Author Archives: Collector

1792 Washington bond, $265,500, Archives Int'l

1792 Washington bond, $265,500, Archives Int'l

1792 Washington bond, $265,500, Archives Int’l Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A historic U.S. federal bond, issued to and signed by then-President George Washington in 1792, the first year such bonds were traded on the New York Stock Exchange, sold for $265,500 at a two-session auction held […]

Profile of Silent Film Collector Ben Model

Profile of Silent Film Collector Ben Model

Profile of Silent Film Collector Ben Model By Phil Hall There are few people who enjoy a greater degree of expertise on silent films than Ben Model. The New York City-based Model is a noted silent film archivist and historian, as well as a composer and performer of new musical scores that accompany contemporary screenings […]

Collecting Apollo Moonwalkers

Collecting Apollo Moonwalkers

Collecting Apollo Moonwalkers by Bill Thornbrook Forty-five years after the first Moon landing, astronaut items still fly high. Between December 1968 and December 1972, Americans voyaged to the Moon nine times. In all, twenty-four astronauts made the trip, three of them going twice. Two preliminary test missions closely approached the Moon without landing. Finally, on […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles January 2014 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles January 2014 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles January 2014 issue features “Collecting Apollo Moonwalkers” by Bill Thornbrook, “Profile of Silent Film Collector Ben Model” by Phil Hall, and “Ending 2013 on a Series of Good Notes” by J. C. Vaughn. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Ken’s Korner,” “Gavels N’ Paddles,” and more, […]

Ken’s Korner: Jesse Jackson, Jr. auction cancelled

Ken’s Korner: Jesse Jackson, Jr. auction cancelled

Ken’s Korner: Jesse Jackson, Jr. auction cancelled News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A planned auction of assets forfeited by disgraced Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., was canceled by the U.S. Marshals Service over concerns that one of the items in the sale – a guitar supposedly autographed by […]

Once Upon a Time There Was Christmas

Once Upon a Time There Was Christmas

Once Upon a Time There Was Christmas By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell “The Halloween Queen” Holidays do not have to be stressful nor terribly expensive if you slip back in time when Christmas was less technologically and commercially driven. People purchased presents all year long and made gifts as they could when time permitted. Christmas items […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles December 2013 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles December 2013 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles December 2013 issue features “Once Upon a Time There was Christmas” by Pamela Apkarian-Russell, “Collecting Antique and Vintage Jewelry” by Alexia Palmer, and “Who was the First Person to go Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel?” by Mike McLeod. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Ken’s […]

Antique and Estate Jewelry; Its Time Has Come

Antique and Estate Jewelry; Its Time Has Come

Antique and Estate Jewelry; Its Time Has Come By Edward Lewand, GG, ASA, AAA Over the last few years, having an interest in antique and estate jewelry has become a new trend. This may be due to all the TV shows or because it is feel-good jewelry; grandma had the brooch or a great aunt […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles November 2013 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles November 2013 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles November 2013 issue features “Antique and Estate Jewelry: Its Time has Come” by Edward Lewand, “John F. Kennedy Memorabilia: 50 Years Later” by Jeff Figler, and “The New York Historical Society Presents ‘The Armory Show at 100′”. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Ken’s Korner,” “Gavels […]

The Best of Ed Welch: Cost: $350 Directions: Use Once Then Discard

The Best of Ed Welch: Cost: $350 Directions: Use Once Then Discard

The Best of Ed Welch: Cost: $350 Directions: Use Once Then Discard The Business of Doing Business in Antiques By Ed Welch The ability to manage customer relations is the key to a successful business. Antique dealers spend thousands of dollars each year searching for customers. This money is spent as rent in a group […]