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  • 15
    Nov

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: Royale Dinnerware & Antique Book Carriers

[caption id="attachment_2530477" align="alignnone" width="600"] In this week’s “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about some Royale dinnerware and antique book carriers.[/caption] In the Nov. 15, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about some Royale dinnerware and antique book carriers. “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker” on the WorthPoint YouTube channel features antiques...

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  • 15
    Nov

From the Worthologists’ Files:  Limbert Arts & Crafts Morris Chair

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. Many times their value is only sentimental, but they often come with priceless provenances. Our Worthologist file cabinet is a treasure chest of such...

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  • 15
    Nov

Auction Highlights– November 2017

[caption id="attachment_2530453" align="aligncenter" width="422"] A Remington Rand No. 17 typewriter up for bid at the Chesapeake Auction House auction that ends Thanksgiving night.[/caption] Welcome back... 2017 is just "flying-by." It's hard to believe that Black Friday weekend is upon us, and that Christmas is just a few weeks away. Some auctioneers embrace the weekend; others avoid it. This...

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  • 15
    Nov

Skateboarding: Collecting the New Olympic Sport

[caption id="attachment_2530377" align="aligncenter" width="284"] Skateboarding, an activity that started with a wooden board on roller skate wheels, will now be competing internationally for an Olympic gold medal.[/caption] Of the five new sports expected at the 2020 Summer Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan, apart from the usual basketball, mountain bike racing, equestrian, and baseball, one will be the new...

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  • 15
    Nov

What is Filigree?

[caption id="attachment_2530426" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The filigree pattern is a delicate, intricate, lace-like design, exemplifying a level of skill and detail.[/caption] Filigree defined The English word filigree is actually shortened from the Latin word "filum" meaning thread and grain, like a small bead.  The dictionary definition that we have today is, “delicate ornamental work of fine silver, gold, or...

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  • 15
    Nov

The Letters of John M. Jackson– September 27, 1862

On one of his usual treasure hunts in Maine, our CEO, Will Seippel  stumbled upon a massive collection of letters that belonged to 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...

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  • 15
    Nov

Ethics and Legalities of Selling Old Photos: A Primer

[caption id="attachment_2530431" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Many Baby Boomers find themselves with boxes full of old photos of unidentifiable people and places.[/caption] The market for collectible vintage photographs is thriving. The eBay category "Vintage and Antique (pre 1940) Photographic Images" returned 337,074 current listings. The number of completed listings in the past 90 days was 253,375 of which 64,306 sold,...

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  • 9
    Nov

WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker: An Atomic Age Casino Display Box

[caption id="attachment_2530475" align="alignnone" width="600"] In this episode of “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about Black Fridays of old and an Atomic Age display box from Harold’s Casino in Reno.[/caption] In the Nov. 9, 2017 episode of the weekly “WorthPoint Chats with Harry Rinker,” Harry talks about Black Fridays of old and an Atomic Age display box...

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  • 2
    Nov

GETTING TO KNOW YOU: BRAM HEPBURN, ANTIQUE BOTTLE COLLECTOR AND DIGGER

  [caption id="attachment_2530398" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bram Hepburn has been contributing to WorthPoint for several years, and has been collecting and digging antique American bottles even longer.[/caption] Though his education and business ventures have been in the culinary arts field, his passion for antiques has now moved to the forefront, especially antique American bottles. He has written numerous articles...

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    Nov

My Recent Find: The One that Got Away

“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_2530393" align="aligncenter" width="900"] A lot of...

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