Found 95 articles matching Fraternal, Political, Organizations category.
  • Aug 2 2010
  • 2 Aug 2010

Cincinnati Offers a Hotbed of Early Firefighter Collectibles

Fathers, ask your sons today what they want to be when they grow up. The answer isn’t the same as it was when you were […]

  • Jul 19 2010
  • 19 Jul 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Chemical Cart Fire Extinguisher

“Chemical Cart” extinguishers were used in factories and towns all over the United States from the late 19th century onward. This one depicted in the […]

  • Jun 21 2010
  • 21 Jun 2010

Ask A Worthologist Question: Koch Barber Chair

Jeff S. is trying to sell a barber’s chair he had purchased a few years ago. The prices dealers are offering are leaving him flat. […]

  • Apr 5 2010
  • 5 Apr 2010

Civil War Show Find: Finely Carved Spring-Loaded Lancet

My father and I participated in the Civil War Show at the North Georgia Trade Center in Dalton, Ga., during the first weekend of February […]

  • Jun 30 2009
  • 30 Jun 2009

‘Neat’ Set of Apothecaries Measures

People become antique dealers for various reasons. Some do so when their personal collection becomes too big for their home and, at retirement, opening a […]

  • Jan 29 2009
  • 29 Jan 2009

Umbrellas Double as Presidential Campaign Devices

By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist It is amazing sometimes in the world of collectibles that a relatively mundane item becomes an important historical artifact simply […]

  • Jan 22 2009
  • 22 Jan 2009

Presidential Campaign Tin Trays

By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist Throughout the 19th century, supporters for American presidential candidates were able to advertise their loyalty by buying some rather unusual […]

  • Jan 22 2009
  • 22 Jan 2009

What Makes a Political Button Valuable?

By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist Common or scarce? Political buttons were created for campaigns, for issues, even for special events—or sometimes just because. With so […]

  • Jan 22 2009
  • 22 Jan 2009

William Jennings Bryan Items from the 1908 Democratic Convention

By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist WorthPoint was a sponsor of the American Presidential Experience in Denver, Colo., earlier this year. This travelling road show of […]

  • Dec 29 2008
  • 29 Dec 2008

Tools of the Trade: Amputation Saws

You know, if you read my blog on amputation sets, that amputations were the surgical procedures most performed during the Civil War. Resection was a […]