Monthly Archives: May 2006

Ken's Korner: Necropolis, Trojan relic to highlight Vatican exhibits

Ken’s Korner: Necropolis, Trojan relic to highlight Vatican exhibits – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 A well-preserved necropolis discovered in 2003 during excavations inside Vatican City will be one of the highlights of a series of exhibits, conferences and guided visits marking the 500th anniversary of the Vatican Museums, one of […]

Ken's Korner: Olympic pins score points with collectors

Ken’s Korner: Olympic pins score points with collectors – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 India and Madagascar didn’t send many athletes to this year’s Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, mainly because they’re warm weather countries. But in the world of Olympic pin collecting, the fewer the athletes, the more coveted and […]

Ken's Korner: Hiker finds, returns prehistoric pendant

Ken’s Korner: Hiker finds, returns prehistoric pendant – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 If you were out hiking and stumbled upon a prehistoric gold pendant, would you keep it, sell it or turn it in to authorities? A hiker in northern Greece chose the last of these options, archaeologists report. The […]

Ken's Korner: Play-Doh Turns 50 in 2006

Ken’s Korner: Play-Doh Turns 50 in 2006 – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 In 1956, a wallpaper cleaning product was invented that probably would have slipped quickly into obscurity were it not for Cincinnati Rainbow Crafts, which saw its potential as a funky-smelling modeling clay. This year marks the 50th anniversary for […]

Ken's Korner: Edward R. Murrow papers gifted to Tufts

Ken’s Korner: Edward R. Murrow papers gifted to Tufts – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 In the 1980s, CBS-TV’s London bureau was cleaning out some files when a producer spotted an old brown envelope thrown into a box of other files. When he opened it, he found scripts and other papers […]

Ken's Korner: Ray Charles’ tour bus donated to Morehouse

Ken’s Korner: Ray Charles’ tour bus donated to Morehouse – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 The tour bus used by music legend Ray Charles and depicted in the biopic “Ray” has been donated by the Ray Charles Foundation to Morehouse College in Atlanta. Charles was awarded an honorary degree from Morehouse […]

Ken's Korner: ‘Ice House Cover’ surfaces in Chicago

Ken’s Korner: ‘Ice House Cover’ surfaces in Chicago – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 A 90-cent 1869 stamp known as the “Ice House Cover” has turned up at a stamp shop on Chicago’s North Side nearly 40 years after it was reported stolen in Indianapolis. The stamp was used on a […]

Ken's Korner: Katrina MRE meals turning up on eBay

Ken’s Korner: Katrina MRE meals turning up on eBay – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 Emergency military rations intended for victims of Hurricane Katrina have turned up for sale on eBay, a Congressional investigation has revealed. Scores of cases of Meals Ready to Eat (or “MREs”) have been offered, for $45 […]

Ken's Korner: Austria drops plans to buy Klimt works

Ken’s Korner: Austria drops plans to buy Klimt works – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 After years of legal wrangling, Austria finally said it would honor an arbitration court decision to give five precious Gustav Klimt paintings to a California woman who says German Nazis stole them from her Jewish family. […]