Tag Archives: presidential memorabilia

Ken's Korner: Historical document thief gets seven years

Ken’s Korner: Historical document thief gets seven years – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 Barry Landau, 64, of New York (shown), has admitted to stealing thousands of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: Coming in 2007 — presidential dollars

Ken’s Korner: Coming in 2007 — presidential dollars – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 The U.S. Mint, hoping to cash in on the same success it has enjoyed with the state quarters program, will start producing dollar coins with portraits of former presidents on them. Four coins will be issued each year, beginning […]

Ken's Korner: Washington portrait fails to sell at auction

Ken’s Korner: Washington portrait fails to sell at auction – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – February 2006 An iconic portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart put up for sale by the New York Public Library at a November 30 sale held by Sotheby’s failed to meet the reserve bid, surprising observers who anticipated a […]