Monthly Archives: February 2019

Publishers Corner: March 2019

Publishers Corner: March 2019

The Happy Homemaker by Maxine Carter-Lome The term “Happy Homemaker” is a 1950s throwback to a time when housewives took their role and job as wife and mother seriously and, at least publicly, with a smile on their face. In May of 1955, Housekeeping Monthly published an article entitled “The Good Wife’s Guide,” detailing all […]

As the World Turns On Its Wooden Axis

As the World Turns On Its Wooden Axis

Exploring Antique Technologies By Kary Pardy You close your eyes, give the globe a hard spin, and jab your finger at it. Wherever your finger lands is your future homeland, your next vacation destination, or the country that you’ll write a report about for your next paper. Most of us have played this game and […]

Great Collections: February 2019

Great Collections: February 2019

Thomas Jefferson’s Books By Maxine Carter-Lome “I cannot live without books.” – Thomas Jefferson in a letter to John Adams, June 10, 1815 Throughout his life, reading and acquiring books were vital to Thomas Jefferson’s education and well-being. He relied on his books as his chief source of inspiration and practical knowledge, and believed that […]

What’s Selling on eBay: February 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: February 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,427 (48 bids, 16 bidders): Authentic Antique 18th C Early American Gentleman’s Tricorne Felt Hat. The 18th century Tricorne hat in this auction is constructed from a heavy grey felt. It measures 5”tall by 14 1/2” by 14 1/2” long on the sides by 11 1/2” across the back. […]

Antiques Peek: February 2019

Antiques Peek: February 2019

The Power of the Pen by Jessica Kosinski For as long as humanity has existed, communication has been essential. Today, computers are commonly used to communicate. It is easy to send an email across thousands of miles in a matter of seconds. However, handwritten communication is also still a part of modern culture, and it […]

Exploring Antique Humidors

Exploring Antique Humidors

By Melody Amsel-Arieli Fans of fine cigars, like Cuban Habanos, Dominican Republic Alcántaras, or Mexican Gloria de Colóns, may not smoke them right away. Instead, many prefer to save them to celebrate special occasions like parties, birthdays, or anniversaries. Yet these rolled bundles of tobacco leaves, along with cigarettes and pipe tobacco, are produced in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tim Brown Heisman Trophy, $435,762, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tim Brown Heisman Trophy, $435,762, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Wide receiver Tim Brown’s original 1987 Heisman Trophy sold for $435,762 in a Holiday Auction held December 8th by Goldin Auctions, based in Runnemede, N.J. Also, a near set (25 of 30) of 1910 E98 baseball cards, plus nine additional variation cards, brought $171,850; […]

The Antique Tobacco Pipe

The Antique Tobacco Pipe

Invention • Function • Art By Ben Rapaport To open, tobacco was native to the Americas as early as 6,000 B.C. The uninterrupted consumption of tobacco in a variety of forms in almost every corner of the civilized world for more than 400 years—the custom of pipe smoking is at least that old—spawned a plethora […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hugh Hefner typewriter, $162,500, Julien’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hugh Hefner typewriter, $162,500, Julien’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The vintage Underwood Standard Portable typewriter used in college by Hugh Hefner sold for $162,500 at a sale of items from the estate of the Playboy magazine founder held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Also, Hefner’s complete personal set […]

Bob Overstreet’s Call to Remember Why We Love Comics

Bob Overstreet’s Call to Remember Why We Love Comics

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn At 80 and showing few signs of slowing down, author and publisher Robert M. Overstreet, who launched The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide in 1970, is at work on the 49th edition of his best-known book. He began the year in his “Comic Book Marketplace” column in the January […]