Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night Sets New Sports Memorabilia Records
After a record-setting year for the sports collectibles market in 2016, the first premier event of the new year once again raised the bar. […]
Mark of the Week: Fenton Art Glass Company
We are all fortunate to have an incredible resource for identifying marks right at our fingertips. WorthPoint’s MAPS (Marks, Autographs, Patterns and Symbols) database has […]
Rinker on Collectibles: How Much Did You Say That Was Worth?
Amy Cherry posted a story on Feb. 17, 2017, on the website of WDEL, a Wilmington, Del. radio station (107.5 FM, 1150 AM), about the […]
Care and Repair: Preserving and Reviving Vintage Leather
Leather is a versatile and durable product that can last for decades if properly cared for. Inappropriate care, however, can cause leather to rot, stain, […]
Rinker on Collectibles: Forgotten Giants of Antiques and Collectibles Part III
Forgotten Giants is about our roots, those pioneers whose contributions laid the foundation of the antiques and collectibles business. These individuals blazed the trail and […]
Depression Glass vs. Elegant Glass: What’s The Difference?
One big misnomer that I often hear is the assumption that all pink and green glassware is Depression Glass. This isn’t always the case, and […]
From the Worthologist’s File: Picasso Bistro Table & Chairs
One of the advantages of being an appraiser is the sheer volume of incredible things one comes across on a weekly basis. Not all are […]
What is the Meaning Behind Snake Rings?
Snake jewelry has been worn since the beginning of human civilization, with snakes featuring heavily in many religions, myths and folklore. Ancient civilizations such as […]
Shipping Antique Glass Isn’t All That It’s Cracked Up To Be
The broken glass pictured above is why some dealers have sworn off the fragile stuff. Why all the hate’n’ on antique glass? It’s fragile, heavy […]
Some Unsolicited Advice for Us Collectors of an Antique Vintage
Being cooped up in a New England house this time of year isn’t fun. To live up here one must have a rich interior life. […]