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The Highly Accessible Movie Poster Work of Robert Tanenbaum

The Highly Accessible Movie Poster Work of Robert Tanenbaum

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn In last month’s column we took at look at movie posters associated with the Star Wars franchise. Even though there’s a tremendous number of very affordable one-sheets and posters in other formats, of course it’s the high-priced wonders that grab the attention and stick in the mind. It’s a […]

Publisher’s Corner: October 2019

Publisher’s Corner: October 2019

Enthusiastic About Ephemera by Maxine Carter-Lome Merriam-Webster defines ephemera as “something of no lasting significance – paper items (such as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use.” Yet to collectors, these pieces of history on paper are anything but “minor transient documents of everyday life,” as they were once […]

Great Collections: August 2019

Great Collections: August 2019

Our Stock is Always Fresh: The Mooney-Barker Drugstore Collection at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History by Carolyn Reno, Collections Manager and Assistant Director In 1985, the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History was allowed to go through the contents of an old drugstore in Pettigrew (Madison County) Arkansas before it was razed to make way […]

A Bright Future for Neon Lights

A Bright Future for Neon Lights

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Considered ideal Man Cave accessories for their flashy glow and their connection to popular brands, neon lights made a splash in advertising throughout the twentieth century and have been mounting a comeback. Could your décor use a non-traditional pop of color? Consider adding a bit of neon to your […]

The Market for Toys

The Market for Toys

An interview with Tom Miano How things look in the Toy Market often depends upon who you ask; their chosen areas of expertise; the market with regard to their age, income, childhood and adulthood experiences; and what has recently flooded the market and what has not. Tom Miano, recently named director of Potter & Potter […]

The Art of Surprise in The Great Outdoors

The Art of Surprise in The Great Outdoors

Philip R. Goodwin By Judy Gonyeau Manifest destiny drove men and women into the wilds of the west, with many fine artists and illustrators delivering promising scenes of great beauty and seemingly unlimited resources ready to be captured and used to make life as pristine as the bubbling water. The utter romance of this western […]

Revving Up the Market For Automobilia and Petroliana

Revving Up the Market For Automobilia and Petroliana

Recently, Managing Editor Judy Gonyeau had the chance to talk about automobilia and petroliana with Morphy Auctions’ Department Head and Expert for Automobilia and Petroliana, John Mihovetz. John started out at Morphy’s in his 20s before becoming the Department Head at the ripe old age of 31. His experience since childhood, along with his endless […]

Antiques Peek: October 2018

Antiques Peek: October 2018

On the Hood: Ornamental, Elegant, and Symbolic by Jessica Kosinski Have you ever owned, driven or seen a vehicle with a hood ornament? It is likely you have, since hood ornaments play a large part in automobile history. They are not standard on modern vehicles, but they are often seen on older automobiles. Also known […]

What’s Selling on eBay: September 2018

What's Selling on eBay: September 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $5,135 (49 bids, 5 bidders): Antique Kent’s 1862 Egg Beater Original Pottery Advertising Batter Mixer. One of the most desirable egg beaters you will ever find. Here is the all-original, no cracks, original egg-and-batter whisk, Kents’ pottery stoneware piece, a prized family possession treated with care from a no-smoking […]

What’s Selling on eBay: August 2017

What's Selling on eBay: August 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,377 (28 bids, 10 bidders): Unusual Antique Corkscrew. This is an antique corkscrew that looks quite unusual to me, though I am no expert. It has no name on it. It has a wooden handle, and the rest of it is steel. The side arms almost look like a […]