Category Archives: Great Collections

Collector's Showcase: November 2015

Collector's Showcase: November 2015

Campaign Memorabilia Presidential election seasons pique the interest or stimulate the collecting compulsion of political junkies and history buffs. Such was the case in 1972 when I purchased my first political campaign item at a flea market. By fall 1975, as unknown Jimmy Carter rose in curiosity and popularity, I was determined to acquire as […]

Collector's Showcase: October 2015

Collector's Showcase: October 2015

A Fan’s Fan My name is Sylvie, I was born in Paris, France and I’m residing near Atlanta, GA. My passion for fans started at an early age, my first fan, now lost, was a new Spanish fan sold outside a bull ring in Bayonne, France. It was followed in the early 1960s by my […]

Collector's Showcase: September 2015

Preserving, Sharing, and Wearing Vintage “I truly believe that clothes call to the person,” says Lisa Zelonka, vintage collector and owner of Three Graces Vintage in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Lisa has been a serious collector of vintage clothing and accessories for over 30 years. “The first piece I ever saved I was in 7th grade. […]

Collector's Showcase: August 2015

A Collection Unmatched Marc Edelman can remember visiting his aunt and uncle in Englewood Cliffs, NJ as a young boy and being fascinated by his aunt’s jar full of matchbooks from places that even today bring back fond memories. Fifty years later, that fascination with matchbooks and matchbook covers has not waned, turning an interest […]

Collector's Showcase: July 2015

Collector's Showcase: July 2015

Rick Treworgy’s Muscle Car City If you’re a car guy or gal, specific to GM models, Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda, Florida is the place to see. With over 99,000 square feet of classic cars spanning 80 years of makes and models, Muscle Car City is one of the largest automotive memorabilia stores anywhere.  […]

Collector's Showcase: June 2015

Collector's Showcase: June 2015

Museum Sommelier The collecting of wine and related accessories is not a unique or exclusive hobby, but for Jim McCormick it is a lifetime passion that has resulted in a collection that represents the history of viticulture and wine making in the state of California. Jim started his collection over 30 years ago by buying […]

Collector’s Showcase: May 2015

Collector’s Showcase: May 2015

Marbles: Not Just Child’s Play Like many of us, Alphy loved playing with marbles as a child; however, it wasn’t until he was an adult and purchased his first marble at a flea market that he took his enjoyment of marbles to a whole new level as a collector and promoter of the hobby. Like […]

Collector’s Showcase: April 2015

Collector’s Showcase: April 2015

Jadite Madness by Stephen Moniz It all started in 1970 when my father remarried and we were clearing out my stepmother’s apartment. In her front hall on an end table was a Jadite mug. I remembered this type of mug as the ones I would have hot chocolate in at the 5 and 10 cent […]

Collectors Showcase: January 2015

Collectors Showcase: January 2015

Collectors Showcase: January 2015 Pleasant & Main Cafe & General Store in Housatonic, Massachusetts has guests looking at more than the food on their plates. Craig Baro, a transplanted New York restaurateur, is the newest owner of this popular community eatery in downtown Housatonic, off the beaten path from the more centrally located restaurants in […]