Q & A with Harry Rinker: Tin Soldiers, M1 Helmet, Semaphore Light, ‘Family Circle’
QUESTION: I have five lead figures that my mother acquired from her grandfather when living in Macedonia around 1950. Her grandfather was born before 1890s, […]
Reproduction or Antique? How Best to Enhance a Doll Collection
When talking with a doll collector, the conversation inevitably turns to those dolls that make up our “dolly dreams.” We secretly envision going to a […]
How Much Is That Dolly In The Window?
In the world of antiques, just because something is old does not make it particularly valuable. Likewise, just because a doll is old does not […]
Valentine’s Warm and Fuzzy Story
The obligatory giving of flowers, candy and cards often makes Valentine’s Day—supposedly a holiday for celebrating true love—seem like just another example of consumerism gone […]
What Makes a Hobby Board Game Valuable?
Many board games found in antiques shops and other secondhand retailers may not be as valuable as some might hope. More specifically, there exists a […]
Licensed Board Games: Junk or Jewels?
By Michael Barnes What is a licensed board game? Chances are you’ve seen plenty and probably played several in your time. They’re the board games […]
Collectible Cribbage Boards
By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist Cribbage is a game that is more than four centuries old. It’s a card game, but most recognize it by […]
How Much Is That Game in the Window?
The first thing I look for when I stroll up someone’s driveway to a yard sale or as I’m rummaging through the detritus of material […]
Hot Wheels’ Goodwill Ambassador
At first glance, Bruce Pascal looks exactly like what he is: a respectable middle-aged commercial real-estate agent with a wife and family. But get him […]
Hot Wheels—Still Blazing at 40
Mattel’s Hot Wheels, the ultimate stocking stuffer, turned 40 this year and is still the king of die-cast collectibles, with a staggering two cars sold […]