Tag Archives: Fans

Decorating with Sports Memorabilia

Decorating with Sports Memorabilia

by Maxine Carter-Lome Everyone knows sports fans are passionate about their players and teams. They proudly communicate where their loyalties lie through their clothing, the bumper stickers on their car, and the items they display in their home, office, and man cave.   Diehard sports fans, collectors, and enthusiasts alike can’t resist buying, saving, and […]

Manga: A Brief History

Manga: A Brief History

A Brief History and its Place in a Collector’s Market By Carrie Wood A significant chunk of the worldwide comics market has long been held by manga. Though it’s entirely likely that your typical western comic book fan would consider manga to be something of a “niche” market, it’s hardly so. Manga is a multibillion-dollar […]

Fans and Fashion

Fans and Fashion

By Kathryn Hanna Quick History of Fans. The ubiquitous cooling instrument for hot weather and making a fashion statement – ahhhh, the hand fan. Over the millennia, hand fans have evolved from simple implements of cooling to courtly status symbols to essential fashion accessories and much more. Evidence for the use of hand fans dates […]

Collector's Showcase: October 2015

Collector's Showcase: October 2015

A Fan’s Fan My name is Sylvie, I was born in Paris, France and I’m residing near Atlanta, GA. My passion for fans started at an early age, my first fan, now lost, was a new Spanish fan sold outside a bull ring in Bayonne, France. It was followed in the early 1960s by my […]

Folding Bouquet and Floral Fans

Folding Bouquet and Floral Fans – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2007 by Cynthia Fendel Realistic images of flowers added greatly to the beauty of many desirable 18th- and 19th- century hand fans. Although roses, tulips, daisies, lily-of-the valley, pansies, poppies and violets were the most common varieties of flowers used to decorate […]