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  • Jan 31 2018
  • 31 Jan 2018

Collecting Vintage Tools of the Ice Harvesting Industry

And you thought you had a tough job… About a month ago, before our Maine woods turned into the ice flows of Antarctica, I was […]

  • Oct 19 2017
  • 19 Oct 2017

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: A Barometer with a Story

In the Oct. 19, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about a Heath & Company barometer that comes with […]

  • Sep 5 2017
  • 5 Sep 2017

Collecting: Padlocks–The Key to Your Next Collection?

Clothing, currency, shoes, cell phones, and car keys can be easily secured inside the toe of your sneakers at the beach. No one will ever […]

  • Nov 3 2016
  • 3 Nov 2016

Vinyl Record Albums: To Have and To Hold

“Sing along with Mitch”  was a show we used to watch and that memory reminds us of the ongoing love of music that many of […]

  • Mar 4 2016
  • 4 Mar 2016

Operator, Get Me MUrray Hill 5-9975: Collecting Candlestick Telephones

The eBay description is succinct, if not grammatically correct: “(sic)…the price is right 2 years ago I sold one for $4500 at a telephone show […]

  • Nov 18 2015
  • 18 Nov 2015

The Collector’s Minute: Stag Handled Carving Sets

Items we see a great deal of that is often described as “having been in the family for five generations” are stag/bone-handled carving or cutlery […]

  • Sep 3 2015
  • 3 Sep 2015

Look with Your Brain, as well as Your Eyes, to Avoid a Costly Mistaken Identity

I was wandering around an antique mall in Tennessee one time a few years back and noticed some small tools and other oojahs in a […]

  • Jul 6 2015
  • 6 Jul 2015

Read My Lips… There’s Treasure in Your Back Yard!

Almost any time I mention to someone that I dig for antique bottles, the first words out of their mouths is something along the lines […]

  • Apr 8 2014
  • 8 Apr 2014

Orson Welles Auction offers Insight to Famed Actor & Director

Want to see the world the way legendary movie actor and director Orson Welles did when he shot home movies? Someone will get that opportunity […]

  • Mar 11 2014
  • 11 Mar 2014

Muscle Car Music: Collecting those Icons of the ’70s, 8-Track Tapes

To garage-salers and flea market buffs, they seem to be everywhere. Most folks walk right by boxes full of them with their nose in the […]