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  • 13
    Jul

Machine Age Design

[caption id="attachment_2529794" align="aligncenter" width="350"] This lamp is one of the best examples of Machine Age design and was designed by Walter von Nessen. It could sell for as much as $10,000 at today's auctions.[/caption] One of the offshoots of early 20th Century Interior design is the "Machine Age" style, a term first used Circa 1927 in the New...

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  • 12
    Jul

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Fun with Ephemera

[caption id="attachment_2529809" align="alignnone" width="600"] In this week’s episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about the little bits of paper that people tend to save and collect.[/caption] In the July 12, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about ephemera: the little bits of paper that people tend to save and...

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  • 12
    Jul

Collecting the Promotional Standee

[caption id="attachment_2529765" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A life-size 3-D Watto standee was created as part of a Pepsi promotion to "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" released in 1999; it sold recently for nearly $1000.[/caption] It’s been said that advertising is an art form.  But what happens to the art form that is advertising?  I’m referring to the oversized, usually cardboard signage...

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  • 12
    Jul

Buying and Selling at the “Mother of all Antique Flea Markets”

[caption id="attachment_2529751" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Three times a year, the town of Brimfield, Massachusetts is transformed from a very typical New England historic village town, into a gigantic antiques flea market of epic proportions.[/caption] Three times a year, the town of Brimfield, Massachusetts is transformed from a very typical New England historic village town, into a gigantic antiques flea...

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  • 12
    Jul

The Letters of John M. Jackson–Letter 5, February 19, 1858

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...

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  • 12
    Jul

July 2017 Auction Report

    [caption id="attachment_2529777" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Here we have the Siskey's 2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible that is up for auction. It has only 1,587 miles and the new MSRP was $260,165.00.[/caption] Welcome back...  The number of advertised specialty auctions has dropped precipitously for the end of July through August. Most of what I'm seeing are estate...

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  • 12
    Jul

My Recent Buy–Terry and the Pirates Tattoo Transfers

“My Recent Buy” will be a regular feature in The Insider.  What did you buy recently that brings a smile to your face?  Share the object and your story with our readers.  Send the story of your buy and two to four images to insider@worthpoint.com.  Your recent buy might appear in a future issue.   [caption id="attachment_2529779" align="aligncenter" width="576"] A 10¢ envelope...

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  • 6
    Jul

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: A Red Wing Vase with a Factory Defect

[caption id="attachment_2529748" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry talks about a viewer’s ceramic Red Wing vase with a factory defect.[/caption] In the July 5, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about a ceramic Red Wing vase with a factory defect sent in by...

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  • 28
    Jun

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Ford Gyron Remote-Controlled Lithographed Tin Toy

[caption id="attachment_2529741" align="aligncenter" width="640"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry talks about 4 different items sent in by viewers, including  a Ford Gyron remote-controlled lithographed toy car.[/caption] In the June 28, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry takes a look at four different items sent in...

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  • 28
    Jun

Steiff’s Very Rare and Early Cinnamon Colored Teddy Bear

[caption id="attachment_2529520" align="aligncenter" width="768"] An all original Steiff Teddy bear from around 1907. This particular cub is remarkable in many ways.[/caption] What it is:  Today’s star of the show is an all original Steiff Teddy bear from around 1907.  That in itself is not all that unusual.  But this particular cub is remarkable in many ways - with more...

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