Found 608 articles matching Books, Paper and Magazines category.
  • Dec 16 2015
  • 16 Dec 2015

Collector’s Minute: First Commercial Christmas Card

To collectors, there is always a “Holy Grail” or the “Stuff of Dreams” for their category of collecting, for which, of course, a small fortune […]

  • Dec 10 2015
  • 10 Dec 2015

Postcard Time Machine: Christmas—The Way it Never Was

These days, I hear people bemoaning the commercialization of the holiday season. At least once during Black Friday, there’s a tale on the news of […]

  • Dec 8 2015
  • 8 Dec 2015

Christmas Movie Posters: A Yuletide Collectible Category

Some of our strongest memories of Christmas involve movies, either those that evoke the very ethos of Christmas or others which have a Christmas like […]

  • Nov 26 2015
  • 26 Nov 2015

The History of Thanksgiving Day, as told in The Ladies’ World, 1892

As a fans of antiques and collectibles, whose interest in history is peaked by the things we collect, we thought it would be interesting to […]

  • Oct 23 2015
  • 23 Oct 2015

History Shines Light on Celebrating Halloween Collectibles

  The tradition of Halloween is rooted deep in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, dating back almost 2,000 years. In the areas that are […]

  • Oct 22 2015
  • 22 Oct 2015

Halloween and Horror Movie Imagery at the English Cinema

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s that time of the year when we sit back, turn off the lights and scare ourselves silly with a good […]

  • Sep 18 2015
  • 18 Sep 2015

How to Know If Granny’s Old Books Are Worth Anything

At some point, most people find ways to dispense with the personal property of a loved one. Keepsakes are divided and estate sales are held. […]

  • Aug 13 2015
  • 13 Aug 2015

Novelty Postcards offer a World of Collectible Opportunities

According to the dictionary, “novelty” is the quality of being new, original, or unusual. And so it is with novelty postcards. We’re used to seeing […]

  • Jul 9 2015
  • 9 Jul 2015

Comic Ephemera: All that Stuff in Your Comic Book Shop that aren’t Comic Books

If you’ve recently stepped into a comic book store for the first time, or the first time in a long time, you may have noticed; […]

  • Jun 23 2015
  • 23 Jun 2015

The Great Restoration Debate: Should You Rebind or Recover Your Collectible Books?

Book restoration can make a damaged book look much better, but it is expensive. Restoration is a sound decision for a family heirloom, like an […]