Circus Show Names and the Greatest Show Name of All Time(9/22/08) When collecting circus memorabilia it’s important to be familiar with the names of the hundreds of circuses that have crisscrossed this nation since John Bill Ricketts gave his first show in Philadelphia in 1793. The best resource for this information is a book entitled Directory of American Circuses: 1793-2000 by Robert L. Parkinson.
Circus Collector Fan Organizations(9/8/08) Everybody loves the circus. That may sound like a cliché but, it’s a fact. If you’re interested in collecting circus memorabilia and learning more about the circus, look no further. Below is information from the websites of some of the better known organizations and links to their web sites. Have fun!
“Official Price Guide to Collectibles”
by Harry L Rinker
The 1920s through the 1940s marked the golden age of the tent …