Tag Archives: Hobby

Can I have your Autograph?

Stan Lee at an autographing event. "I would write the stories, and hope the public would buy them and like them, and then I'd be able to pay the rent. I never really spent time thinking how long will that last, because I knew if the character became unpopular, I can always write another one. I was always writing other ones."

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher Since ancient Roman times, a man’s ability to sign his name separated him from the masses and marked him as a member of the ruling class at a time when all but a very few were illiterate. A man’s signature entitled him to make decisions that affected people, property, and wealth, […]

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 […]

A Man and His Chips

A Man and His Chips

by Sheldon Smith According to my research, the Man Cave is essential to the survival of the male gender of Homo Sapiens. In other words, without it, we might become extinct! To say that there are many different versions of a Man Cave would be a huge understatement. According to Wikipedia, there are at least […]

Number One Set on PSA Registry Will Tempt Hobby’s Top Collectors

Number One Set on PSA Registry Will Tempt Hobby’s Top Collectors

It was the greatest expression of optimism in the history of the trading card industry, launching the Bubble Gum Era of card collecting during the darkest days of the Great Depression. As banks failed and desperate men waited for hours in bread lines, the Goudey Gum Company broke new ground with a 240-card issue featuring […]

All in the Family: A Collection of Historical American Flasks

All in the Family: A Collection of Historical American Flasks

An interview with Mark Vuono by Bob Strickhart In the world of bottle collecting, as is true in other areas, you will find both “general collectors” and those we can refer to as “specialty collectors.” Some of those specialty areas include historical flasks, fruit jars, bitters, sodas, milk bottles, pontilled medicines, Christmas lights, target balls, […]

Jerseys from Mantle and Mays, Rookie Cards From Ruth and Alcindor May Rewrite Record Books

Jerseys from Mantle and Mays, Rookie Cards From Ruth and Alcindor May Rewrite Record Books

Nearly 4,000 lots expected to surpass $10M in  Heritage’s November 16-18 online catalog auction DALLAS, Texas (Oct. 24, 2017) – Heritage Auctions expects to continue to continue its lengthy streak of eight-figure quarterly auctions in mid-November, as nearly 4,000 lots are placed upon the auction block for the hobby’s largest global bidding audience Nov. 16-18. […]

Deal Me In

Deal Me In

Collectible Playing Card Art Story & Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson Mary Nastase has over five thousand playing cards. That’s right, five thousand. And for the most part, they’re all different. Well, the illustrated backs are, anyway. As for the “faces” (the sides where the numbers appear), only so many numerical configurations are possible in a […]

From Collector to Auctioneer

From Collector to Auctioneer

From Collector  to Auctioneer Boy has the hobby changed By Jeff Wichmann Having been a collector of antique bottles since the 1970s, I have watched as the hobby has gone from a national past time to a whimper and back again. Like any hobby that involves assembling various objects for display or simply for the […]