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Putting Together a Vintage Halloween Party: Great-Grandma Used Dennison’s Bogie Books (10/24/14)
1913 Dennison’s Bogie BookHalloween parties in the United States became popular during the 1880s and 1890s, when they were held primarily as social … More >>


Is Barbie on Her Last Legs? What’s Happening in the Collectible Fashion Doll Marketplace? (10/23/14)
barbie-closeup-new-cropWith Barbie sales apparently in the “doll-drums,” collectors can’t help but wonder what the future holds for their beloved play … More >>


Starting a Vintage Halloween Collection not a Scary Proposition (10/23/14)
The earliest versions of commercial jack-o-lanterns were painted glass globes from Germany and date to around 1905Halloween, as we know it today, became popular in the United States in the late 19th century when a flood … More >>


History Shines Light on Celebrating Halloween Collectibles (10/23/14)
paper table decorations  The tradition of Halloween is rooted deep in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, dating back almost 2,000 years. In … More >>


When Preparing a Table for a Ghoulish Party, Decorate with Halloween Glass (10/22/14)
Murano Berkeley House iridescent ghost sculptureCreepy crawlers and things that go bump in the night are always welcome this time of year. Halloween is right … More >>


Travis Ishikawa—Who?—Collectibles Skyrocket in Value, Availability after Heroic Homer (10/17/14)
The value and availability of sports collectibles and memorabilia related to San Francisco Giants player Travis Ishikawa have taken off after he hit a game-winning home run to win the National League Championship series and propel the Giants into their third World Series in the last five years.Well, that didn’t take long. Travis Ishikawa, a 31-year-old journeyman baseball player for the San Francisco Giants who considered retiring earlier … More >>


Chinese Export Silver Goes High Profile in Upcoming Christie’s Auction (10/16/14)
This superb floral centerpiece or epergne made by Ning Zhao Ji, is just one of 88 astounding lots of Chinese Export Silver currently up for bid at an online auction at Chritsie’s through Oct. 28.There is no doubt about it: Chinese Export Silver is making more appearances than ever. Yet, what is undoubtedly one … More >>


Boost Reseller Profits with these 10 Thrifting with the Boys’ Thrifting Tips (10/8/14)
As the second season of Bryan Goodman and Jason T. Smith’s TV show “Thrift Hunters” premiers on Saturday night (9:30 p.m. on Spike TV), the two thrifting gurus offer up 10 tips to help boost reseller’s profits.We are known as Thrifting With The Boys, motivational speakers teaching thrift store resourcing techniques. Tune in to the second … More >>


‘One Night, One Show, One Cause’ Auction Features One-of-a-Kind Guitars (10/3/14)
Baltimore artist Karl Saar’s contribution to this year’s One Night, One Show, One Cause benefit for the Living with Cancer Resource Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, is a guitar embellished with a fish, perched on a stand of metallic “seaweed” over a cache of 76 metal guitar picks.It’s another trifecta for Baltimore: world-class guitar maker Paul Reed Smith joins forces with Baltimore’s top visual artists and famed … More >>


What Makes a Back-Issue Comic Hot? Age, Relevance & Events Matter (10/3/14)
As a comic book collector, we all have dream issues, blue-chip comics, hot back-issues, (call them whatever you’d like) that we’ve been hunting down for years. But have you ever stopped to think, what made that issue you’ve been dreaming about adding to your collection hot?  If you’re a comic book collector like me, then you’ve probably been hunting down back issues for quite some time. … More >>


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