Found 84 articles matching Textiles, Clothing and Accessories category.
  • Mar 1 2013
  • 1 Mar 2013

The Stars Tell Its Age: Collecting the 27 Flags of the United States

There are about 200 official countries in the world, each with its own national flag design. But few national flags can tell their story at […]

  • Sep 21 2011
  • 21 Sep 2011

Charting the Art and History of Antique Maps

People buy antique maps for many reasons. Some buy for the art or decorative value of the maps and others buy for the history, whether […]

  • May 24 2010
  • 24 May 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Robert Pearsall Smith Map

Daniel J. came across an antique map of New York state at a yard sale. He engaged WorthPoint’s “Ask a Worthologist” service, and it was […]

  • Jan 30 2009
  • 30 Jan 2009

Collecting Historical American Flags

By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist EDITOR’S NOTE: Brimfield, Mass., is a small New England town with a population of about 5,000 or so. Settled in […]

  • Jan 26 2009
  • 26 Jan 2009

Stamenic’s Antique Carpet Ride

By Mark Jaffe Zoran Stamenic’s grandfather was a woolmonger and carter in a small Serbian town near Belgrade. His grandparents’ home was filled with interesting […]

  • Jan 26 2009
  • 26 Jan 2009

Whimsical Tammis Keefe Handkerchiefs

By Lynda Kolski WorthPoint Worthologist If you’re a collector of handkerchiefs, scarves or printed kitchen textiles, then you’ve probably come across some of Tammis Keefe’s […]

  • Jan 20 2009
  • 20 Jan 2009

Party On with Inaugural Collectibles

In the mood to party, but it’s too late for New Year’s Eve? Too early for the Super Bowl? How about an inauguration shindig complete […]

  • Jan 15 2009
  • 15 Jan 2009

How to Repair Vintage Fur Yourself

Vintage fur can be fragile. Air, light, heat, insects and accidents all contribute to causing damage to your precious garment. Generally, most people will take […]

  • Jan 15 2009
  • 15 Jan 2009

Warlick Ready for ‘Obamabilia’ Madness

Before the election in 2008, WorthPoint Worthologist and presidential memorabilia expert Jim Warlick’s Button Poll predicted that Barack Obama would become the 44th president of […]

  • Jan 12 2009
  • 12 Jan 2009

Turnipseed Reaps Diverse Collecting Crop

It started with a cardboard box at a garage sale purchased for $1. In the box was a plastic jewelry set—a bracelet, ring and earrings—all […]