Found 27 articles matching Letters & Manuscript Material (Handwritten) category.
  • Sep 25 2008
  • 25 Sep 2008

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.

  • Sep 11 2008
  • 11 Sep 2008

Great Antiques Find: Tea Caddy’s Secret

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.

  • Jul 5 2008
  • 5 Jul 2008

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.

  • Mar 10 2008
  • 10 Mar 2008

Collectable Cultural Gold or Street Debris?

Collectable Cultural Gold or Street Debris?
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  • Feb 5 2008
  • 5 Feb 2008

Magna Carta For Sale

Recently, a historical document made big news when it surpassed all estimates at auction. Sotheby’s conducted the sale of the sole, privately owned copy of […]

  • Jan 3 2008
  • 3 Jan 2008

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.

  • Dec 22 2007
  • 22 Dec 2007

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.