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Curse You, Red Baron! Rare Snoopy Flying Ace Sunday Strip up for Auction (10/30/14)
This “Red BaronAn extremely rare original comic strip featuring Snoopy as the Flying Ace could realize a record auction price. Charlie Brown and … More >>


Starting a Vintage Halloween Collection not a Scary Proposition (10/29/14)
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 >>


Auction Buyer Beware: Ivory Hazardous to Your Financial Health (10/28/14)
Romanian Art Deco sculptor Demètre Chiparus perfected the technique of combining bronze and ivory known as chryselephantine, as illustrated in “Leopard Dancer,” which sold for $213,808 at Christie’s. This piece, made in 1928 and sold with provenance showing its age and origin, may pass muster under current ivory laws, but many (most?) auction houses are selling ivory and leaving the documentation up to the buyer, which could result in the forfeiture of the item and additional fines.The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) recently released a 40-page report titled “Bidding Against Survival: The Elephant Poaching Crisis … More >>


Three Ghostly Board Games that are both Collectible and Great for the Kids (10/28/14)
ghost 1Being a dad with two small children, Halloween has thankfully been reclaimed from the netherworld of “adult” fun that generally … More >>


When Preparing a Table for a Ghoulish Party, Decorate with Halloween Glass (10/28/14)
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 >>


Horror Comic Books: When Bad Things Happen to Good (and Bad) People (10/28/14)
Crime SuspenStories No. 22Horror comic books, like horror movies, aren’t for everyone. I think you have to be a little bit twisted to … More >>


Celebrating Halloween with Steiff’s Creatures of the Night (10/27/14)
wittie owlIt’s the most wonderful time of the year… if you like ghosts and goblins and candy, for sure! The word “Halloween” … More >>


‘What’s it Worth?’ Video Contest Winner to Thrift with the Thrift Hunters in Las Vegas (10/24/14)
David and Liz Ng (and their dog, Buddy) at the beginning of their winning “What’s it Worth?” video contest entry. The video, which runs three minutes long, shows their road trip from Pennsylvania to Seattle, during which they stopped as some two dozen thrift stores to break up the long drive. When David Ng first started out reselling on eBay, he happened upon a presentation by Jason T. Smith and Bryan … More >>


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 >>


Halloween and Horror Movie Imagery at the English Cinema (10/23/14)
HalloweenUS1With Halloween fast approaching, it’s that time of the year when we sit back, turn off the lights and scare … More >>


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