Found 81 articles matching Books category.
  • Mar 15 2013
  • 15 Mar 2013

Collecting the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ — A Look at King Kong Memorabilia

It was 80 years ago this month that movie-going audiences were first introduced to one of filmdom’s most iconic—and arguably tragic—characters: the gargantuan-sized gorilla, King […]

  • Feb 20 2013
  • 20 Feb 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Weather Bird Shoes Box of Marbles Premium

QUESTION: I have a box of five marbles I received as a premium when purchasing a pair of Weather Bird Shoes. The top of the […]

  • Feb 12 2013
  • 12 Feb 2013

Auction House, Damaged by Sandy, Returns with Toy, Book, Memorabilia Sales

LYNBROOK, N.Y.— Three auctions have been scheduled for February and March featuring historical memorabilia, rare books, stamps, and coins hosted by Phillip Weiss Auctions. The […]

  • Feb 5 2013
  • 5 Feb 2013

The Game’s Afoot: Searching out Sherlock Holmes Books in Every Language

When I heard about a Sherlock Holmes book collector who had amassed more than 11,000 foreign-language editions, I knew I had to learn more. Sir […]

  • Dec 5 2011
  • 5 Dec 2011

Unloved Antiques: The American Old Family Bible

Next in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is the American “Old Family Bible.” Most families have one, often said to be “At least 200 years […]

  • Nov 14 2011
  • 14 Nov 2011

How to Know When Toss-Away Books Could Yield Big Treasures

We’ve all seen piles of old and broken books at estate sales; the spines are stripped off, the covers are warped and detached, handfuls of […]

  • Aug 29 2011
  • 29 Aug 2011

Collecting First Editions: When Firsts Aren’t Really First at All

Why are first editions so collectible? Unless an author is already acclaimed, first editions are usually printed in a small run, so that the publisher […]

  • Feb 21 2011
  • 21 Feb 2011

Famous Classics and What They’re Worth – ‘Gulliver’s Travels’

Books that can sell for $100,000 or more at auction are rare indeed. They are purchased by museums, libraries and the wealthiest of bibliophiles. Among […]

  • Sep 14 2010
  • 14 Sep 2010

What is My Antique Worth? Simplifying Appraisal Values

Did you know that a single item can have several different appraised values? In fact, when you “Ask a Worthologist” to value an antique or […]

  • Sep 7 2010
  • 7 Sep 2010

Pictures that Illustrate Thousands of Words: Collecting Original Illustrative Art

Some book collectors collect books based solely on the illustrations, and for good reason. Many books from the late 1800s and early 1900s were filled […]