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Ancient Illuminated Manuscripts (10/30/08)
A modern example (1912) from the poem, Morte DAncient Illuminated Manuscripts By Liz Holderman More >>


Collecting Historical Autographs – Basic info (9/25/08)
George Washington Presidential signed documentWhen 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. More >>


Great Antiques Find: Tea Caddy’s Secret (9/11/08)
You get 10 Worthologists together under one roof with approximately 30 years each of experience, and I guarantee no matter how diverse their areas of specialty, they all have one thing in common: STORIES OF THE GREAT Antiques and Collectibles FIND. Here’s one of mine. More >>


Brimfield Antiques & Collectibles: An Indentured Servitude Contract (8/31/08)
At Brimfield, WorthPoint’s Tom Carrier finds a unique English document from 1799 for an indentured servant. Interviewed: Paul Norton from Hartco Trunks in W. Hartford, Conn. Videographer: Scott J. Shactman Editor: Sharon Levy WorthPoint – the premier Web site for art, antiques and collectibles More >>


Immigration, learning from our antiques (7/5/08)
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. More >>


Collectable Cultural Gold or Street Debris? (3/10/08)
Collectable Cultural Gold or Street Debris? www.fotosencontradas.com.ar More >>


Magna Carta For Sale (2/5/08)
Magna Carta sealRecently, a historical document made big news when it surpassed all estimates at auction. Sotheby’s conducted the sale of the … More >>


Autograph Collecting (1/28/08)
Early autograph collectors focused on signature only, often discarding the document from which it was cut. Today’s collectors know that … More >>


Letter to Rush Limbaugh Sells for $2.1 million (1/3/08)
Harry Reid letter presented as scrollRecently 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. More >>


Do You Know What Your President Signed? (12/22/07)
Printed sigature of John F. Kennedy on a White House response cardThe 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. More >>


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