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  • Mar 9 2010
  • 9 Mar 2010

There Was Only One P.T. Barnum

Phineas Taylor Barnum was almost a Yankee Doodle Dandy, but missed it by one day. When Barnum was born 200 years ago, on July 5, […]

  • Jul 22 2009
  • 22 Jul 2009

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Rin Tin Tin, Cola-Cola Poster, Collector Plates

QUESTION: I own a wood plaque featuring a hand-carved image of Rin Tin Tin that measures approximately 7 inches by 3 ½ inches. Rin Tin […]

  • May 12 2009
  • 12 May 2009

Circus Blogs: Inside Stories from Men with Sawdust in their Veins

Circus blogs are an open window to the circus worlds of today and yesterday. The best of these blogs is Buckles Blog, which is updated […]

  • Mar 20 2009
  • 20 Mar 2009

Lakeside Merry-Go-Round Features Folk-Art Carvings

Adjacent to Lake Rhode in Lakeside, Colo., gleams the Tower of Jewels, a 150-foot-tall wooden tower built in 1907 originally fitted with 5,000 lights. It […]

  • Mar 17 2009
  • 17 Mar 2009

Carousel Goes Around and Around for 80 Years

It was one of the most popular rides at the original Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colo. It goes up and down and round and round, […]

  • Feb 20 2009
  • 20 Feb 2009

The Ten Most Valuable Oscar Best Picture Posters

Winning an Oscar may or may not catapult stars or director to greater things, but it most certainly tends to increase the value of movie […]

  • Jan 30 2009
  • 30 Jan 2009

Finding an Example from Great-Granddad’s Phonograph Company

By Tom Carrier WorthPoint Worthologist EDITOR’S NOTE: Brimfield, Mass., is a small New England town with a population of about 5,000 or so. Settled in […]

  • Jan 30 2009
  • 30 Jan 2009

Out-of-This-World Poster Artist Bob McCall

By Allan Maurer WorthPoint Worthologist Science fiction superstar Isaac Asimov once called Bob McCall “the nearest thing we have to an artist-in-residence in outer space.” […]

  • Jan 22 2009
  • 22 Jan 2009

‘Mothballs’: The World of Antique and Collectibles on the Silver Screen

Talk about life imitating art, or art imitating work, Dan Borsey was able to talk with film director and screenwriter Chris McCallion about his newest […]

  • Jan 22 2009
  • 22 Jan 2009

Kit Carson County’s Historic Carousel

Kit Carson County residents thought it to be quite the mistake. Buying a carousel? The very idea. But, the county commissioners thought otherwise and in […]