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  • Jan 20 2017
  • 20 Jan 2017

Collecting United States Presidents Before George Washington

“I… do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and will to the best of my ability […]

  • Jan 19 2017
  • 19 Jan 2017

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

This is the second column of a three-part series analyzing the Top Ten changes that occurred between 2011 and 2016 in the antiques and collectibles […]

  • Jan 13 2017
  • 13 Jan 2017

When it’s Time to Sell their Collections, the Rich and Famous Turn to Julien’s

“Unless we know its history, we can’t sell it.” — Darren Julien The trust precipitated by this statement—for buyers and sellers alike—is what sets Julien’s […]

  • Jan 13 2017
  • 13 Jan 2017

Collectors Can Cook: Will’s Spicy Bean Dip

In the spirit of the New Year, we are kicking off a new item called Collectors Can Cook. We would like to feature recipes that […]

  • Jan 12 2017
  • 12 Jan 2017

Reversing the Effects of Time: What to do with Damaged Art and Antiques

If you have an old oil painting, maybe one that has been in your family for years, that has become discolored and the paint is […]

  • Jan 10 2017
  • 10 Jan 2017

World War Two Memorabilia Collecting is not a Quick Learn

I got a call recently from a potential customer for my antiques auction business. He was a youngish guy, who said he needed to downsize […]

  • Jan 9 2017
  • 9 Jan 2017

Rinker on Collectibles: Top Ten Changes in the Last Five Years – Part I

Shortly after “Rinker on Collectibles” turned 20 in 2006, I wrote two columns entitled “Top 10 Changes in the Last 20 Years.” Following “Rinker on […]

  • Jan 6 2017
  • 6 Jan 2017

Collecting Memorabilia from a Non-Event

The 2016 election was a sure thing. Hillary Rodham Clinton was to be elected the 45th president of the United States with one of the […]

  • Dec 29 2016
  • 29 Dec 2016

Royal Vienna Porcelain or 20th Century Knockoffs: Deciphering the ‘Bee Hive Mark’

One of the first rules one learns about buying, selling and collecting is “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” Appraisers and dealers are very […]

  • Dec 29 2016
  • 29 Dec 2016

Collecting Calendars: Fun New Year After New Year

This time of year, walk into any bookstore or retailer and you’ll be bombarded by a mind-boggling assortment of calendars for virtually every subject or […]