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The Zen of Collecting: 8 Tips for Building a Better Collection
zen“Knowledge is power,” a quote attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, is the watchword of collecting and one reason WorthPoint is such a valuable resource: With a few keystrokes you can research a specific collectible and find out what similar items—even the very same one you’re … more >>
 
‘Thrift Hunters’ Star to Speak to Congress about Internet Sales Tax Issues
smith-hellerJason T. Smith began his little store on eBay with hopes that he could eventually earn enough money selling things he found at thrift shops to take his wife out to dinners and cover his expenses. Now, Smith—one-half of the Thrifting with the Boys duo … more >>
 
An Open Love Letter to that Big, Green, City-Smashing Hunk, Godzilla
godzillaI remember it like it was yesterday. Flashback with me to Christmas, 1979. Every Christmas there are toys that dominate the shopping season, but this one was different. Every Christmas morning my family would have breakfast at my Uncle Ken and Aunt Sally’s house and … more >>
 
The Search for Christian and Easter Rarities in the World of Chinese Export Silver
Adrien von Ferscht, www.chinese-export-silver.com中國出口銀器: 復活節的珍寶 Christianity has had a presence in China since the Tang Dynasty, including a significant influential Jesuit network, as well as Protestant missionaries, many of whom were Scottish. Yet, despite the long history, surviving Chinese Christian religious artefacts are extremely rare. During Passion Week and Eastertide, … more >>
 
 
 
 
‘Thrift Hunters’ Star to Speak to Congress about Internet Sales Tax Issues
Jason T. Smith began his little store on eBay with hopes that he …
WorthPoint adds Book on Chinese Export Silver & Marks to its Online Library
WorthPoint has announced that it has just added Adrien von Ferscht’s important book, …
8-Year-Old WorthPoint Fan Gives Antique Valuations at the Topanga Vintage Market
ATLANTA – 8-year-old Connor McCrory, known as “America’s Youngest Picker,” will be giving …
7-Foot-Tall Stainless Steel Popeye could Rake in $25 million worth of Spinach
NEW YORK – “I yam what I yam.” And what he is, is a …
Just What the Doctor Ordered: Original Manuscripts of Medical Recipes
LONDON – Advances in modern medicine make it very hard to imagine a …



The Enamel Revival Phenomenon and its Relationship to Chinese Export Silver
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Adrien von Ferscht
Adrien von Ferscht, www.chinese-export-silver.com中國出口銀器: 琺瑯的復興現象 The art of cloisonné is often looked upon as a Chinese art and, in some respects, it is a correct assumption. … more >>
 
Orson Welles Auction offers Insight to Famed Actor & Director
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Allan Maurer
wells with cameraWant to see the world the way legendary movie actor and director Orson Welles did when he shot home movies? Someone will … more >>
 
Non-Profits Turn to Antique Appraisal Days for Fundraising Help
Gregory Watkins   by
Gregory Watkins
riflesThe folks in Catskill, N.Y., had been looking for a new kind of fundraiser to augment their school district’s ever-tightening budget. Their … more >>
 
Guernsey’s Guitar Auction Could Rewrite Investment Guitar Market Thinking, Prices
Wayne Jordan   by
Wayne Jordan
photo 3 1930 Martin OM-45In 1933, struggling 22-year-old musician Leonard Slye needed a guitar. He found one at a California pawn shop and paid $30 for … more >>
 
Radar O’Reilly’s Teddy Bear from ‘M*A*S*H’ TV Show Hammers for $14,000
Rebekah Kaufman   by
Rebekah Kaufman
RadarWhen a “national treasure” prop or costume from an iconic Hollywood movie or television show becomes available at auction, it can make … more >>
 
 
The Zen of Collecting: 8 Tips for Building a Better Collection
“Knowledge is power,” a quote attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, is the watchword …
An Open Love Letter to that Big, Green, City-Smashing Hunk, Godzilla
I remember it like it was yesterday. Flashback with me to Christmas, 1979. …
The Search for Christian and Easter Rarities in the World of Chinese Export Silver
中國出口銀器: 復活節的珍寶 Christianity has had a presence in China since the Tang Dynasty, including …
The Great Restoration Debate: Should You Rebind or Recover Your Collectible Books?
Book restoration can make a damaged book look much better, but it is …
Auction House seeking Great Bambio Memorabilia for Babe Ruth Centennial Auction
Babe Ruth. No other name in all of sports, or Americana, for that …


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