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  • Nov 3 2015
  • 3 Nov 2015

Hand-Carved American Furniture that Never Came Close to a Chisel

In furniture making and design, it always seems preferable that flat, plain panels of unadorned wood be largely avoided wherever possible. There’s a need to […]

  • Oct 29 2015
  • 29 Oct 2015

Rinker on Collectibles: Milestones, Anniversaries and Legacies (Harry’s 1,500th Column)

When I wrote my 1,300th Rinker on Collectibles column in late December of 2011, was the 255th anniversary column for “Rinker on Collectibles.” Writing 1,300 […]

  • Oct 29 2015
  • 29 Oct 2015

Can You Tell Me What this is Really Worth? (What can I sell it for?)

“Can you tell me what my old (fill in the blank) is worth?” Stores specializing in antiques, sports memorabilia, used books and vintage clothing hear […]

  • Oct 27 2015
  • 27 Oct 2015

The Sony Cassette Walkman Changed How and Where We Listened to Our Music

“No invention in my lifetime has so changed an art and cheapened it as the Sony Walkman, which first infiltrated our culture 25 years ago […]

  • Oct 26 2015
  • 26 Oct 2015

Starting a Vintage Halloween Collection not a Scary Proposition

Halloween, as we know it today, became popular in the United States in the late 19th century when a flood of Irish and English immigrants […]

  • Oct 23 2015
  • 23 Oct 2015

History Shines Light on Celebrating Halloween Collectibles

  The tradition of Halloween is rooted deep in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, dating back almost 2,000 years. In the areas that are […]

  • Oct 22 2015
  • 22 Oct 2015

Halloween and Horror Movie Imagery at the English Cinema

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s that time of the year when we sit back, turn off the lights and scare ourselves silly with a good […]

  • Oct 20 2015
  • 20 Oct 2015

When Preparing a Table for a Ghoulish Party, Decorate with Halloween Glass

Creepy crawlers and things that go bump in the night are always welcome this time of year. Halloween is right around the corner. Ghosts and […]

  • Oct 19 2015
  • 19 Oct 2015

Haunting Photographic Images of Early Halloween Costumes are Desired Collectibles

Halloween’s roots arguably date back thousands of years to Celtic harvest traditions. But the celebration in the form we know it today has a much […]

  • Oct 15 2015
  • 15 Oct 2015

Furniture French: You May Already Speak It

If you like older and antique furniture, you may have already acquired another asset that you didn’t even know about in addition to the antiques. […]