Found 90 articles matching Glass category.
  • Sep 17 2013
  • 17 Sep 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: 1950s Gentex Corporation H-4 Flight Aircraft Helmet

QUESTION: I have a helmet that was given to me by my deceased aunt. It is gold in color, has a ribbed top, and a […]

  • Aug 11 2013
  • 11 Aug 2013

Antique Marbles—The Simplest of Toys is now a Complex Hobby

I had a 15-minute break from work one Saturday a couple of years ago and decided to spend it cruising through the flea market up […]

  • Aug 9 2013
  • 9 Aug 2013

The Art of the Silver Cage Shows Creative Genius of Chinese Silversmiths

中國出口銀器: 銀籠子的藝術 Chinese Export Silver produced some extraordinary silversmiths by anyone’s standards; a much-used statement by me and one I am oft criticized about. There […]

  • Jul 23 2013
  • 23 Jul 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Polar King Icebox, Howdy Doody Figurines, Sears Catalog

QUESTION: I own a Leonard’s Polar King icebox, probably made in the 1920s or 1930s. The outside and inside are in good shape. A label […]

  • Jun 25 2013
  • 25 Jun 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Shackman & Co. Sleep Baby, Eskimo Ivory Billikens

QUESTION: I found a doll in its period box in my aunt’s room. The top of the lid reads: “SLEEP BABY / A new concept […]

  • Jun 15 2013
  • 15 Jun 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Sterling Silver & Tortoiseshell Cigar Box

QUESTION: I have an English sterling silver cigarette box with a tortoiseshell lid. It measures approximately 7 inches by 4 inches by 3 inches. Since […]

  • Jun 4 2013
  • 4 Jun 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Our Future Relies on Kids Collecting

On Saturday, May 25, 2013, Linda and I drove from Kentwood to 1350 West Randolph Street, Chicago, home of the Randolph Street Market Festival. It […]

  • May 9 2013
  • 9 May 2013

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Richard Wright on Italian Murano Glass

In this week’s installment of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis speaks with at guest, Richard Wright, of Wright in Chicago talks about fine […]

  • May 2 2013
  • 2 May 2013

The Kentucky Derby: The Race for the Roses is a Collectibles Treasure Trove

The 2015 running of the Kentucky Derby will mark the 141st race in the event’s history. Annually held in Louisville, Ky., the race is the […]

  • Apr 26 2013
  • 26 Apr 2013

Collector’s Years of Digging, Diving for Bottles on Display at New Hampshire Museum

It is not every day that a person can dig old trash out of the ground and have it wind up in a historical museum. […]