Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ken's Korner: Poland will auction off Milton Greene photos

Ken’s Korner: Poland will auction off Milton Greene photos – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 The country of Poland announced it will auction a collection of about 4,000 photographs taken by the late photographer Milton Greene (1922-1985), some of which might be previously unpublished works. The group contains images of Marilyn […]

Ken's Korner: The Who 1979 concert tickets are still good

Ken’s Korner: The Who 1979 concert tickets are still good – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Fans who held onto concert tickets to a canceled 1979 concert in Providence, R.I., featuring the rock band The Who will be able to use them when the band plays there in Feb. 2013. Promoters of […]

Ken's Korner: The search for Amelia Earhart comes up empty

Ken’s Korner: The search for Amelia Earhart comes up empty – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 A $2.2 million expedition led by the International Group for Historical Aircraft Recovery has failed in its attempt to find Amelia Earhart’s downed plane or evidence of her remains. The group focused its search on […]

Recent and Upcoming Events at GEM

RECENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS AT GEM The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 By J.C. Vaughn July proved to be a busy month for Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) with activities at and nearby the museum’s facility in Baltimore’s famous Camden Yards sports complex. GEM is located in the Camden Station building, a historic […]

Ken's Korner: 1,200 silver bars are rescued from wreck

Ken’s Korner: 1,200 silver bars are rescued from wreck – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Just over 1,200 silver bars, weighing 1.4 million troy ounces and worth a staggering $225 million, have been rescued from a World War II shipwreck 300 miles off the coast of Ireland. The ship was the […]

Ken's Korner: Turns out the bra is 600 years old

Ken’s Korner: Turns out the bra is 600 years old – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 In the history of underwear, it has always been assumed that the brassiere is a little more than 100 years old, an item that was invented as Victorian-era women turned away from the tight corset. […]

Ken's Korner: Astounding collection of baseball cards found

Ken’s Korner: Astounding collection of baseball cards found – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 It’s being called the sports memorabilia discovery of the century, “like finding the Mona Lisa in your attic.” While cleaning out his late grandfather’s home in Defiance, Ohio, Karl Kissner was rummaging through the attic when he […]

Ken's Korner: 1967 Austin Healy Car stolen in 1970 is found – on eBay

Ken’s Korner: 1967 Austin Healy Car stolen in 1970 is found – on eBay – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Even 40-plus years after his 1967 Austin Healy was stolen from his Philadelphia home in 1970, California resident Robert Russell never gave up hope he’d one day be reunited with the […]

Ken's Korner: Most expensive Rolls Royce ever sells for $7.1M

Ken’s Korner: Most expensive Rolls Royce ever sells for $7.1M – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 A 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost – also known as The Corgi, for a line of toys modeled after the car – has sold for $7.1 million at Bonhams auction house’s Goodwill Festival of Speed […]

Ken's Korner: Royal French hairpin is found — in a toilet

Ken’s Korner: Royal French hairpin is found — in a toilet – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Archaeologists digging at the Fontainebleau Palace, a royal residence just outside Paris, have made a most unusual find: a hairpin belonging to 16th century French Queen Catherine de Medici, bearing interlocking C’s standing for […]