Antique Baseball Gloves—How the Game Used to Be
Baseball fans are like historians in many ways. They pride themselves on being able to quote arcane stats, facts and stories. One aspect of sports collectibles that is important to many historians of the game is baseball-glove collecting. Collectors are fascinated by antique gloves that tell stories of the development of this incredible sport
Estate Planning—Antiques, Collectibles & GREED
Inheriting fine collectibles, antiques and art sometimes brings out unattractive qualities in people, one being greed. Let me assure you that despite what the Michael Douglas character proclaimed in “Wall Street,” greed is not good. Take the case of one of my older friends who had a very valuable Winchester lever-action rifle collection. My friend […]
Sports E-Cards—Collectibles of the 21st Century?
It’s no secret the Internet has changed the face of how consumers shop for items. Music, movies and books are just a few of the things you can buy online to download directly to your computer. The sports collectibles world hasn’t been unaffected by today’s digital society.
Finding Art And Collectibles in All the Right Places
You can buy valuable art and collectibles in all kinds of places—galleries, hotel ballrooms, even roadside tents. Knowing how different auctions operate can help you acquire the best pieces at fair prices or at least, protect you from overpaying.
Estate Planning—Where Are the Coin Collectibles?
During the early 1980s, one of my favorite clients was the owner of an antiques shop who also owned a restaurant and bar with several pool tables. The client was rather elderly but quite alert and worked long hours seven days a week. During the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, his restaurant supplied area service clubs with fried chicken and fried fish (known as a chicken fry or fish fry).
18 Things Worth Knowing about the Business of Antiques and Collectibles
In case you didn’t know:
* There are more than 41,500 antiques shops/dealers in the U.S.A.. according to the “2008 Business Reference Guide.”
* Many antique shops have sold for 20% of annual sales plus inventory at cost. This is a rule of thumb and not applicable to all antiques shops.
* Most antiques shops are started by collectors.
Thurman Munson, a Yankees Legend Remembered
I’m just back from the DHL All-Star FanFest in New York City where I spent a day with cameraman Matt Kohn shooting video about antiques and collectibles for the WorthPoint site. Besides baseball, my other passion is collecting, buying and selling antiques and collectibles. I love the excitement of a live auction, and as a baseball diehard, the FanFest was a match made in heaven.
Yankee Stadium Swan Song Great for Collectibles
Yankee Stadium will bid baseball fans farewell by hosting at least one last spectacle—the 2008 All-Star Game. Slated for July 15, the star-filled contest includes a popular fan festival featuring a slew of collectibles ranging from high-priced autographed items dating back decades to more modern memorabilia.