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Ask A Worthologist Question: Cobbler’s Bench (2/14/11)
cobblerArthur M. has an unusual piece he inherited 20 years ago. Downsizing, and not sure of his options, he engaged … More >>


Shooting the Stars: There is an App for That (10/25/10)
blogmarkIIb Last May I went on the trip of a lifetime. The opportunity came about when friends asked me a … More >>


Look with Your Brain, as well as Your Eyes, to Avoid a Costly Mistaken Identity (10/19/10)
blogcanvaswallet I was wandering around an antique mall in Tennessee one time a few years back and noticed some small … More >>


The Collector’s Minute: Stag Handled Carving Sets (10/11/10)
Stag Handled Carving Set Items we see a great deal of that is often described as “having been in the family for five … More >>


Cincinnati Offers a Hotbed of Early Firefighter Collectibles (8/2/10)
FIREMAN TINTYPE AND SILVER BELT PLATE Fathers, ask your sons today what they want to be when they grow up. The answer isn’t the same … More >>


The Collector’s Minute: Chemical Cart Fire Extinguisher (7/19/10)
Chemical Cart Fire Extinguisher“Chemical Cart” extinguishers were used in factories and towns all over the United States from the late 19th century onward. … More >>


Ask A Worthologist Question: Koch Barber Chair (6/21/10)
An early 20th-century barber’s chair, made by Theo A. Koch. Jeff S. is trying to sell a barber’s chair he had purchased a few years ago. The prices dealers are … More >>


Civil War Show Find: Finely Carved Spring-Loaded Lancet (4/5/10)
The parts of a spring-loaded lancet include the cocking mechanism (a), the trigger (b), and the blade (c), as seen on this highly engraved spring-loaded lancet by Kolb from Furth, GermanyMy father and I participated in the Civil War Show at the North Georgia Trade Center in Dalton, Ga., during … More >>


The Collector’s Minute: The Wimshurst Machine (3/16/10)
This Wimshurst Machine is an electrostatic device for generating high voltages developed between 1880 and 1883. This old looking reject from a science fiction/monster movie is in fact not the result of the mind of an … More >>


‘Neat’ Set of Apothecaries Measures (6/30/09)
Elmer Crowell female Goldeneye decoy I sold for $900 15 years ago at the Holiday Antique Show in Williamsburg, Va. It is one of his working decoys and in rough shape, with paint rubbed off at the breast. Even so, it’s a lovely decoy. People become antique dealers for various reasons. Some do so when their personal collection becomes too big for their home … More >>


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