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  • May 10 2011
  • 10 May 2011

Dining with Antiques – Metal Lunch Pails

The first lunch pails were simply wooden or tin buckets covered with a folded cloth on top to keep out road dirt and flies. Those […]

  • Apr 19 2011
  • 19 Apr 2011

Unloved Antiques: Antique Singer Sewing Machines

The second item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” (the first edition is about Limited Edition Collectors Plates) is the Singer treadle sewing machine, an […]

  • Feb 14 2011
  • 14 Feb 2011

Ask A Worthologist Question: Cobbler’s Bench

Arthur M. has an unusual piece he inherited 20 years ago. Downsizing, and not sure of his options, he engaged WorthPoint’s Ask a Worthologist service. […]

  • Oct 25 2010
  • 25 Oct 2010

Shooting the Stars: There is an App for That

Last May I went on the trip of a lifetime. The opportunity came about when friends asked me a year before if I would like […]

  • Oct 11 2010
  • 11 Oct 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Stag Handled Carving Sets

Items we see a great deal of that is often described as “having been in the family for five generations” are stag/bone-handled carving or cutlery […]

  • Aug 2 2010
  • 2 Aug 2010

Cincinnati Offers a Hotbed of Early Firefighter Collectibles

Fathers, ask your sons today what they want to be when they grow up. The answer isn’t the same as it was when you were […]

  • Jul 19 2010
  • 19 Jul 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Chemical Cart Fire Extinguisher

“Chemical Cart” extinguishers were used in factories and towns all over the United States from the late 19th century onward. This one depicted in the […]

  • Jun 21 2010
  • 21 Jun 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Koch Barber Chair

Jeff S. is trying to sell a barber’s chair he had purchased a few years ago. The prices dealers are offering are leaving him flat. […]

  • Jun 21 2010
  • 21 Jun 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Firebacks

In Colonial times, homes were heated by fire in stone or brick fireplaces. Normally, a great deal of heat from a wood fire escapes up […]

  • Apr 5 2010
  • 5 Apr 2010

Civil War Show Find: Finely Carved Spring-Loaded Lancet

My father and I participated in the Civil War Show at the North Georgia Trade Center in Dalton, Ga., during the first weekend of February […]