The King of the Snowmen
Welcoming accomplished author Bob Eckstein to WorthPoint… Ah, Brimfield! The Big Kahuna. The thrice yearly antiques market that springs up from the fields of a […]
Bright and Colorful, Tin Advertising Signs Always Catch Your Eye!
…But be careful, the true originals are big bucks! Repros….not so much. You are a collector, an investor, a picker, or a vagabond, wandering from […]
The Preservation of Local History? …Priceless
A Dover, N.H. historian puts things in their place… There are places on this planet where cities, tribes, societies, even entire cultures once stood, and […]
Railroad Padlocks, Skeleton Keys, and Steampunk!
Valuable Bronze and Brass Hardware with Ironic Beauty… My friend Tim gave me a call last month, with news of a strange discovery in the […]
Holy Smokes! Salt Cellar Auction Prices are Through the Roof !
If you collect American antique bottles and glass, you know you’ll find the best of the best consigned to the Heckler Auction Co. of Woodstock […]
The Great Annual Dealer Migration to the South!
Some antique dealers dig in, while other fly south with the geese… Here in New England, as summer nights call for a sweater […]
Sound the Alarm! Vintage Glass Fire Grenades and Firehouse Memorabilia
A category of collectibles that has stayed red hot for decades! Firehouse collectibles are truly a special category that shows no signs of losing steam […]
Collecting Vintage Tools of the Ice Harvesting Industry
And you thought you had a tough job… About a month ago, before our Maine woods turned into the ice flows of Antarctica, I was […]
Victorian Christmas Bulb? Nope, Even Better – Antique Shooting Target Ball
Antique glass target balls are colored glass globes, about 3″ in diameter, used in the 19th Century in the US and Europe as part of […]
Beautiful Glass Found in the Margins of the Antiques World: Hyacinth Vases, Spill Holders, and Glass Valentines
When you think of antique collectibles made of glass, you normally think of the major categories – china, vases, dinnerware, bottles, figurines and others. But […]