Tag Archives: Music

Keeping Perfect Time

Keeping Perfect Time

The Evolution of the Metronome By Maxine Carter-Lome If you ever took music lessons chances are you are familiar with the metronome; the audible task master that helped you to keep time with the music. While digital software has replaced the need for the box with the swinging pendulum, it remains an endearing and “old […]

The Whitney Houston Collection presents artifacts of beloved singer’s career in Los Angeles public auction

June 24-25, 2016 at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills; offered by the Whitney Houston Estate; more than 100 pieces of memorabilia document the career of one of the top pop superstars of the last 30 years; awards, stage-worn costumes, gold records, passports and more. BEVERLY HILLS – The Whitney Houston Collection, more than 100 pieces […]

A Collector’s Take on Music Posters

A Collector's Take on Music Posters

by Gary Sohmers In the beginning, there was art. Then music, performance, and finally, advertising. So begins the growth of the cultural arts, a path towards enlightenment, amusement, and profitability. Most early musical and theatrical performances were promoted in printed matter in the form of broadsides, handbills and leaflets. In the early 19th century, classical […]

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 […]

The Musicbox

The Musicbox

Collecting with Jeff with Jeff Figler One of the most enjoyable collectibles is that of a little box (in most cases) that plays lovely sounds. They have been around for a long, long time and can be extremely colorful and decorative. And they are indeed one type of collectible that you can place in even […]

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 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ringo Starr drum kit, $2.2 million, Julien's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit used by Ringo Starr in more than 200 performances as drummer for the Beatles between May 1963 and Feb. 1964, as well as on many hit recordings, sold for $2.2 million at a sale of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Janis Joplin's Porsche, $1.76 million, Sotheby's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The 1964 Porsche 356 C 1600 SC Cabriolet sports car that was owned and driven by legendary rocker Janis Joplin sold for $1.76 million at a Driven By Disruption Auction held Dec. 10 by RM Sotheby’s in New York City. Joplin bought the car […]

On the Road to… California

California has it all in June – fun in the sun weather, beaches, the mountains, wine, music, museums… and outdoor flea markets and antique shows up and down the coast, and throughout the state. ANTIQUE SHOWS, FLEA MARKETS, COLLECTIBLE EVENTS Pasadena Antique Show and Sale May 29-31, 11am-7pm Pasadena, CA  www.facebook.com/BustamanteShows/  The Pasadena Antique Show […]

Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata Collection Awarded to Morris Museum

Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata Collection Awarded to Morris Museum – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2005 The Morris Museum, located in Morristown, NJ, recently announced it was awarded The Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of historic mechanical musical instruments and automata. The collection represents one of the most significant of its kind in […]