Author Archives: Collector

The Art of Surprise in The Great Outdoors

The Art of Surprise in The Great Outdoors

Philip R. Goodwin By Judy Gonyeau Manifest destiny drove men and women into the wilds of the west, with many fine artists and illustrators delivering promising scenes of great beauty and seemingly unlimited resources ready to be captured and used to make life as pristine as the bubbling water. The utter romance of this western […]

From Stem to Stern: A Brief Survey of Wooden Canoe Collecting

From Stem to Stern: A Brief Survey of Wooden Canoe Collecting

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy From exploration and travel to pleasure cruising, racing, and romantic excursions, canoes have a long and storied history and offer an equally rich collecting base. Their connection with adventure and outdoor traditions make them strong presentation pieces and lovely, functional antique canoes can still be had if you prefer […]

The Triumph of Antique Trap Collecting

The Triumph of Antique Trap Collecting

By Scot H. Dahms; edited by Judy Gonyeau In the beginning before what I term my “awakening,” I was a casual antique trap collector. I had trapped since I was fourteen years old and had always kept the old and odd traps I found mixed in with the used traps. I never really knew if […]

In the Digital Age, What Is Original Art?

In the Digital Age, What Is Original Art?

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn For collectors of original comic art – and indeed, art of many different media – the digital age seems to have thrown a monkey wrench into the works. Even when traditional elements are part of the process, the existence of one, true original can be in doubt. To go […]

Camping with Coleman

Camping with Coleman

by Bud Michael Ahhh, the great outdoors. Cowboy coffee shared with friends by a warming campfire somewhere in the Rockies. A weekend trip along the one of the many trails in the Appalachians. Backyard camping with the grand-kids. The familiar fragrance of bacon frying in a skillet at a lakeside camp site in the Adirondacks. […]

Great Collections: October 2018

Great Collections: October 2018

Just Like Dad’s! Pedal Cars On Display Reprinted with permission by the McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington, IL by Dan Craft The potent allures of toys and nostalgia are about to turn the third floor of the McLean County Museum of History into a garden of childhood delights. The occasion: Pedal Power!, a new […]

Publisher's Corner: November 2018

Publisher's Corner: November 2018

Collecting the Great Outdoors by Maxine Carter-Lome Anyone who has ever gone camping or camps regularly knows that being in the “Great Outdoors” requires a lot of “stuff” – from the basics such as tents, bug repellent, and sleeping bags to, for the less adventurous, all the other comforts of home that can be transported […]

Reviving Nathaniel Dusk, Recreating Star Wars

Reviving Nathaniel Dusk, Recreating Star Wars

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn Nathaniel Dusk, Private Investigator While it’s a distinctly different take than the original, the appearance of Nathaniel Dusk, Private Investigator, in the current DC superhero series Doomsday Clock has prompted many to try to find out more about the character. One of the great developments during the creative boom […]

The Hupmobile: A Journey Through Time

The Hupmobile: A Journey Through Time

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Most people know the name “Ford.” The same cannot be said of “Hupp,” though the little roadster created by the Hupp Motor Car Company won the hearts of many that drove it. With its lightness and depend-ability, the Hupp Model 20, or “Hupmobile” was popular upon its release and […]

Revving Up the Market For Automobilia and Petroliana

Revving Up the Market For Automobilia and Petroliana

Recently, Managing Editor Judy Gonyeau had the chance to talk about automobilia and petroliana with Morphy Auctions’ Department Head and Expert for Automobilia and Petroliana, John Mihovetz. John started out at Morphy’s in his 20s before becoming the Department Head at the ripe old age of 31. His experience since childhood, along with his endless […]