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  • 3
    Aug

The Stick Chair – Introduction to the Windsor

[caption id="attachment_2491031" align="alignright" width="282"] This fan back Windsor arm chair has another section rising above the crest rail called a “comb.”[/caption] One type of chair that everyone is familiar with is the ever present Windsor chair. But why are there so many of them and what is the basis for America’s love affair with that type chair? The...

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  • 2
    Aug

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: The Value of a Cattle Brand

[caption id="attachment_2527490" align="aligncenter" width="564"] Harry Rinker discusses the value of a cattle brand and a viewer’s table and chairs, as well as current issues in the antiques and collectibles trade.[/caption] In the Aug. 2, 2016 episode of WorthPoint Chats with harry Rinker, Harry answers viewers’ questions about the value of a cattle brand and a viewer’s table and...

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  • 2
    Aug

Succeeding in Your Business: The Fine Art of Managing ‘Misfits’

[caption id="attachment_2527477" align="aligncenter" width="750"] EBay is a unique animal in the menagerie of Silicon Valley companies because it is really two separate “things” working in tandem. The first thing is a Fortune 500 corporation based in San Jose, Calif., and the second thing is a community of roughly 25 million sellers.[/caption] The future of eBay is becoming a...

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  • 2
    Aug

Avoiding a Razing: Maryland Town Pays Ransom to Rebel Troops

[caption id="attachment_2513908" align="aligncenter" width="529"] Circulated examples of $100 notes bearing the same designs as this unissued, $100 obsolete note from the Hagerstown Bank in Maryland were possibly part of the ransom paid to Confederate troops to keep the town from being burned. (Photo: oldmoney4u on eBay)[/caption] By Gerald Tebben The citizens of Hagerstown, Md., knew no good would...

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  • 1
    Aug

Value in Pokémon Go Collectibles Appear to be Future ‘Tradable Assets’

[caption id="attachment_2527470" align="aligncenter" width="600"] I knew that Pokémon Go was a “thing” when I was standing in line with my kids at the grocery store playing it, scanning the environs for a Squirtle or Jigglypuff, and I noticed that the people in front of us had their phone out and they were playing, too.[/caption] I knew that Pokémon...

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  • 1
    Aug

‘Birth of a Nation’ One Sheet Tops $1.7M Vintage Movie Poster Offering at Heritage

[caption id="attachment_2527480" align="aligncenter" width="519"] This one sheet poster for D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic “The Birth of a Nation” sold for $74,687, more than three times the expectation in Heritage Auctions’ summer Vintage Movie Posters Auction.[/caption] DALLAS – A one sheet poster for D.W. Griffith’s 1915 epic “The Birth of a Nation”—considered to be one of the most controversial...

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  • 1
    Aug

Pokémon Go App Sparks Boost in Vintage Trading Cards

[caption id="attachment_2527475" align="aligncenter" width="600"] As a new market report by shows the new Pokémon Go app is sparking a sales boost in vintage trading cards, Heritage Auctions has two specialists on hand to answer questions about the collectibles.[/caption] DALLAS – A new market report by Heritage Auctions, the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer, shows the new Pokémon Go app...

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  • 28
    Jul

Preserving your Family Documents, ‘Fabulous Finds’ and Other Ephemera

[caption id="attachment_2527435" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A tintype photograph of a First World War soldier damaged by rough handling.[/caption]   Maj. James Boling’s “Fabulous Finds” article in the WorthPoint June 30, 2016 newsletter (“A Family History Discovered on eBay is a True Fabulous Find)” gives hope to all those who search for tangible proof of their ancestors' lives. Maj. Boling’s desire...

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  • 27
    Jul

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Marvin’s Co. Safe & Victorian Cabinet Cards

[caption id="attachment_2527390" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Harry Rinker discusses Marvin’s floor safes like the one pictured above and Victorian cabinet cards, as well as current issues in the antiques and collectibles trade.[/caption] In the July 27, 2016 episode of WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker, Harry answers viewers’ questions about a Marvin’s floor safe and Victorian cabinet cards, as well as...

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  • 26
    Jul

Identify it with WorthPoint’s M.A.P.S. Tool

WorthPoint’s M.A.P.S. tool cuts the time it takes to identify items through the use of Marks, Autographs, Patterns and Symbols from hours to minutes. Now, with our Beta Visual Search feature, that time can be cut even more. Our M.A.P.S. database contains nearly 100,000 different marker’s mark, shop marks, autographs, silver, glass and china patterns and company symbols....

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