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Harry Rinker      

Antique Specialist & Collector; Host of "Collector Inspector"

Harry L. Rinker is the owner of Harry L. Rinker LLC, a firm specializing in providing appraisal, consulting, editorial, educational, media, personal appearance, research, and writing services in the antiques and collectibles field.

“Rinker on Collectibles,” Rinker’s weekly syndicated column which celebrated its 30th anniversary in December 2016, appears in trade papers and daily periodicals from coast to coast and on antiques and collectibles internet websites. His research articles and special feature columns have appeared in AntiqueWeek, Collectors News, The Magazine Antiques, Maine Antique Digest, and numerous other periodicals and newspapers.

Rinker hosted Collector Inspector, a weekly show devoted to seeking out antiques and collectibles in private homes, on Home & Garden Television (HGTV). The show first aired on October 4, 2002, and was last broadcast on December 31, 2004. Rinker also appeared in two HGTV specials— 2003 Endless Yard Sale and Collectibles: Coast to Coast. During the summer of 2005 Rinker served as a spokesman and expert during the taping of Discovery Channel’s Pop Nation: America’s Coolest Stuff.

Rinker currently hosts Whatcha Got?, a nationally syndicated antiques and collectibles radio call-in show.

Rinker is a dedicated accumulator. His principal interests are Pennsylvania German material, objects associated with the Moravians, memorabilia of the American canal era, TV cowboy heroes with emphasis on Hopalong Cassidy, and advertising jigsaw puzzles and associated ephemera.


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Harry Rinker's collection of memorabilia, puzzles, toys and antiques could fill a schoolhouse. It has, actually — the old Vera Cruz Elementary School, which Rinker bought years ago and remodeled into his house and office....

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