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.

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Unusual Serving Pieces

Before income taxes, and when prosperous households had help, sterling silver was not only a must but also meticulously designed for a

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Fashion VS. Style VS. Weight

Styling Extraordinary Gold Bracelet Often, there are mitigating circumstances that make the most beautiful bracelets worth less than you’d expect.

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And The Emmy Goes To…

Over the years, we’ve owned thousands of awards — including military medals, baseball rings and silver platters — but we’ve

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Two Unusual Rolexes

The Solid Gold Rolex Most people realize that old Rolex sports watches like Submariners, Daytonas, GMTs and Explorers go for fabulous money even in stainless steel.

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