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Great Collections: June 2017

Great Collections: June 2017

The Eric C. Caren Collection Photos: Christie’s Images Ltd. 2017 Eric C. Caren has been called the “Babe Ruth of private historical collecting” and compared to the 19th century collector Sir Thomas Phillips. His collection, The Caren Archive, is acknowledged

Starting a Collection on a Budget

Starting a Collection on a Budget

Starting a Collection on a Budget By Amanda Sheriff Associate Editor, Gemstone Publishing Since the dawn of human beings, we have been collectors. Early in our timeline we collected food, water, wood, and materials for building. As time has progressed

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: British Guiana stamp, $9.48 million, Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: British Guiana stamp, $9.48 million, Sotheby's

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: British Guiana stamp, $9.48 million, Sotheby’s Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall The British Guiana one-cent black on magenta, the world’s rarest stamp, sold for $9.48 million (nearly one billion times its original

Covers: Cover Beauty In the Eye of The Beholder

Covers: Cover Beauty In the Eye of The Beholder

Covers: Cover Beauty In the Eye of The Beholder By Doug Finch Let’s face it – the covers in today’s mail are boring. So why not add a little color? Sure, computer generated cachets for first day covers (FDCs) and

Modern Covers: Treasures from the Trash?

Modern Covers: Treasures from the Trash?

Modern Covers: Treasures from the Trash? by Doug Finch Something that was always a beginner’s way to collect stamps has become a way to collect covers; and the decline in interest in postal history has had a lot to do

Ken’s Korner: ‘Ice House Cover’ surfaces in Chicago

Ken’s Korner: ‘Ice House Cover’ surfaces in Chicago – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 A 90-cent 1869 stamp known as the “Ice House Cover” has turned up at a stamp shop on Chicago’s North Side nearly