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Guess What? August 2013

Guess What? August 2013

Guess What? August 2013 Stipulation time again! by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Two Stipulation months in a row – consecutive “Guess What” columns. We hope it’s not bordering on boredom, but that’s when we acknowledge partial identification of the item in question — that it’s a harness of sorts. After that, you’re on […]

Ken’s Korner: Pieces of Dead Sea Scrolls are for sale

Ken’s Korner: Pieces of Dead Sea Scrolls are for sale

Ken’s Korner: Pieces of Dead Sea Scrolls are for sale News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd threw a stone into a dark cave along the Dead Sea east of Jerusalem and heard the sound of something breaking. Inside, he found clay jars, some […]

The Best of Ed Welch: Time to Clean the Restrooms

The Best of Ed Welch: Time to Clean the Restrooms

The Best of Ed Welch: Time to Clean the Restrooms The Business of Doing  Business in Antiques by: Ed Welch John Lessard could not read or write. His checks had two signature lines.  The top line was printed John Lessard, his mark, followed by a space for John’s mark that look something like the letter […]

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln document is found in a closet

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln document is found in a closet

Ken’s Korner: Lincoln document is found in a closet News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall James Douthat, the retiring president of Lycoming College in central Pennsylvania, was cleaning out his office when he came across something in a closet that caught him off guard: a framed document carrying […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles August 2013 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles August 2013 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles August 2013 issue features “Circus Memorabilia: Bringing the Big Top Home” by Victoria Moore, “Collecting with Jeff – Nancy Drew Mysteries: Revealed!” by Jeff Figler, and “Corning Museum of Glass Features 3,500 Years of Glass Beads“. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Ken’s Korner,” “Gavels N’ […]

Ken's Korner: Early Apple computer auctioned for $668,000

Ken's Korner: Early Apple computer auctioned for $668,000

Ken’s Korner: Early Apple computer auctioned for $668,000 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall An Apple 1 computer from 1976 (one of the first computers made by the fledgling firm) sold for $668,000 at an auction held by the German auction house Breker. An unidentified Asian buyer bought […]

Ken's Korner: Navy dolphin finds 130-year-old torpedo

Ken's Korner: Navy dolphin finds 130-year-old torpedo

Ken’s Korner: Navy dolphin finds 130-year-old torpedo News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Remarkable as it sounds, the U.S. Navy actually trains dolphins to use their sophisticated natural sonar systems (called “echolocation”) to detect underwater mines and other dangerous objects on the ocean floor. On a recent exercise […]

Ken’s Korner: Man finds valuable comic inside a wall

Ken’s Korner: Man finds valuable comic inside a wall

Ken’s Korner: Man finds valuable comic inside a wall News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall David Gonzalez, 34, was renovating a residence in Elbow Lake, Minn., when he made the discovery of a lifetime: a copy of Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, stuffed inside a wall and […]

Ken’s Korner: Violin from the Titanic is on exhibit in the U.S.

Ken’s Korner: Violin from the Titanic is on exhibit in the U.S.

Ken’s Korner: Violin from the Titanic is on exhibit in the U.S. News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Remember last month we reported that the rosewood violin played by the bandmaster aboard the Titanic the night the doomed ocean liner went down over 100 years ago had been […]

Ken’s Korner: New record price paid for colorless diamond

Ken’s Korner: New record price paid for colorless diamond

Ken’s Korner: New record price paid for colorless diamond News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A new world auction record for a colorless diamond was set in May when a pear-shaped, 101.73-carat stone sold for a staggering $26.7 million at a Magnificent Jewels Auction held by Christie’s in […]