Tag Archives: Memorabilia

For the "Love" of Tennis Collecting

For the "Love" of Tennis Collecting

Collecting tennis memorabilia can be challenging, fun, and rewarding. Discovering a tennis treasure, whether it is a postcard one doesn’t have, or a Victorian garden umpire chair, thrills the true collector. Tennis memorabilia, compared to that of golf and collecting baseball, is relatively undervalued, allowing collectors with modest budgets to build very satisfactory collections. One […]

Sylvester Stallone’s Library Collection of Rare Books Debuts at Heritage Auctions

DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 7, 2017) – Actor, writer and director Sylvester Stallone’s personally-owned library of rare and collectible books will debut in Heritage Auctions’ Rare Books auction March 8 in New York. The collection of nearly 45 lots, spanning hundreds of volumes includes rarities such as one of 300 sets of The Complete Writings of […]

Collecting with Jeff: December 2016

Collecting with Jeff: December 2016

Pearl Harbor Memorabilia by Jeff Figler With the anniversary of the “Day of Infamy,” the attack on Pearl Harbor, upon us, collectors of historical items might be surprised at the lack of relics that exist from that memorable day, December 7, 1941. Of course, there is a plethora of World War II memorabilia, but indeed […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Henry Clay solid gold medal, $346,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 1852 medal honoring U.S. Secretary of State Henry Clay, struck by the U.S. Mint in nearly 30 ounces of gold, sold for $346,000 at an auction of memorabilia relating to Abraham Lincoln held Sept. 17 by Heritage Auctions (with Rail Splitter) in Dallas, […]

Finding Your Inner Music Collector and Investor

Finding Your Inner Music Collector and Investor

Lessons Learned from The King by Stephen Shutts, the “Indiana Jones” of Memorabilia We have been in the era quite some time now, where the average rock & roll fans have looked beyond the listening pleasure of their favorite groups and delved further by investing in memorabilia from their favorite bands or recording artists. In […]

Largest Lock of John Lennon’s Hair Ever Preserved Offered at Heritage Auctions

Lennon’s hair was shaved for his 1966 role in “How I Won the War,” offered Feb. 20 in Dallas DALLAS – A substantial lock of John Lennon’s Beatles Mop Top hair  – cut of in preparation for his role as Private Gripweed in the 1966 film “How I Won the War” is expected to sell […]

Collecting Political Memorabilia

Collecting Political Memorabilia

by Raymond M. Farina Collecting memorabilia from America’s past political campaigns and elections can be traced to the first inauguration of George Washington and the several varieties of then expensively made clothing buttons produced to commemorate that memorable event on April 30, 1789. There are over 27 different known varieties of uniform-type clothing buttons manufactured […]

Collector's Showcase: November 2015

Collector's Showcase: November 2015

Campaign Memorabilia Presidential election seasons pique the interest or stimulate the collecting compulsion of political junkies and history buffs. Such was the case in 1972 when I purchased my first political campaign item at a flea market. By fall 1975, as unknown Jimmy Carter rose in curiosity and popularity, I was determined to acquire as […]

Collector's Showcase: August 2015

A Collection Unmatched Marc Edelman can remember visiting his aunt and uncle in Englewood Cliffs, NJ as a young boy and being fascinated by his aunt’s jar full of matchbooks from places that even today bring back fond memories. Fifty years later, that fascination with matchbooks and matchbook covers has not waned, turning an interest […]

Center Ice

Center Ice

The Growing Field of Hockey Memorabilia, and How to Begin Collecting By Erica Lome Ice Hockey is reaching new levels of popularity in the United States, thanks to a mixture of the Olympic Games, exciting Stanley Cup wins, and emerging hockey market fanbases. While hockey memorabilia seldom receives as much recognition as other, more mainstream […]