Found 110 articles matching Editorial category.
  • Nov 11 2008
  • 11 Nov 2008

Gift Annuity: You Give, Then Receive

Editor’s Note: CPA Jim Sturgill always gives sound advice to antiques-and-collectibles dealers and collectors. Here he suggests a win-win way for anyone to make charitable contributions in this down economy.

  • Nov 9 2008
  • 9 Nov 2008

Selling: Consider Layaway

Editor’s Note: With the economic situation going from bad to worse, Harry Rinker offers antiques and collectibles dealers some sound advice on how to successfully use layaways.

  • Nov 8 2008
  • 8 Nov 2008

Andy Bernstein: License to Collect

A few years ago, Andy Bernstein, WorthPoint’s expert on the growing and increasingly complex market for antique and collectibles license plates, made a trip to France and packed 400 automobile license plates in his suitcase. “I was able to pay for the trip with those license plates,” said Bernstein.

  • Nov 6 2008
  • 6 Nov 2008

What’s It Worth Survival Guide

In these difficult economic times, more and more Americans are turning to consignment sites, yard sales and pawnbrokers to sell collectibles, valued items and family […]

  • Nov 5 2008
  • 5 Nov 2008

Stoking Interest in Antique Stove

Editor’s Note: While WorthPoint strives to help you get the most from your art, antiques and collectibles, it also strives to give back to communities by offering advice and expertise. Christopher Kent relates one such attempt.

  • Oct 28 2008
  • 28 Oct 2008

An Archaeologist Who Digs Beads

Editor’s Note: Dolores Elliott’s background may be in archaeology, but her lifelong love is Iroquois-beadwork antiques and collectibles.

  • Oct 22 2008
  • 22 Oct 2008

The Man Who Loves Typewriters

Editor’s Note: You never know where or when the antiques and collectibles bug will grab you. In the case of Martin Howard, it was in […]

  • Oct 20 2008
  • 20 Oct 2008

Monster Mash Discs: Graveyard Smash

Elvis may have hated it, but to millions of people, “Monster Mash” is Halloween’s anthem, and the novelty song’s first pressings are collectibles to die […]

  • Oct 9 2008
  • 9 Oct 2008

Does Repair Hurt Antique Values?

Editor’s Note: Questions often arise about repairing antiques. Does that automatically lower the value of the piece? Are there circumstances where restoring it increases its […]

  • Oct 2 2008
  • 2 Oct 2008

Dating Antiques? Check the Joinery

Editor’s Note: The age and period of antiques can often be determined by the simplest details. Worthologist Fred Taylor examines drawer joinery and Mr. Knapp’s […]