What It's Worth

Weekly articles written by Jeffrey P. Hess about the value of collectibles and other rarities. The articles are published weekly on the Tampa Bay Times.

antique clock

Mid-Century Magic

The 1950s to 1980s are the hot trend today. When we first went into the antique business in the 1980s,

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bronze sculpture

Underperforming Assets?

We all have what my wife, Katrina Hess, calls “underperforming assets.” Some we hang on to for sentimental reasons and,

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tea set

Coin Silver Tea Set

Southern Silver Origins In the 19th century, silversmiths were quite common in the North — many were based in New

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