• 8
    Sep

Collecting The Coneheads

I collect in a number of specific areas. Rather than randomly collecting movie art, I enjoy building wider collections that include toys, trading cards, ties, comix, magazines and books and so on.

I’ll collect anything from a movie or TV show in which aliens play a prominent role.

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  • 4
    Sep

Dating The Wizard of Oz

Many old books do not include publication dates. Copyright dates, which are often incorrectly used to determine a book’s age, are usually much earlier than actual publication dates, because most classic books were eventually produced by a variety of publishers and sometimes with a variety of different illustrators. L.

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  • 4
    Sep

The History of Recorded Fairy Tales

Folk and fantasy stories have been passed down through the ages for thousands of years and have an ancient oral tradition in almost every country. The early fantasy tales were quite a bit different from the sanitized versions produced today.

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  • 4
    Sep

Dating Nancy Drew Book Formats

Edward Stratemeyer (1862 – 1930) created a literary syndicate in the early 1900s which was responsible for the publication of thousands of juvenile series books. These included the Rover Boys, Bobbsey Twins, Tom Swift, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Dana Girls, Honey Bunch, Bomba the Jungle Boy, X Bar X Boys, Campfire Girls, Happy Hollisters and scores of others.

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  • 4
    Sep

Pam Grier Collectibles Attract Varied Interest

Pam Grier told an audience at Winston Salem’s 2008 Riverrun International Film Festival that when she went to meet director Quentin Tarantino, he told her he had written a movie with her in mind.

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  • 4
    Sep

Lon Chaney Collectible Poster Turns Up In Sub Shop

It’s not unusual to discover movie poster collectibles in unlikely locations. This time, the Phantom was hanging out in a sub shop.

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  • 4
    Sep

The Rocket Man and Me

Years ago, in 1954, when I was 7 or 8, I saw a little film called “The Rocket Man,” at the Columbia Theatre in the small town where I grew up. I was about the same age as the young boy, played by George “Foghorn” Winslow, known for his gravelly voice.

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  • 4
    Sep

Incredible Leonard Schrader Lobby Card Collection Sells

One of the most amazing American collections of movie memorabilia known has sold to an as-yet unnamed foreign buyer.

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  • 4
    Sep

The condition of movie paper–and how it affects prices

Let’s start with the absolute basics: all serious collectors desire items that are as near perfect as possible, and the closer to perfect an item is, the higher the price it can command.

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  • 4
    Sep

Unprecedented movie memorbilia collection to be auctioned in December

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a movie memorbilia collection some say is second only to that of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be auctioned off in mid-December of this year.

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