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 32 years, I’ve attended the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair in St. Petersburg, Fla., searching for new items to expand my collection. The past three years I’ve written WorthPoint articles about […]
Charting the Art and History of Antique Maps
People buy antique maps for many reasons. Some buy for the art or decorative value of the maps and others buy for the history, whether that history is personal, local, national or global. Some buy a few maps to frame, some buy for investment, to some build collections on very specific topics, or by a […]
Ask A Worthologist Question: Robert Pearsall Smith Map
Daniel J. came across an antique map of New York state at a yard sale. He engaged WorthPoint’s “Ask a Worthologist” service, and it was forwarded to me. Here is Daniel’s question: “I don’t know much about this map, as I picked it up at a yard sale for $90. The owner said he got […]
Santa’s Bag of Collectibles
Yes collectors there is a Santa Claus! This Christmas has renewed my faith in younger generations. Yes children do have an interest. My 9 year-old grandson asked for folders for his presidential dollar and state quarter collections, along with maps of civil war battles.