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David Miller

Questions on Salvation Army memorabilia and artifacts and sources and collecting of same. Also questions on The Salvation Army`s history from 1865 to date.

Ira Rubin

Specialist in fire fighting history, municpal fire protection in general, Jersey City and NYC specifically. Fire service memorabelia in general, helmets, front pieces and badges specifically.

Bill Finkler

I am a collector of US Military Wings and Medals, homefront war effort and sweetheart jewelry from the Spanish American War to present. I can answer questions regarding militaria such as authenticity, dating pieces, evaluating and supplying. I have been consulted by experts for books published on Sweetheart Jewelry.

John Cooper

I am a collector of USAAF World War Two sterling wings. I can answer general history questions on the air war in the ETO from a USAAF perspective. I am also able to answer questions about the equipment used by USAAF airmen during WW2. Additionally I can can answer questions related to the information contained in the Pilots, Navigators, and Bombardiers information files. I look forward to your questions!

Robert Vermillion

Questions regarding collectable fishing tackle, reels, lures, etc.

Vic G

I collect casino chips. I started collecting $1 casino chips when I was in high school growing up in New Jersey at the time casinos came to Atlantic City in 1978. In 2016 my collection topped 3,700 different $1 chips. I'm a regular poker player and have visited dozens or casinos and poker rooms across the United States.


Knives and other types of edged weapons or similar subject. Can be military related, hunting, fishing, collected, antique, rare, or valuable.

Bob Berry

Questions related to collecting Glass Insulators and porcelain insulators - I can provide historical information as well as current collector values. I am also interested in purchasing insulators I need for my collection.

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2016-11-08 Thimble:

Hi Owen,  Thank you for your question.  In my opinion, the thimble is not valuable.  I would say that if you look at porcelain thimbles on eBay you will find many that look like this thimble and the prices

2016-11-02 Armstrong Glass Insulator:

I would assume your Armstrong No. 3 insulator is in clear glass.  The Armstrong cork company bought out the Whitall Tatum glass company in the 1940s and made insulators through the 1950s.  We identify

2016-10-18 nicholas gish:

Hi Kim,  Thank you for your question.  I believe the carousel thimbles were made in the 1980s and 1990s.  It is hard to determine the value of an item but much depends on supply and demand.  You may be

2016-09-18 Hemingray:

Thanks for your question.  We identify your Hemingray No. 12 as a CD 113.  It is a telephone insulator and is an exchange style which supports two wire grooves. These were made by Hemingray glass (based


Hello Tim,  Thank you for your question.  The thimble is gold filled as the double anchors tell us that.  The L1 above the double anchors is actually the size which is 11.  The thimble was made by Goldsmith

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