Found 79 articles matching Jewelry category.
  • Jun 30 2009
  • 30 Jun 2009

‘On the Ball’—Webb C. Ball’s Contribution to Railroad Watches and Timekeeping

Webb C. Ball was born in Fredericktown, Ohio on Oct. 6, 1847 and became a jeweler & watchmaker. When Standard Time was first adopted in […]

  • Jun 8 2009
  • 8 Jun 2009

How Much Does the Previous Owner Impact the Value of an Antique or Collectible?

With appraisal work, no one aspect affects value in the short term more for an antique or collectible than an iron-clad provenance. Even the most […]

  • May 4 2009
  • 4 May 2009

Longines’ World War Two Pilot’s Wristwatch

This Longines’ World War Two Pilot’s Wristwatch, with a Wheem’s aircraft navigational calculation bezel, is an early and quite rare Longines Aircraft Navigation watch. This […]

  • Mar 17 2009
  • 17 Mar 2009

Valuable Items That Slip Through the Cracks

When it’s time to liquidate a family estate what are the first things we think of as having value. The dinning room is our first […]

  • Mar 11 2009
  • 11 Mar 2009

A Short History of the Wristwatch

The first fully portable timepieces began to appear in the early 1500s, but they were so inaccurate, they only needed one hand: for the hours. […]

  • Jan 24 2009
  • 24 Jan 2009

Authenticating Ancient Chinese Jades Using Scientific Methods

By Janet G. Douglas Many collectors and museums have questions relating to the authentication of ancient Chinese jades in light of the current market where […]

  • Jan 20 2009
  • 20 Jan 2009

Party On with Inaugural Collectibles

In the mood to party, but it’s too late for New Year’s Eve? Too early for the Super Bowl? How about an inauguration shindig complete […]

  • Jan 12 2009
  • 12 Jan 2009

Turnipseed Reaps Diverse Collecting Crop

It started with a cardboard box at a garage sale purchased for $1. In the box was a plastic jewelry set—a bracelet, ring and earrings—all […]

  • Jan 9 2009
  • 9 Jan 2009

Top Obama Inaugural Collectibles

Superstar Will Smith got teary. Ellen Malcolm, founder of Emily’s List called it “a proud moment in our nation’s history.” Great Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon […]

  • Dec 29 2008
  • 29 Dec 2008

Early 20th Century Prestige Watches

The early 20th century saw fierce competition among American watch companies. Every watch company in the country produced a “top of the line” watch, of […]