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  • 21
    Jun

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: English Carnival Glass, Signal Code Trainer

[caption id="attachment_2529702" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry talks about a viewer’s U.S. Army Signal Corps code training set.[/caption] In the June 21, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry takes a look at four different items sent in by a viewer, including a piece...

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  • 15
    Jun

The Letters of John M. Jackson- Letter 3, September 20, 1856

On one of his usual treasure hunts in Maine, our CEO, Will Seippel  stumbled upon a massive collection of letters from a soldier in the Civil War.  These letters will be published in chronological order in The Insider over the coming weeks, months and years, as we follow John Mower Jackson’s personal victories and struggles within the greater...

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  • 14
    Jun

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: A J.E. Caldwell Mantle Clock and Collectible Sneakers

[caption id="attachment_2529681" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry talks about a viewer’s J.E. Caldwell mantle clock.[/caption] In the June 14, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about a viewer’s J.E. Caldwell mantle clock, as well as holding forth on his opinion of people...

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  • 14
    Jun

My Recent Buy

The "My Recent Buy" column will be a regular feature in the WorthPoint Insider newsletter.  What did you buy recently?  Share the object and your story with our readers.  Send the story of your buy along with two to four images to insider@worthpoint.com.   Your story might appear in a future issue. [caption id="attachment_2529641" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The antiques and collectibles...

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  • 14
    Jun

June 2017 Auction Highlights

Welcome back... If you have a penchant for collecting rare, unusual, or celebrity items, you'll like this month’s auction highlights. Items crossing the block soon include ocean liner memorabilia, including items from the doomed Andrea Doria and Titanic; highly collectible posters, including one of the rarest bicycle posters to come to market in recent times; decorative items from...

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  • 12
    Jun

Can You Live in a Collectible? If It Is a 100-year-old Catalog Home, You Can

[caption id="attachment_2529606" align="aligncenter" width="405"] The floor plans of The Magnolia catalog order home. Over 100,000 catalog homes were said to have been built in the US from about 1902-1942.[/caption] Furniture, glassware, paintings, ceramics, toys, everything inside your home can and is collectible.  But the house itself?  Turns out "home sweet home" has a collectible meaning too. Known as...

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  • 12
    Jun

Babe Ruth Memorabilia Proves He’s Still the Sultan of Swat

[caption id="attachment_2529602" align="aligncenter" width="819"] Despite having retired from baseball more than 82 years ago, George Herman “Babe” Ruth is proving he is still the Sultan of Swat. Two of his items currently at auction could set new records in the world of sports memorabilia.[/caption] “Curse of the Bambino” Despite having retired from baseball more than 82 years ago,...

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  • 12
    Jun

Collecting Vintage Ikea

[caption id="attachment_2529618" align="aligncenter" width="670"] Is Ikea furniture just "disposable" furniture?[/caption] From time to time, I've disparaged Ikea products as "disposable furniture." Styling and functionality aside, I said, Ikea furniture wasn't built to last and could never achieve "collectible" status. It would never survive more than a couple of household moves before falling apart, I insisted. This is the...

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  • 8
    Jun

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: A Cast Iron Umbrella Stand

[caption id="attachment_2529650" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry answers a viewer’s question about a cast iron umbrella stand.[/caption] In the June 8, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about the nature of collecting and answers a viewer’s question about a cast iron umbrella...

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  • 1
    Jun

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Bristol Glass and a Austrian Painted Liquor Decanters

[caption id="attachment_2529679" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry answers a viewer’s question about a set of Austrian painted glass liquor decnaters.[/caption] In the June 1, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry shows how to effectively use WorthPoint's Worthopedia to search out Bristol Glass, as...

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