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  • Aug 19 2009
  • 19 Aug 2009

What Did You Read As a Child? Collecting Memories

Avid readers and book collectors all have one thing in common—they were inspired by their childhood favorites. We learned to value books because of the […]

  • Aug 18 2009
  • 18 Aug 2009

Advertising History: The Origin of ‘Nipper,’ the RCA Victor Dog

“Nipper,” the RCA Victor advertising dog, was one of the most familiar advertising icons of the early 20th century. The image was used extensively on […]

  • Aug 17 2009
  • 17 Aug 2009

‘The Circus Is Coming!’ Circus Couriers Whet Communities’ Appetites

“The circus is coming!” It was the cry of every kid who heard the news that the circus was coming to their town. And how […]

  • Aug 11 2009
  • 11 Aug 2009

Card Tables You Don’t Fold Up and Hide in the Closet

When you think of a card table, does your mind take you back to those cheaply made vinyl-covered wood metal contraptions with the folding legs […]

  • Aug 5 2009
  • 5 Aug 2009

Provenance Adds to the Value of Antique Furniture

With the large number of antiques and collectibles appraisal shows on television and the increasing number of similar sites available online—some worthwhile and informative and […]

  • Aug 4 2009
  • 4 Aug 2009

The History of the Roskopf Watch

I am telling the story of Georges Fredric Roskopf not only because it is a fascinating history, but to make a point to watch collectors […]

  • Jul 28 2009
  • 28 Jul 2009

Circus Programs: Souvenir Magazines a Colorful and Plentiful Collectible

Souvenir circus programs vary widely in content, size and quality, but most have one thing in common: they provide patrons with a colorful, chronological list […]

  • Jul 27 2009
  • 27 Jul 2009

Harry Rinker’s Tips on Researching and Authenticating Oil Paintings – Part II

This column continues my response to a request from Steve Dennis of Orlando, Fla. for a few insider tips that would help him decide whether […]

  • Jul 27 2009
  • 27 Jul 2009

Factory Decoys Offer another Collecting Avenue

There are as many strategies to collecting decoys as there are decoys. For example, one can collect by area made, maker or species. One popular […]

  • Jul 27 2009
  • 27 Jul 2009

Who are the Top 30 American Visual Artisans of the 20th Century?

Who are the 30 most influential American visual artists of the 20th Century? Who made it to No. 1? List a few of your favorites […]