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  • 25
    Jul

Steiff’s Fabulous Finds: A Pink 1920’s-Era Mohair Steiff Rabbit

  [caption id="attachment_2529760" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Despite being rather old, this pink Steiff rabbit is still in good condition and is estimated to be worth between $300 and $600.[/caption] What it is:  It’s hard not to be tickled pink by today’s fabulous find.  Here we have a 1920’s era Steiff rabbit. That in itself is not terribly exciting - but...

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  • 25
    Jul

Collecting: Bobbleheads

  [caption id="attachment_2529817" align="aligncenter" width="235"] A Buddha "nodder" from the 19th century. Nodders, or bobbleheads, have been around since the 17th century when Buddha and other “temple nodders” were produced in Asia.[/caption] Pope Francis is one, but then so was the Buddha.  Elvis was one, too, along with the Beatles.  Today every baseball and sports player has to...

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  • 25
    Jul

It Doesn’t Have to be Real. It Just Has to be Authentic.

And yes, there is a difference. Unfortunately. This fact rears its ugly head in the world of sports memorabilia and autograph collecting too often. Most recently, the subject came up within hobby circles after the sale of an alleged World Series ring awarded to Babe Ruth for the New York Yankees championship in 1927. [caption id="attachment_2529595" align="aligncenter" width="500"]...

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  • 25
    Jul

The Letters of John M. Jackson– Letter 6, April 26, 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 of...

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  • 24
    Jul

Getting to Know You: Rebekah Kaufman, Steiff Enthusiast

[caption id="attachment_2529839" align="aligncenter" width="406"] Rebekah Kaufman has been part of the WorthPoint family for years. She is our resident expert on anything Steiff.[/caption] Rebekah Kaufman is a regular contributor to WorthPoint's Insider and has been part of the WorthPoint family for years.  She is our resident expert on anything Steiff.  The Insider runs articles written by Rebekah quite frequently,...

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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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