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  • 23
    Sep

A Collector for All Season: On-Site Estate Auctions a Goldmine for Dealers, Collectors Alike

[caption id="attachment_2527825" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Boxes of records are heavy and time-consuming to sort. But the surge in new vinyl sales has rekindled interest in vintage vinyl, and prices are on the upswing. Knowledgeable collectors need only a few major finds to greatly increase the value of their collection.[/caption] A colleague recently posed an interesting question: is collecting seasonal?...

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  • 23
    Sep

Game Collectors Enter Panic Mode as Fantasy Flight Games ends deal with Games Workshop

[caption id="attachment_2527832" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In the grim darkness of the future, all of these great games are out of print.[/caption] Way back in 2005, I attended the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) trade show in Las Vegas on behalf of my game shop. One of the biggest announcements—and one that has been profoundly impactful over the past 10 years—was...

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  • 22
    Sep

Rinker on Collectibles: Is It Worth Saving Fading Technology?

[caption id="attachment_2527813" align="aligncenter" width="500"] If someone wanted to save outmoded 1980s technology, the potential list is a long one and includes a wide range of non-digital cameras, land-line telephones, varieties of video games, pocket calculators, electronic office equipment, especially adding machines and early personal computer equipment, to name just a few.[/caption] A July 26, 2016 blog entitled “Goodbye,...

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  • 21
    Sep

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: A 1950s-Era White Sewing Machine and Cabinet

[caption id="attachment_2527836" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harry Rinker takes a look at a 1950s-era White sewing machine and cabinet.[/caption] In the Sept. 21, 2016 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry answers viewers’ questions about a 1950s-era White sewing machine, some vintage coffee tins, and an interesting carved alphabet paddle. “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” on the...

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  • 19
    Sep

Succeeding in Your Business: ‘The Future Is Profit’ is not just another Startup Guide

If you go to your local bookstore (they still exist, don’t they?) or search for “entrepreneur” or “small business” on Amazon.com, you will find literally thousands of books and e-books on how to start a business. To paraphrase the Old Testament prophet Ecclesiastes: "Of the making of startup success books there is no end.” Including—truth be told—a number...

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  • 16
    Sep

D-Day Flag Sold at Heritage Auctions to be honored at Netherlands’ National Military Museum

[caption id="attachment_2527750" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This U.S. Flag that led the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 was put on display at the National Military Museum in the Dutch city of Soesterberg Sept. 15, It was received and accepted with a military ceremony to launch a special exhibition on the flag.[/caption] SOESTERBERG, Netherlands – The first American flag to...

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  • 14
    Sep

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: An Old Cardboard Box of Daily BB Packets

[caption id="attachment_2527752" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harry Rinker takes a look at an old cardboard box of Daily BB packages, which could sell for $5 apiece.[/caption] In the Sept. 14, 2016 episode, Harry answers viewers’ questions about an old cardboard box of Daily BB packages, a piece of what is supposed to be a 19th-century gypsy wagon, and he explains...

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  • 14
    Sep

Take Steps Now to Prevent Winter Damage to Outdoor Art

  [caption id="attachment_2527757" align="aligncenter" width="357"] A cast iron angel can add a little touch of art to a garden, but make sure to pay careful attention to the accumulation of surface dirt, grime, lichen, algae or mold.[/caption] People love their gardens, and that includes many wonderful old statues and other ornaments made of stone and metal. But every...

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  • 13
    Sep

Original Painting for ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’ Movie Poster on the Block at Heritage

DALLAS – Hanging on Hollywood writer and producer Bob Bendetson’s office wall for the last 13 years, the original promotional movie poster illustration for “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” is now expected to sell for $150,000 when it premiers Oct. 12, 2016 in Heritage Auctions’ Illustration Art Auction. “Every time my son’s or daughter’s friends would see the painting they’d...

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  • 12
    Sep

Rinker on Collectibles: Forgotten Giants of Antiques and Collectibles Part II

[caption id="attachment_2527771" align="aligncenter" width="600"] If you want to find out about this Indiana blue carnival glass princess punch bowl set of 12 cups, hooks and a ladle, the best place to go is Marion T. Hartung’s books on collecting carnival class.[/caption] Forgotten Giants is about our roots, those pioneers whose contributions laid the foundation of the antiques and...

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