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In a New Light: French Impressionism Arrives in America

In a New Light: French Impressionism Arrives in America

In a New Light: French Impressionism Arrives in America Shelburne Museum June 14 through September 1, 2014 Exquisite and powerful paintings by Monet, Manet, Degas, Courbet and other French Impressionist masters will be on display this summer at Vermont’s acclaimed Shelburne Museum with “In a New Light: French Impressionism Arrives in America” a new exhibition […]

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America's Past at the New York Historical Society

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America's Past at the New York Historical Society

Civil-War Era Textiles Offer a New Perspective on America’s Past at the New York Historical Society Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War On View April 4 – August 24, 2014 NEW YORK, NY (February 4, 2014) – This spring, the New-York Historical Society will contribute to the nationwide conversation on the […]

Moments Frozen in Time

Moments Frozen in Time

Moments Frozen in Time Celebrities’ Cancelled Checks By Daniel Wulkan When collectors like myself come across a signed cancelled check, I see a piece of history, a moment frozen in time that conjures up thoughts like where was that person at the very moment they signed that check and what was going through their mind? […]

Ninety Five Years of Olive Oyl

Ninety Five Years of Olive Oyl By Fred M. Grandinetti Olive Oyl, featured in comic strips, animated cartoons and numerous products, has always been an independent woman.  Though she is often thought of being Popeye the Sailor’s girlfriend she is a star in her own right. In fact Olive Oyl survived as a comic strip […]

Historic Sandwich, Massachusetts: The Town that Glass Built

Historic Sandwich, Massachusetts: The Town that Glass Built

Historic Sandwich, Massachusetts: The Town that Glass Built by Katharine H. Campbell Sandwich Celebrates! The town of Sandwich, Massachusetts, Cape Cod’s oldest town and the “town that glass built” celebrates its 375th anniversary in 2014. Festivities abound as Sandwich enthusiastically honors both its beginnings and looks to its future.  Partnering in these endeavors, the Sandwich […]

“The Gossips” are Back in Town

“The Gossips” are Back in Town

“The Gossips” are Back in Town “The Gossips,” one of Norman Rockwell’s most popular paintings, has returned to Norman Rockwell Museum to be displayed for a limited time. Created by Rockwell for the March 6, 1948 cover of The Saturday Evening Post, the original painting was previously on loan to the Museum for over two […]

So Maybe I Don’t Want to Collect Casino Chips

So Maybe I Don’t Want to Collect Casino Chips

So Maybe I Don’t Want to Collect Casino Chips This column is devoted to pieces of gaming memorabilia OTHER than the CHIP! by Sheldon Smith There are so many items of casino memorabilia to collect that the hobby is truly diversified. Some of them are included here. If it has a casino name on it […]

A Treasure Chest Filled with Gold and Jewels Waiting to be Found

A Treasure Chest Filled with Gold and Jewels Waiting to be Found

A Treasure Chest Filled with Gold and Jewels Waiting to be Found by Mike McLeod Perhaps you have heard the story of Forrest Fenn, the New Mexico millionaire who has hidden a treasure chest somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. The chest holds gold coins, gold nuggets, gold dust, Pre-Columbian animal figures, rubies, diamonds, hammered gold […]

100th Anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s Screen Debut

100th Anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s Screen Debut

100th Anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s Screen Debut by Eric Bradley, Heritage Auctions February 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s screen debut. His career lasted more than 75 years and his “Little Tramp” character would become the stuff of Hollywood legends, but Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin got his start like most in the […]

Mementos of Mourning – The Quintessential Folk Art

Mementos of Mourning - The Quintessential Folk Art

Mementos of Mourning – The Quintessential Folk Art By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell “The Halloween Queen®” Remember me. Memory is so sweet and to cling to a fragment of someone dear and integrating a part of them with other family members was a way to ensure that their memory remained bright. A lock of a lovers […]