Good Honest Wear Can’t Be Faked
I was walking though our local mall the other day, which is something I do about once or twice a year these days. Something drew […]
Is Your Sarsaparilla Bottle Worth $1 or $1,000?
The first “inexact” thing about sarsparilla is its spelling and pronunciation. I learned to spell it by pronouncing it in three distinct sections, as in […]
Mark of the Week: Fenton Art Glass Company
We are all fortunate to have an incredible resource for identifying marks right at our fingertips. WorthPoint’s MAPS (Marks, Autographs, Patterns and Symbols) database has […]
Depression Glass vs. Elegant Glass: What’s The Difference?
One big misnomer that I often hear is the assumption that all pink and green glassware is Depression Glass. This isn’t always the case, and […]
Shipping Antique Glass Isn’t All That It’s Cracked Up To Be
The broken glass pictured above is why some dealers have sworn off the fragile stuff. Why all the hate’n’ on antique glass? It’s fragile, heavy […]
Collecting the Royals: Kings, Queens and Pretenders to the Throne
His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX of Thailand recently passed away after 70 years on the throne, the longest serving contemporary monarch. Quite beloved at […]
Can You Identify These Relics From the Mud?
There may be no more maligned hobby in the world than metal detecting. Everyone has the image of the guy in the Bermuda shorts down […]
Rinker on Collectibles: Forgotten Giants of Antiques and Collectibles Part II
Forgotten Giants is about our roots, those pioneers whose contributions laid the foundation of the antiques and collectibles business. These individuals blazed the trail and […]
Ted’s Root Beer Soda Bottle Found while Scuba Diving Could Spark Collection
Last week here in Maine the weather was fine and I had a day off, so it was time venture out and enjoy my hobby. […]
Telling Between Real and Reproduction Cherry Blossom Depression Glass
Cherry Blossom is just one of the hundreds of Depression glass patterns produced. It happens to by my favorite so it’s the easiest to write […]