• 4 Apr
    2008

A Pitch for Hope: Barry Bonds’ Home Run Ball

Every baseball fan dreams of catching a fly ball when they see their favorite team play: it is the ultimate collectible. For Jameson Sutton, this wish came true last fall. The 24-year-old was in the front row when Barry Bonds hit his 762nd home run at Coors Field. The crowd went

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  • 2 Apr
    2008

Coins of India Republic

Here are examples of coins of the India Republic. I purchased these coins 28 years ago at M.A. Storck Inc. in Portland, ME. At that time I was collecting coins of India. Since then, I have branched out to collecting world, USA coins and paper, as well as rare and unusual medals. I have included photographs of some of the India coins from my collection.

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  • 2 Apr
    2008

Stoneware Jugs Can Pad Your Pockets

31 Club member, Cecil, attended a very small flea market in Greenville Kentucky, when a gentleman approached him inquiring about one of the exhibitors. Cecil informed him that the person would be back to his booth very shortly. As he was passing on this information, Cecil noticed a stoneware jug the man was carrying. This […]

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  • 1 Apr
    2008

This Week in Geek 3/26

It’s New comic Wednesday and time for another This Week In Geek New Comic Round Up! Not a terribly heavy week, but there was still plenty of fun stuff waiting for me on the new comic shelves.

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  • 1 Apr
    2008

The Golliwogg Character: Historical Icon or Racist Symbol ?

Created in the 1870s by Florence Upton in England, the Golliwogg was a caricature used in advertisements all over Europe. It seldom appeared in the United States, however.

It was made into a doll by Steiff of Germany in 1902. If you have one of these dolls today it could be worth upwards of $10,000.

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  • 1 Apr
    2008

Why Are Presidents Collected?

It is a mystery to educated people from other countries: What is it with the American fascination with presidents?

School children know their names in order by heart. Parents date important moments of their lives by who was in the Oval Office. Many people collect objects associated with their favorites. Why?

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  • 1 Apr
    2008

The Glass Art of the Cambridge Glass Company

The Cambridge Glass Co. was one of America’s premier glass companies in the 20th century. It was founded in 1873, but its factory did not open in Cambridge, Ohio until 1901. The factory’s first piece of glass was a three pint pitcher produced in May, 1902.

After ownership changes, the company went out of business in 1958 as a result of the influx of cheap, foreign made glass.

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  • 31 Mar
    2008

Treasure Under the Table in Yellow Ware

There’s a new ending to Friday’s Blog about our adventure to the estate sale. I’ve always told you to dig into every corner and look into every cabinet. Well, I took my own advice.

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  • 29 Mar
    2008

Political Items in Worthopedia, Part II

Our Worthopedia continues to grow. There are now somewhere close to 2 million individual items from auction companies, worthologists and subscribers on just about every collectible imaginable. It is a tremendous resource.

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  • 29 Mar
    2008

Political Items in Worthopedia, Part III

This is a third in a series of identifying interesting political and historical americana items in our own Worthopedia. With over 300 auction companies providing items from past auctions and from Worthologists and individuals contributing also, there is bound to be some interesting items to review. As always the links for each item will appear collectively below.

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