Tag Archives: Collecting

The Kaplan Collection Vintage Perfume Bottles on Display, April 25th – July 5th

Jay and Pamela Kaplan have been collecting perfume bottles from the DeVilbiss Company of Toledo, Ohio, for over 20 years. Their collection includes over 400 bottles made from important American glass houses such as Steuben, Cambridge, Frye and Imperial. The majority of the collection features bottles manufactured between 1924-1929, when Art Deco was the signature […]

Starting a Collection on a Budget

Starting a Collection on a Budget

Starting a Collection on a Budget By Amanda Sheriff Associate Editor, Gemstone Publishing Since the dawn of human beings, we have been collectors. Early in our timeline we collected food, water, wood, and materials for building. As time has progressed we started collecting items to barter and trade, eventually moving on to collect things for […]

From Collector to Auctioneer

From Collector to Auctioneer

From Collector  to Auctioneer Boy has the hobby changed By Jeff Wichmann Having been a collector of antique bottles since the 1970s, I have watched as the hobby has gone from a national past time to a whimper and back again. Like any hobby that involves assembling various objects for display or simply for the […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles August 2014 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles August 2014 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles August 2014 issue features “Collecting Petroliana” by Dan Matthews, “What Other Casino Memorabilia Do I Want to Collect?” by Sheldon Smith, and “Comic Characters and Collectibles: Artist Shawn Martinbrough to Appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum” by J.C. Vaughn. To read these great articles, along with favorites like “Gavels N’ […]

The Lure of Lunch Boxes

The Lure of Lunch Boxes

The Lure of Lunch Boxes By Jeff Figler Lunch boxes are collectibles that have a soared tremendously in popularity recently. Throughout history people have always needed to transport food, but of course, nobody ever dreamed that these metal boxes could be worth a fortune. There are a number of characteristics that combine to make the […]

The Civil War Collector – August 2013

The Civil War Collector – August 2013

The Civil War Collector – August 2013 By John Sexton Q: Dear Sir, I have this drum—that I’m told is a Civil War Drum—hanging around for several years. Could you confirm that and maybe a little history?  –M. Kantz, US Army (Retired) JS: You have part of a Civil War drum; you actually have the […]

Coin Collecting is No Joke… Parts III and IV

Coin Collecting is No Joke... Parts III and IV

Coin Collecting is No Joke… Parts III and IV Collecting Coins with Jeff Figler by Jeff Figler The 1799 Draped Bust cent is a popular coin among coin collectors. Few of these large cents were saved from the original mintage of 42,540. There are not many of these coins available today, and any of these […]

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 […]

To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question

To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question

To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question Collecting Old and Rare Books by James Dawson Why do we collect books or anything else for that matter? Not everyone is a collector, of course, but I’d bet that there have been collectors ever since there have been things to collect. Probably some caveman’s […]