Category Archives: Features

Corning Museum of Glass Features 3,500 Years of Glass Beads

Corning Museum of Glass Features 3,500 Years of Glass Beads

Corning Museum of Glass Features 3,500 Years of Glass Beads Featured in Major Exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass CORNING, NY, May 8, 2013 Featuring for the first time nearly 200 of the most important beads and beaded objects from the Corning Museum’s collection. This summer, a major exhibition at The Corning Museum of […]

Circus Memorabilia: Bringing the Big Top Home

Circus Memorabilia: Bringing the Big Top Home

Circus Memorabilia: Bringing the Big Top Home by: Victoria Moore From as long ago as I can remember one of my fantasies was to run away and join the circus. That was probably after seeing my first Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey show at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Now that I’m an adult […]

The Antiques of Downton Abbey’s Magnificent Highclere Castle

The Antiques of Downton Abbey’s Magnificent Highclere Castle

The Antiques of Downton Abbey’s Magnificent Highclere Castle By Mike McLeod, EditorViolet to Cora: “I’m so looking forward to seeing your mother again. When I’m with her, I’m reminded of the virtues of the English.” Matthew Crawley: “Isn’t she American?” Violet: “Exactly.” Dame Maggie Smith’s repartee as the Dowager Countess Violet is just one of […]

There is Something Fishy About That Lady

Abbotsford Arms - There is Something Fishy About That Lady

There is Something Fishy About That Lady By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell Mermaids and sea maidens have excited the imagination for millennia.  She has enchanted us in fairy tales and sagas of the sea as well as delighted us in art. How many ships have gone to sea with her leading as she jutted out in […]

Covers: Cover Beauty In the Eye of The Beholder

Covers: Cover Beauty In the Eye of The Beholder

Covers: Cover Beauty In the Eye of The Beholder By Doug Finch Let’s face it – the covers in today’s mail are boring. So why not add a little color? Sure, computer generated cachets for first day covers (FDCs) and event covers are good for spicing up a collection. But the current version of covers […]

"Workt by Hand" – Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts

“Workt by Hand” – Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts On view in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum from March 15–September 15, 2013 “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts showcases approximately thirty-five American and European quilt masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum’s renowned decorative arts collection. The exhibition […]

The Celebrity Collector: Victor Alfieri – Zippo lighters

The Celebrity Collector: Victor Alfieri - Zippo lighters

The Celebrity Collector: Victor Alfieri – Zippo lighters Italian Film Star and Former Daytime Drama Heartthrob Victor Alfieri Collects Zippo Lighters; He Has About 230, In Italy & The U.S. By Ken Hall Fans of daytime television will recognize the name Victor Alfieri as the Italian heartthrob who played on Days of Our Lives (1996-98) […]

Black and White News Photography

Black and White News Photography By Marshall Fogel Black and white photography has a special lure for collectors in their appreciation of the creative efforts of great photographers when they fine tune their lenses and shutter speed to set the artistic light and shadows that evoke emotions through the images of their subjects. In 2005, […]

Modern Covers: Treasures from the Trash?

Modern Covers: Treasures from the Trash?

Modern Covers: Treasures from the Trash? by Doug Finch Something that was always a beginner’s way to collect stamps has become a way to collect covers; and the decline in interest in postal history has had a lot to do with it. Modern postal history was a hot area for awhile. Stamp auctioneer Robson Lowe […]

Collecting the American West – A Vast Frontier

Borein California Vaquero – COVER

Collecting the American West – A Vast Frontier by Brian LebelWhether your collecting interests lean toward the historic or the romantic, fine art or folk art, twenty dollars or twenty-thousand, the art and artifacts of the great American West have something for you. We think we know what we mean when we say, “the Old […]