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Magazines with An Emphasis On Circus Are Inexpensive Collectibles (10/5/10)
1970swhitetops Magazines often publish circus stories, along with colorful photos and graphics. In a previous article I wrote for WorthPoint … More >>

Circus Collectibles Delivered by Mail: Circus Letterhead (9/28/10)
Barnum museumA hand-penned or typed letter from a circus is like receiving a work of art in the mail. Circus owners … More >>

Elephants—the Wonder of the Circus—Make for Specialized Collectible Category (9/7/10)
jumbophotoHere come the elephants! Surveys of the circus-going public consistently rate the elephant as their favorite act. In fact, in … More >>

The Truth Behind the Famous yet Bogus ‘Ringling Brothers’ Mustache Cups’ (8/30/10)
cupsphoto“There are a thousand and one stories under the big top . . .” The above is a phrase oft repeated … More >>

Clowns — The Hearts of the Circus Make Great Collectible Category (8/16/10)
louposterSend in the clowns—and the elephants! When we go to a traditional American circus, we expect to see both, and … More >>

Searching for the Origin of the Astley Circus Engravings (7/27/10)
Astley Exterior PrintOnce again, I was caught up in the hunt and loved every minute! In 1976, our bicentennial year, I was … More >>

Marx Brother Movie Helps Solve Circus Badge Mystery (7/10/10)
Circus owner Jeff Wilson, played by Kenny Baker, points to his employee badge when talking with Chico Marx.  A serious circus collector always keeps his eyes open to discover new and useful information. It can be found in … More >>

A Ticket Is Your Entry To The Big Show And More (6/29/10)
Photos like this were classic circus images provided by the big shows. This one appeared in a 1920s Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus souvenir program.  If you want to see the circus, don’t try to sneak in for free. “All children must have ticket, … More >>

You Can’t Tell Your Funambulists from Your Kinkers without Knowing Your Circus Lingo (6/8/10)
This real photo postcard shows an Advertising Car for Ringling Bros. World’s Greatest Shows. The year is prior to 1919 when Ringling Bros. was combined with Barnum & Bailey. There were 22 men assigned to this car.Behind the scenes and on the back lot of any circus is another world, complete with its own language or … More >>

Collecting Circus Stamps Means a Worldwide Search (5/31/10)
In 2003 Monaco issued a stamp, “Première Rampe” (First Limelight), to coincide with a show of young circus entertainers.  By far the most colorful circus stamps are those issued in foreign countries. The checklist provided by The American Topical … More >>

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