By Bridget McConnel It is useful to have some idea of the history and the earliest known examples of needles, awls, pushers and thimbles to understand why people collect thimbles – a rather insignificant industrial device to stop fingers from
What makes collectors compete hard for a corkscrew which ends up selling for thousands of dollars? There’s no one answer. In a recent www.CollectorCorkscrews.com auction, very different styles of corkscrew excited collectors and attracted high bids. One type is the
Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A historical shirt of armor dating back to a 15th century Egyptian sultan sold for $2.3 million at a Premiere Firearms Auction held Dec. 4-6 by Rock Island Auction
by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod Overall appraiser notes: in making evaluations concerning the relative prudence of monetary decisions involving collecting, it comes to mind that collectors are usually different and make decisions based on emotional rather than fiduciary concerns.
Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn When writer-collector James Long documented a previously forgotten bit of Captain Action history, it didn’t seem very likely that he was actually uncovering a bit of the action figure’s future. First, it’s difficult to
A Child’s World: Childhood in 19th Century New England New Exhibit at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA Opens October 13 In an age before super-sized toy stores, pampered children, and helicopter parents, a new concept of a child’s formative years
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