The Cycle Continues: What was Once In, then Out, is Now In Again
As we grow older, we see many things coming back from our early years. Fashion is probably number one; I’m expecting that one of these […]
Hand-Tinted Photography: by Erin C. Kruml
Hand-Tinted Photography: by Erin C. Kruml Demand for hand tinted photographs skyrocketed in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, increasing steadily into the present. Since the […]
Crazy Prices for Obama Victory Papers
November 5 was a very special day for the United States of America. When Barack Obama was declared the next president of the United States, hot collectibles were the next morning’s newspaper. Across the country, the demand for the Nov. 5 edition of the newspaper, any newspaper, was astronomical.
What’s It Worth Survival Guide
In these difficult economic times, more and more Americans are turning to consignment sites, yard sales and pawnbrokers to sell collectibles, valued items and family […]
Toy Train Sets
A website dedicated to collecting model trains calls itself the “World’s Greatest Hobby,” and it isn’t hard to imagine why. Collecting colorful toy train sets is an old and respected leisure occupation. From the time trains arrived as transportation, train sets have been created and collected.
National Auctioneers Association Conference
Recently, I attended my first National Auctioneers Association (NAA) conference after 40 years in the business, and what a treat! There, I exchanged ideas with fellow auctioneers and learned new tips and modern tricks about auctioning collectibles and antiques.
The Classic Telephone
Vintage phones are popular for their nostalgic value and design. They’re the stuff of black-and-white movies and dime store sodas.
WorthPoint Makes It Easy to Sell Your Antiques and Collectibles for the Best Price
So, you’re ready to sell the gorgeous old grandfather clock that’s been in your family for three generations. You know that it’s valuable, but you don’t know how valuable, and you’re not sure how to get started with the evaluation and sales process.
The power of the past…
The power of the past in design, desire, money, art, furniture and most everything else of value is echoed in reproductions.
Terminology III: How Old Is It?
In the world of collecting, like in anything else, there’s a language used by insiders. From video gamers to traders in the stock market, talking the talk is half the battle. Whether collecting is your hobby or your profession, knowing how to navigate “collector speak” is a useful tool of the trade.