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The Comic Speculator (2/25/08)
Alex Toth Zorro artThis week in the Comic Speculator I’m taking a look at the legendary work of Alex Toth in the classic Zorro Dell Four Color comics. For more on Zorro’s latest comic series check out my other blog, This Week in Geek, where I discuss new comics that are destined to be tomorrow collectible back issues. More >>


The Terrell House: A Collector’s Dream Guest House (2/25/08)
Russian BoxesTerrell House 1441 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 866-261-9687 More >>


Presenting to 1st Graders (2/24/08)
My sonI own an overly large naval standard for the president of the United States. At 10 by 16 feet it takes up the entire living room at home. My 8 x 12 U.S. flag with 45 stars from about 1900 is big enough for anywhere, too. But, they are hard to appreciate all folded up. They both, though, have one other thing in common besides being oversized. First graders love ‘em. More >>


Victorians Mourning Their Dead Monumental To Mundane (2/24/08)
Large Gold Victorian Hair Mourning Brooch , Ring & ArticleAlthough paying hommage to the dead goes back as far as recorded time, we are probably most familiar with the widow in mourning, all dressed in black, of the mid 19th century, who was destined to wear black for the rest of her life, or at least a significant part of it. More >>


Diminutive Audio Equipment as Collectible (2/23/08)
Toy Casio Musical toys are some of the most sought-after audio equipment in avant garde music genres. This phenomenon has made primitive, electronic instruments into collectibles. In addition to the sheer novelty of collecting poor quality, low-fi objects, the idea of toy keyboards from the eighties as collectibles speaks to the high-speed rate of progress in audio. More >>


Presidential Portraits (2/22/08)
President Bill Clinton, c. 1993My son’s school is celebrating President’s Month and before the month has ended I would celebrate by showing some presidential engravings or photos in my collection. An early George Washington, our first president, steel engraving by G. R. Hall with his signature and official items, including a nice thirteen star flag in the background, dated 1856. More >>


Collecting (2/22/08)
A question I get from novice arms collectors is “What should I collect?”. My constant answer is “Collect What You Like”. If you have an abiding interest in The Civil War, collect Civil War Arms. The diversity is amazing! There were over 600 types of firearms used by both sides during that War and you will never collect them all! But it’s fun to try! More >>


This Week in Geek 2/20 Zorro returns! (2/20/08)
Umbella Academy page 3If you’re a nerd in your late 20’s to early 30’s like me then you probably spent last Sunday night watching the American Gladiator finals (hosted by Hulk Hogan) and the premiere of Knight Rider. Now when I first heard that NBC was bringing back American Gladiators I thought to myself “dear god, what new horrors will the writer strike unleash next?”. More >>


Tennyson and Sandburg (2/19/08)
I was just wondering if anyone had any idea of how much these two books would be worth. I listed them under my items. I have several other old books (dated to the 1800′s) but can’t find anything out about them. I have one book that is dated 1836 and is a collection of sermons. thanks for any help. More >>


Bush Antiques: A Big New Orleans Find (2/19/08)
Even something modernBush Antiques 2109 Magazine New Orleans, LA More >>


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