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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Identifying Wood Species – Part III
We now are down to the last two properties of wood to help us made a positive identification.