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  • Apr 18 2008
  • 18 Apr 2008

The Kentucky Derby Museum

We are very lucky at the Kentucky Derby Museum to have a great variety of artifacts. We have a wide range of trophies, a number of saddles, and silks in every possible color. Despite the fact that the collection is varied and numerous, I still have a few favorite objects.

  • Apr 17 2008
  • 17 Apr 2008

Collectible Knives

Mumblepeg was a game played with a knife that I played when I was a little boy of nine or ten. Knives in hand, two boys faced each other and took turns throwing the knife, aiming to land its point in the ground close to his opponent’s foot. The opponent would then move his foot to touch the knife. The object was to stretch your friend until he couldn’t reach the knife.

  • Apr 16 2008
  • 16 Apr 2008

Terminology II: What is Rare?

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 can be half the battle.

  • Apr 15 2008
  • 15 Apr 2008

Terminology Part I: What is Antique?

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 can be half the battle.

Whether collecting is your hobby or your profession, knowing how to navigate “collector speak” is a useful tool of the trade.

  • Apr 15 2008
  • 15 Apr 2008

So tell me about coins.

My father left me several coins that I am curious about. Some may not have been in circulation. How can I tell if a coin is worth sending in to have it graded. My gold coin seems very shiny to me but when I take a picture of it there seem to be quite a few surface scratches on it. I know they are from how he stored not from being in circulation.

  • Apr 14 2008
  • 14 Apr 2008

Automobile Collectibles and Memorabilia Market is Large and Hot

While you are out there finding all those great license plates I talked about in the blog the other day, be sure to keep your antenna up for other collectible automobile items. There isn’t a larger group of collectors than the car enthusiasts, with the exception of sports collectors.

  • Apr 14 2008
  • 14 Apr 2008

The Comic Speculator: G.I. Joe

Online fan sites have leaked pictures of stunt-man and martial-artist Ray Parks in full Snake Eyes garb while filming the G.I. Joe movie. The film won’t be released until August 2009, so images of the black-clad, sword-bearing ninja supreme sent nerds everywhere into a fit.

  • Apr 13 2008
  • 13 Apr 2008

1954 Cheerios Confederate Money Examples Album

During the early 1950s, the Civil War theme became very trendy in America, largely with pre-teens and early teens. Consequently, Cheerios offered this Confederate money […]

  • Apr 13 2008
  • 13 Apr 2008

This Week in Geek 4/9

Happy new comics day, Y’all! It’s Wednesday and once
again, guess who got called into work. That’s right,
ME! Uggh! So here I am sitting in my own filth after
racing from work to the comic shop and then home as
fast as possible just to tell you guys what comics you
can’t live without this week.

It was yet another big week for new comics with the

  • Apr 12 2008
  • 12 Apr 2008

The Comic Speculator: Skrulls!

Last Wednesday the Skrull Invasion of the Marvel Universe kicked off in the pages of “Secret Invasion” #1 where we found that many of the Marvel characters we love may not be who we think they are.

In other words…how long have these heroes been Skrulls?