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What is it and What's it Worth?
  • Jul 12 2018
  • 12 Jul 2018

What is it and What’s it Worth?

Do you have any pottery pieces in your collection that look like these?  Do you know what this type of pottery is called? It is called […]

Discovering Antiques: Inexpensive Party Decorations and Favors
  • Jul 12 2018
  • 12 Jul 2018

Discovering Antiques: Inexpensive Party Decorations and Favors

Most people think of antique stores as places to buy furniture, oil paintings or old books.  But a little snooping around can easily result in […]

Steiff Special Auction Sales Report
  • Jul 12 2018
  • 12 Jul 2018

Steiff Special Auction Sales Report

Football has the Superbowl and baseball has the World Series.  For vintage Steiff enthusiasts, the analogous celebration of excellence occurs every summer at the Steiff […]

Rock Icon Tom Petty’s Personally Owned 1965 Gibson Guitar Debuts at Heritage Auctions
  • Jul 11 2018
  • 11 Jul 2018

Rock Icon Tom Petty’s Personally Owned 1965 Gibson Guitar Debuts at Heritage Auctions

A personal favorite, guitar is estimated to bring $300,000+ July 21… DALLAS, Texas (July 10, 2018) – Tom Petty’s personally owned 1965 Gibson SG Cherry Electric Guitar […]

The Preservation of Local History? …Priceless
  • Jul 5 2018
  • 5 Jul 2018

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 […]

A Fabulous Find Indeed:  A Hero's Watch
  • Jul 5 2018
  • 5 Jul 2018

A Fabulous Find Indeed: A Hero’s Watch

As a dealer and appraiser I’ve been called upon at times to do charitable work, by donating my time for local appraisal events. For a […]

RINKER ON COLLECTIBLES Q/A: A Royal Doulton plate, Dividend Checks, Ninja Turtles, and Bobbleheads
  • Jul 5 2018
  • 5 Jul 2018

RINKER ON COLLECTIBLES Q/A: A Royal Doulton plate, Dividend Checks, Ninja Turtles, and Bobbleheads

QUESTION:  I have a child’s porridge plate (raised edge dish) with a script text on the edge that reads “THE JOVIAL FRIAR JOINS ROBIN HOOD.”  […]

The Letters of John M. Jackson--February 9, 1864
  • Jul 3 2018
  • 3 Jul 2018

The Letters of John M. Jackson–February 9, 1864

On one of his usual treasure hunts in Maine, our CEO, Will Seippel  stumbled upon a massive collection of letters that belonged to a soldier […]

What is it and What's it Worth?
  • Jun 27 2018
  • 27 Jun 2018

What is it and What’s it Worth?

Do you have anything that looks like this? If so, check the markings. It could be worth a small fortune! The ewer shown above is […]

The Evolution of Old Glory--The 20-Star Flag of the United States
  • Jun 27 2018
  • 27 Jun 2018

The Evolution of Old Glory–The 20-Star Flag of the United States

Tom Carrier, our resident vexillologist, has worked tirelessly on the history behind the creation of each version of the American flag as our country grew […]