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The Smart Collector
A lively column for today's traditional and online collectors. Arnet covers the broad collectible beat with style and expertise.
The Smart Collector Samples
Q: Any info on this antique lamp I bought at an estate sale? A: The reader adds that the lamp has been electrified by a lamp shop. I'm glad to learn that she bought the lamp because she liked it.
Q: I found three vintage sports pennants from the 1940s, but I can't find value for them. A: The reader adds that his local library does not have the book. Good for him: That's how a smart collector thinks.
Q: Many years ago, we bought a Japp's potato chip can at a flea market. A: Indeed it does. Readers may not know that Japp's was the precursor of Jay's potato chips.
We have removed "The Smart Collector" column and accompanying photo originally posted for release May 10.
Q: I bought some beautiful paintings in Germany decades ago. A: To start on a positive note, I'm pleased this reader bought the paintings because he thinks they're beautiful. But he did leap to an untrue assumption.
Q: We read in your column about a Yuan Dynasty porcelain that sold at auction for $1.3 mill. A: A link sent shows multiple images of an Oriental blue-and-white vase.
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