Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ken’s Korner: Man may own only 1912 buffalo nickel

Ken’s Korner: Man may own only 1912 buffalo nickel

Ken’s Korner: Man may own only 1912 buffalo nickel News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall In 1960, Chuck Wachob, then 17, was working in a bank when he came across a buffalo nickel that looked a little odd. It was dated 1912, but how could that be? The […]

Beacon die-cut sign, $55,000, Matthews

Beacon die-cut sign, $55,000, Matthews

Beacon die-cut sign, $55,000, Matthews Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Beacon Security Gasoline single-sided porcelain die-cut sign, rated 9.5/10 for condition and measuring 48 inches by 30 inches, sold for $55,000 at an auction held Feb. 28-Mar. 1 in Peotone, Ill., by Matthews Auctions, LLC, based in […]

Collecting the American West – A Vast Frontier

Borein California Vaquero – COVER

Collecting the American West – A Vast Frontier by Brian LebelWhether your collecting interests lean toward the historic or the romantic, fine art or folk art, twenty dollars or twenty-thousand, the art and artifacts of the great American West have something for you. We think we know what we mean when we say, “the Old […]

Preservation & Storage… And, of course, Zombies

Zombie Gras 3

Preservation & Storage… And, of course, Zombies By J.C. Vaughn One of the frequent topics of concern at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum – as it would be for any institution or individual collector – is the preservation and storage of collectibles or fine art. While what is detailed specifically concerns comic books, the brief notes below […]

The Civil War Collector

Platter

The Civil War Collector By John Sexton Q: We have two Confederate coins and are unable to identify or attach a value. They are 3/4″ in diameter, light weight metal, whitewash silver in color, seven stars in band on head, stamped “Confederate States of America 1861” and stamped “1/10” on reverse. These were found in […]

Guess What? May 2013

Guess What? May 2013

Guess What? May 2013 In a circle, in a row – which end is up? by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” It’s confusion time again – and can we pile it on with a trowel. A series of thin rectangular slabs of flat hardwood – flexibly connected to form various figural profiles; to what […]

The Best of Ed Welch: The Ten Levels of the Antiques Trade

The Best of Ed Welch: The Ten Levels of the Antiques Trade The Business of Doing Business in Antiques By Ed Welch As many of you are aware, our friend Ed Welch passed away in October, 2012. His wisdom and entrepreneurial spirit will be greatly missed. At the request of many of our loyal readers […]

“On the Road” Important Safety Tips for Antique Dealers of any Age

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles May 2013 Issue

“On the Road” Important Safety Tips for Antique Dealers of any Age By: Veteran Dealer Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell – The Halloween Queen Dealers who head off to set up at antique shows or shops often find themselves the target of individuals and groups of criminals. Crime is at an all time high at antique shows […]