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  • Feb 16 2017
  • 16 Feb 2017

Rinker on Collectibles: Art is Everywhere You Look

On Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Art Museum [GRAM] opened “Finder Keepers: West Michigan Collects,” an exhibit celebrating the art of collecting […]

  • Feb 14 2017
  • 14 Feb 2017

Selling Early American Pattern Glass (When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing!)

I got a call from someone looking to liquidate the contents of a small estate in Massachusetts this month. The woman on the phone described […]

  • Feb 13 2017
  • 13 Feb 2017

Rinker on Collectibles: Top Ten Changes in the Last Five Years (2011-2016) – Part III

This is the final column of a three-part series analyzing the Top Ten Changes that occurred in the antiques and collectibles field between 2011 and […]

  • Feb 9 2017
  • 9 Feb 2017

We Must Learn to Tame our Possessions or be Possessed by Them

We often read about adult children who reject the heirlooms offered by their Baby Boomer parents. Millennials are different, pundits claim. They’re not as materialistic […]

  • Feb 5 2017
  • 5 Feb 2017

Collecting the Perks of the President

So, you’ve been elected president of the United States. Maybe not by popular vote, but the Constitution is quite clear that the Electoral College can […]

  • Feb 1 2017
  • 1 Feb 2017

How to Repair Vintage Fur Yourself

Vintage fur can be fragile. Air, light, heat, insects and accidents all contribute to causing damage to your precious garment. Generally, most people will take […]

  • Jan 27 2017
  • 27 Jan 2017

Mark of the Week: The Murphy Chair Company

This odd-looking office chair dates to about 1926. It looks older because it is a transitional piece that appears to try to meld the Mission […]

  • Jan 25 2017
  • 25 Jan 2017

When Two Collectors Meet: Jan Braunstein Talks Ephemery with WorthPoint’s Will Seippel

On a comfortable California afternoon in January, while browsing the Long Beach Antique Market, WorthPoint CEO Will Seippel met ephemera dealer Jan Braunstein. An avid […]

  • Jan 25 2017
  • 25 Jan 2017

Sports Collectibles Set New Records in 2016

While some argue about whether the year 2016 was a net positive or negative, there is no denying that 2016 was a record-setting year for […]

  • Jan 23 2017
  • 23 Jan 2017

The End of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is not the end of the Circus

  “The . . . circus as it exists today is in my opinion, a thing of the past . . .” When the owner […]