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  • 11
    Aug

Auction Report: Super Prices for First Superman & E.H. Wood Stoneware Pitcher

Welcome back... In our August 2016 report, auction news of note includes a super price for Superman, a world record for Kentucky stoneware; a Jane Fonda celebrity auction; more growth in the auction business; plus, price results from last month’s Update auctions. Let’s jump right in... Super Price for Superman [caption id="attachment_2527521" align="aligncenter" width="285"] With fewer than 100...

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  • 9
    Aug

The Silver Treasures that go Unnoticed and Unclaimed

[caption id="attachment_2527525" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Sterling silver cutlery, tea sets and coins (specifically, North American silver coins—made before 1965 in the U.S. and Canadian coins made until about 1968)—are often worth more for scrap content than as a collectible.[/caption] As an appraiser, I often run into under-appreciated items while being asked to examine other items that clients have deemed...

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  • 9
    Aug

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: An Importer’s Mark and Summer Reads

[caption id="attachment_2527519" align="aligncenter" width="542"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry discusses the value of a cattle brand and a viewer’s table and chairs.[/caption] In the Aug. 10, 2016 episode of WorthPoint Chats with harry Rinker, Harry answers viewers’ questions about a set of china with an importer’s mark and his picks...

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  • 8
    Aug

Rinker on Collectibles: Summer Reads for Antiques Enthusiasts Part I

[caption id="attachment_2527513" align="aligncenter" width="311"] “White Colander Crime” is a Vintage Kitchen Mystery written by Victoria Hamilton.[/caption] I spent the past three weeks reading 14 mysteries in which antiques and collectibles play a primary or peripheral role. Each year, as I start my research for the “Read” columns, I am confident that I have identified all the antiques and...

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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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