Monthly Archives: January 2006

The Saturday Evening Girls (SEG) Club and the Paul Revere Pottery

The Saturday Evening Girls (SEG) Club and the Paul Revere Pottery – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Excerpted from the book “[amazon_link id=”0764322273″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Saturday Evening Girls: Paul Revere Pottery[/amazon_link]” by Meg Chalmers & Judy Young The Saturday Evening Girls (SEG) Club and the Paul Revere Pottery, which grew out of […]

Guess What? January 2006

Guess What Article for January 2006 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” This month’s column horoscope says. “May the force be with you” – but it doesn’t distinguish or define. Are we talking ESP, the earth’s gravity pull, brute strength, battering ram power, hurricane velocity, tornado energy or ethereal […]

Ken's Korner: Researchers discover 3,000-yr.-old alphabet

Ken’s Korner: Researchers discover 3,000-yr.-old alphabet – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 A team of American researchers, led by Ron E. Tappy of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, has discovered a 3,000-year-old stone, on which is is written the oldest known version of the Hebrew alphabet. Debris above and below the stone confirm it dates to […]

Ken's Korner: What did King Tut and Jefferson both enjoy?

Ken’s Korner: What did King Tut and Jefferson both enjoy? – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 In a word: wine. King Tutankhamen was a red wine drinker, according to a researcher who analyzed traces of the vintage found in his tomb. And Thomas Jefferson became so obsessed with wine while living in Europe he dreamed […]

Ken's Korner: Mandela, King, others ink comic book deals

Ken’s Korner: Mandela, King, others ink comic book deals – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Celebrity comic-book contributors are all the rage, beginning with horror author Stephen King, who will write a regular series for Marvel Comics this spring based on the Gunslinger character from his [amazon_link id=”0451211243″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]“Dark Tower” book series[/amazon_link]. […]

Ken's Korner: Skeletal remains are probably Copernicus’

Ken’s Korner: Skeletal remains are probably Copernicus’ – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Archaeologists believe they have found the skeletal remains of Copernicus, the 16th-century cleric who first postulated that the Earth revolves around the sun. Prior to that, it was widely believed that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Copernicus’ remains were […]

Ken's Korner: Shard of pottery has giant Goliath’s name

Ken’s Korner: Shard of pottery has giant Goliath’s name – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 In a famous Biblical tale, David slew the giant Goliath with a slingshot. But did it actually happen? Archaeologists digging at the purported home of Goliath near Jerusalem have unearthed a shard of pottery bearing an inscription of Goliath’s name. […]

Ken's Korner: Starbucks & Rolling Stones team to release CD

Ken’s Korner: Starbucks & Rolling Stones team to release CD – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Starbucks, the coffee giant, and the Rolling Stones, the rock giants, have teamed to release a CD of rare Stones remixes, B-sides and hard-to-find live recordings. “[amazon_link id=”B000BP86MI” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Rarities: 1971-2003[/amazon_link]” was released in Starbucks locations on […]

Ken's Korner: Google may challenge eBay as flea market site

Ken’s Korner: Google may challenge eBay as flea market site – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Google, the Internet’s most-used search engine, may encroach on the turf of eBay, the No. 1 e-commerce site, with an online marketplace where people could sell products. Just the announcement that Google was thinking of such a move sent […]

Ken's Korner: Rosa Parks trustee is fighting exploiters

Ken’s Korner: Rosa Parks trustee is fighting exploiters – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January  2006 Within days of Rosa Parks’ death in late October, funeral programs from her memorial service in Detroit began popping up on eBay and were fetching more than $150. Not any more. Adam Shakoor, one of two trustees appointed to handle Parks’ […]