X-Files Collectibles(12/11/08) X-Files Collectibles: The Truth Is Right Here
By Kevin Cook
With the recent release of “The X-Files: I Want To Believe” theatrical movie on DVD, there is renewed interest in the groundbreaking sci-fi series that ran for nine phenomenally popular seasons (1993-2002) on the Fox network and spawned a vast menagerie of cool collectibles.
A Time for Opera(12/11/08) A Time for Opera
By Mark Peers
Welch, Spring & Co.’s Patti Series Clocks were named after opera singers and are called Patti clocks by collectors today. The three most popular Patti clocks today’s collectors seek are: the Patti V.P.; the Gerster V.P.; and the Cary V.P.
Goodbye Mr. Science Fiction(12/11/08) Goodbye Mr. Science Fiction,
Dr. Acula and the Sci-Fi Man
By Allan Maurer
Way back in 1957, at the advanced age of 10, I bought a 35-cent magazine at a small town drugstore’s magazine rack called Famous Monsters of Filmland, the second issue, edited by Forrest J. Ackerman, who died Dec. 4, 2008.
That magazine changed my life in more ways than one.
Lladró Conducts Historic Auction(12/8/08)
Editor’s Note: Lladró porcelain sculptures are prized and coveted collectibles. Fourteen exquisite pieces are being offered in an online auction.
Fans Go Batty for Lousiville Slugger Museum(10/28/08)
Editor’s Note: Some of the most sought-after collectibles are sports related. And near the top of that list are Louisville Sluggers. Here is a look at a museum dedicated to the official bat of Major League Baseball.
Campaign Buttons Predict Winners(10/27/08)
What we collect says a lot about ourselves as a nation. Our collectibles tell us a lot about where we’ve been. And sometimes, what we collect can be an indicator of where we are going. A case in point is political-campaign buttons.