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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A Masterpiece In Silver

A Minnesota jeweler recently sent us a large package of sterling silver to sell. Inside was mostly average, reusable antique

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The Clans And Tartans Of Scotland

During the first cold snap of the year, everyone brings out their finest cold-weather gear — from furs to scarves. But did you know that those plaid scarves all have a unique meaning? As early as the 13th century, the various tribes and clans of Scotland all wore kilts that were made with specific colors and loom design.

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