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  • Mar 17 2014
  • 17 Mar 2014

The Huge Influence of the Early 20th-Century Chinese Department Stores

??????: ????????????????? Department stores were first introduced to China in the late 19th century but they came in the guise of foreign chains or investors […]

  • Mar 17 2014
  • 17 Mar 2014

Is It an Antique or Real Treasure? It’s Your Call

Assume for a minute that you have just come into the possession of what looks like it might be a valuable piece of antique furniture. […]

  • Mar 17 2014
  • 17 Mar 2014

Estate Executors’ Headaches: How to Open, Price and Sell Residential Safes

One of my “go-to” movies when I’m in the mood for a caper-flick is “The Italian Job” starring Mark Wahlberg. In a clever bit of […]

  • Mar 17 2014
  • 17 Mar 2014

The Postcard Time Machine: The Dionne’s Miracle Quintuplets

On May 28, 1934 a young farm wife in the back woods of northern Ontario, Canada, gave birth to identical quintuplets two months prematurely. From […]

  • Mar 17 2014
  • 17 Mar 2014

The Basics of Sports-Card Collecting: Understanding Card Grading

As with most collectibles, the value of a trading card often comes down to three criteria: condition, condition and condition. This is true whether you […]

  • Mar 14 2014
  • 14 Mar 2014

Chinese Export Silver Offers a Cabinet Full of Charming Curiosities

??????: ????? Sometimes I have to pinch myself; I must be one of the luckiest people on the planet because I get to see so […]

  • Mar 12 2014
  • 12 Mar 2014

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/12/2014

New Comics Roundup A lot of first issues are debuting this week, beginning with Returning #1 at BOOM!, featuring Zombies in the future. That is […]

  • Mar 11 2014
  • 11 Mar 2014

Rinker on Collectibles: A Tribute to America’s Attics (At Least to those that still Remain)

America’s attic as a storage and living space is an endangered species. Although every home has an attic, less than 15 percent of modern homes […]

  • Mar 11 2014
  • 11 Mar 2014

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: The $10-Million Gold Coin Hoard Find

In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I host an exciting interview with Kagins Inc.’s, Donald Kagin, PhD, and David McCarthy, who are handling […]

  • Mar 11 2014
  • 11 Mar 2014

Muscle Car Music: Collecting those Icons of the ’70s, 8-Track Tapes

To garage-salers and flea market buffs, they seem to be everywhere. Most folks walk right by boxes full of them with their nose in the […]