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  • 28
    Jun

Pathfinder of the Seas

[caption id="attachment_2529677" align="aligncenter" width="900"] A 1930 first-print edition of Pathfinder of the Seas. It's still in good condition even after all these years.[/caption] My wife and I have downsized twice in the past eleven years, and I have chosen to curtail my collecting hobby. Sometimes, though, I encounter an item that I just can’t pass up. The item...

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  • 28
    Jun

The Letters of John M. Jackson–Letter 4, Jan. 15, 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...

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  • 28
    Jun

What Does a Museum Want?

  [caption id="attachment_2529661" align="aligncenter" width="437"] This ceramic cup and saucer was used by President William McKinley moments before he was shot at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York in 1901.[/caption] Want to see your collection in a museum? It’s possible, maybe. A piece of an old flag, a ceramic cup and saucer, gilded silverware, a vintage toy...

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  • 28
    Jun

Mark of the Week: Coors Pottery

  [caption id="attachment_2529709" align="aligncenter" width="700"] A Coors red rose teapot. It sold for $275 in November of 2015.[/caption] Company John Herold founded the Herold China and Pottery Company, located in Golden Colorado, in 1910.  When Herold left in 1912 to work for the Western Pottery Company in Denver, Adolph Coors, of Coors Brewing fame, and other investors kept...

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  • 28
    Jun

Rosenthal Art Deco Bargains

[caption id="attachment_2529716" align="aligncenter" width="427"] This piece was one of Gustav Oppel's early pieces for Rosenthal, titled "Charleston", named after the famous dance of the Roaring 20's. This piece is a real bargain if you can find it, as it sometimes sells in the $200.00- $350.00 range.[/caption] The Art Deco period (1910-1939) has always been a love of mine....

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  • 28
    Jun

From the Worthologists’ Files: A Feudal Oak Set by Jamestown Lounge Company

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

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  • 21
    Jun

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: English Carnival Glass, Signal Code Trainer

[caption id="attachment_2529702" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry talks about a viewer’s U.S. Army Signal Corps code training set.[/caption] In the June 21, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry takes a look at four different items sent in by a viewer, including a piece...

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  • 15
    Jun

The Letters of John M. Jackson- Letter 3, September 20, 1856

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...

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  • 14
    Jun

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: A J.E. Caldwell Mantle Clock and Collectible Sneakers

[caption id="attachment_2529681" align="aligncenter" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” YouTube channel webcast, Harry talks about a viewer’s J.E. Caldwell mantle clock.[/caption] In the June 14, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about a viewer’s J.E. Caldwell mantle clock, as well as holding forth on his opinion of people...

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  • 14
    Jun

My Recent Buy

The "My Recent Buy" column will be a regular feature in the WorthPoint Insider newsletter.  What did you buy recently?  Share the object and your story with our readers.  Send the story of your buy along with two to four images to insider@worthpoint.com.   Your story might appear in a future issue. [caption id="attachment_2529641" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The antiques and collectibles...

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