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  • 4
    Feb

Is the Doll Collecting Market Booming or Busting?

[caption id="attachment_2525727" align="aligncenter" width="600"] A 12-inch marked Barrois French fashion doll in tableau with a friend. These dolls were once hard for collectors to find. Now, with the Internet, it’s not so hard. Has this helped or hurt the doll collecting market??[/caption] “Boom or bust” is a phrase I heard many times growing up in the coalfield region...

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  • 4
    Feb

They May not Look Like Much, but ‘Pete’ Miller’s Rifles are Beautiful

[caption id="attachment_2525710" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Three of Pete's rifles.[/caption] By R. Bruce Moon As the morning began to brighten, I watched the buzzards settle on the hog. I had shot the 180-pound boar two evenings before, taken the backstraps, then dragged the carcass to a clearing 200 yards from the tripod in the hope that a coyote would come...

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  • 2
    Feb

Q and A With Harry Rinker: Mid-Century Die Cast Cap Gun

[caption id="attachment_2525744" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In the early 1980s, the pre-Second World War single-shot, cast iron cap gun was highly desirable. In 2016, collector interest in single-shot, cast iron cap guns is minimal.[/caption] QUESTION: I have a western-style toy cap gun marked “KUSAN, INC. NASHVILLE, TENN. #280.” It is in excellent shape and completely functional. I am interested in...

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  • 1
    Feb

Succeeding in Your Business: Private Labeling and Trademark Infringement Online

[caption id="attachment_2525735" align="aligncenter" width="500"] “Private labeling” with the manufacturer’s consent is OK, but it seems some sellers on eBay and Amazon are taking matters way out of hand.[/caption] Two emails I received this week deal with a recent phenomenon in e-commerce—the so-called “private labeling” of merchandise on Amazon, eBay and other online venues. Here’s how it works: a...

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  • 1
    Feb

WorthPoint’s CEO Will Seippel Named to Axial’s Inaugural Growth 100 List

[caption id="attachment_2525762" align="aligncenter" width="588"] Will Seippel, the founder and CEO of WorthPoint.com, has been named to Axial’s Growth 100, a list of the best and brightest middle-market CEOs across industry.[/caption] ATLANTA – Will Seippel, the founder and CEO of WorthPoint.com, has been named to Axial’s Growth 100, a list of the best and brightest middle-market CEOs across industry....

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  • 29
    Jan

WorthPoint Invites its Enthusiastic Subscribers to Sell Subscriptions

[caption id="attachment_2525702" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Reseller Program allows current WorthPoint subscribers to act as a broker, offering WorthPoint subscriptions at a discount to prospective buyers, and the reseller earns a bonus for each subscription they sell.[/caption] WorthPoint, the Internet’s largest resource for identifying and finding the value of art, antiques and collectibles, is taking advantage of its subscribers’...

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  • 27
    Jan

How to Bequeath Your Collection and Keep it out of Probate

[caption id="attachment_2525693" align="aligncenter" width="600"] If you have a baseball card collection and would like it to go to your grandson, you had better prepare your last will and testament to make sure bequeathed items or collections go where you want them to go and not end up in probate.[/caption] To some, leaving behind a meaningful legacy upon death...

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  • 27
    Jan

Lost and Found Visuals: The Art and Value of Vernacular Photography

[caption id="attachment_2520936" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Collectors of found photography look for scenes from a bygone era with mini narratives to imagine.[/caption] The old photograph was pasted into a scrapbook and had crusty brown rubber cement seeping around the edges. The image was a little girl with a sneaky smile and dark bangs, peeking out of the paneled window of...

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  • 26
    Jan

Bowie: Knife Of Legends

[caption id="attachment_2525666" align="alignnone" width="630"] A Musso-style Bowie knife created by the late Jim Lofgreen. (Photo by bladegallery.com)[/caption] By Art Carter We want to touch it. We’d like to pick it up, admire its craftsmanship, and feel its solid weight, but it’s almost intimidating. It’s a paradox of beauty and terrible function. We’d love to own this bit of...

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  • 25
    Jan

Bold as Brass: Cleaning Your Antique Brass Furniture Hardware

Most traditional furniture hardware is brass or brass looking, but that covers a multitude of sins. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc and is a nonferrous (no iron or steel) metal. Brass that is 70-percent copper is known as bright brass or high brass and shines up to be bright yellow. A higher copper content produces...

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