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  • Jun 29 2008
  • 29 Jun 2008

Bratner How to Trade

With the spring season coming to an end, there is no better time to do some cleaning of your baseball-card collection. Admit it, you have a few cards that you don’t like, don’t want and don’t need. Remember, the best collections are the ones that are focused and organized so the occasional spring-cleaning is necessary for the appearance of your set.

  • Jun 29 2008
  • 29 Jun 2008

Kent celebration

Editor’s Note: Are your artworks, antiques and collectibles trapped in seclusion or piled in the corner like junk mail? If you need help displaying your collection, send us your questions, and let our Worthologist, Christopher Kent, help you resolve the problem.

  • Jun 29 2008
  • 29 Jun 2008

Collectible right? “Kennedy Shot” Nov 22 1963 San Diego Union Tribune Cover Page

I have got a hand-me down newspaper cover and wanted to see, for curiosity reasons, if it is worth anything, if I should preserve it (I’d like to) and how, and if I should insure it. Cover page (title page only/ and back of) San Diego Union Tribune Nov 22 1963 Kennedy Assasinated-Extra.

  • Jun 28 2008
  • 28 Jun 2008

Shuman eclectic coded

When asked, “What antiques do you collect?” I usually reply, “I am an eclectic collector.” Instead of limiting myself to one area, I study multiple but distinct categories of art and antiques. I’ve always thought that limiting your scope, as a collector, is depriving yourself of the beauty and histories of the hundreds of primitive, medieval and even modern cultures of our civilization.

  • Jun 28 2008
  • 28 Jun 2008

Bobbleheads coded

At ballparks throughout the country, bobblehead collectibles are given out to fans who show up early. For instance, this year the Houston Astros will be giving out baseball bobbleheads of two local legends, Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell.

  • Jun 28 2008
  • 28 Jun 2008

Mileage

Astronomical gas prices are slamming businesses across the board including antiques and collectibles shops. As of July 1, 2008 through the end of the year, the IRS is giving a little tax relief by increasing deductible mileage rates.

  • Jun 28 2008
  • 28 Jun 2008

Forgotten

Editor’s Note: Are your antiques and collectibles trapped in seclusion or piled up in the corner like junk mail? If you need help displaying your collection, send us your questions, and let our experts help resolve the problem.

  • Jun 26 2008
  • 26 Jun 2008

Identifying Wood Species – Part II

The good news is that when you get right down to it there just aren’t that many woods to choose from in the bulk of American furniture. And all are native woods with the exception of mahogany. The short list begins with the various members of the related oak family – oak, elm, hickory, pecan, ash and chestnut.

  • Jun 26 2008
  • 26 Jun 2008

Identifying Wood Species – Part I

Probably the third most frequently asked question about a piece of furniture, after “how old is it?” and “what’s it worth?”, is “what is it made of?”. After brushing aside the original inclination to just say “wood”, the real work begins. Often the identification of the actual building material is the most daunting task a furniture researcher or collector faces.

  • Jun 26 2008
  • 26 Jun 2008

Identifying Wood Species – Part III

We now are down to the last two properties of wood to help us made a positive identification.

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