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Out of this World - Collecting Old UFO Memorabilia
  • Mar 15 2019
  • 15 Mar 2019

Out of this World – Collecting Old UFO Memorabilia

In 1947, a pilot named Kenneth Arnold was the first person to widely report a sighting of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), which he described as […]

Collecting:  Cookies and Milk
  • Mar 15 2019
  • 15 Mar 2019

Collecting: Cookies and Milk

They are supposed to be a favorite of Santa Claus and young kids everywhere, but are cookies and milk also a favorite of collectors, too?  […]

RINKER ON COLLECTIBLES: The Donor Age Has Arrived
  • Mar 15 2019
  • 15 Mar 2019

RINKER ON COLLECTIBLES: The Donor Age Has Arrived

On Friday, October 5, 2018, I was a guest on Mike Ivankovich’s “What’s It Worth?….Ask Mike the Appraiser,” an antiques and collectibles talk radio show […]

The Evolution of Old Glory:  The 27 Star Flag of the United States of America
  • Mar 15 2019
  • 15 Mar 2019

The Evolution of Old Glory: The 27 Star Flag of the United States of America

Tom Carrier, our resident vexillologist, has worked tirelessly on the history behind the creation of each version of the American flag as our country grew […]

Dangerous Waters!  Buying and Selling Artifacts and Collectible Antiquity
  • Mar 8 2019
  • 8 Mar 2019

Dangerous Waters! Buying and Selling Artifacts and Collectible Antiquity

Wandering in the “Grey Area” Between Looting and Archeology… Imagine this – you go to your local Friday night antiques auction with no plans to […]

From the Worthologists' Files: Coin Glass
  • Mar 8 2019
  • 8 Mar 2019

From the Worthologists’ Files: Coin Glass

One of the advantages of being an appraiser is the sheer volume of incredible things one comes across on a weekly basis. Not all are […]

Rinker on Collectibles Q/A:  Salem's Heirloom Dinnerware, an Old Radio, and a Vintage Noah's Ark Toy
  • Mar 8 2019
  • 8 Mar 2019

Rinker on Collectibles Q/A: Salem’s Heirloom Dinnerware, an Old Radio, and a Vintage Noah’s Ark Toy

QUESTION:  About 40 years ago, my mother bought a large collection of Salem’s Heirloom, red transfer dinnerware.  She was told at the time it was […]

The Letters of John M. Jackson-- July 5, 1864
  • Mar 8 2019
  • 8 Mar 2019

The Letters of John M. Jackson– July 5, 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 […]

Do You Collect Make-Dos? Maybe You Should!
  • Feb 28 2019
  • 28 Feb 2019

Do You Collect Make-Dos? Maybe You Should!

Make-Dos are a lovely area of collecting.  These items can be found relatively inexpensively and appeal to creative decorators, and fans of reclaiming and recycling. […]

An Appraiser's Diary:  Family Photos Save the Day!
  • Feb 28 2019
  • 28 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 […]