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The Truth About Price Guides
  • Feb 14 2019
  • 14 Feb 2019

The Truth About Price Guides

Before the days of the Internet, dealers and collectors relied on price guides to determine what the market would bear.  Collectors carried their well-thumbed guides […]

Rinker on Collectibles Q/A: A Drypoint Etching, a Sheet Music Cabinet, a Garniture Set, and a Strange Container
  • Feb 14 2019
  • 14 Feb 2019

Rinker on Collectibles Q/A: A Drypoint Etching, a Sheet Music Cabinet, a Garniture Set, and a Strange Container

QUESTION:  I recently paid $15.00 for a lot of frames and a few pieces of framed artwork.  I bought the lot because of two picture […]

An Appraiser's Diary:  Family Photos Save the Day!
  • Feb 14 2019
  • 14 Feb 2019

An Appraiser’s Diary: Family Photos Save the Day!

Being found out at social events that one is an appraiser often puts me in the same boat as a doctor or pyschiatrist, everyone wants […]

Copy of Super Mario Bros. Video Game Sets World-Record Price of $100,150
  • Feb 14 2019
  • 14 Feb 2019

Copy of Super Mario Bros. Video Game Sets World-Record Price of $100,150

High-grade example of Nintendo’s 1985 classic release still sealed after 34 years… DALLAS, Texas (February 14, 2019) – An unopened copy of Super Mario Bros., the classic […]

Victorian Valentine’s Day
  • Feb 7 2019
  • 7 Feb 2019

Victorian Valentine’s Day

  People often associate Valentine’s Day with having a secret admirer and receiving an anonymous Valentine’s card, or maybe giving a gift to a loved […]

A Man and His Pipes
  • Feb 7 2019
  • 7 Feb 2019

A Man and His Pipes

Recently I had a friend pass away rather suddenly with cancer. He was in his 60’s and in the middle of his career.  His quick […]

A Love Letter to Cupid on Valentine’s Day
  • Feb 7 2019
  • 7 Feb 2019

A Love Letter to Cupid on Valentine’s Day

Cupid, born of the Greeks as Eros, god of love, desire, attraction and affection.  You may find Cupid alongside his mother Venus/Aphrodite, or his curious […]

Rinker on Collectibles: The Lackaloot Conundrum
  • Feb 7 2019
  • 7 Feb 2019

Rinker on Collectibles: The Lackaloot Conundrum

During a recent WHATCHA GOT? telephone guest interview, Ron Shuler, a Santa Claus collector, mentioned the lackaloot disease, an increasingly serious collector affliction.  According to […]

The New Trash or Treasure Game Show Needs YOU!
  • Feb 1 2019
  • 1 Feb 2019

The New Trash or Treasure Game Show Needs YOU!

  Do you have an interesting object that’s worth a shocking amount of value or nothing at all? Bunim-Murray Productions is looking for collectors with interesting […]

Rinker on Collectibles Q/A: A Mother of Pearl Nativity Scene, a Pair of Bronze Statues, a Set of 45 rmp records, and a Tonka Truck
  • Feb 1 2019
  • 1 Feb 2019

Rinker on Collectibles Q/A: A Mother of Pearl Nativity Scene, a Pair of Bronze Statues, a Set of 45 rmp records, and a Tonka Truck

QUESTION:  I have a large mollusk shell that measures about eight inches in diameter.  It has an elaborate relief carving of an oval nativity scene […]