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Smart Collector: Vintage postcards still sell

Smart Collector: Vintage postcards still sell

Q: My grandfather was in World War I and brought back postcards from places he visited, such as Versailles, tourist attractions and bombed-out houses. I have cardboard boxes of the cards, all in black and white. Do they have any value, and if so, how can I sell them?

July 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Thrift-store rug looks like a real treasure

Tip: Items expressly made to be collectible will never have significant value 

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Centsible Mom: Find treasure at thrift shops, yard sales

Centsible Mom: Find treasure at thrift shops, yard sales

We all know that yard sales and thrift shops are great places to save money when you need to refresh your wardrobe or get end tables to refinish.

February 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tales from the Morgue: Comic books corrupt spelling abilities

Tales from the Morgue: Comic books corrupt spelling abilities

There are times for each of us when we wish for elves to help us in our work when we are sleeping or away. The Morgue Lady refers to the fabled elves who helped the poor shoemaker.

May 16, 2013 4:45 pm Related Loading…
The smart collector: 'Webb Burmese' vases are actually fakes

The smart collector: 'Webb Burmese' vases are actually fakes

Q: How do I find the value of three Webb Burmese vases? They have no maker marks, just a circle on the bottom.

July 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

The Smart Collector: Coro Duette pins are desirable, depending on design

Q: Any info on my Coro Duette pins? I believe they have value.

July 04, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

In good condition, Shirley Temple doll has some value

Q: One of these Shirley Temple dolls was given to my mother in about 1937. The other was given to me around 1962 when Shirley had a TV show. Are my dolls rare? How can I sell them?

April 18, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Levi's vintage value detailed in rivets, stitch and 'Big E'

Q: My Levi's jeans jacket dates from the early 1980s. How do I find value and sell?

April 04, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Internet surrogates could list iron match holders

Q: My collection of about 35 cast-iron wall match holders includes many found in the Hunting book. All are original. How do I dispose of them?

March 28, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

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