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  • 18
    Jan

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: The Closing of Ringling Bros. Barnum & Baily Circus

[caption id="attachment_2528634" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry talks about the future of circus collectibles following the announcement of the announced closing of the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey circus.[/caption] In the Jan. 18, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about the future...

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  • 13
    Jan

When it’s Time to Sell their Collections, the Rich and Famous Turn to Julien’s

[caption id="attachment_2528546" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Darren Julien is the auctioneer to the stars, and he has built his reputation with a business plan that includes careful planning, outstanding marketing, and a dedicated and talented auction team.[/caption] “Unless we know its history, we can’t sell it.” — Darren Julien The trust precipitated by this statement—for buyers and sellers alike—is what...

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  • 13
    Jan

Collectors Can Cook: Will’s Spicy Bean Dip

In the spirit of the New Year, we are kicking off a new item called Collectors Can Cook. We would like to feature recipes that you, our readers, hold near and dear to your heart.  If you have a particular recipe that you take with you to multi-day shows or particular time period reenactments, tell us! If you always take a...

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  • 12
    Jan

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Goldbeck ‘Panoramic’ Military Photographs

[caption id="attachment_2528576" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry talks about a viewer’s Goldbeck “panoramic” photographs.[/caption] In the Jan. 12, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about the future of the antiques trade and answers a viewer's question about a couple of Goldbeck “panoramic”...

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  • 12
    Jan

Fabulous Finds: Amazing Japanese Prints amid Upstate New York Cow Pies

[caption id="attachment_2528540" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) depicted late 18th- and early 19th-century Japan. The print above it titled "Three Seated Ladies with Lanterns."[/caption] The great hue and cry these days from longtime dealers is that they cannot find their antiques, collectibles and fine art in all the usual places. Their old stomping grounds just don’t exist anymore....

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  • 12
    Jan

Reversing the Effects of Time: What to do with Damaged Art and Antiques

[caption id="attachment_2528554" align="aligncenter" width="600"] An oil painting before restoration and after restoration. The difference is clear.[/caption] If you have an old oil painting, maybe one that has been in your family for years, that has become discolored and the paint is beginning to flake, there is hope. When damage and deterioration occurs to art, antiques, photographs and historic...

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  • 10
    Jan

World War Two Memorabilia Collecting is not a Quick Learn

[caption id="attachment_2528528" align="aligncenter" width="600"] World War Two-era newspapers are wonderful to have, but don’t bring a lot of money because there were so many printed and saved. I have found that issues depicting important events bring more money if they are from smaller-town newspapers--the smaller the better (i.e. the Oshgosh Herald would do better than the Chicago Times)....

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  • 9
    Jan

Rinker on Collectibles: Top Ten Changes in the Last Five Years – Part I

Shortly after “Rinker on Collectibles” turned 20 in 2006, I wrote two columns entitled “Top 10 Changes in the Last 20 Years.” Following “Rinker on Collectibles’” 25th birthday, I wrote a three-column series entitled “Top 10 Changes in the Last Five Years.” “Rinker on Collectibles” celebrated its 30th anniversary on Dec. 19, 2016. This is Part I of...

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  • 6
    Jan

Collecting Memorabilia from a Non-Event

[caption id="attachment_2528446" align="aligncenter" width="600"] About 150,000 copies of Chicago Daily Tribune with the pre-printed—and wrong—headline were released before the real news of Harry S. Truman’s election was announced. Recent auction values of the first edition of the paper, depending on condition, have been from $600 to $1,700.[/caption] The 2016 election was a sure thing. Hillary Rodham Clinton was...

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  • 4
    Jan

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Coca-Cola Hi-Fi Club Pin

[caption id="attachment_2528573" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry talks about a pin from a late-1950s Coca-Cola promotion called the “Hi-Fi Club.”[/caption] In the Jan. 4, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry answers a viewer's question about a pin from a late-1950s Coca-Cola promotion called...

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