Monthly Archives: June 2006

Ken's Korner: Sale of Pixar to Disney will end ‘Toy Story’ stock

Ken’s Korner: Sale of Pixar to Disney will end ‘Toy Story’ stock – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 When the sale of Pixar Animation Studios to Walt Disney (for a reported $7.4 billion) becomes final, it will mean the end of one of the most collectible stock certificates around. Many collectors […]

Ken's Korner: Topps Style 1952 NBA cards will feature autographs

Ken’s Korner: Topps Style 1952 NBA cards will feature autographs – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 When the Topps Style 1952 Basketball cards shipped in early May, it comprised the most comprehensive autograph set ever compiled in an NBA product. There are 200 Topps Fan Favorites autographs in all, and two guaranteed […]

Ken's Korner: Bird drawings pre-date Audubon’s by 200 yrs.

Ken’s Korner: Bird drawings pre-date Audubon’s by 200 yrs. – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 In late 2003, Roberta Olson, a curator at the New York Historical Society, was examining four large leather-bound albums of paintings, where they had been since at least 1899. The volumes, labeled “anonymous 18th century European […]

Ken's Korner: “Science’s missing link” will remain in Britain

Ken’s Korner: “Science’s missing link” will remain in Britain – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 The journal of 17th-century scientist Robert Hooke will be housed at the Royal Society (Britain’s premier science academy) and not auctioned, as was originally planned. The manuscript, hailed as “science’s missing link” because it charts the […]

Ken's Korner: Trove of Marilyn Monroe photos are donated to archives

Ken’s Korner: Trove of Marilyn Monroe photos are donated to archives – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 The son of the late Canadian photojournalist Jock Carroll has donated his father’s extensive photograph collection to the the National Library and Archives Canada in Ottowa. Carroll died in 1995 at age 76. His […]

Ken's Korner: Luxury yacht to double as art & antique gallery

Ken’s Korner: Luxury yacht to double as art & antique gallery – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 A Florida entrepreneur has commissioned a $60 million luxury yacht that will function as a floating art and antique gallery. David Lester, a resident of Bonita Springs, Fla., and president of Expoships LLLP, said […]

Ken's Korner: Italy says two vases at Princeton were swiped

Ken’s Korner: Italy says two vases at Princeton were swiped – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Italian authorities say a pair of ancient vases on display at the Princeton University art museum were obtained illegally. The two Greek painted ceramic vases are more than 2,300 years old. University officials said they […]

Ken's Korner: Sweden finally returns totem pole to Canada

Ken’s Korner: Sweden finally returns totem pole to Canada – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 The Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, Sweden, has returned a 134-year-old totem pole to Canada 80 years after it was taken from the Haisla Native Indians. In the 1920s, the Swedish consul to Canada, Olof Hansson, […]

Ken's Korner: Author pledges $500K to study Confederate sub

Ken’s Korner: Author pledges $500K to study Confederate sub – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Best-selling crime author Patricia Cornwell has pledged $500,000 to help researchers solve the mystery of the sinking of the Confederate submarine Hunley. Cornwell told the Associated Press, “This is a crime scene and you are doing […]

Ken's Korner: Hip-hop exhibit on tap for Smithsonian

Ken’s Korner: Hip-hop exhibit on tap for Smithsonian – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Visitors to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., expect to see artifacts like the flag that inspired “The Star Spangled Banner.” It will come as a shock to some when they enter […]