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  • 15
    May

What Exactly Are Cufflinks?

[caption id="attachment_2529450" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cufflinks are a great way to add a touch of personal style and flare to an outfit; whether it’s for work or a more formal occasion, there are lots of different styles of cufflinks available for every need.[/caption] Cufflinks are an alternative to having buttons of the cuffs of a shirt. Some shirts, namely...

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  • 14
    May

The Letters of John M. Jackson–Letter 1, March 15, 1856

[caption id="attachment_2529514" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Mower Jackson of Lewiston, Maine, wrote hundreds of letters while serving in the Civil War as a member of the 23rd Maine Volunteer Infantry.[/caption] 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...

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  • 10
    May

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Time Travel and a Pilgrim Chair

[caption id="attachment_2529464" align="alignnone" width="601"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry gives his opinion on a viewer’s Pilgrim-style chair that could date back to the mid-1600s.[/caption] In the May 10, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about going on a time-travel trip and looks at a...

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  • 8
    May

Collecting Artifacts is More than Just the Story

[caption id="attachment_2529405" align="aligncenter" width="368"] Swatches from Lincoln’s funeral train, snippets of White House draperies, metal from the Bastille, and parts from the Hindenburg were souvenirs before there were postcards and t-shirts. Here we have a piece of an aluminum strut that came from the wreckage of the Hindenburg.[/caption] Swatches from Lincoln’s funeral train, snippets of White House draperies,...

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  • 4
    May

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Antiques Market Cycles, Antique Globes & a Water Pitcher

[caption id="attachment_2529379" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry talks about the market cycle for antiques and collectibles, a 19th-century globe and a water pitcher that has many descriptions.[/caption] In the May 3, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about the market cycle for...

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  • 4
    May

Succeeding in Your Business: Time Management for People with No Time to Manage, Part 1

[caption id="attachment_2529322" align="aligncenter" width="600"] There are three basic principles of time management, and you won’t find these in any book. Cliff Ennico lays them out for you.[/caption] Let’s face it. We are all feeling a bit “time starved” these days. And there’s a reason for that: technology. Thanks to our wonderful laptop computers, notebooks, notepads and smartphones, which...

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  • 3
    May

Everyday Giants in American History: The Letters of John Mower Jackson

[caption id="attachment_2529371" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Mower Jackson of Lewiston, Maine, wrote hundreds of letters written his time while serving in the Civil War as a member of the 23rd Maine Volunteer Infantry. Many of his letters were written while bivouacked in a camp like the one pictured above.[/caption] Most of us deal with the insignificant drudgery of day to...

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  • 3
    May

Django Reinhardt, Julien’s Auctions, and a Levin Guitar

[caption id="attachment_2529336" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Django Reinhardt posing with the Levin Guitar as photographed by William Gottlieb. On May 20, 2017, Julien’s Auctions will sell this Swedish-made Levin guitar.Photo credit: William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress[/caption] “Django, c’etit la musique fait l’homme” (Django was music, made man) ~ Emmanuel Soudieux In...

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  • 2
    May

Care and Repair: Can Non-Professionals Really Repair Scratches? Yes!

[caption id="attachment_2529313" align="aligncenter" width="309"] There are many commonly available repair products that will make a scratch invisible to casual observers (you, however, will always see it).[/caption] For some time now, a video has been making the rounds on social media that promises to show you how to remove scratches in wooden furniture by rubbing a walnut into the...

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  • 2
    May

Top Ten Tips for Spring Auction Goers

[caption id="attachment_2529271" align="aligncenter" width="780"] Nothing is better than an open-air estate auction in the spring.[/caption] In the Northern half of the USA one of the harbingers of spring, like the return of robins, is the outdoor auction. After a long winter of attending local indoor auctions, often in drafty old buildings with poor lighting and uncomfortable stacking chairs, nothing...

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