Bigger on the Inside: Fifty Years of Doctor Who Collectibles
It was 50 years ago last month that a U.K. television program originally aimed at children would first flicker onto TV screens and become not only a British institution but also a beloved favorite of audiences of all ages all around the globe. Produced by the British Broadcast Corporation, “Doctor Who” first debuted on November […]
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 an 1848 Peter Force printing of the Declaration of Independence will headline a 700-lot auction slated for Oct. 24. The sale, held by Philip Weiss Auctions, will start promptly at […]
NCAA Football: Collecting Your Alma Mater
Whether you’re a fan or alumni of THE Ohio State University, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, the USC Trojans or you plan on engraving “Roll Tide” on your tombstone, few sports develop the long-lasting and deep-seeded rivalries that exist throughout college football. With the 2013 season having just kicked off, here is a look […]
42 – Collecting Jackie Robinson is Collecting an American Legend
Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson was more than a baseball player; he was a pioneer, a patriot and quickly became a legend. When he took the field at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, he changed not only the game of baseball but American history. Breaking Major League Baseball’s self-imposed “color-barrier” led […]
Unloved Antiques: National Geographic Magazines
The next item in this series of unloved antiques is Post-World War Two National Geographic magazines. National Geographic is an Icon and is the official journal of the National Geographic Society, formed in 1888. The magazine was a real breakthrough in marketing, making dry topics such as anthropology, geography and science interesting with the use […]
Collecting Arthur Conan Doyle: The Original Sherlock Holmes Stories
Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, born in Scotland in 1859, attended medical school and set up a medical practice in Portsmouth, England in the 1880s. But he really wanted to be an author, and his first novel, “A Study in Scarlet” appeared in the magazine Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, introducing the iconic characters Sherlock Holmes […]
Crazy Prices for Obama Victory Papers
November 5 was a very special day for the United States of America. When Barack Obama was declared the next president of the United States, hot collectibles were the next morning’s newspaper. Across the country, the demand for the Nov. 5 edition of the newspaper, any newspaper, was astronomical.
Political Cartoons of Clifford Berryman
Sometimes you’re remembered for only one thing even though you’ve done so much more. We know Clifford Berryman as having created a bear named for President Theodore Roosevelt. Yep, the teddy bear.