Found 109 articles matching Metals category.
  • Jun 20 2013
  • 20 Jun 2013

Lawn Art: The Oft-Overlooked Value in Estates

In American popular culture, the kitsch surrounding pink flamingo lawn ornaments appears universal. Mention such ornaments and visions of trailer parks in Baltimore come to […]

  • 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

The Shanghai Jazz Age as Depicted through Silver Cocktail Shakers

銀色上海爵士樂年代 Shanghai in the 1920s was New York without the speakeasies! It was a city ready, ripe and totally made for the Jazz Age, and […]

  • Jun 3 2013
  • 3 Jun 2013

A Double Eagle Treasure: Collection Lanson Champagne Captures Nearly $1 Million

Normally when coin collectors think of lost gold treasures, especially when it pertains to the glorious Double Eagle or $20 gold piece, the more prestigious of […]

  • May 31 2013
  • 31 May 2013

Chinese Clouds Have always had Silver Linings! China Puts a Large Value on Silver

Historically, silver has always had a greater value within China than anywhere else in the world. Today, as with most things Chinese, we find history […]

  • May 24 2013
  • 24 May 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Arcade Cast Iron Farm Toy, Uncle Sam & Hitler Button

QUESTION: I own an cast iron, Arcade blue corn planter toy. I acquired it as part of a boxed lot at an auction. What is […]

  • May 23 2013
  • 23 May 2013

Steve Santini: A Collector of Things from the Dark Side

Steve Santini. Does the name ring a bell? From the moment I first saw him on TV, I had me a married-woman, middle-aged crush. He […]

  • May 15 2013
  • 15 May 2013

Chinese Export Silver: The Silver Category That Eluded Everyone

It’s not uncommon that I get torn off a strip by antique silver experts for the fact I’m forever extolling the virtues of Chinese Export […]

  • May 1 2013
  • 1 May 2013

Gold Alert: From Investing in Gold to Buying it over the Counter

As an appraiser often I am asked, “Should I invest in gold?” Let me go over the basics before you decide to invest in gold. […]

  • Apr 8 2013
  • 8 Apr 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Money, Money, Money—the Obsession with Monetary Value

When I began my career researching antiques and collectibles in the 1970s, the single question that dominated the collector’s and general public’s mindset was: “What […]