Spain’s Legendary “First Dollar of the Americas” Auctioned for $528,000
Spanish 1538 8 Reales struck in Mexico City is finest of three known to exist. DALLAS, Texas (Aug. 20, 2018) – The legendary “First Dollar […]
A Fabulous Find–The Rarest of Rare, a Steiff Rod Bear!
For most vintage button-in-ear collectors, Steiff’s turn of last century “rod bears” are unquestionably the “holy grail.” These absolute rarities, made with an internal rod-style […]
RINKER ON COLLECTIBLES: It Is About the People You Meet Along the Way
“Yes, I believe that after all is said and sold, the most tangible treasures to be found are the treasure hunters themselves: the collectors and […]
What is a Cameo Brooch?
Cameo brooches have been worn by both men and women throughout history. Napoleon loved them enough to wear one to his own wedding. Queen Victoria was […]
The Letters of John M. Jackson–April 1, 1864
On one of his usual treasure hunts in Maine, our CEO, Will Seippel stumbled upon a massive collection of letters that belonged to a soldier […]
Vintage Treasure Unwrapped at 39th Annual National Sports Collectors Convention
The I-X Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, was this year’s destination spot for tens of thousands of sports collectors from around the country and even […]
What is it and What’s it Worth?
Do you recognize the maker of this gorgeous demitasse coffee service set? This particular set that includes 19 pieces, all with beautiful gold encrusted scalloped […]
My Recent Buy: The Mutt and Jeff Cartoons, Book 2
“My Recent Buy” will be a regular feature in The Insider. What did you buy recently that brings a smile to your face? Share the […]
All Ears Over This Vintage Tipped Mohair Steiff Rabbit
Looking for a hot tip? Well, if you are a Steiff collector, you probably are already aware of this one! Tipped mohair, which is made […]
Memorabilia (and Other Treasures) Sitting on Your Bookshelf
When downsizing, treasure hunting, or cleaning out the house, do not overlook the bookshelf. Items of value could be hiding in plain sight. Listed below […]