Found 83 articles matching Books category.
  • 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 […]

  • Apr 26 2013
  • 26 Apr 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: The Academic Historian vs. The Collector

On March 28, 2013, I presented a scholarly paper entitled “Celebrity Bounce” as a member of the Collecting and Collectibles: Collectors, Collections, and Value panels […]

  • Apr 6 2013
  • 6 Apr 2013

Hitting a Circus Jackpot at Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

This year I hit the jackpot in my on-going quest to add to my collection of circus memorabilia. Each March, for most of the past […]

  • 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 […]

  • Feb 20 2013
  • 20 Feb 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Weather Bird Shoes Box of Marbles Premium

QUESTION: I have a box of five marbles I received as a premium when purchasing a pair of Weather Bird Shoes. The top of the […]

  • Feb 12 2013
  • 12 Feb 2013

Auction House, Damaged by Sandy, Returns with Toy, Book, Memorabilia Sales

LYNBROOK, N.Y.— Three auctions have been scheduled for February and March featuring historical memorabilia, rare books, stamps, and coins hosted by Phillip Weiss Auctions. The […]

  • Feb 5 2013
  • 5 Feb 2013

The Game’s Afoot: Searching out Sherlock Holmes Books in Every Language

When I heard about a Sherlock Holmes book collector who had amassed more than 11,000 foreign-language editions, I knew I had to learn more. Sir […]

  • Nov 14 2011
  • 14 Nov 2011

How to Know When Toss-Away Books Could Yield Big Treasures

We’ve all seen piles of old and broken books at estate sales; the spines are stripped off, the covers are warped and detached, handfuls of […]

  • Aug 29 2011
  • 29 Aug 2011

Collecting First Editions: When Firsts Aren’t Really First at All

Why are first editions so collectible? Unless an author is already acclaimed, first editions are usually printed in a small run, so that the publisher […]

  • Feb 21 2011
  • 21 Feb 2011

Famous Classics and What They’re Worth – ‘Gulliver’s Travels’

Books that can sell for $100,000 or more at auction are rare indeed. They are purchased by museums, libraries and the wealthiest of bibliophiles. Among […]