Wrestling Fans Covet Collectibles of the Squared Circle
The combination of athletic prowess, strength, theatrics and showmanship that create the world of professional wrestling has given rise to a host of collectible opportunities through the years. While professional wrestling has existed for decades, its skyrocketing popularity can clearly be traced back to the 1980s with the emergence of such legendary talents as Hulk […]
The Evolution of the Elvis Movie Poster, U.K. Style
Elvis Presley was a movie star as well as a singer, starring in 33 big-screen productions. These films were not only hits in America but were widely appreciated overseas and probably no more so than in Britain. The legacy of Elvis Presley is such that all original Elvis movie posters are collectible and some of […]
It’s Time to Sell Your Sports Collection… Now What?
There are many reasons and numerous potential life-changing events that may provide the catalyst for selling your treasured sports memorabilia collection. Financial hardship, college tuition, home downsizing, the healthcare or death of a loved one are all regularly occurring circumstances that cause people to liquidate. This leads to big questions and overwhelming decisions like, “Where […]
Ringside Collectibles: Boxing Memorabilia Packs a Punch
Pugilism: (pu·gi·lism) The skill, practice and sport of fighting with the fists; boxing.—Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary. The sport of boxing has a long and divisive history. Dating back to the ancient Greek Empire, it was honored as an Olympic sport. Boxing or prizefighting, as it is also called, gained popularity first in England and then the in […]
Collectible Posters from the 1969-70 ‘American Invasion’ of the U.K.
The Beatles were at the vanguard of the “British Invasion” of America in the 1960s, a movement that embraced a slew of British bands that included The Rolling Stones, The Animals, the Dave Clark Five, etc. Memorabilia from this period is well collected. However, there was a two-way flow of talent back across the Atlantic […]
The Collector’s Minute: Who is Fougasse?
One of the joys of the antique and appraisal business is running into wonderful things you’ve never seen before,
each one a new mystery to be solved. I had one such item come across my desk earlier this month—a Second World War-era lithograph poster signed “Fougasse.” The name was familiar, but didn’t strike a bell. However, […]