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  • 23
    May

Rinker on Collectibles: Who Are the HENRYs and Why are they Critical to the Future of Collecting?

[caption id="attachment_2526992" align="aligncenter" width="603"] The demographic term HENRY stands for High Earning, Not Rich Yet. Like many generalized terms, the specific definition varies, but currently, a Henry is considered a household with annual income earning between $250,000 and $500,000. Harry Rinker says that Henrys are critical to the future of collecting.[/caption] The search for general terms that differentiate...

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  • 23
    May

Shelley Pottery’s Post-War Shapes and Designs

[caption id="attachment_2488780" align="alignright" width="363"] This is a Shelley cup and saucer with a large Cappers Rose floral design and in the Stratford shape with a green handle and gold trim, pattern number 2392, made between 1959-1966.[/caption] Shelley pottery during the 1920s and 30s was held in high esteem, not only by the retailers in the United Kingdom, but...

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  • 20
    May

WorthPoint’s Digital Library makes Research Quick and Easy

[caption id="attachment_2527109" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The WorthPoint Digital Library features more than 1,000 titles on all types of antiques and collectibles.[/caption] WorthPoint’s Digital Library of field guides, price guides and other reference material that tops more than 1,000 titles is the quick and efficient way to do your research on antiques and collectibles. Whether you are trying to identify the...

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  • 19
    May

Zimmerman Gun Sells at Second Auction while ‘Decoy’ Auction Draws Outrage, Bogus Bids

[caption id="attachment_2526965" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The handgun George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February of 2012 (as shown in Zimmerman’s trial) saw sold at a second, un-promoted auction while a “decoy” auction was used to take troll bids.[/caption] Pop quiz: When is an auction not an auction? Answer: When it involves the sale of George...

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  • 18
    May

How to Use Marker’s Marks to Identify and Value Antiques and Collectibles

[caption id="attachment_2526923" align="aligncenter" width="889"] An example of the detailed information available about individual marks for subscribers to WorthPoint’s Marks & Library database, including the full company name, the location, the years the company was in business, the timeframe the particular mark was in use, the material on which the mark was used, and other descriptive information.[/caption] For those...

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  • 18
    May

Q and A with Harry Rinker: A ’50s-Era Philadelphia Athletics Felt Pennant

[caption id="attachment_2526907" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The Philadelphia Athletics became part of the American League in 1900. Connie Mack, a former catcher, was named manager and purchased a 25 percent share in the club. The Athletics’ White Elephant mascot resulted from a 1902 insulting remark by New York Giants Manager John McGraw designating the Athletics as “The White Elephants.”[/caption] QUESTION::...

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  • 17
    May

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: A Reproduction Baby Buggy & Paine Furniture Rocker

[caption id="attachment_2526880" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A viewer asked Harry about a cardboard this baby buggy left in a house he had purchased. Harry gave it one look and decided it was a reproduction.[/caption] The weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” on the WorthPoint YouTube channel features antiques and collectibles expert Harry Rinker talking with WorthPoint editor Gregory Watkins about...

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  • 17
    May

Auction Updates: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in the Auction World

[caption id="attachment_2526871" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The handgun George Zimmerman used to kill unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February of 2012 (as shown in Zimmerman's trial, above) is up for auction, but isn’t getting any real bids, only offers from trolls such as “Racist McShootface.”[/caption] In the world of auctions this month, we see the weird—and, frankly, tasteless—gun auction, a...

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  • 16
    May

WorthPoint Insider Gets Updated to Educate, Excite and Encourage Sharing

[caption id="attachment_2526902" align="aligncenter" width="600"] We have challenged ourselves to improve our WorthPoint Insider newsletter. We set some ambitious goals with the newsletter and we will keep working towards these objectives each week. Check out the newly redesigned Insider this Wednesday in your inbox.[/caption] We have been through a lot of changes in our nine years at WorthPoint. Many...

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  • 16
    May

3 Steps to Find Your Hidden Wealth

[caption id="attachment_2526860" align="aligncenter" width="600"] You may have many items sitting around the house that have more value than you know. Consider this fender telelcaster guitar. If you have one, do you know what it’s worth? Take these three simple steps on WorthPoint’s Worthopedia to find if you have a hidden treasure.[/caption] WorthPoint’s Worthopedia, the largest online antiques and...

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