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 […]
Hidden Surprises: Signatures on Old Checks are Part of Lithuanian History
By Gerald Tebben You never know what you’ll find when you walk by Dan Rich’s table at central Ohio coin and currency shows. In and […]
Franklin Pierce-Jefferson Davis Signatures Document
One of the most unique things about this document is that it bears the original signatures of Franklin Pierce (who served as President of the […]
Examining a 1799 Indenture Document
EDITOR’S NOTE: Visiting the small New England town of Brimfield, Mass., is usually a normal, everyday occurrence, as you roll right through Route 10 on […]
Properly Framing your documents, prints and maps
Properly Framing Your Documents, Prints and Maps
By Rick Badwey
Collecting Historical Autographs – Basic info
When collecting autographs, it is better to collect letters and documents and avoid clipped signatures (signatures that were cut from letters or documents). First, there is nothing historical about a clip, and Secondly, it is very hard to properly authenticate a clipped signature. Go for letters and documents and other “larger” items.
Immigration, learning from our antiques
As the founder of WorthPoint, I have been asked countless times what I collect. I think it is a funny question, as I have learned that a collector’s attention span is usually measured in a 5-6 year time span. I am typical in that respect, as, what I collect changes every 5-6 years. The problem is that I keep what I collected, thus, I have many collections that I am not active in.
Letter to Rush Limbaugh Sells for $2.1 million
Recently on Ebay, a letter signed by 41 Democratic Senators including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Joe Biden and Barbara Boxer. It sold on Ebay for $2.1 million to benefit the Marine corps Law Enforcement Foundation. They will provide scholarships for children of those killed in action, according to the buyer, the Eugene B. Casey Foundation.
Do You Know What Your President Signed?
The President of the United States is a very busy person. Their entire day is mostly meetings with staff, with constituencies, with groups, with the media, with government officials, with ambassadors, with other heads of state, along with ceremonies, bill signings, speeches, travel…whew. Who would want the job. Yet, many do.