Monthly Archives: June 2006

American Visions of Liberty & Freedom at National Heritage Museum Exhibit

American Visions of Liberty & Freedom – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 On View at the National Heritage Museum – Lexington, Massachusetts What do palmetto trees, rattlesnakes, and the Statue of Liberty have in common? The answer is revealed with a visit to “American Visions of Liberty & Freedom” on view at […]

Simple Beauty: Paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe

Simple Beauty: Paintings – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 by Georgia O’Keeffe Shelburne Museum’s schedule of new exhibitions this season includes Simple Beauty: Paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe, a major exhibition of some 25 works by one of the most accomplished and admired artists of the 20th century. Simple Beauty, open June 24 […]

Guess What? June 2006

Guess What Article for June 2006 By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” Where is it inscribed that everything confusing, intriguing, unfathomable, deceptively diabolic and graphically gratifying has to be of 18th, 19th or 20th century origin? Is the 21st century inventive mind in a vacuum and should be ignored? Not at all – and we’re […]

Ken's Korner: Divers find treasure from sunken galleon

Ken’s Korner: Divers find treasure from sunken galleon – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Divers off Key West, Fla., surfaced with two gold bars and 15 silver coins — treasures that had been buried under the ocean floor for nearly 400 years. The objects are from the shipwreck of the Nuestra […]

Ken's Korner: $200 million gift to NYU stirs debate

Ken’s Korner: $200 million gift to NYU stirs debate – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Any school would be happy to receive a $200 million donation, but such a gift has turned into a hot potato for New York University, the recipient. The donor was noted art collector Shelby White, whose […]

Ken's Korner: Truman Capote letters, photos on exhibit in Alabama

Ken’s Korner: Truman Capote letters, photos on exhibit in Alabama – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Family photos and letters written by Truman Capote, the author of “[amazon_link id=”0375507906″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]In Cold Blood[/amazon_link]” and subject of the hit film “[amazon_link id=”B001N77YPS” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Capote[/amazon_link]”, have gone on display […]

Ken's Korner: eBay in legal battle with MercExchange

Ken’s Korner: EBay in legal battle with MercExchange – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Online auction giant eBay is involved in a bitter patent dispute with a much smaller company called MercExchange. The battle is over eBay’s “Buy It Now” feature, which allows items to be sold at a fixed price. […]

Ken's Korner: ex-NFL star Lynn Swann under scrutiny for memorabilia

Ken’s Korner: ex-NFL star Lynn Swann under scrutiny for memorabilia – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Former National Football League great Lynn Swann is running for the governorship of Pennsylvania as a Republican, but already he’s learning that life as a politician is constantly under a microscope. Case in point: Swann’s […]

Ken's Korner: Hall of Fame will ask for Barry Bonds items

Ken’s Korner: Hall of Fame will ask for Barry Bonds items – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Barry Bonds isn’t the most popular man in baseball, what with rumors of steroid abuse constantly being hurled his way, but that hasn’t stopped the National Baseball Hall of Fame from laying plans to […]

Ken's Korner: Thieves make off with Jerry Garcia’s…toilet?

Ken’s Korner: Thieves make off with Jerry Garcia’s…toilet? – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Police are unsure if it was taken by a diehard Deadhead or just someone looking to remodel a bathroom, but somebody has stolen a salmon-colored toilet that once belonged to Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia. The commode […]