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The condition of movie paper–and how it affects prices (9/4/08)
Let’s start with the absolute basics: all serious collectors desire items that are as near perfect as possible, and the closer to perfect an item is, the higher the price it can command. More >>


Unprecedented movie memorbilia collection to be auctioned in December (9/4/08)
PhotoplayThe Los Angeles Times is reporting that a movie memorbilia collection some say is second only to that of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be auctioned off in mid-December of this year. More >>


Invasion of the Body Snatchers Times Four (9/4/08)
Quite a few movies about invading aliens scared us during the collision of the Atomic Era with the Space Age in the 1950s. Only one, however, transforms like some space creature to fit the zeitgeist of each new generation. Several of those original 50s films about aliens have been remade once. More >>


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 >>


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