Chris Hughes—Seeking a Collectible’s History
The airborne trooper’s uniform was a mystery—who was he, where did he serve? There was no name attached with the garment. The only clue was […]
Christopher Kent: A Man for All Styles
Christopher Kent walked into the “Gray Goose,” a Charleston, South Carolina junk shop piled with debris and dust. “There were flea-bitten 1950s armchairs that should have been given a good burial,” Kent said. “It was the sort of place that makes you want to disinfect yourself when you leave, frankly just my sort of place.“
Ladies, Gentlemen and Collectors of All Ages . . .
About once a year, some small circus would make its way to Council Grove, Kan., and when it did a circus-dazzled kid named Larry Kellogg—now […]
Stamenic’s Antique Carpet Ride
By Mark Jaffe Zoran Stamenic’s grandfather was a woolmonger and carter in a small Serbian town near Belgrade. His grandparents’ home was filled with interesting […]
Have an Ox-citing New Year
By Mark Jaffe While the economy may be dominated by talk of bulls and bears, when it comes to the Chinese New Year, which begins […]
The Addictive Art of Collecting Books
When it comes to the rare, antique or collectible book, for a serious collector, there is more in play than just the book. “A book […]
Turnipseed Reaps Diverse Collecting Crop
It started with a cardboard box at a garage sale purchased for $1. In the box was a plastic jewelry set—a bracelet, ring and earrings—all […]
‘Indiana’ Morgan: Hunting for Antiquities
As a boy, when Indiana farmers did their spring plowing, Rob Morgan would do some harvesting—his crop, Indian arrow points, turned up in the fields […]
Has the Glass Bubble Burst?
While not exactly Indiana Jones pursuing the ark of the covenant, Bill Lindsey—Worthpoint’s expert on antique and collectibles bottles—managed to unearth a rare Old Sachems […]
Andy Bernstein: License to Collect
A few years ago, Andy Bernstein, WorthPoint’s expert on the growing and increasingly complex market for antique and collectibles license plates, made a trip to France and packed 400 automobile license plates in his suitcase. “I was able to pay for the trip with those license plates,” said Bernstein.