Author Archives: Collector

Ken's Korner: Royal tiara makes first appearance since 1947

Ken’s Korner: Royal tiara makes first appearance since 1947 – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 When Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and wife of Prince Charles, wore a royal tiara to Buckingham Palace for a recent state banquet honoring the King and Queen of Norway, it was the first time the headpiece had been worn […]

Ken's Korner: Hip Hop icon “Jay-Z” signs cards for Topps

Ken’s Korner: Hip Hop icon “Jay-Z” signs cards for Topps – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Hip Hop singing star “Jay-Z” has signed all 50 of his 2005-06 Topps basketball cards and they are ready for delivery to collectors and fans holding redemption cards. “Jay-Z” has also finished signing cards for remaining Topps basketball […]

Ken's Korner: Sharpie raises money with ‘Autographs for Education’

Ken’s Korner: Sharpie raises money with ‘Autographs for Education’ – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Usually, the common folk seek out the autographs of the rich and famous. But the opposite is true with Sharpie markers’ “Autographs for Education,” in which noted celebrities appear at festivals and special events in search of as many “autographs” […]

Ken's Korner: Horde of coins found at Emperor Qin’s tomb

Ken’s Korner: Horde of coins found at Emperor Qin’s tomb – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 Archaeologists using a magnetic scan have determined that the tomb of China’s first emperor contains a large number of coins, most of them probably bronze but possibly silver, too. They may never find out for sure. “Excavation sometimes means […]

Ken's Korner: Fire, deemed suspicious, guts Lewis and Clark site

Ken’s Korner: Fire, deemed suspicious, guts Lewis and Clark site – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 A replica of the fort in Oregon where Lewis and Clark spent the winter of 1805-06 has been destroyed by fire, and authorities are calling it suspicious. They are looking for a truck seen leaving the area just as […]

Ken's Korner: Getty museum will re-open, sans curator

Ken’s Korner: Getty museum will re-open, sans curator – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 The J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, Calif. — which houses more than 40,000 antiquities, most of them from classical Greece and Rome — is about to re-open following completion of a six-year, $275 million renovation. But there will be […]

Ken's Korner: Elvis Presley’s silk shirt stolen, found

Ken’s Korner: Elvis Presley’s silk shirt stolen , found – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 A blue China silk shirt worn by Elvis Presley in the ‘70s was stolen from an exhibit on the Hall of State fairgrounds in Dallas, Tex., where it was on display as part of a King’s Ransom exhibition being staged […]

Collecting the Good Stuff

Collecting the Good Stuff – Business of Doing Business – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2006 By Ed Welch I write a lot about dealing in antiques. For the next two months, I will concentrate on the collector. The next two articles are not intended for the collector/dealer. Collector/dealers occupy a gray area […]

Puppets: The Evolution of the Species

Puppets: The Evolution of the Species – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – December 2005 Excerpted from the book “[amazon_link id=”0810955873″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Puppetry: A World History[/amazon_link]” by Eileen Blumenthal They can be Gods, idiots or worms. They are able to nurture children or terrify adults. They survive indefinitely without normal bioloical aging but […]