Final Collecting Frontier: ‘Star Trek’ Toys and Memorabilia

The second half of the 1960s was a memorable time for American television programming. Audiences were introduced to numerous shows that would become revered classics, […]

  • May 9 2013
  • 9 May 2013

Collecting JFK: Reviewing the Dave Powers Kennedy Presidential Auction

As WorthPoint’s Worthologist for presidential, political and White House memorabilia, one of my first articles, written more than five years ago, concerned the collectibles of […]