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  • 17
    Feb

WorthPoint.com Offering Perks & Special Deals to Members through Affinity Partners Program

[caption id="attachment_2525934" align="aligncenter" width="480"] The WorthPoint Partners Program puts WorthPoint subscribers in touch with several businesses and professionals working in the world of art, antiques and collectibles offering discounted services as a thank-you for continuing their WorthPoint memberships.[/caption] WorthPoint, the Internet’s largest resource for identifying and finding the value of art, antiques and collectibles, is rewarding its subscribing...

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  • 16
    Feb

Ephemera Capital of the World moves to Greenwich during March 19-20 Ephemera Fair

[caption id="attachment_2525911" align="aligncenter" width="611"] Among the highlights of ephemera up for sale at The Ephemera Fair on March 19-20 in Greenwich, Conn., include five pages typed by Helen Keller on a Braille typewriter from John Reznikoff, University Archives, a division of USC, Inc.[/caption] GREENWICH, Conn. – For one weekend in March, the center of the ephemera-collecting world will...

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  • 15
    Feb

Rinker on Collectibles: Introduction to the Forgotten Giants

[caption id="attachment_2525896" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Elsie de Wolfe, better known as Lady Mendl, was America's first professional interior designer. According to Harry Rinker’s definition, she rates as one of the Antiques and Collectibles World’s “Forgotten Giants” whom he will be writing about in the future.[/caption] In early December 2015, I received a package from Richard and Ramona Wise, R....

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  • 12
    Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day from WorthPoint!

[caption id="attachment_2525890" align="aligncenter" width="600"] To My Valentine. Oh, let me catch you in my net, for you, dear lad, my cap is set." It probably made sense when it was first published.[/caption] Having a hard time finding a Valentine's Day card that expresses just exactly what you want to say? Are today's cards just a little too modern...

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  • 12
    Feb

The Postcard Time Machine: Vintage Valentine Postcards have Heart

The first mailed valentine was postmarked in 1806 in England. By the end of the 1800s, fancy valentines adorned with lace, ribbons, hearts and Cupids were all the rage. Mass-produced greeting cards, then postcards, followed. And, as they say, the rest is history. Before we get to postcard valentines, let’s review the history of the tradition. The origin...

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  • 10
    Feb

Addition of New Marks grows WorthPoint’s Maker’s Marks Database to 90,000 Entries

[caption id="attachment_2525854" align="aligncenter" width="570"] WorthPoint has just assed more than 10,000 maker’s marks and patterns for china, glass and metals in the latest data infusion, bringing the Marks database to more than 90,000 images. The most recent infusion includes nearly 900 patters for Haviland china, such as Aster D’Or, pictured above.[/caption] Over the last two weeks, WorthPoint.com—the Internet’s...

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  • 9
    Feb

Making a Federal Case: A Young America Tries to Find its Own Style

[caption id="attachment_2518085" align="alignright" width="383"] This reproduction Federal-style cabinet base shows Sheraton-style spool turns and a tapered reeded column with Hepplewhite drawer pulls.[/caption] One of the most popular and most reproduced styles in America for the last 100 years has been the Federal style of the early 19th century. It is so ubiquitous that it is almost unrecognizable as...

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  • 8
    Feb

Rinker on Collectibles: The Shelf-Sitter Era has Ended

[caption id="attachment_2525766" align="aligncenter" width="600"] It wasn’t until the 1980 when people began collecting these 1950s and ’60s shelf-sitter figurines, like these three Hummel figurines. Now, there is no market for them.[/caption] A shelf-sitter is an object that rests upon a hanging shelf, mantle, tabletop, bookcase or cabinet with glass doors. It is an object that is meant to...

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  • 8
    Feb

Largest Lock of John Lennon’s Hair Ever Preserved Offered at Heritage Auctions

[caption id="attachment_2525788" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A newspaper clipping and a photo showing barber Klaus Baruck’s hand holding the lock of John's hair and is captioned: “Immediately picked up and tucked away: a clump of hair that had been John Lennon’s, cut yesterday.” This lock of John Lennon’s hair—which was shaved for his 1966 role in “How I Won the...

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  • 8
    Feb

Huge Number of Sports Cards, Coins and Toys Sales Records included in latest Worthopedia Data Infusion

[caption id="attachment_2525781" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A 1968 Topps Johnny Bench rookie card. There are thousands of examples of this card in the Worthopedia, ranging in value from $20 to several hundred. A card with a PSA grading of 8 NM-MT—featuring attractive centering, sharp corners and beautiful registration—sold for $415 last November on eBay.[/caption] WorthPoint.com, the Internet’s largest resource for...

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