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The Emergence of Toys at Auction

The Emergence of Toys at Auction

by Dick Friz Dr. Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary, published in 1755, defined “toy” as a “petty commodity, a trifle; a thing of no value, a plaything or bauble.” Today, the good Doctor must be spinning in his grave. Toys, of almost

Pokémon Go app sparks boost in vintage trading cards


DALLAS — Parents, is it time for revenge? If you had kids in the 90s, you’re still scarred from the shouting, begging, and hair pulling induced by Pokémon. These mystical creatures sailed to the United States from Japan in 1997, and

Gavels n Paddles

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Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 2-player Mermaid gun game, $317,200, Morphy Auctions

2-player Mermaid gun game

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A one-cent Mermaid and Artillery two-player gun game sold for $317,200 at a Premier Coin-Op & Advertising Auction held May 14-15 by Morphy Auctions (based in Denver, Pa.) in

What’s Selling on eBay: July 2016

What's Selling on eBay: July 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,439 (29 bids, 9 bidders): Obsolete Antique City of Toledo Chief of Police Badge. Measures approximately 2.75 x 2.25 inches across. The pin on the back is broken off. (Photo: eBay seller sisterkess) DBA:

Comic Book Characters and Collectibles

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Even in Passing, Darwyn Cooke Delivered

Even in Passing, Darwyn Cooke Delivered

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Darwyn Cooke, perhaps the most influential comic book artist of his generation, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the age of 53. His death came just a day after it was publicly

On the Road to… Maine

On the Road to... Maine

With all the outdoors recreational activities Maine has to offer, you wouldn’t think the state would also be a draw for antiquers but if you’re looking for a wonderful selection of antique shops, noted antique shows, vintage boutiques, ‚quality auction

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The Nutmeg Grater: A Kitchen Collectible, And So Much More

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Story and Photos by J. E. Klopfer The well known antiques writer Mary Earl Gould was the first to introduce mechanical nutmeg graters to modern collectors, when her 1958 book Tin & Toleware featured her collection of six graters. In

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Director of Digital Learning and Engagement

Open for business! Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio, May 2015 at Norman Rockwell Museum.

Stockbridge, MA, May 14, 2015—Norman Rockwell Museum announced today the hiring of Rich Bradway as the Museum’s new Director of Digital Learning and Engagement. Funding for the position was made possible through a grant from the George Lucas Family Foundation

  • 2016 Show Dates: May 10-15, July 12-17, September 6-11

    Three times a year the Town of Brimfield, Massachusetts plays host to what has become known as the largest outdoor antiques & collectibles show in the country. This six-day event, held annually in May, July, and September, comprises 21 fields and show venues along an extended stretch of Route 20, and attracts over 5,000 dealers and vendors and over 30,000 collectors and enthusiasts from around the country.

    Guide to Brimfield May 2016