• 16 Dec
    2008

Photographs as Book Illustrations

The History of Photographs as Book Illustrations Projected images date back to as early as 1544, when multi-mirrored instruments were used to transfer the solar eclipse onto a flat surface for safer viewing. In the 1600s, this same concept was expanded with a device called the camera obscura, which projected a scene onto a paper […]

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  • 1 Dec
    2008

This Week in Geek 11/18

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by WorthPoint Comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday Matt takes a look at the week’s new comics from a collector’s point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why.

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  • 29 Nov
    2008

What Vintage Children’s Book Collectors Collect

Vintage Children’s Books

By Liz Holderman

Children’s book collectors cover a very wide spectrum of interests, collecting many different sub-genres within the field, and often couldn’t be more different in terms of their personal favorites. Here are just a very few areas of collectibility.

Juvenile Series

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  • 26 Nov
    2008

This Week in Geek 11/26

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by WorthPoint Comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday Matt takes a look at the week’s new comics from a collector’s point-of-view and discusses which books may be hard to find in the near future and why.

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  • 17 Nov
    2008

Giving Thanks for Vintage Cards

Thanksgiving is one of America’s most traditional holidays. But unlike Christmas, which features ornaments and snow globes, and the Fourth of July, which is festooned with flags and militaria, the nation’s annual harvest feast is associated with fewer collectibles.

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  • 13 Nov
    2008

Mining for Book Treasures

Why amass book collectibles? What drives some of us to fill our homes from floor to ceiling with books, to haunt bookshops, book fairs and auctions to acquire more and then cast forth again to seek yet more? Well, mainly, many of us who collect do so because we love books, and we like to have them around us within easy reach.

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  • 13 Nov
    2008

This Week in Geek 11/12

The Week in Geek 11/12

By Matt Baum

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  • 13 Nov
    2008

Properly Framing your documents, prints and maps

Properly Framing Your Documents, Prints and Maps

By Rick Badwey

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  • 12 Nov
    2008

Hand Drawn Movie Posters

Hand drawn movie posters

By Allan Maurer

The magazine Architectural Digest has an interesting piece about the hand-drawn chalk and paint movie posters by staff artists Charles Reese Collier and Sid Smith for Loew’s Grand Theatre on Peachtree Street in Atlanta.

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  • 11 Nov
    2008

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.

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