Found 27 articles matching Letters & Manuscript Material (Handwritten) category.
  • Oct 23 2013
  • 23 Oct 2013

Oswald, Pollock, Houdini Featured in October Sale

LYNBROOK, N.Y. — A handwritten letter by JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, a copy of “LIFE Magazine” from 1949 signed by artist Jackson Pollock and […]

  • Jul 18 2013
  • 18 Jul 2013

Collecting Outlaws: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Recently, gangsters were in the news in many ways. Jimmy Hoffa was “unearthed”—or wasn’t—again. Respected actor James Gandolfini, who portrayed mob boss Tony Soprano, died. […]

  • May 15 2013
  • 15 May 2013

Collecting the Royals: Kings, Queens and Pretenders to the Throne

There seems to be a lot of abdicating going around. First, Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as Supreme Pontiff (a kind of monarchy), the first […]

  • May 9 2013
  • 9 May 2013

Collecting JFK: Reviewing the Dave Powers Kennedy Presidential Auction

As WorthPoint’s Worthologist for presidential, political and White House memorabilia, one of my first articles, written more than five years ago, concerned the collectibles of […]

  • Mar 4 2013
  • 4 Mar 2013

Two Historic Lots Relating to Gen. George Armstrong Custer to Cross the Block

FAIRFIELD, Maine — Two lots related to Gen. George A. Custer and featuring historically important and museum quality materials, including wartime documents, letters, photographs, medals […]

  • 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 27 2009
  • 27 Feb 2009

The Scandal of Clipped Autograph Cards

P.T. Barnum was dead on correct with the famous phrase “There’s a sucker born every minute.” Although this saying can be applied to almost any […]

  • Feb 20 2009
  • 20 Feb 2009

Lincoln Victory Speech Nets $3.5 Million

Although we are in a recession, the combination of passion, with money, of course, drives the market. In the autograph industry, we’ve seen a stabilization […]

  • Jan 30 2009
  • 30 Jan 2009

Preserving precious letters from the past

How do I protect a collection of poignant World War II letters from my father? First, copy them. Until recently, I always suggested photocopying. Today, […]

  • Oct 30 2008
  • 30 Oct 2008

Ancient Illuminated Manuscripts

Ancient Illuminated Manuscripts

By Liz Holderman