Monthly Archives: May 2006

The Graphic Excitement of Mocha and Related Dipped Wares

The Graphic Excitement of Mocha and Related Dipped Wares – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 By Jonathan Rickard The following is an excerpt—Chapter 5, The Multichambered Slip Pot—from [amazon_link id=”1584655135″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Mocha and Related Dipped Wares[/amazon_link], 1770-1939, by Jonathan Rickard, published in 2006 by the University Press of New England. […]

Guess What? May 2006

Guess What Article for May 2006 By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” Form and function, function and form – they go hand in hand… and this month’s GUESS WHAT is loaded with both. A cylinder cage is formed by a circle of vertical steel rods loosely anchored top and bottom in square end platforms – […]

Ken's Korner: Billionaire donates music manuscripts

Ken’s Korner: Billionaire donates music manuscripts – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 Bruce Kovner – a billionaire hedge fund manager and amateur pianist — has, over the past dozen years, quietly amassed a substantial collection of precious music manuscripts. He said he began collecting them when he noticed a spate of […]

Ken's Korner: Flat-faced figures were built on Keros, but why?

Ken’s Korner: Flat-faced figures were built on Keros, but why? – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 Archaeologists are planning a major dig on the Greek island of Keros in an attempt to explain just why the ancient people there produced flat-faced marble figurines, some of which inspired artists such as Pablo […]

Ken's Korner: N.Y.C. Public Library buys William S. Burroughs trove

Ken’s Korner: N.Y.C. Public Library buys William S. Burroughs trove – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 William S. Burroughs is the third best known Beat Generation writer — behind Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg — but he may just move up a notch or two now that the New York Public […]

Ken's Korner: Hawaiian group buries 83 artifacts, won’t say where

Ken’s Korner: Hawaiian group buries 83 artifacts, won’t say where – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 A Hawaiian group that says it has “a greater responsibility to our beliefs than to the federal government” won’t say where it has buried 83 artifacts it borrowed from a museum in 2000. The group, […]

Ken's Korner: Tests are planned for Joan of Arc’s remains

Ken’s Korner: Tests are planned for Joan of Arc’s remains – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 A team of French scientists will analyze what are thought to be the remains of Joan of Arc, the 15th-century French heroine who was burned at the stake at age 19 for alleged heresy by […]

Ken's Korner: Memorial is planned for slaves who built Capitol

Ken’s Korner: Memorial is planned for slaves who built Capitol – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 Slaves helped build much of the building and grounds of Congress in Washington, D.C., from the late 1700s until the mid-1800s. Their owners earned just $5 per month for their efforts. Now, a task force […]

Ken's Korner: Kirby Puckett’s death brings spike in memorabilia

Ken’s Korner: Kirby Puckett’s death brings spike in memorabilia – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 Whenever someone famous dies, the value of their signature and memorabilia often sees a sharp spike in value. Case in point: Kirby Puckett, the Minnesota Twins’ Hall of Fame baseball player, who died in early March […]

Ken's Korner: Golden eagle headdress turns up prior to auction

Ken’s Korner: Golden eagle headdress turns up prior to auction – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 Give credit to Paul Brown, vice president of Red Baron’s Antiques in Atlanta, for having an eagle eye. Just a few days before the firm’s big spring auction in early March, Brown was going through […]