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  • Aug 7 2015
  • 7 Aug 2015

Photographs Can Offer More Than Just a Thousand Words

Collectors of American Indian art view their objects from two angles: as art and history. For example, the aesthetics of a war club easily transforms […]

  • Jul 13 2015
  • 13 Jul 2015

Creativity and a Little Sand Equals Great Folk Art

One of the hottest categories of antiques on today’s market is folk art. Though very broadly defined, the term “folk art” generally refers to individual […]

  • Mar 18 2014
  • 18 Mar 2014

Music Items, Coin-Op, Advertising, Toys and Gaming to lead Fontaine’s Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – For folks looking to start or increase their collection of musical items, coin-op, advertising, toys, country store, banks, gaming and more will […]

  • Feb 19 2014
  • 19 Feb 2014

Fine Art, Design, Orientalia, and Clocks on the Block at Hess Fine Auctions

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – More than 125 lots of rare and highly collectible Orientalia, fine art, design pieces, tribal art, antiquities, clocks and more will […]

  • Jul 30 2013
  • 30 Jul 2013

The Collector’s Minute: Australian Aboriginal Shield

As an appraiser, one sometimes comes across some wonderful things among the average bric-a-brac most of us have stashed in our homes; things that are […]

  • Jul 23 2013
  • 23 Jul 2013

Collecting the Uncollectible: Items that are Taboo to Some Pique the Interest of Others

As the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy approaches, one of the last available possessions associated with the event is up for […]

  • Mar 1 2013
  • 1 Mar 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: World War Two-Era USO Entertainer-Signed Dollar Bill

QUESTION: I have a bill that my father carried through his World War II service in Africa, Italy and Germany. The bill contains autographs obtained backstage […]

  • May 11 2009
  • 11 May 2009

Dressed Fleas and Flea Circus are Not Necessarily for the Dogs

One of the most unusual and interesting Ask A Worthologist questions that we have come across was posed by Lisa Townley, a WorthPoint member from […]

  • Nov 30 2008
  • 30 Nov 2008

Iroquois Purses

Iroquois Purses

By Dolores Elliott

  • Nov 25 2008
  • 25 Nov 2008

Large Iroquois Pincushion

Large Iroquois Pincushion

By Dolores Elliott

One of the most common forms of Iroquois pincushions is the large rectangular pincushion that often features a beaded bird on a field of purple velvet. A frame of beaded leaves surrounds the purple center. I estimate that at least 8,000 of these pincushions were made between 1870 and 1910.