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  • 10
    Mar

Rinker on Collectibles: Forgotten Giants of Antiques and Collectibles Part III

[caption id="attachment_2528956" align="aligncenter" width="471"] If you are wanting to identify a piece of Victorian glass, you’d be well off checking your piece in one of William Roy “Bill” Heacock’s “Encyclopedia of Victorian Colored Glass: Opalescent Glass from A to Z” guides. In those pages, you’d learn that the above piece is a Daisy and Fern Pitcher in Opalescent...

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  • 9
    Mar

Depression Glass vs. Elegant Glass: What’s The Difference?

[caption id="attachment_2528957" align="aligncenter" width="600"] An Elegant Glass fruit bowl with pink tones.[/caption] One big misnomer that I often hear is the assumption that all pink and green glassware is Depression Glass. This isn’t always the case, and the pieces in question may very well be Elegant Glass. So what is the difference and where did these names come...

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  • 8
    Mar

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Second World War Military Pigeon Carrier

[caption id="attachment_2528954" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry answers a viewer’s question about a World War Two military pigeon carrier.[/caption] In the March 8, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry answers a viewer’s question about a World War Two military pigeon carrier and talks...

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  • 8
    Mar

Fabulous Finds: Stumbling Upon a Mid-Century Modern Treasure

[caption id="attachment_2528931" align="aligncenter" width="462"] This four-drawer vanity with a very stylish round back chair, upholstered seat and beveled mirror in the Kent-Coffey Futura style, also has a tempered glass top. It was part of a nearly complete bedroom set the author stumbled upon at an estate sale.[/caption] I was not “on the hunt,” like I was for the...

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  • 7
    Mar

From the Worthologist’s File: Picasso Bistro Table & Chairs

One of the advantages of being an appraiser is the sheer volume of incredible things one comes across on a weekly basis. Not all are hugely valuable, antique, rare or even all that sought after. Often, their value is sentimental, but many times they come with priceless provenances. Our Worthologist filing cabinet is a treasure chest of such items,...

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  • 7
    Mar

What is the Meaning Behind Snake Rings?

[caption id="attachment_2528924" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Snake rings have been popular for hundreds of years, and snakes have been attributed with many meanings and connotations across the ages and eras of history.[/caption] Snake jewelry has been worn since the beginning of human civilization, with snakes featuring heavily in many religions, myths and folklore. Ancient civilizations such as the Aztecs and...

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  • 6
    Mar

Shipping Antique Glass Isn’t All That It’s Cracked Up To Be

[caption id="attachment_2528916" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This broken glass is why some dealers have sworn off the fragile stuff.[/caption] The broken glass pictured above is why some dealers have sworn off the fragile stuff. Why all the hate’n’ on antique glass? It’s fragile, heavy and tricky to handle, yes. But if you follow some simple tips, it will make the...

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  • 6
    Mar

Some Unsolicited Advice for Us Collectors of an Antique Vintage

[caption id="attachment_2528855" align="aligncenter" width="600"] While growing old may feel to some as "Something Wicked This Way Comes," Cliff Ennico has some unsolicited advice for we collectors who happen to be antiques.[/caption] Being cooped up in a New England house this time of year isn’t fun. To live up here one must have a rich interior life. If you don’t...

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  • 1
    Mar

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: A Vintage Craftsman Table Saw

[caption id="attachment_2528942" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry answers a viewer’s question about a vintage Craftsman table saw.[/caption] In the March 1, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about caveat emptor in terms of Adolph Hitler’s telephone that recently sold at auction and...

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  • 26
    Feb

You Like Me, You Really Like Me: Collecting Oscar and the Other Big Awards

[caption id="attachment_251041" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Many people collect major entertainment awards because of their interest in these specialized arts honors, such as the Oscar, the Emmy and the Grammy. Which among these prestigious awards is the winner when comparing their auction and sales values through the WorthPoint Worthopedia? Let’s take a look.[/caption] “And the award goes to...” This is...

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