Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ken's Korner: Historical document thief gets seven years

Ken’s Korner: Historical document thief gets seven years – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Barry Landau, 64, of New York (shown), has admitted to stealing thousands of rare and valuable documents from historical societies and archives over a ten-year period and has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his […]

Ken's Korner: Dog teeth-studded ancient purse found

Ken’s Korner: Dog teeth-studded ancient purse found – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Excavators working near Leipzig, Germany have unearthed more than 100 dogs’ teeth, all arranged together in a grave dating to between 2,500 and 2,200 B.C. Archaeologists agree the teeth were likely decorations for the outer flap of a […]

Ken's Korner: Man finds rare old whiskey in his attic

Ken’s Korner: Man finds rare old whiskey in his attic – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Brian Fite, 50, of St. Charles, Mo., figured he’d save some money on a new central heating and air system in his 1850s home in St. Charles, Mo., by installing the unit himself, and his […]

Ken's Korner: Man admits Babe Ruth baseball glove a fake

Ken’s Korner: Man admits Babe Ruth baseball glove a fake – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 A California man faces up to 20 years in prison for trying to sell on eBay a baseball glove he claimed was from the 19th century and belonged to Babe Ruth but later admitted was […]