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  • 1
    Sep

Victorian Ointment Pot Lids – A Specialty Niche That’s Smart to Know About

[caption id="attachment_2527636" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This is an English pot lid for “Oriental Tooth Paste" dug in Maine. There is a little flake missing from the lower edge under the word "England.”[/caption] Years ago, at an antiques show, a guy came up to my sales table of antique bottles and go-withs, and asked me if I had any “pot...

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  • 31
    Aug

Rinker on Collectibles: Summer Reads for Antiques Enthusiasts Part II

[caption id="attachment_2527671" align="aligncenter" width="304"] Robin Williams’ “The Seattle Surprise” is the third title in the A Regency Antiques Mystery series.[/caption] Part I of the two-part “2016 Summer Reads” series introduced readers to: Barbara Allan’s (pseudonym for Barbara and Max Allan Collins) “Antiques Fate,” a Trash ‘n Treasure Mystery; Victoria Abbott’s (pseudonym for Mary Jane and Victoria Malfinia) “Marsh...

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  • 30
    Aug

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Antique Shaving Mug and ‘I Like Ike’ Buttons

[caption id="attachment_2527589" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Harry Rinker discusses a shaving mug, some I Like Ike buttons and a rash of collectibles thefts.[/caption] In the Aug. 30, 2016 episode, Harry answers viewers' questions about an odd shaving mug and some vintage campaign buttons, as well as discussing a rash of antiques and collectibles thefts. The weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry...

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  • 26
    Aug

After Subscribing to WorthPoint to Settle Estate, Collector finds more uses for Worthopedia

[caption id="attachment_2527624" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Some of the “Holdeman Archive” Fabulous Find as recovered through an eBay transaction.[/caption] We here at WorthPoint first heard of James Boling when he wrote in response to an Insider newsletter article asking for WorthPoint users to write in to share Fabulous Finds—antique and collectible items purchased for a pittance that turned out to...

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  • 25
    Aug

Rio Olympics Collectibles Are Out There if You Can Wait a While

[caption id="attachment_2527600" align="aligncenter" width="600"] While souvenir merchandise from the 2016 Rio Olympics is abundantly available, few true collectibles of any significant worth will be available for many, many years.[/caption] The recent conclusion of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, raises the question what collectibles exist from the event? In actuality, the answer—in the...

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  • 25
    Aug

Photographs from Harold Lloyd’s ‘Rogues’ Gallery’ to Cross Block at Julien’s

[caption id="attachment_2527597" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harold Lloyd, maybe most recognized from the iconic image taken from his film “Safety Last”—in which he hangs from a clock face high on a skyscraper—collected inscribed photographs from celebrities of the 1920s and ’30s. That collection will be up for auction on Sept. 23 at Julien’s Auctions.[/caption] On September 23, 2016, Julien’s Auctions...

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  • 24
    Aug

Fabulous Find: A Hand-Made Appalachian Five-String Banjo

[caption id="attachment_2527606" align="aligncenter" width="257"] A simple little piece of cultural-musical history: a 5-string banjo, hand-made near the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Galax, Va., in 1960.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2527612" align="aligncenter" width="250"] The back of the hand-made five-string banjo showing the birds-eye maple resonator back. The author bought it in Rocky Mount, Va., in 2008.[/caption] I've followed WorthPoint's newsletter feature...

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  • 23
    Aug

Personal Property from the Jane Fonda Collection Shines at Julien’s

[caption id="attachment_2527622" align="aligncenter" width="380"] A one-of-a-kind Andy Warhol 1982 pop lithograph of Fonda Jane as an All-American girl will be among the many items from Jane Fonda’s personal collection to go up for auction at Julien’s on Sept. 23.[/caption] Julien’s Auctions proudly presents Property from the Collection of Jane Fonda, an exquisite collection of fashion, art, jewelry, decorative...

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  • 22
    Aug

Prices for upcoming Muhammad Ali Artifacts Auctions sure to Pack a Punch

[caption id="attachment_2527618" align="aligncenter" width="359"] The WBC Heavyweight Championship belt Muhammad Ali won after defeating George Foreman in the fabled 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” carries a $600,000 presale estimate when it comes up for auction at Heritage Auctions in Dallas.[/caption] DALLAS – A half-century of the life of one of the most influential figures in modern American history—heavyweight...

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  • 22
    Aug

WorthPoint to begin Testing Crowdfunding Waters in September

. Our team at CrowdfundX, a pioneering digital crowdfunding agency, was invited to architect and execute the marketing for WorthPoint.com’s upcoming equity crowdfunding campaign in an effort to build brand equity and drive growth. Historically, the opportunity to invest in early-growth companies was offered only to accredited investors and venture capitalists. Under the new Regulation A+ rules of...

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