Sports Collectibles Evoke Flood of Memories
How can going through your sports collectibles be like listening to the car radio? Think about it. You’re driving down the road when a song comes on that captures your attention. The song instantly evokes memories of a time long past—so long ago, it seems like another lifetime. We’ve all had this happen before—right?
Antique Seating: What Are You Sitting On?
Antiques very often have seating material that is—well you know— that woven stuff that comes in old chair seats. It’s not fabric, it’s not leather, it’s not cowhide, it’s . . . What exactly is it? That depends, of course, but first determine what it is not. More likely than not, it is not bamboo. […]
Paperweight Collectibles Find a Following
Paperweight collectibles. If there ever was a collectible that hollered “Art for Art’s sake!” it was this one. Glass paperweights, with their colorful and complex designs, were always more aesthetic ornaments than functional objects to actually hold down paper or double as inkwells or toothpick holders.
Air Force One Lands at INVESCO
The last 100 yards were the toughest.
On Tuesday, Steve Cannaby’s careful re-creation of Air Force One was just a short taxiway from the gates of Denver’s INVESCO Field at Mike High where Barack Obama will accept the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. But like many journeys, there were a few unexpected twists and turns at the end.
Warlick: Mr. Presidential Collectibles
In 1980, Jim Warlick arrived at the Democratic National Convention in New York City with a pile of “Jimmy Carter for President” buttons to sell. That was the start of Worthologist Warlick’s career in campaign and political collectibles.
Larkin and Hubbard: From Soap to Antiques and Collectibles
Ever since three nine- and ten-year-old chums and I (unbeknown to our parents, of course) ventured to walk the four or five miles through terra-incognita streets to Boston‘s Museum of Fine Arts, guided only by a Gulf Oil Co. street map, I was smitten by the antiquities, travel and collectibles “bug,” seeking the unusual.
Antique Baseball Gloves—How the Game Used to Be
Baseball fans are like historians in many ways. They pride themselves on being able to quote arcane stats, facts and stories. One aspect of sports collectibles that is important to many historians of the game is baseball-glove collecting. Collectors are fascinated by antique gloves that tell stories of the development of this incredible sport
Estate Planning—Antiques, Collectibles & GREED
Inheriting fine collectibles, antiques and art sometimes brings out unattractive qualities in people, one being greed. Let me assure you that despite what the Michael Douglas character proclaimed in “Wall Street,” greed is not good. Take the case of one of my older friends who had a very valuable Winchester lever-action rifle collection. My friend […]