Terminology III: How Old Is It?
In the world of collecting, like in anything else, there’s a language used by insiders. From video gamers to traders in the stock market, talking the talk is half the battle. Whether collecting is your hobby or your profession, knowing how to navigate “collector speak” is a useful tool of the trade.
As San Telmo’s go-to shop for antique cameras and timepieces, Pussam Antiguedades contains the collection of Samuel Pustelnik, who has also assembled an interesting variety of scientific apparatuses and bronze objects, and a nice collection of hanging, table, and floor lamps.
Emaus Asociación Civil in Argentina
The Emaus Asociación Civil functions the Argentine equivalent of the Salvation Army or Goodwill. It accepts donations for sale and uses the proceeds to profit various national social programs. The Emaus store location in Buenos Aires is conveniently located in the antiques district of San Telmo.
Ice Cream Parlor & Soda Shop Antiques
As a young kid, I remember going to the Olde Soda Shop in Lewisport Kentucky with my Uncle Jim. He was my father’s youngest brother, yet only four years older than me. The town of Lewisport had a population of about 500 back then, and everyone, including the adults, seemed to congregate at this shop on the weekends.
M. PURKISS BOWL
I HAVE OBTAINED AN M. PURKISS BOWL – THE BOWL IS SIGNED ON THE BOTTOM AND THERE IS A LITTLE STICKER THAT SAYS NO DUPLICATES – THE BOWL IS NUMBERED – I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THIS BOWL HAS ANY VALUE.
Time to Sell Ungraded Silver Coin
This week, when I took my son, Joshua, to a coin store to look around, I couldn’t believe my eyes. There must have been six or eight employees working behind the counter plus twenty-five or thirty customers. I asked to speak to the manager. I really wanted to know what all these people were doing here. He told me they were all either buying for their collection or selling their silver or gold.
Symbols and Flags of Earth Day
To paraphrase a famous Clinton-era campaign slogan, “It’s the Environment, Stupid.”
That could have been the basis for Earth Day as conceived by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1969. Originally created as a teach-in about environmental problems facing Earth, it grew into the basis for the worldwide environmental movement.
Top 10 Golden-Age Comics of 2008
For 38 years the Overstreet Comic Book price guide has been the standard price guide of the comic book back issue market.
This Week In Geek 4/16
Welcome back to This Week in Geek, your weekly guide to the wilds of a new comic day and where I try to give you a little insight into what nerds, like myself, are reading and collecting.
The Comic Speculator: Simonson’s Thor
Last Sunday was perfect. The weather was beautiful and so my niece, my two dogs and myself were on our way to the dog park when I received a phone call.