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  • 6 great value wines for post vacation blues
    6 Great Value Wines for Post Vacation Blues!
    After a summer vacation we have the credit card statement to look forward to, so while we might be heading to more value wines now, it doesn't mean we have to drink bad wine, but reach for wines that drink well beyond their price tag.I love...
  • eBay Advance Search
    Using actual sales of sterling silver on eBay to estimate value
    We receive comments such as this frequently, "My sterling flatware set must be worth $XYZ.00 because I've seen it listed on eBay for this amount." Listing on eBay and actually selling are two quite different things.To develop a true...
  • Olf Gorham marks
    What do "NM" and "OM" mean when discussing sterling silver flatware?
    Often in an ad for sterling silver, especially on eBay, you will see the terms "OM" or "NM" in a listing title. This is what they mean:OM means "old marks". You often see this when an old Gorham piece is being offered...
  • Candelabra
    Why can't I sell my sterling candelabra for a higher price?
    We receive questions from time to time from people who want to know why they can't get more cash for their sterling candelabra and single candlesticks. After all, the pieces are marked, "Sterling"!One answer may be that the piece...
  • Sealed
    Sterling silver flatware sealed in original plastic - is it good as new?
    Ads appear from time to time on web sites like eBay and Craigslist for sterling silver flatware pieces "still sealed in original plastic sleeves". Does this mean the pieces are as good as new? Maybe not!The plastic sleeves are not...
  • Assorted flatware
    Lousy listings on ebay for silver plate & sterling combinations
    There is a type of listing I see on eBay from time to time that I really hate. The listing will be described something like one I saw recently:"Vintage Mixed Silverware Set 40 pieces at least one is Sterling, R & B, Vintage"I feel...
  • Silver plate flatware
    Silver plate flatware pricing at Scott's Antique Market
    A couple of weeks ago, I published some pictures of silver dealer booths at Scott's Antique Market show held monthly in Atlanta:Scott's Antique Market silver dealersWhile I walked around this huge show with over one hundred antique dealers...
  • Wedding Colson Griffith Prints On Site with DPN DS40
    Using your DNP Dye-Sub Printer to impact your clients events
    Good images and photography is only the beginning. Great overall photography is creating an experience that your clients value and appreciate. As a professional you have to know that your photography experience is just as valuable as the product...
  • Yukon Silver Flatware
    When "silver" is not really silver
    Recently, I've seen a flurry of items for sale on eBay that have names that would indicate some silver content but which have little or no silver metal actually in them. The picture accompanying this article is an example of a recent eBay item...
  • Liftopia
    Liftopia offers Value, Value Plus and Flexible options for lift tickets and more
    Liftopia today introduced a tiered dynamic pricing system for lift tickets featuringValue,Value PlusandFlexibleoptions now available for purchase for the 2014/2015 ski season.Liftopia says the new ticket options feature a range of savings and...
  • Labor theory of property vs. Labor theory of value
    Labor theory of property vs. Labor theory of value
    Sometimes people confuse the "Labor theory of property" and the "Labor theory of value," when they are actually quite different. This article will clear up the confusion.The Labor theory of property is simply the idea that you...
  • Gorham Chantilly Teaspoon
    Sterling silver flatware pieces with different weights
    We've mentioned several times the importance of understanding the length and width of sterling flatware pieces before buying. For example in "Measure that sterling fork or knife before buying", we discussed the fact that a pattern...
  • Seek Value before adding value
    Seek Value before adding value
    So often leaders are pumped by all the admiration, by the platitudes and “yes ma’am, yes sir” easy-to-please attitudes that they redirect expectations and orders with an unintentional arrogance.What do I mean by this? Often...
  • Be a Person of Value
    Personal Development Precedes Financial Development
    In “The 3 Qualities of Likable People” article in Entrepreneur.com it addresses the importance of people skills for a successful entrepreneur. Yes, people skills are frequently more time-consuming to acquire than technical skills....
  • Burns Flat Cross
    Purified by obedience to the truth
    Read 1 Peter 1:17-23If you have never been to any of the Smithsonian Museums, you should put that on your bucket list.I have gone several times, and I think every time I went I always included the Air and Space museum. They are all fantastic, but...
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