Found 2504 articles matching Blog Entry category.
  • Apr 27 2008
  • 27 Apr 2008

Why I Collect

Are you an antique collector? Before you answer, “no,” take a look around your home.

In just one room you could discover, as I did, several items well over 100 years old that continue to function admirably in either their original capacity or some creative new way.

  • Apr 27 2008
  • 27 Apr 2008

When Cost Doesn’t Matter: The China Syndrome

In the antique business, when cost doesn’t matter, prices soar and the market is chaotic.

In March, a white jade Chinese vase – valued at about $40,000 – went on the block at Elders Fine Art & Antiques and sold at auction by iGavel to an off-shore, Asian collector for $300,000.

  • Apr 26 2008
  • 26 Apr 2008

What condition are my comics in?

When discussing comic books you often will see certain terms thrown around to describe book’s condition; like “Very Good+”, “Near Mint” and “Fine”. When represented properly, they can be very helpful, especially when buying comics on-line and you can’t directly see what you’re getting.

  • Apr 25 2008
  • 25 Apr 2008

This Week in Geek 4/23

Now that Pennsylvania has muddied the waters of the race for the Democratic Presidential Candidate even more it’s time we as Americans focus on something that matters. Batman is going to die!

  • Apr 25 2008
  • 25 Apr 2008

Lionel Trains – The Interactive Hobby

The stairs that enter the basement of my childhood home lead to a world frozen in time. Aside from some freshly washed laundry, much of the basement remains exactly as my grandfather left it upon his passing in 1988. Although I never had the chance to really get to talk to him, I now feel I know him based on the legacy he left behind.

  • Apr 25 2008
  • 25 Apr 2008

Baseball Collectibles – A Link to the Past

No sport represents the tradition and values of the United States quite like baseball. It has been played around the country since the 1860s, and although it has undergone many changes, the foundation the 19th century produced can still be seen in ballparks across the country. With such an extensive legacy, the world of baseball collectibles is vast and varied.

  • Apr 25 2008
  • 25 Apr 2008

The National World War II Museum – D-Day and Beyond

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana offers both a comprehensive and personal look at the twentieth century’s most significant event. Formerly known as the National D-Day museum, the museum opened its doors to the public on the 56th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2000.

  • Apr 25 2008
  • 25 Apr 2008

Animation Art – Collectible Cels and Drawings

It was a Saturday afternoon, back in the days of my youth, and I can still remember handing over my ten cents to the man behind the glass window, then getting a ticket to the greatest afternoon ever. I waltzed right through the theater doors and up to the refreshment stand and handed over my nickel for a Coke. If I was plush with money, I splurged on a five cent bag of popcorn.

  • Apr 25 2008
  • 25 Apr 2008

bibles

Where can i get information on old 1700 and 1800 bibles. I have a 1865 new testament translated out of the original greek.It has a brown cover with engraving on it. Ialso have a book of three narrative poems coleridge the rime of the ancient mariner,arnold sorab and rustum and tennyson enoch arden 1898.Also there is a first edition of Polly of the Circus 1908.are any of these of any value?

  • Apr 25 2008
  • 25 Apr 2008

Vice Presidential Guest Pins

Just as the Secret Service provides a specially designed lapel pin to frequent guests to the White House, the Secret Service also provides similar lapel pins to guests of the vice president of the United States.