Monthly Archives: February 2006

Hand-Painted Scenic Meissen Porcelain from 1710 to 1880

Hand-Painted Scenic Meissen Porcelain from 1710 to 1880 The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 by Frederick Glauser Chinese potters purportedly, were the first to discover or invent the formula for hard paste porcelain in the 10th century AD. Recent evidence suggests that the Chinese may have found all the ingredients necessary for porcelain […]

Ken's Korner: Sketch cards highlight Topps’ ‘Lord of the Rings: Evolution’ set

Ken’s Korner: Sketch cards highlight Topps’ new ‘Rings’ set – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Topps’ all new ‘Lord of the Rings Evolution’ series will feature sketch cards (samples shown) right inside the pack. Nearly 50 different artists are on board to lend their talents to the inserts. Each card is a unique […]

Ken's Korner: Edith Wharton’s library is returning to America

Ken’s Korner: Edith Wharton’s library is returning to America – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 In 1911, while her marriage was unraveling, the American author Edith Wharton left the United States for good and went to live in France. Now, nearly a century later, Wharton’s 2,600-volume library has been purchased for $2.6 million […]

Ken's Korner: Coming in 2007 — presidential dollars

Ken’s Korner: Coming in 2007 — presidential dollars – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 The U.S. Mint, hoping to cash in on the same success it has enjoyed with the state quarters program, will start producing dollar coins with portraits of former presidents on them. Four coins will be issued each year, beginning […]

Ken's Korner: Mural dates Mayas to about 100 B.C.

Ken’s Korner: Mural dates Mayas to about 100 B.C. – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Archaeologists digging at a pyramid site called San Bartolo in Guatemala have found a mural that dates to around 100 B.C. That’s about 600 years before scholars believed the “Classic” Maya society flourished. The mural depicts the writing, […]

Ken's Korner: Stolen Hollywood scripts found in run-down house

Ken’s Korner: Stolen Hollywood scripts found in run-down house – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 A trove of Hollywood memorabilia — including original manuscripts from movies like [amazon_link id=”B00003CX9E” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Citizen Kane[/amazon_link], [amazon_link id=”B007XF4J70″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Casablanca[/amazon_link] and [amazon_link id=”B005JZBP8W” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]My Fair Lady[/amazon_link], were found by police at […]

Ken's Korner: Katrina turns important wine collection to vinegar

Ken’s Korner: Katrina turns important wine collection to vinegar – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 When the electricity went off at Brennan’s Restaurant in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, it was the beginning of the end for one of the largest wine collections in the world. The wine cellar at Brennan’s, normally kept […]

Ken's Korner: Better conservation of artifacts needed: study

Ken’s Korner: Better conservation of artifacts needed: study – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Shabby storage is causing millions of rare artifacts in museums and libraries across the U.S. to disintegrate, according to a study conducted by the Heritage Preservation and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. The report looked at conditions […]

Ken's Korner: Book examines ads from the heady ‘80s

Ken’s Korner: Book examines ads from the heady ‘80s – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 A book titled “[amazon_link id=”B0037KMYLI” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]80s: All American Ads[/amazon_link]” (Taschen, $39.99) is a pop-culture history course for people too young to know what a Sony BetaMax or electric typewriter are, or are old enough to […]