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  • 2
    May

Collectors Love Hoosier Cabinets

[caption id="attachment_2529304" align="aligncenter" width="300"] An original Hoosier cabinet can be valued 10 times that of a similar cabinet from the same time period. This one, with its tambour roll door still in working condition, sold for $5,000 in 2011.[/caption] A recent WorthPoint article discussed examples of unwanted antique furniture—those pieces that once served a specific purpose but are...

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  • 2
    May

Rinker on Collectibles: The Changing Face of Toy Collecting

[caption id="attachment_2529312" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The world of toy collecting is fast changing. We used to know what would be collectible, like these lithographed tin toys from the 1930s and ’40s, but those trying to predict which of today’s toys will be collectible in the future have their work cut out for them.[/caption]   Collecting categories fall into two...

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  • 2
    May

Fabulous Find: Steiff’s Very Rare Standing Princeton Tiger With IDs

[caption id="attachment_2529279" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Steiff's 25 cm tall mohair standing Princeton Tiger mascot, made in 1952 only as an exclusive for the USA.[/caption] What it is: Today’s fabulous find is an all-original Steiff “Princeton Tiger.” He measures approximately 40 cm long and 23 cm tall not including his tail - which is almost as long as his body!...

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  • 1
    May

Rinker On Collectibles: Retail Industry Problems and Their Impact on the Antiques and Collectibles Trade

[caption id="attachment_2529239" align="alignnone" width="600"] Traditional antiques and collectibles sellers frown on discounting. They feel discounting conveys the concept that the value of antiques and collectibles is not what sellers are asking. They are going to have to change.[/caption] The sales portion of the antiques and collectibles industry is essentially a retail business. Antiques and collectibles offered are one-of-kind...

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  • 26
    Apr

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Paintings by an ‘Unknown’ Artist

[caption id="attachment_2529325" align="aligncenter" width="599"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry answers a viewer's question about a couple of paintings by an artist who can best be described as “unknown.”[/caption] In the April 26, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry looks at a couple of paintings by...

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  • 21
    Apr

WorthPoint for Free for Life!

As most of you know, WorthPoint is a great tool. There are many people who wish it were free, particularly without those annoying monthly payments.  Here is that chance!  I have listened to your suggestions and now you can both invest in and own a piece of WorthPoint, as well as get all of our current and future...

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  • 20
    Apr

Collectible Card Games: For Play or For Profit?

[caption id="attachment_2529191" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Announcing a Magic Tournament in Orlando[/caption] What do Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, World of Warcraft and even Harry Potter have in common? These are some of the most played collectible card games ever devised.  And, as it happens, they really are quite collectible beyond the friends you make just playing the game. Actually,...

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  • 20
    Apr

Good Honest Wear Can’t Be Faked

[caption id="attachment_2529176" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Machine made bottles (left) don't have the desirability of hand tooled glassware. Man-made items have both character and desirability.[/caption] I was walking though our local mall the other day, which is something I do about once or twice a year these days.  Something drew me in to one of those trendy younger generation clothing...

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  • 20
    Apr

Size Defies With These Tiny And Extremely Collectible Steiff Miniature Mascots

Although most people associate Steiff button-in-ear collectibles with Teddy bears and animals, the company has also produced a number of very unusual character specialties over time.  These usually represent a well-known advertising or entertainment mascot.  These are so atypical for Steiff that it is easy to overlook them if you were to come across one for sale at...

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  • 20
    Apr

Mark of the Week: Bybee Pottery

We are all fortunate to have an incredible resource for identifying marks right at our fingertips. WorthPoint’s MAPS (Marks, Autographs, Patterns and Symbols) database has more than 110,000 identifiers, updated weekly. MAPS covers glass, china, coins, currency, tools and more! With your MAPS subscription you are privy to a wealth of knowledge that will put you at the...

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