Found 224 articles matching Entertainment category.
  • Jul 10 2010
  • 10 Jul 2010

Marx Brother Movie Helps Solve Circus Badge Mystery

A serious circus collector always keeps his eyes open to discover new and useful information. It can be found in the most unlikely places—old black […]

  • Jun 29 2010
  • 29 Jun 2010

A Ticket Is Your Entry To The Big Show And More

If you want to see the circus, don’t try to sneak in for free. “All children must have ticket, regardless of age . . .” […]

  • Jun 8 2010
  • 8 Jun 2010

You Can’t Tell Your Funambulists from Your Kinkers without Knowing Your Circus Lingo

Behind the scenes and on the back lot of any circus is another world, complete with its own language or lingo. The “Merriam-Webster Dictionary” defines […]

  • May 31 2010
  • 31 May 2010

Collecting Circus Stamps Means a Worldwide Search

By far the most colorful circus stamps are those issued in foreign countries. The checklist provided by The American Topical Association (ATA) indicates there are […]

  • May 25 2010
  • 25 May 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Revivals and the Value of Collectibles

In the collectibles business, you’ll often hear the mantra, “Everything old is new again,” particularly when there has been revival of a famous book into […]

  • May 24 2010
  • 24 May 2010

Collect Circus Stamps for Color and Variety on a Budget

In the world of philately (the study and collection of postage stamps), there are those who concentrate on collecting topical stamps. The list is endless—music, […]

  • May 3 2010
  • 3 May 2010

Collecting ‘The Greatest Motion Picture On Earth’

“We bring you the circus, the pied piper whose magic tunes greet children of all ages, from 6 to 60, into a tinsel and spun-candy […]

  • Apr 5 2010
  • 5 Apr 2010

Fabulous Fakes: Bogus Carousel Horses

Wooden carousel horses are the stuff of childhood legend, though most of us alive today have only ever rode on fiberglass, plastic or aluminum steeds. […]

  • Mar 30 2010
  • 30 Mar 2010

Searching For Circus Collectibles

“Where do you look for circus collectibles?” I get asked that question over and over, and it’s a question you could ask any collector, no […]

  • 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, […]