Found 50 articles matching Circuses category.
  • May 31 2016
  • 31 May 2016

Two Hemispheres Circus Bandwagon Sold at Auction for a Record Quarter of a Million Dollars

The auctioneer’s hammer fell and Barnum & Bailey’s Two Hemispheres circus bandwagon sold for $250,000, the highlight of the spring Heritage Auctions Americana & Political […]

  • Jan 6 2016
  • 6 Jan 2016

Is That Old Circus Poster You Found Authentic or a Reproduction? More Answers

Nearly seven years ago I wrote my first article for WorthPoint—“Is That Old Circus Poster You Found Authentic or a Reproduction?”—a guide to help identify […]

  • 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 5 2015
  • 5 Mar 2015

Elephants—the Wonder of the Circus—Make for Specialized Collectible Category

As the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has announced it is ending its iconic elephant acts, saying they will be phased out by 2018, […]

  • Feb 20 2015
  • 20 Feb 2015

Largest Celebration of the Circus—the Worldwide Circus Summit—to be held this Summer

It will be the largest celebration of Circus ever. Circus enthusiasts from around the world will gather in West Springfield, Mass., to attend the very […]

  • Jun 25 2014
  • 25 Jun 2014

Jomar Memorabilia Hits the Internet; Circus Collectors & Enthusiasts Rejoice

Unless you are a circus enthusiast, the name Jomar probably doesn’t mean anything to you. Even an experienced antique collector can rarely identify what it […]

  • May 26 2014
  • 26 May 2014

Vintage Circus Poster Stamps Unveiled at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Fla.

In true circus style, clowns, a ringmaster and music from a 120-year-old Bell Wagon—all provided by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey—accompanied the unveiling of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Jan 30 2014
  • 30 Jan 2014

Chicago’s Randolph Street Market offers a Warm Reception despite Winter’s Chill

Just a day before I was to fly out to the January Wonderful Winter Market at the Randolph Street Market for WorthPoint, I got a […]

  • Aug 20 2013
  • 20 Aug 2013

Dr. Robert Pierce Harris, Circus Physician to The Greatest Show on Earth

In the circus, much of the glory went to the performers, especially to the star performers. Their images were plastered on posters and in other […]