Tag Archives: Political

Gavels 'n' Paddles: First edition, The Federalist, $223,500, PBA Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: First edition, The Federalist, $223,500, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare first edition copy of The Federalist (1788), one of only 500 printed and considered the most important book in the political history of the U.S., sold for $223,500 at an auction held May 31st by PBA Galleries in San Francisco. Also, a […]

Ken's Korner: Historical document thief gets seven years

Ken’s Korner: Historical document thief gets seven years – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Barry Landau, 64, of New York (shown), has admitted to stealing thousands of rare and valuable documents from historical societies and archives over a ten-year period and has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his […]

Ken's Korner Web Extra: Washington’s copy of Constitution sold

Ken’s Korner Web Extra: Washington’s copy of Constitution sold – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2012 George Washington’s personal copies of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, housed in a book saying President of the United States on the cover and made just for the president in his first year of office, sold […]

Why Presidents' Day?

Why Presidents’ Day? – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2012 By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell, The Halloween Queen® Lincoln, Jefferson, the two Roosevelts, and Adams both father and son, were great men and worthy of days of their own. For decades February 22nd was celebrated by the people to honor the man they most […]

American Visions of Liberty & Freedom at National Heritage Museum Exhibit

American Visions of Liberty & Freedom – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 On View at the National Heritage Museum – Lexington, Massachusetts What do palmetto trees, rattlesnakes, and the Statue of Liberty have in common? The answer is revealed with a visit to “American Visions of Liberty & Freedom” on view at […]

Ken's Korner: ex-NFL star Lynn Swann under scrutiny for memorabilia

Ken’s Korner: ex-NFL star Lynn Swann under scrutiny for memorabilia – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – June 2006 Former National Football League great Lynn Swann is running for the governorship of Pennsylvania as a Republican, but already he’s learning that life as a politician is constantly under a microscope. Case in point: Swann’s […]

Ken's Korner: Virginia’s new Governor got a Colonial swearing-in

Ken’s Korner: Virginia’s new Governor got a Colonial swearing-in – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 Virginia’s Capitol building in Richmond is being renovated, so when it came time for Timothy Kaine, 47, to be sworn in as the 70th governor in January, the festivities were held in Colonial Williamsburg, where re-enactors […]

Women’s Suffrage

Women’s Suffrage – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – March 2006 By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell [quote style=”boxed”]“Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention, rights of women merit some attention.”[/quote] Robert Burns, the Scottish poet, died in 1796 and yet he was very sensitive to the plight of women and their lack of rights. The […]