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  • In the world of vintage watches, even 'Swiss fakes' are collected

    Q: Have you ever Googled something and got zero hits? I've been looking for info on my grandfather's pocket watch made by Cook County Watch Co. for years, but when I Google or research, nothing comes up. A: The reader sent photos of the case, face,...
  • Better copies can sell well

    Q: Over 30 years ago, I rescued a beautiful plaster bust from the trash at a public library branch. The name "Barthe" is scratched into the back of the base. From my research, I am assuming that it might have been created by Richmond Bartha. I don't...
  • Toy train prices ride on specific makers, models, and gauges

    Q: We inherited several boxes of antique trains, accessories and tracks. I think they are from the late 1930s or early '40s. I have no idea of their value or whom to contact for any more information. Can you help? A: I assume the goal is to sell, but...
  • Halloween TV programming 2013

     
    As the Halloween 2013 season fast approaches, there will once again be plenty of Halloween TV programming to enjoy, from terrifying frights to more family-friendly fare. Here is some of the notable Halloween TV programming airing in 2013. All times are...
  • Retailers, Brands Take Sides in PlayStation 4, Xbox One Launches

    Retailers are rallying around the launch of Sony and Microsoft's next-generation videogame consoles, both launching in November -- and some are ready to take sides as the release of the systems heat up a new console war. ■ Microsoft got the jump in...
  • Toys R Us to open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving

    Toys R Us to open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving
    Less than a day after Walmart announced its earliest ever Black Friday doorbuster – 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving – Toys R Us said it will open at 5 p.m. on Turkey Day. The toy chain said its doorbuster sale will feature more than 300 deals...
  • Savage Love: Sheathe That Thing

    Savage Love: Sheathe That Thing
    I'm a Savage Lovecast listener, but I'm sending this question to your column because my boyfriend would FOR SURE recognize my voice if I called the show. I'm 25, I live in Portland, and my boyfriend and I have been monogamous for five years. His dick is...
  • Dance Moms recap Season 3 finale: Punch, drunk!

     
    And noooow … the end is heeeeere… and so we faaaaace …the final curtain. And at least one reunion show. But right now, it’s Season 3 finale time, Dance Moms nation! We’re in the Big Easy for Nationals and Abby —...
  • What Should A 4-Year-Old Know?

    What Should A 4-Year-Old Know?
      I was on a parenting bulletin board recently and read a post by a mother who was worried that her 4 1/2-year-old did not know enough. "What should a 4-year-old know?" she asked. Most of the answers left me not only saddened, but pretty soundly...
  • TV Picks: 'Toy Story of Terror,' '56 Up,' 'Reign,' 'Burton & Taylor'

    TV Picks: 'Toy Story of Terror,' '56 Up,' 'Reign,' 'Burton & Taylor'
    "Toy Story of Terror" (ABC, Wednesday). And so the three-headed holiday season begins, with a Halloween special wrought from the "Toy Story" franchise -- a franchise, it hurts my brain to realize, that is nearly 20 years old. No expense, horses or...
  • Desirable elements drive doll prices far more than age

    Q: What is today's value on my doll? She's in good shape; there are no chips on her bisque head and there has been very little restoration. She has only a petticoat, but I have old material that could be used for clothing. A: Along with color photos, the...