Category Archives: Misc

Ken's Korner: Suit over Jackson 5 memorabilia still on

Ken’s Korner: Suit over Michael Jackson memorabilia still on – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 A federal judge has dismissed Michael Jackson’s portion of a lawsuit against a New Jersey man over alleged stolen Jackson family memorabilia, but sister Janet is still pursuing the case. The suit, which Michael let drop after a two-year […]

Ken's Korner: Man attacks urinal art in Paris, gets arrested

Ken’s Korner: Man attacks urinal art in Paris, gets arrested – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 A 77-year-old French performance artist took a small hammer to Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain” — the factory-made porcelain urinal considered to be the cornerstone of Conceptual Art — and was promptly arrested by police in Paris, where the attack […]

Ken's Korner: Brits are flabbergasted over theft of sculpture

Ken’s Korner: Brits are flabbergasted over theft of sculpture – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 Britain is still buzzing over the incredible theft (in broad daylight, and captured on video surveillance cameras) of a 2-ton sculpture. The bronze work, titled “Reclining Figure,” by the late Henry Moore, one of England’s most famous artists, is […]

Ken's Korner: Italy, museums may enter into loan deal

Ken’s Korner: Italy, museums may enter into loan deal – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 For 30 years, Italy has been at loggerheads with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York over a krater (or vase) by the fifth-century artist Euphronios. Italy says the piece was looted from an Etruscan tomb north of […]

Ken's Korner: Residents of Gary mull value of Picasso mock-up

Ken’s Korner: Residents of Gary mull value of Picasso mock-up – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 For the past 35 years, a peculiar looking wooden sculpture has been sitting in a school cafeteria in Gary, Ind. School officials, politicians and the local citizenry know exactly what they’ve got: the 12-foot early version of nearby […]

Ken's Korner: 16th century synagogue discovered in Portugal

Ken’s Korner: 16th century synagogue discovered in Portugal – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 Workers renovating a building in Porto, Portugal, on the Atlantic coast, have discovered a 16th-century synagogue. It was built at a time when Portugal’s Jews were forced to become Catholics or risk being burned at the stake. In 1492, Spain […]

Ken's Korner: Topps, NASCAR team to produce ‘Race Day’

Ken’s Korner: Topps, NASCAR team to produce ‘Race Day’ – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 WhizKids Inc., a subsidiary of Topps Company and creator of the games “HeroClix” and “Pirates of the Spanish Main,” has introduced a new game called “Race Day.” It’s the Nextel Cup game of NASCAR racing action. Collectors construct a […]

Ken's Korner: Barry Halper, baseball memorabilia collector

Ken’s Korner: Barry Halper, baseball memorabilia collector – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 Until his recent death from complications of diabetes in December, Barry Halper owned one of the most extensive baseball memorabilia collections ever assembled. Halper, a limited partner in the New York Yankees, amassed some 80,000 items. A portion of it was […]

Ken's Korner: Police have no leads in theft of “nun bun”

Ken’s Korner: Police have no leads in theft of “nun bun” – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 Nashville police are baffled as to why someone broke into a coffee shop at 6 am Christmas morning and stole the “nun bun,” so named because it bears a resemblance to the late Mother Theresa’s face. The […]

Ken's Korner: Pete Rose signs for tourists at Caesar’s

Ken’s Korner: Pete Rose signs for tourists at Caesar’s – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 For about two weeks out of every month, baseball’s all-time hits leader, Pete Rose, can be found inside a shopping mall at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, from 11:30 am to 6 pm, signing autographs. It’s how he makes […]