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Broadsides: Insight from the Library of Congress Collection

Broadsides: Insight from the Library of Congress Collection

When it comes to evidence of historic events, broadsides – a large printed sheet of paper used to inform, proclaim, report or announce things of interest – are often viewed as such. Often used as “infomercials,” broadsides were produced to promote. The Library of Congress houses one collection referred to as “Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries […]

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn Selections from The Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts went on display in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, just five months after his gift to the nation’s library was revealed. The previous Tuesday, October […]

Ken’s Korner: 148-year-old card hits $92K at auction

Ken’s Korner: 148-year-old card hits $92K at auction

Ken’s Korner: 148-year-old card hits $92K at auction News and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting By Ken Hall A 148-year-old baseball card from the earliest days of the game – a photograph taken in 1865 of the Brooklyn Athletics amateur baseball club and mounted on a card – sold for $92,000 at […]