Found 224 articles matching Entertainment category.
  • May 20 2013
  • 20 May 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Thorens Music Box, H. L. Leonard Bamboo Fly Rod

QUESTION: I have a Thorens music box and a dozen 4 ½-inch metal disc records, one of which is “A Bicycle Built for Two.” The […]

  • May 16 2013
  • 16 May 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Global Hollywood & Its Impact on American Collectors

In 2005, Jane and Robert Kahn and their daughter Anna invited Linda and me to join them during their vacation in Florence, Italy. It was […]

  • May 9 2013
  • 9 May 2013

Are You Game for a Game of Thrones?

When I tried to read George R. R. Martin’s “A Game of Thrones” some years ago, I found it to be turgid, soapy and overwhelmingly […]

  • May 9 2013
  • 9 May 2013

Hofner Violin Bass’ Long and Winding Road into Rock ’n’ Roll History

It’s no secret that celebrity endorsements increase a product’s sales. It doesn’t seem to make any difference whether the endorsement is paid or unpaid. Oprah […]

  • May 4 2013
  • 4 May 2013

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: Kevin McElroy on Antique Violins

In this week’s installment of the Antiques Auction Forum podcast, Martin Willis speaks with luthier Kevin McElroy of Frost Gully Violins in Freeport, Maine, about […]

  • May 2 2013
  • 2 May 2013

The Kentucky Derby: The Race for the Roses is a Collectibles Treasure Trove

The 2015 running of the Kentucky Derby will mark the 141st race in the event’s history. Annually held in Louisville, Ky., the race is the […]

  • Apr 16 2013
  • 16 Apr 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: ‘Hit of the Week’ Records, Kichiemon Okamura Block Prints

QUESTION: I own approximately three dozen “HIT OF THE WEEK” records. The label reads: “Durium Products Corporation – New York / Durium T.M. Reg. – […]

  • Apr 10 2013
  • 10 Apr 2013

Jukeboxes and Collecting Make Beautiful Music Together

It commands attention: this icon of the 1950s is outfitted with sparkling chrome, flashy fins, gleaming bumpers, taillights and a dashboard-style console that’s surrounded by […]

  • Apr 6 2013
  • 6 Apr 2013

Hitting a Circus Jackpot at Annual Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

This year I hit the jackpot in my on-going quest to add to my collection of circus memorabilia. Each March, for most of the past […]

  • Apr 4 2013
  • 4 Apr 2013

Dealing with Dealers: Online Sale, Auctions and Pawn Shops

In the last two articles of this series I mentioned how to quickly dispose of glassware, vases, figurines, and items of value when handled through […]