Happy Birthday, Barbie
It is one thing when that cute kid next door who you saw come home as a newborn has a kid of his own to […]
What’s Hidden in Your Attic?
What treasures are crannied away in a basement? The garage? A steamer trunk from a great-grandparent’s grand tour of Europe, opened after years and found […]
Antique Jewelry Stands Test of Time
“Love is all around, no need to waste it . . .” Wait a second, Mary Richards of the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” was not […]
Authenticating Ancient Chinese Jades Using Scientific Methods
By Janet G. Douglas Many collectors and museums have questions relating to the authentication of ancient Chinese jades in light of the current market where […]
Leaping from IT to Antiques
The economy may be coming to a screeching halt and consumer spending plummeting, but there are still good buys and opportunities in the antiques-and-collectibles market, according to David Malbuff, proprietor of the Great Strasburg Emporium and a WorthPoint expert.
Bad Times Are Good Times for Buying
Editor’s Note: Antiques-and-collectibles expert Harry Rinker shares his thoughts and insights about investing in “tangibles” when the economy is bad.
Georgia High-Tech Community Recognizes WorthPoint
ATLANTA, Sept. 25 — WorthPoint, an Internet-based data-and-media company that offers a vast database of sales records on art, antiques and collectibles, has been named one of 20 companies to present at the inaugural conference of Venture Atlanta 2008 this Oct. 15-16.
Auction Report: November 4, 2008
For those of you who have been following the WorthPoint articles on the Salvation Army gold kettle coins, the sales results are in. These coin collectibles were sold at auction on October 24. Through the generosity of anonymous contributors tossing antique $20 gold coins into the Salvation Army pots, a realized total of $4,700 will go to aid the Salvation Army. Most of the coins, with average estimates of between $750 and $950, realized their estimates, none exceeded them.
Harry L. Rinker is a principal in Rinker Enterprises, Inc., a firm specializing in providing appraisal, consulting, editorial, educational, media, personal appearance, research and writing services in the antiques and collectibles field. The company’s headquarters is located in the former Vera Cruz (Pa.) elementary school.
Auction report: October 27, 2008
For those of you who have never been to a live auction, where some of your favorite antiques, collectibles and memorabilia are up for sale and it’s something that you have been meaning to do, don’t wait.