Monthly Archives: April 2006

Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Literature and Collectibles

Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit – Literature and Collectibles – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 By Debby DuBay Say Peter Rabbit and adults are flooded with childhood memories of waking up on a sunny spring morning, putting on their finest Easter bonnet – all the while anticipating the hunt for […]

Guess What? April 2006

Guess What Article for April 2006 By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” We’ve always had a format of showing photos of the actual monthly featured item. But deviation never hurt anyone; thus a break with tradition by showing you this detailed patent office delineation. You could almost say we’re “spoon-feeding” you the answer by conceding […]

Ken's Korner: British Museum pays $630,000 for rare coin

Ken’s Korner: British Museum pays $630,000 for rare coin – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 The British Museum has paid a little more than $630,000 for a rare, 1,200-year-old gold coin dating to Anglo-Saxon times. It was the most ever paid for a piece of British money. The coin depicts King […]

Ken's Korner: Six men are on trial, but where’s “Scream?”

Ken’s Korner: Six men are on trial, but where’s “Scream?” – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 On the morning of August 22, 2004, two men wearing hooded disguises burst into the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, and made off with a pair of works by Edvard Munch: “Madonna” (a lush, erotic […]

Ken's Korner: Man trips and falls, shatters Qing vases

Ken’s Korner: Man trips and falls, shatters Qing vases – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 A visitor to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England, tripped on a shoelace and set off a most unfortunate chain of events. The man, who was not identified, tried to steady himself as he fell down […]

Ken's Korner: Virginia’s new Governor got a Colonial swearing-in

Ken’s Korner: Virginia’s new Governor got a Colonial swearing-in – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 Virginia’s Capitol building in Richmond is being renovated, so when it came time for Timothy Kaine, 47, to be sworn in as the 70th governor in January, the festivities were held in Colonial Williamsburg, where re-enactors […]

Ken's Korner: London Gallery will try to buy Donne portrait

Ken’s Korner: London Gallery will try to buy Donne portrait – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 London’s National Portrait Gallery said it will try to come up with asking price of $2.94 million to buy a 1595 portrait of the late poet John Donne, best known for the lines “No man […]

Ken's Korner: Ken, sporting a makeover, is trying to win back Barbie

Ken’s Korner: Ken, sporting a makeover, is trying to win back Barbie – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 Sales of Barbie dolls have been sagging lately, at least in the U.S. (down 18 percent in the fourth quarter of 2005), so maker Mattel has reintroduced Ken as a way of resparking […]

Ken's Korner: Sports memorabilia trove found in Massachusetts

Ken’s Korner: Sports memorabilia trove found in Massachusetts – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 John F. Hessian lived his entire life in a modest home on Granfield Avenue in Rosindale, Mass., near Boston. But when he died recently at 83, no one, not even his closest relatives, knew of the treasure […]

Ken's Korner: Holland to return art seized by the Nazis

Ken’s Korner: Holland to return art seized by the Nazis – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 The government of Holland has agreed to return more than 200 old-master paintings to the heir of Jacques Goudstikker, a wealthy Dutch Jewish dealer and collector who fled Amsterdam ahead of advancing Nazi troops in […]