Olsen’s Campaign Pins Are on the Button
During the 1992 presidential race, John Olsen—a WorthPoint expert on political-button antiques and collectibles—consistently beat Bill Clinton across the country.
Peerless Time Machines
Editor’s Note: Clocks are an important antiques and collectibles category. Mark Peer, a WorthPoint Worthologist, specializes in this great technological invention that can also be beautiful works of art.
Make Profit Your Holiday Mantra
Editor’s Note: Economic pundits predict dire times ahead for this holiday season. But antiques and collectibles dealers may improve sales by following Jim Sturgill’s common-sense advice.
Disney’s Magic Kingdom of Collectibles
Editor’s Note: There are collectibles, and then there are Disney collectibles. Mickey, Cinderella, Lady and the Tramp, Little Mermaid—these keepsakes go across so many generations and bring such happiness to them. Learn more about Disney collecting.
Leaping from IT to Antiques
The economy may be coming to a screeching halt and consumer spending plummeting, but there are still good buys and opportunities in the antiques-and-collectibles market, according to David Malbuff, proprietor of the Great Strasburg Emporium and a WorthPoint expert.
Bad Times Are Good Times for Buying
Editor’s Note: Antiques-and-collectibles expert Harry Rinker shares his thoughts and insights about investing in “tangibles” when the economy is bad.
Pilchuck Auction a Dazzling Success
On the evening of October 29, the famous Pilchuck Glass School held its 30th annual fundraising auction at the Westin Hotel in downtown Seattle. And it was a beautiful night for beautiful art-glass collectibles. This was a black-tie event where guests were invited to bid for world-class art produced by international students and teachers of the Pilchuck Glass School.
Mining for Book Treasures
Why amass book collectibles? What drives some of us to fill our homes from floor to ceiling with books, to haunt bookshops, book fairs and auctions to acquire more and then cast forth again to seek yet more? Well, mainly, many of us who collect do so because we love books, and we like to have them around us within easy reach.
Gift Annuity: You Give, Then Receive
Editor’s Note: CPA Jim Sturgill always gives sound advice to antiques-and-collectibles dealers and collectors. Here he suggests a win-win way for anyone to make charitable contributions in this down economy.
Selling: Consider Layaway
Editor’s Note: With the economic situation going from bad to worse, Harry Rinker offers antiques and collectibles dealers some sound advice on how to successfully use layaways.