Monthly Archives: April 2013

Civil War Collector

Civil War Collector by John Sexton Q: I have a photo signed by Major General William Vandever that features him, Francis J. Herron and William H. Coyle. It is dedicated to my ancestor Captain James William Towner. (I have his Civil War sword, coat buttons, several Civil War photos and a Bible of those years). […]

Guess What? April 2013

Guess What? April 2013

Guess What? April 2013 By Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” “VICTORIAN” rears its ugly head… with REFINED characteristics! The infamous FORK CONUNDRUM … which would you choose? Once in a BLUE MOON we go on an inane rhyming rampage — it’s BLUE MOON time! The VICTORIANS had a way of defining What we’d today […]

Free Comic Book Day is May 4

Free Comic Book Day is May 4

Free Comic Book Day is May 4 Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Each year, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. Since 2002, the entire industry has seen Free Comic Book Day reach the point where dozens of publishers large and small take part in an effort to expand the reach […]

Standard glaze portrait vase, $2,640, Matthews Auctions

Standard glaze portrait vase, $2,640, Matthews Auctions

Standard glaze portrait vase, $2,640, Matthews Auctions Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A standard glaze portrait vase showing a beautifully rendered cocker spaniel, 13 inches tall and artist signed “M. Timberlake,” sold for $2,640 at an auction held February 15-17 by Matthews Auctions, LLC, based in Nokomis, […]

Ken’s Korner: Canada eliminates the one-cent coin

Ken’s Korner: Canada eliminates the one-cent coin

Ken’s Korner: Canada eliminates the one-cent coin News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall The Royal Canadian Mint has stopped producing penny coins – something that has been talked about here in the States. The main reason: it costs more to produce a penny than it’s worth (same as […]

Chinese Hunan banknote, $15,220, Archives Int’l

Chinese Hunan banknote, $15,220, Archives Int’l

Chinese Hunan banknote, $15,220, Archives Int’l Gavels ’n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results from Near and Far By Ken Hall A high-grade 1908 Chinese Hunan government banknote for 100 coppers sold for $15,220 at an auction conducted January 26 in Hong Kong, China by Archives International Auctions, based in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Also, a Yu […]

Ken’s Korner: 1794 silver dollar hits $10 million+

Ken’s Korner: 1794 silver dollar hits $10 million+

Ken’s Korner: 1794 silver dollar hits $10 million+ News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall A new world record price for any coin, anywhere, was realized on January 14 when a 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar sold for a little over $10 million at an auction held by Stack’s […]

Confessions of an Open Salt Collector

Confessions of an Open Salt Collector

Confessions of an Open Salt Collector by Al Diamond I admit it! I am an addict! I am … a collector!! And of all the things that I could have become addicted to, I caught the “Open Salt” bug. Once infected, there appears to be no cure. My wife picked up a few of these […]

Rarities from the New Bedford Museum of Glass

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Rarities from the New Bedford Museum of Glass By Kirk J. Nelson Two years ago a new glass museum opened to the public in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Its permanent collection covers the history of glass from Classical antiquity to the present and numbers more than 7,000 items. The collection includes art glass made in New […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles April 2013 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles April 2013 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles April 2013 issue features “Rarities from the New Bedford Museum of Glass” by Kirk J. Nelson, “Be Prepared – Baden-Powel and the Scouting Movement” By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell, and “Confessions of an Open Salt Collector” By Al Diamond. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Ken’s Korner,” […]