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  • 8
    Aug

Mark of the Week: Greenwood Pottery Ne Plus Ultra Ware

We are all fortunate to have an incredible resource for identifying marks right at our fingertips. WorthPoint’s MAPS (Marks, Autographs, Patterns and Symbols) database has more than 95,000 identifiers, updated weekly. MAPS covers glass, china, coins, currency, tools and more! With your MAPS subscription you are privy to a wealth of knowledge that will put you at the...

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  • 5
    Aug

Rinker on Collectibles: Red Flags for Collectors when Closing the Deal

[caption id="attachment_2527483" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A red flag is a situation or circumstance experienced by a collector that causes him/her to pause and think twice. There are dozens of red flags found within the antiques and collectibles trade.[/caption] A red flag is a situation or circumstance experienced by a collector that causes him/her to pause and think twice. There...

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  • 4
    Aug

Postcard Time Machine: Collecting America’s Roadside Attractions

One of the best reasons to travel America’s highways and byways is to see things we can’t see anywhere else. Sometimes we’re driving long distances to visit relatives; sometimes for work, and, when we’re lucky, we’re on vacation, motoring to an enjoyable destination. As August is the time when many Americans take to the road, let's take a...

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  • 4
    Aug

WorthPoint Makes Appearance at eBay Open Seller’s Conference

[caption id="attachment_2527537" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The eBay Open Seller’s Conference, held last month in Las Vegas, was a chance for sellers to talk to the people at the top.[/caption] The eBay Open Seller’s Conference, held last month in Las Vegas, was a chance for sellers to talk to the people at the top, including eBay CEO Devin Wenig, who...

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  • 3
    Aug

The Stick Chair – Introduction to the Windsor

[caption id="attachment_2491031" align="alignright" width="282"] This fan back Windsor arm chair has another section rising above the crest rail called a “comb.”[/caption] One type of chair that everyone is familiar with is the ever present Windsor chair. But why are there so many of them and what is the basis for America’s love affair with that type chair? The...

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  • 2
    Aug

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: The Value of a Cattle Brand

[caption id="attachment_2527490" align="aligncenter" width="564"] Harry Rinker discusses the value of a cattle brand and a viewer’s table and chairs, as well as current issues in the antiques and collectibles trade.[/caption] In the Aug. 2, 2016 episode of WorthPoint Chats with harry Rinker, Harry answers viewers’ questions about the value of a cattle brand and a viewer’s table and...

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  • 2
    Aug

Succeeding in Your Business: The Fine Art of Managing ‘Misfits’

[caption id="attachment_2527477" align="aligncenter" width="750"] EBay is a unique animal in the menagerie of Silicon Valley companies because it is really two separate “things” working in tandem. The first thing is a Fortune 500 corporation based in San Jose, Calif., and the second thing is a community of roughly 25 million sellers.[/caption] The future of eBay is becoming a...

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  • 2
    Aug

Avoiding a Razing: Maryland Town Pays Ransom to Rebel Troops

[caption id="attachment_2513908" align="aligncenter" width="529"] Circulated examples of $100 notes bearing the same designs as this unissued, $100 obsolete note from the Hagerstown Bank in Maryland were possibly part of the ransom paid to Confederate troops to keep the town from being burned. (Photo: oldmoney4u on eBay)[/caption] By Gerald Tebben The citizens of Hagerstown, Md., knew no good would...

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  • 1
    Aug

Value in Pokémon Go Collectibles Appear to be Future ‘Tradable Assets’

[caption id="attachment_2527470" align="aligncenter" width="600"] I knew that Pokémon Go was a “thing” when I was standing in line with my kids at the grocery store playing it, scanning the environs for a Squirtle or Jigglypuff, and I noticed that the people in front of us had their phone out and they were playing, too.[/caption] I knew that Pokémon...

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  • 1
    Aug

‘Birth of a Nation’ One Sheet Tops $1.7M Vintage Movie Poster Offering at Heritage

[caption id="attachment_2527480" align="aligncenter" width="519"] This one sheet poster for D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic “The Birth of a Nation” sold for $74,687, more than three times the expectation in Heritage Auctions’ summer Vintage Movie Posters Auction.[/caption] DALLAS – A one sheet poster for D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic “The Birth of a Nation”—considered to be one of the most controversial...

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