Found 45 articles matching Antiquities category.
  • Jun 28 2017
  • 28 Jun 2017

Pathfinder of the Seas

My wife and I have downsized twice in the past eleven years, and I have chosen to curtail my collecting hobby. Sometimes, though, I encounter […]

  • Jun 28 2017
  • 28 Jun 2017

What Does a Museum Want?

  Want to see your collection in a museum? It’s possible, maybe. A piece of an old flag, a ceramic cup and saucer, gilded silverware, […]

  • Jun 28 2017
  • 28 Jun 2017

From the Worthologists’ Files: A Feudal Oak Set by Jamestown Lounge Company

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

  • Jun 12 2017
  • 12 Jun 2017

Babe Ruth Memorabilia Proves He’s Still the Sultan of Swat

“Curse of the Bambino” Despite having retired from baseball more than 82 years ago, George Herman “Babe” Ruth is proving he is still the Sultan […]

  • May 26 2017
  • 26 May 2017

From the Worthologists’ Files: 19th Century Brass Bed by Simmons

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 […]

  • May 26 2017
  • 26 May 2017

Selling a White Elephant (or a HUGE Horse)

  I was driving through our town recently on a Saturday morning, and saw a very Norman Rockwellian scene.  In a residential neighborhood of side […]

  • May 8 2017
  • 8 May 2017

Collecting Artifacts is More than Just the Story

Swatches from Lincoln’s funeral train, snippets of White House draperies, metal from the Bastille, and parts from the Hindenburg were souvenirs before there were postcards […]

  • May 2 2017
  • 2 May 2017

Care and Repair: Can Non-Professionals Really Repair Scratches? Yes!

For some time now, a video has been making the rounds on social media that promises to show you how to remove scratches in wooden […]

  • Apr 20 2017
  • 20 Apr 2017

Good Honest Wear Can’t Be Faked

I was walking though our local mall the other day, which is something I do about once or twice a year these days.  Something drew […]

  • May 13 2016
  • 13 May 2016

The Secret Japanese Art of Kintsugi Brings Beauty to Breakage

Break a favorite antique? Instead of throwing it out or gluing it together, there is an alternative. Kintsugi, a traditional Japanese method of repairing ceramic, […]