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  • Sep 25 2015
  • 25 Sep 2015

The Executor’s Dilemma: What to Do with Old Electronics

Sorting through an estate last month, I came upon a desk whose top had apparently not seen the light of day for at least a […]

  • Sep 24 2015
  • 24 Sep 2015

Five Ways Collecting Political Buttons is Different than Other Hobbies

As there is still a good 410 days or so left before the 2016 presidential election, the news coverage of the primary candidates in both […]

  • Sep 21 2015
  • 21 Sep 2015

With Pope Francis set to Visit the U.S., Here’s a Look at Collecting Papal Memorabilia

As Pope Francis comes to the United States for a three-city visit—Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia—throngs of Catholics and others will be lining the […]

  • Sep 18 2015
  • 18 Sep 2015

How to Know If Granny’s Old Books Are Worth Anything

At some point, most people find ways to dispense with the personal property of a loved one. Keepsakes are divided and estate sales are held. […]

  • Sep 17 2015
  • 17 Sep 2015

Rinker on Collectibles: Two Three-Letter Words — New and Now

When a participant at the Institute for the Study of Antiques and Collectibles 2015 Summer Camp asked “why are young adults no longer interested in […]

  • Sep 15 2015
  • 15 Sep 2015

Large Supply of Official ‘Commemorative’ JFK White House Rocking Chairs Keep Prices Low

It is as iconic a symbol as Lincoln’s stovepipe hat or FDR’s cigarette holder. The rocking chair of John F. Kennedy endures as a symbol […]

  • Sep 11 2015
  • 11 Sep 2015

The Ups And Downs of Depression-Era Southern California Pottery

When collectors think about California Pottery, they probably picture the vividly colored dishes produced in the golden state during the Great Depression years by the […]

  • Sep 9 2015
  • 9 Sep 2015

Online Promises: You Believe Those Internet Articles, Don’t You?

If you use the Internet to find information, like I do, you already know it can be a great resource. But as I have found […]

  • Sep 6 2015
  • 6 Sep 2015

Sports Collectibles News & Notes: Home Renovation Yields Baseball Treasure

Imagine gutting the basement walls of a dilapidated home only to find a long lost treasure. We’ve heard these stories before: the guy who found […]

  • Sep 3 2015
  • 3 Sep 2015

Look with Your Brain, as well as Your Eyes, to Avoid a Costly Mistaken Identity

I was wandering around an antique mall in Tennessee one time a few years back and noticed some small tools and other oojahs in a […]