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  • Mar 14 2016
  • 14 Mar 2016

St. Patrick’s Day: Another Excuse to Collect!

As an Irish person—living in Ireland—let me relay the bad news/set the record straight: we don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Aside from having the […]

  • Feb 11 2016
  • 11 Feb 2016

The Breathtaking Beauty of 19th–Century Valentine’s Day Cards

It will be Valentine’s Day on Thursday and love will be expressed in many ways, including the sending of Valentine’s Day cards, a tradition that […]

  • 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 […]

  • Nov 5 2015
  • 5 Nov 2015

Official Thanksgiving Proclamation are Attractive and Cherished Collectibles

Holidays allows us to share the spirit through postcards, figurines, glassware, commemorative plates, stamps, coins and greeting cards, among many others. Very few of the […]

  • 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 2 2015
  • 2 Oct 2015

Rinker on Collectibles: Creating a Personal Connection to Collectibles

As I continue to sort through the dozens of archival file boxes residing three rows deep along one wall of my office and in a […]

  • Mar 31 2015
  • 31 Mar 2015

Circus Memorabilia Expert’s eBay Searches Reveal Scores of Misidentified Posters

Every day I search eBay for new listings of circus items, hoping to find something rare or unusual to add to my collection. I use […]

  • Mar 17 2015
  • 17 Mar 2015

Spring Training Means One Thing to Collectors: Chasing Autographs

Autograph collecting is a tradition whose history has been well documented years before the concept of an organized baseball pre-season training regime took hold at […]

  • May 6 2014
  • 6 May 2014

Mother’s Day, Moms and Tattoos: An American Tradition

As Mother’s Day approaches, and sons and daughters are considering what to get Mom as a gift, many will decide that the perfect gift for […]

  • May 1 2014
  • 1 May 2014

Great Finds: Rare Babe Ruth Poster Found in Wall of Demolished House

If you have an old house in Minnesota, start tearing down those walls… they seem to have very valuable items used as insulation up there. […]