Monthly Archives: February 2006

Ken's Korner: Find just may be the oldest known church

Ken’s Korner: Find just may be the oldest known church – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Archaeologists working at a site inside a maximum-security prison in Israel have unearthed what may be the oldest church ever discovered. The church dates from the middle of the third century to the early fourth century. The […]

Ken's Korner: D-Day Museum, looted during Katrina, reopens

Ken’s Korner: D-Day Museum, looted during Katrina, reopens – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 The D-Day Museum in New Orleans was not affected much by Hurricane Katrina, as it was located downtown, in relatively higher ground than many other parts of the city. But in the storm’s aftermath, the museum sustained about $300,000 […]

Ken's Korner: Italy seeks return of pilfered artifacts

Ken’s Korner: Italy seeks return of pilfered artifacts – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Italy has begun receiving artwork from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles following a scandal that forced the Getty’s former curator, Marion True, into exile in France, where she is awaiting trial. True is accused of buying more than […]

Ken's Korner: Keno brothers get Humanities medal

Ken’s Korner: Keno brothers get Humanities medal – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 At a recent White House ceremony, noted antiques experts Leigh and Leslie Keno were awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Bush. The Keno brothers were two of eleven Americans who were given the award, first presented in 1989 as […]

Ken's Korner: Tree rings prove that cabin wasn’t Lincoln’s

Ken’s Korner: Tree rings prove that cabin wasn’t Lincoln’s – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Not long go, the National Park Service enlisted the University of Tennessee’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Science in Knoxville to determine the age of its “traditional Lincoln birthplace cabin” — a humble structure in Hodgenville, Ky., said to be […]

Ken's Korner: Trove of autographs turns up in Vermont

Ken’s Korner: Trove of autographs turns up in Vermont – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 Last year, a treasure trove of letters, calling cards, post cards and autographs by the likes of Salvador Dali, Paul Klee, Paul Cezanne, Grandma Moses, Ira Gershwin and Johannes Brahms was dumped into the hands of the Vermont […]

Ken's Korner: Washington portrait fails to sell at auction

Ken’s Korner: Washington portrait fails to sell at auction – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 An iconic portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart put up for sale by the New York Public Library at a November 30 sale held by Sotheby’s failed to meet the reserve bid, surprising observers who anticipated a […]

Ken's Korner: Beethoven in the news: skull studied, score sold

Ken’s Korner: Beethoven in the news: skull studied, score sold – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 More than 175 years after his death in 1827, composer Ludwig von Beethoven continues to make news. First came reports that a California businessman was in possession of skull fragments that he says were those of Beethoven’s. […]

Ken's Korner: Did you give an antique or collectible as a gift?

Ken’s Korner: Did you give an antique or collectible as a gift? – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 This holiday season, did you give or receive an antique or collectible? Aside from being interesting and different, they can often appreciate in value, making them even more intriguing as gifts. Voltron (shown), Transformer and […]

How to Buy Good Stuff

How to Buy Good Stuff – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 By Ed Welch Collectors, the following procedure is a proper procedure to follow when you are considering buying an item to add to your collection. DO NOT LOOK AT THE PRICE TAG. Place your hand over […]