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  • Dec 3 2007
  • 3 Dec 2007

It is all in the name…

All things added together increase the value and cost of an item. Just as in buying a car, each accessory or add-on raises the price it is the same in collectibles. In this case a Coalport vase carries a number of marks that help increase its value.

  • Nov 29 2007
  • 29 Nov 2007

Hearing the Veteran’s Story

I just read an article stating there are only three living WWI vets left. It seems like they all faded away without receiving the recognition they deserved. I’ve only met one WWI vet in my life. He was my great uncle Benny. Benny served with the 88th Division and told me that he survived the war but nearly died on the troop ship coming home because of a serious flu outbreak.

  • Nov 21 2007
  • 21 Nov 2007

Military Collectibles for Investment

I recently read a New York Times article about military collectibles that touched on two interesting subjects.

  • Nov 17 2007
  • 17 Nov 2007

Unlimited “Limited Edition” Collectibles

I grew up at the tail end of an age where most people bought toys with the intent of them being played with. As a small child, I had a neighborhood friend who would receive toys for his birthday or Christmas and never take them out of the packaging. His Star Wars and G.I. Joe figures remained on the blister cards.

  • Nov 15 2007
  • 15 Nov 2007

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…

Needless to say you have seen and heard this quote many times and it is true. In the collecting world jewelry it’s golden whether it’s gold or not. There are so many categories of jewelry it is mind boggling! All people (yes men too!) collect jewelry in some form or another.

  • Nov 15 2007
  • 15 Nov 2007

Worthpoint is for you

Worthpoint is for you. Whether you know it or not, everyone is a collector of something. With the aging of the American populous, every individual tends to become an afficionado of something; what follows from that is your propensity to collect that of which you have a liking. What you collect says something about your personality, your goals, your passions.

  • Nov 14 2007
  • 14 Nov 2007

What Do you Find While Going to Garage Sales?

I am a profound shopper at garage and estate sales. I suspect that many of us end up buying and selling collectibles and antiques because we can not pass up the bargains.

  • Nov 12 2007
  • 12 Nov 2007

The beginning of collections.

Marilyn vos Savant, in her regular column, was asked "where was the earliest known museum and what was displayed?"

 

Ms. vos Savant answers that the first museums as we understand them were located in Egypt, Greece, and Rome.  However, only scholars got to view anything kept inside and then only used as teaching tools, not viewed by the general public.

  • Nov 12 2007
  • 12 Nov 2007

The Eisenhower Birthday Plate

Sometimes in the world of collectibles there is an event item that is made specifically and only for that special time and then there is a commemorative item that was not made officially for the event, but instead honors the event itself.  For example, the official inaugural medal for a president’s swearing in recognizes the event officially.  Another company produces its own inaugural medal

  • Nov 12 2007
  • 12 Nov 2007

The Inaugural Medal of Warren G. Harding

President-elect Warren G. Harding wanted "…the most dazzling celebration in the memory of the present generation." Fireworks, concerts, balls, parades, and the return of the inaugural medal. However, with the economy approaching deep depression, the political climate did not warrant an extravagent celebration.