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  • 16
    Oct

The Letters of John M. Jackson–April 10th, 1862

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 national struggle of...

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  • 12
    Oct

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Vintage Floor Lamp

[caption id="attachment_2530354" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry talks about the feeling of nostalgia and a viewer’s vintage floor lamp.[/caption] In the Oct. 12, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about the feeling of nostalgia and a viewer’s vintage floor lamp. “WorthPoint Chats...

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  • 6
    Oct

Getting To Know You: Will Seippel

Who are you and what do you do at WorthPoint? I am the founder of WorthPoint and the head cheerleader. What exactly does your WP job entail? Driving a vision of our product throughout a team and keeping people motivated and focused. How did you come to create WorthPoint? WorthPoint was actually created from my realization that everything...

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  • 6
    Oct

Treasuring Hunting Across the USA for $1,000.00

Yes, you can win $1000 by going on a WorthPoint treasure hunt. October 15, 2017 is the official launch date of WorthPoint’s “Treasure Hunting” series that will run through December 2018. The hunt will be led by WorthPoint’s founder and CEO Will Seippel. Each hunt will be hosted by the meet-up leaders throughout the USA. Commemorative t-shirts will...

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  • 4
    Oct

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Chinese Pewter Bowl

[caption id="attachment_2530352" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry talks about the days of the grand hotels and a viewer’s Chinese pewter bowl.[/caption] In the Oct. 4, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about the demise of the grand hotel experience and he takes...

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  • 3
    Oct

Auction Talk with Wayne: Auction Highlights October 2017

Welcome back... The fall selling season is in full swing, and we have some great auctions to share with you in this edition. We strive to bring you a handful of unique auctions each month; auctions that are a bit offbeat and outside the superabundance of run-of-the-mill estate auctions. Noteworthy lots this month include a collection of Lionel...

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  • 2
    Oct

Collecting: Collections from Collectors

[caption id="attachment_2530197" align="aligncenter" width="375"] Starting about 1599, collectors created a "cabinet of curiosities," a group of natural history objects, art, saintly relics, and all manner of this-and-that.[/caption] What if you could begin a collection with a collection?  Pocket watches, lace handkerchiefs, handbags, thimbles, and even coins and currency have already been collected by collectors and are offered to...

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  • 2
    Oct

The Letters of John M. Jackson, January 31, 1862

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 national struggle of...

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  • 2
    Oct

A Big Box of Old Books – Is There Something in There?

For years, I would go to a flea market or yard sale, and find a box of old books sitting under a table, and I'd sort through and find one that looked simply ancient.  I would creak open the brittle front cover, and look for the "date," and find that the book was 150 years old!  Why, Abe...

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  • 2
    Oct

The History of the Engagement Ring

[caption id="attachment_2530193" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Although the tradition of the engagement ring has remained constant throughout the ages, much else about it- style, material, ceremony-has evolved over time.[/caption] Despite the nature of marriage and engagement constantly evolving, the romantic symbol of the exchanging of rings remains consistent. It has been a well-established tradition for centuries to present a ring...

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