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Space Age Collectibles

Space Age Collectibles

"In my own view, the important achievement of Apollo was a demonstration that humanity is not forever chained to this ...
Lionel Messi napkin, $972,398, Bonhams

Lionel Messi napkin, $972,398, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall The napkin on ...
The American Sign Museum. photo: Visitor Tracy D

The American Sign Museum

American Sign Museum (ASM) follows the creation and innovation of commercial signs and sign-making from 1870 to today. This 20,000-square-foot ...
hoarding versus collecting

Collectors, Hoarders, and Peculiarities

By Shirley M. Mueller, M.D Although one-third of the American population, roughly 107 million, collect one thing or another, far fewer ...
Vampire killing kit,$3,600, Woody Auction

Vampire killing kit, $3,600, Woody Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A vampire killing ...
The Flying Crow sign

The Signs of History

by Rob Wolfe of American Pickers I’ve always loved signs. They can tell you so much about the history of ...
These Old Sites on The National Register of Historic Places

These Old Sites on The National Register of Historic Places

By Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher “THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES BY THE UNITED STATES ...
Crushing our love of ivory

Crushing our love of ivory

Elephant ivory has been exported from Africa and Asia for millennia with records going back to the 14th century BCE ...
Continental Army canteen,

Continental Army canteen, $41,125, Bruneau & Co.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A circa 1777 ...
Sold at MilleaBros.com, this cross sign shows Union Avenue and Lehigh Place. First half 20th c., probably Irvington, NJ, double-sided metal signs bolted to intersection street post cap, 16.5” h x 20.5” w x 20.5” d. Sold price was $150, just over the estimate of $80-$125.

The Word on the Street: A History of Street Signs

by Jessica Kosinski It’s interesting that I was asked to write an article about street signs because I have firsthand ...
Babe Ruth rookie card

Babe Ruth rookie card, $762,500, Bonhams

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A Gimbels Department ...
Bradley steam engine

19th Century African Americans Who Transformed Transportation

By Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher Despite the constraints of slavery, poverty, lack of education, and social and racial discrimination, these seven ...
Signs of history are everywhere

Signs of history are everywhere

On Friday, May 17th, Brimfield Auction Acres in Brimfield, MA, took its place on The National Register of Historic Places ...
A Federal Massachusetts shelf clock made by Aaron Willard

Aaron Willard shelf clock, $19,200, Doyle

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A Federal Massachusetts ...
“This is a many-sided challenge. We cannot and we do not rely upon massive spending programs as cure-alls. We must instead look to closer cooperation among all levels of government and between both public and private sectors to achieve the prudent progress that Americans deserve and that they expect.” – LBJ on the Urban Mass Transportation Act

1964: A Banner Year for Transportation!

by Judy Gonyeau, managing editor The Teamsters Master Freight Agreement JANUARY 15, 1964 – A monumental day in Teamsters history ...
Rare "Golden Ape" Doodle NFT Sells For $1.1 Million on January 5, 2022, to the buyer and NFT collector Pranksy. Doodle #6914—which features one-of-a-kind gold ape traits—is just one of Pranksy’s 71 Doodles within his collection of over 30,000 NFTs as of the date of this purchase.

From Tangible to Digital: The Evolution of Collecting in the Modern Era

By Shirley M. Mueller, M.D. Most collectors acquire their treasures through traditional methods – purchasing from dealers or at auctions ...
Caille Bros. slot machine

Caille Bros. slot machine, $147,600, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A Caille Bros ...
Title image: Painting of the Queen Elizabeth I. In late 1968, Queen Elizabeth was sold to the Elizabeth Corporation, with 15% of the company controlled by a group of Philadelphia businessmen and 85% retained by Cunard. She arrived in Port Everglades, FL on 8 December 1968 and opened to tourists in February 1969, well before Queen Mary, which opened two years later, in 1971. The climate of southern Florida was much harder on the ship, and Queen Elizabeth’s retirement in Florida was not to last. The ship was forced to close in August 1970, after losing money and being declared a fire hazard.

Cunard: The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World™

By Maxine Carter-Lome, publisher On July 4, 1840, the steamer Britannia departed Liverpool, England on her maiden transatlantic journey, bound ...
Where did all the antique sellers go on eBay?

Where did all the antique sellers go on eBay?

In May of 2021, eBay consolidated its categories, requiring sellers to use Item Specifics (product attributes) to ensure buyers can ...
Cougar Gasoline sign

Cougar Gasoline sign, $192,000, Richmond Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A Cougar Gasoline 6-foot, ...
Samuel Woolf, The Under World, ca. 1909–10. Oil on canvas, 22 ½ x 30 ½ in. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Purchase, Funds provided by a private Richmond foundation. ©Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: Travis Fullerton.

The Railroad in American Art

By Thomas Denenberg, PhD John Wilmerding Director and CEO, Shelburne Museum The exhibition All Aboard: The Railroad in American Art, ...
John Lennon’s Rolls-Royce Phantom V, his custom-painted psychedelic ride. An outraged Englishwoman screamed from the side of the road, “You swine! How dare you do that to a Rolls-Royce!” as John drove past.

The Allure of Musicians’ Planes, Stains, and Automobiles

by Laurence Carpenter  Transportation has always been a pivotal element of our everyday lives, serving not just functional purposes but ...
Marilyn Monroe dress

Marilyn Monroe dress, $325,000, Julien’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall Marilyn Monroe’s pink ...
1929 Whippet Model 96A

1929 Whippet Model 96A, CA$25,960, Miller & Miller

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far All prices include the buyer’s premium by Ken Hall A sporty black ...
Transportation Modes and Makers in American History

Transportation Modes and Makers in American History

Transportation is a subject that seems to be always in the news these days and usually for the wrong reasons: ...