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  • Feb 7 2011
  • 7 Feb 2011

Identifying Historical Fire Brigade Buckets Painted by ‘The Borden Limner’

I came from a town right outside of a small New Hampshire historical harbor city, Portsmouth. It was first settled in 1630 and has wonderful […]

  • Aug 24 2010
  • 24 Aug 2010

Navigating the Stormy Seas of Maritime Art Collecting

The greatest expansion of maritime trade, and perhaps the greatest output of steam and sailing ships, occurred between 1850 and 1920. Coincidentally, this period is […]

  • Aug 16 2010
  • 16 Aug 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Charles M. Capps Etching/Aquatint

  Ben T., being the thoughtful and helpful nephew, has been helping his aunt go through all the stuff that has accumulated in her garage […]

  • Jul 19 2010
  • 19 Jul 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Early Golf Reprint

  Jessie D. found an old print hidden behind a framed mirror. Not wanting to toss out something that might be valuable, Jessie turned to […]

  • Jul 5 2010
  • 5 Jul 2010

Buying into the Hype: Trophy Antiques and Collectibles

The concept of a trophy wife is an ancient one. Bathsheba and Cleopatra are examples. A 1950 issue of The Economist magazine called attention to […]

  • Jun 15 2010
  • 15 Jun 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: ‘Piegan Squaw’ Bust

  Harris J. had what he believed to be a sculpture by a named American artist—if he was to believe a friend—but didn’t know how […]

  • Dec 15 2009
  • 15 Dec 2009

‘Original’ Rembrandt Etching Could be Modern Armand Durant Restrike

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Dutch-Born July 15, 1606 – Died October 4, 1669) is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European […]

  • Sep 22 2009
  • 22 Sep 2009

Currier & Ives Prints: Ways to Tell Originals form Reproductions

From 1834 to 1907 the firm of Currier & Ives provided for the American people a window on their country’s development from a rural society […]

  • Sep 2 2009
  • 2 Sep 2009

Simple Tips Can Help You Salvage Keepsakes After a Fire

A fire can have devastating effects for anyone. Now, imagine your collection of art, antiques or collectibles suffering through a fire. A horrible thought. While […]

  • Aug 5 2009
  • 5 Aug 2009

Take Steps Now to Prevent Winter Damage to Outdoor Art

People love their gardens, and that includes many wonderful old statues and other ornaments made of stone and metal. But every winter, many witness damage […]