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Popular movie poster sizes (9/4/08)
Movie paper refers to cinema promotional material printed on paper. Movie display art also appeared on more durable card stock (LobX cards, half sheets, and insert cards, for instance). Common popular sizes (in inches) include the following: One sheet: 27” X 41” before the 1980s, thereafter, 27” X 40” More >>


Star disses “My Best Friend’s Girl” poster (9/4/08)
Dane Cook is not happy with the new poster for his upcoming film, “My Best Friend’s Girl,” and posted a rant about its design and bad Photoshopping on his MySpace page. He says “the left side of my face seems to be melting off my skull.” He adds, “It looks like I’m wearing Maybelline Water Shine Diamonds Liquid Lipstick.” More >>


From Manmade to Machine Manufactured, Transitional Marbles Were Homemade (9/4/08)
non-pontil transitional marbleFrom 1880 to 1915 glass marbles were manufactured in the US by machine for the first time – or at least they were machine manufactured in part. A part of the process was still done by hand and the marbles made in this way are known as Transitional Marbles. They represent a bridge between manmade and machine manufactured marbles. More >>


Spiro Agnew Watch (9/4/08)
An original Spiro Agnew watch, c. 1970sHe was known as “Nixon’s Nixon,” and not in a good way. As vice president of the United States under Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973, Spiro T. “Ted” Agnew became the voice of the Establishment, a critic of the critics of society in general and the Vietnam War policy in particular. More >>


HISTORY OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE ROLEX SPORT WATCH (9/4/08)
Rolex Submariner ref.5513 ca.1974Rolex is a name synomonous with wealth and extravagance, simply stated. Although this may be true, there is a lot more to the picture. The company and its founder Hans Wildorf have actually made some very important contributions to Horology. Msr. Wilsdorf devoted his life to Horology and his company, creating a vision. More >>


Fly Fishing with Grass (9/4/08)
Bamboo (or cane), a grass, was the material of choice used in the construction of fishing rods from the third quarter of the 19th Century to the middle of the 20th Century until the introduction of fiberglass. More >>


The Nationals (9/4/08)
More room trading treasuresLike many of you, I belong to a collecting club or organization and like most, mine offers rewards like publications and events that culminate in the yearly grand event,“The Nationals.” More >>


Thems Fighting Words (9/4/08)
C. Tenney Trading Co red pocket knife and wooden box, WorthPoint, Dan Borsey, collectiblesPocket knives are collectible from boy scout days to the pen knife on your key chain. The Swiss Army Knife is currently the most popular version with multiple knives, scissors, a nail file, and a corkscrew as standard issue. Vintage or antique knives can make for a beautiful collection with mother of pearl or wooden handles, brass liners, fancy springs and various designs. More >>


Spelter, The Great Pretender (9/4/08)
Spelter figurines and busts of this type were produced in great numbers during the late 19th Century, most were based on Greek and Roman Classical works or originals of famous 19th Century sculptors. The spelter examples were made as an inexpensive option to the expensive bronze examples produced by noted artists such as Frederic Remington, Auguste Rodin, P.J. Mene and A.L. More >>


Aztecs (9/3/08)
the Aztecs I have on question have been in my possession for several years. I found them in an old store that has since closed up. I’ve enjoyed them, scanned them over a thousand times but also know that they are not to stay with me. Like most people, times are hard and needs must be met. More >>


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