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  • Oct 25 2016
  • 25 Oct 2016

The 2016 Chicago Cubs-Cleveland Indians World Series Loaded with Memorabilia Opportunities

This year’s Fall Classic featured two historic franchises with similar backgrounds. Both the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs have been cornerstone franchises of professional […]

  • Oct 25 2016
  • 25 Oct 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Getting that Old Déjà Vu Feeling

The stage is set. The actor with sweat slowly trickling down from his hair to his neck, hands in endless motion, and body language expressing […]

  • Oct 25 2016
  • 25 Oct 2016

Succeeding in Your Business: A Report from eComm Chicago (and a new take on an old Beatles Song)

I just got back from speaking at this year’s eCom Chicago conference for online retailers. A little history: about eight years ago, when eBay started […]

  • Oct 25 2016
  • 25 Oct 2016

Collecting the Royals: Kings, Queens and Pretenders to the Throne

His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX of Thailand recently passed away after 70 years on the throne, the longest serving contemporary monarch. Quite beloved at […]

  • Oct 21 2016
  • 21 Oct 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: It’s Scary How Halloween Has Changed

Holiday collectibles were a hot commodity in the 1980s and ’90s as collectors looked nostalgically backward. Throughout much of the 20th century, holidays were anticipated, […]

  • Oct 21 2016
  • 21 Oct 2016

‘Spooky’ Movie Posters make Great Halloween Collectibles

The arrival of autumn always hints that one of the most favorite nights of the year is coming for collectors and children alike: “Halloween.” While […]

  • Oct 17 2016
  • 17 Oct 2016

Fabulous Finds: Rare Beatles 45 RPM Record

My “Fabulous Find” story begins with a caveat. We have to go back in time to the 1980s. Collectors looking for fabulous finds had a […]

  • Oct 16 2016
  • 16 Oct 2016

Can You Identify These Relics From the Mud?

There may be no more maligned hobby in the world than metal detecting. Everyone has the image of the guy in the Bermuda shorts down […]

  • Oct 10 2016
  • 10 Oct 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: The Erosion of Caveat Emptor

For the past several decades, the federal government, state governments and judiciary have slowly chipped away at caveat emptor, the nearly impenetrable barricade auctioneers, dealers […]

  • Oct 7 2016
  • 7 Oct 2016

Connect with Your Favorite Television Shows by Collecting their Props

“Vitameatavegamin” is a classic story line used by Lucille Ball in her “I Love Lucy” television situation comedy in 1952. The character of Lucy Ricardo, […]