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  • Jun 27 2013
  • 27 Jun 2013

Treasures That Aren’t: The Most Faked Collectibles

In antiques and collectibles, you’ve got your share of frauds and scams. We’ve been shocked by stories of imposters who can create “authentic” paintings by […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

America’s Early Antique Stores: When did the Industry begin in Earnest in the U.S.?

Having lunch with friends from the U.K., we discussed our afternoon spent browsing through antique stores. “Why aren’t there more antiques in your antique stores?” […]

  • May 15 2013
  • 15 May 2013

Collecting the Royals: Kings, Queens and Pretenders to the Throne

There seems to be a lot of abdicating going around. First, Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as Supreme Pontiff (a kind of monarchy), the first […]

  • 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 […]

  • May 6 2013
  • 6 May 2013

Ask a Worthologist: Mom’s ‘Untouchable’ Bird Figurine

Darren H. inherited a bird figurine from his mother. He thinks it might have been a wedding gift 
but was never told where it came […]

  • Mar 27 2013
  • 27 Mar 2013

Ask A Worthologist: The Railroad Platter

Bart N. was given this platter by a relative. The piece is in very good condition, having been packed away for 40 years. Bart plans […]

  • Mar 22 2013
  • 22 Mar 2013

Spring is the Time to Hop on Easter Collectibles

A time of bunnies bearing eggs is just one tradition of Easter. Many religions have been celebrating early spring as a time of renewal, warmth […]

  • Mar 11 2013
  • 11 Mar 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: When Does a Collectible Hit its Bottom Price?

When asked about the influence of the Internet—especially eBay—on the antiques and collectibles market, the shift in the antiques and collectibles supply and demand is […]

  • Mar 11 2013
  • 11 Mar 2013

Toys, Glass, Petroliana Fetch Top Dollar in Auction

RAYMOND, Ill. — A standard-glaze portrait vase bearing the likeness of a cocker spaniel sold for $2,640 on the last day of a three-day auction […]

  • Mar 3 2013
  • 3 Mar 2013

It’s All In the Marks: Identifying Ceramics and Glass

To well-seasoned or novice collectors, determining a maker or origin of a piece can be very confusing if it is outside their normal area of […]