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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]