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Mercury and the Value of Story Aug. 05, 2020

Horoscopes by Holiday

It's not always easy to know the value of things. A valuable Picasso vase is sold at a garage sale f... Read More

Values By the Pound Oct. 21, 2019

Marc Dion

In the grocery store, they got the cheap hamburger, the good hamburger and the ground sirloin. I com... Read More

Owl in the Family Oct. 11, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: This is a photo of a Rookwood pottery owl that has been in our family for generations. My great-g... Read More

Victorian Side Chair Serves as Family Treasure Sep. 13, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: I inherited the upholstered chair seen in this photo from my parents years ago. It is in perfect ... Read More

Style Is a Melange of Earlier Designs Sep. 06, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: Enclosed is a photo of an antique chair I purchased in 1969 in Columbus, Ohio. The elaborately ca... Read More

Porcelain Dinnerware Decorated With Violets Aug. 30, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: This is a picture of one of the plates in a service-for-eight dinnerware set we purchased when we... Read More

The Spottswoode Story Aug. 27, 2019

Wine Talk

On a recent tour of Southern California with longtime winemaker Aron Weinkauf in tow, Spottswoode's ... Read More

What About Tipping? Aug. 25, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: We are buying our first house, and we're both so pleased with the extra help our real es... Read More

A Plethora of Porcelain Was Produced in Occupied Japan Aug. 23, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: This is a photo of a pair of porcelain figurines that belonged to my grandmother. Each man is pla... Read More

Monk Figure Made by Van de Meulebroucke Aug. 16, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: I have enclosed a photo of a monk figure that was given to me many years ago. It is made of some ... Read More

Porcelain Vase Made in France Aug. 09, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: I have enclosed a photo of a porcelain vase that I've had for years. It stands about 7 inches tal... Read More

Collector Is Curious About Carvings Aug. 02, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: The piece of furniture in this photo is at least 78 years old. I remember it as a small child and... Read More

Antique Desk Is Something to Write About Jul. 26, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: The antique desk seen in this photo was handed down to my parents and then to me a long time ago.... Read More

Vintage Canister Set Was Made in Germany Jul. 19, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: I was given the ceramic canister set seen in this photo almost 30 years ago. All 12 pieces are de... Read More

Give Yourself a Raise Jul. 11, 2019

Work Daze

You deserve a big fat raise! Care to argue the point? Didn't think so. But did you ever consider tha... Read More

Minority Owners Don't Get Mad. They (Sometimes) Get Even Jul. 02, 2019

Succeeding in Your Business

"I formed a business with two partners a couple of years ago. We set up a corporation and divided th... Read More

Selling Old Jewelry Jul. 01, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: I have a bunch of old, outdated family jewelry that none of my children are interested in. I have... Read More

Winged Creatures Support Bar Cabinet Jun. 28, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: This is a photo of a bar cabinet I purchased in St. Augustine, Florida. When opened, there are tw... Read More

Indoor Plumbing Saw Wash Sets Go Down the Drain Jun. 14, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: I have enclosed a photo of a washbowl and pitcher. The set also includes a large tureen with a li... Read More

Cash Register Value Is Diminished Jun. 07, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: We have been spring-cleaning and found a few objects we don't want but are not sure if they have ... Read More