Peter Marshall Rexford took an early interest in history and the collectibles associated with it. A descendant of the Chief Justice John Marshall family, he acquired no comparable legal ambitions. He was able to emulate his ancestor by growing a ponytail in college.
As a child Rexford discovered a block of six airmail stamps worth $800 and was hooked. After college, he instituted the nation’s first collectibles division for a major New York Stock Exchange firm. While there he began writing features about popular collectibles for Business Week, Barron’s, Duns, FACT, Collector/Investor, Collectibles Illustrated and other publications. In 1982, Rexford was tapped by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to write a weekly column on coins, stamps, currency and related collectibles. It soon became a nationally syndicated feature in dozens of major daily papers from the Sacramento Bee to the Washington Times.
Instead of writing about antiques, Peter Rexford’s Treasure Hunt focuses on the most popular, fun and profitable collectibles, including coins, stamps, currency, autographs and other items actively sought after by one out of every two newspaper readers. (The U.S. Mint reports that over 120 million people currently collect coins alone.)
Readers of Rexford enjoy the column because he mixes humor and history with profitable advice. Advising readers what to look for as well as avoid are staples of the feature. His favorite letters not written by relatives or people who owe him money include comments such as, “I’m not a collector, but I love your column,” and “If I had never collected, you would make me want to.”
Rexford is the recipient of the MCNA First Place Award for a regular column and is a three-time winner of the Lidman Grand Award for feature writing. He is a contributing author to The Encyclopedia of Investments, has appeared with the Antiques Roadshow Keno Brothers and is regularly featured on radio and television and the CBS Radio Network talking about popular collectibles.
He’s also worked with the Henry Ford Museum and Edison Institute, and serves as a consultant to Northern Trust, Bank of America and other financial and legal institutions assisting in the valuation and disposition of collectible holdings.
Rexford and his family make their home in St. Louis, Missouri, though he frequently travels around the United States and abroad on the hunt for exciting collectibles.
Nothing is as thrilling as finding cool (and often valuable) stuff right under your feet. So grab this guide and get ready to dig up more and more finds. Packed with helpful information on making your search successful and exciting, The Metal Detecting Bible serves up step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and useful photos that can turn you into a professional treasure hunter.
From quick-start tips for novices to insider secrets for the most experienced hobbyists, this hands-on guide is the ultimate resource on all aspects of metal detecting.
- Choose the best metal detector
- Learn where to search and why
- Practice appropriate swing techniques
- Integrate advanced GPS technology
- Scout out beaches, parks and historic sites
- Gain permission to hunt on private property
- Identify antique coins, relics and jewelry
- Use handy target recovery tools
- Clean and safely preserve your finds
- Sell your finds for a profit
Do you attend car boot sales or browse in antique shops in search of bargains? Have you ever wished you knew more about grandma’s silver spoon? Do you envy the experts’ ability to identify and date old hand-me-downs? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, Collins Gem Antique Marks is for you.
Packed with thousands of clear illustrations, the book shows hallmarks on silver, gold and platinum, as well as those on Old Sheffield Plate, pewter, pottery and porcelain. Complete with a history of hallmarks and how to read them, Collins Gem Antique Marks is absolutely indispensable.
The book provides:
Full hallmarks for silver from London, Edinburgh, York, Norwich, Exeter, Dublin, Newcastle, Chester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Sheffield, along with maker’s marks from these cities.
Up-to-date hallmarks for gold and platinum.
Old Sheffield plate marks, showing the variety of maker’s marks.
Pewter marks and a selection of pewter touch marks.
Pottery and porcelain marks showing both letter and name marks, and symbol marks.
As the dollar loses value, many investors are turning to precious metals, converting at least part of their investment portfolio from cash, equities and other assets into silver and gold in an attempt to preserve the value of their capital. This is why the price of gold has more than doubled since 2007. Similar to gold, silver has long been considered a safe investment, especially to hedge against inflation. Like gold, silver is a precious metal and has been used historically as a currency. it is still relatively rare and its unique properties have allowed it to maintain its value over many thousands of years. This book will help you gain a better understanding of gold and silver.
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