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  • Feb 18 2013
  • 18 Feb 2013

You Like Me, You Really Like Me: Collecting Oscar and the Other Big Awards

“And the award goes to…” This is always a great opening line for articles like this, when the Oscar (for film), the Emmy (for television) […]

  • Oct 31 2011
  • 31 Oct 2011

Unloved Antiques: 19th-Century Pump Organs

The next item in this series of Unloved Antiques is the 19th-century “pump” or “reed” organ, or the Estey “Eastlake-style”* organ, to be more precise. […]

  • Oct 17 2011
  • 17 Oct 2011

Unloved Antiques: ‘Stradivarius’ Style Violins

The twelfth item in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is the world-famous “Stradivarius Violins.” Nothing hits the popular-culture’s buttons better than the idea of a […]

  • Jan 19 2009
  • 19 Jan 2009

Sell Abroad or Stay Home?

Are foreign markets better for selling antiques than American markets? Collecting has gone global, thanks to the Internet. As a result, antiques and collectibles divide […]

  • Oct 20 2008
  • 20 Oct 2008

Monster Mash Discs: Graveyard Smash

Elvis may have hated it, but to millions of people, “Monster Mash” is Halloween’s anthem, and the novelty song’s first pressings are collectibles to die […]

  • Oct 13 2008
  • 13 Oct 2008

Early Car Makers Desired Hit Song to Boost Sales

Early Car Makers Desired Hit Song to Boost Sales

By Dave Bausch

In the field of Automobilia, the one subject most collected is advertising. Advertising took many forms: posters, prints, toys, magazine ads, postcards just to name a few. But the one that most of the automobile makers yearned for was to have their specific model of car depicted on sheet music.

  • Sep 10 2008
  • 10 Sep 2008

Queen’s stockings roll up big sale

The art, antiques and collectibles news mention Queen Victoria’s unmentionables, a charred Hendrix guitar and a sad auction of slain football star’s belongings.

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

Rare Vinyl From The Heartland

Last night, I met up with Mike Garber, WorthPoint’s vinyl record Worthologist and owner of Zero Street Records in Omaha, NE to see how things were going in the record collecting world. Mike just returned from a buying trip in Colorado and said that he had a good time finding records for the store and for trade.

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

Jukebox EPs

Recently, I purchased a collection of vintage jukebox EPs dating from the mid 60’s to early 70’s. These EPs differ from regular 45s, in that they had small spindle holes and played at 33 1/3 rpm. They would contain four to six tracks from any given artist’s album and were not sold to the general public.

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

Bootlegs

I think everyone who is a collector has something as part of their colletion that they have no real justifacation for owning. For me, it’s old bootleg albums. I’ve accumulated over 250 of these things in the past few years and god knows why…I never listen to them. Regardless, their history and taboo nature in the record collecting field is pretty facinating.