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Fabulous Fakes: Bogus Carousel Horses (4/5/10)
This genuine carousel horse from the Dentzel company and carved by Daniel Muller in 1909, sold for $90,000 at a Sotheby’s sale in 2006. Rather plain examples of the same vintage often sell for more than $5,000, which means there are some who would try to pass off reproductions as the real thing. Wooden carousel horses are the stuff of childhood legend, though most of us alive today have only ever rode on … More >>


Searching For Circus Collectibles (3/30/10)
View from the balcony at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair.  “Where do you look for circus collectibles?” I get asked that question over and over, and it’s a question you … More >>


There Was Only One P.T. Barnum (3/9/10)
P.B. Barnum: an American showman.Phineas Taylor Barnum was almost a Yankee Doodle Dandy, but missed it by one day. When Barnum was born 200 … More >>


Q & A with Harry Rinker: Rin Tin Tin, Cola-Cola Poster, Collector Plates (7/22/09)
harry-rinker3QUESTION: I own a wood plaque featuring a hand-carved image of Rin Tin Tin that measures approximately 7 inches … More >>


Circus Blogs: Inside Stories from Men with Sawdust in their Veins (5/12/09)
Buckles Woodcock, who hosts Buckles Blog, working with elephants in the 108th Edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.Circus blogs are an open window to the circus worlds of today and yesterday. The best of these blogs is … More >>


Lakeside Merry-Go-Round Features Folk-Art Carvings (3/20/09)
The original Merry-Go-Round at the Lakeside Amusement Park was located outside. It would eventually be housed in three different buildings since the park opened in 1908.Adjacent to Lake Rhode in Lakeside, Colo., gleams the Tower of Jewels, a 150-foot-tall wooden tower built in 1907 originally … More >>


Carousel Goes Around and Around for 80 Years (3/17/09)
The original carousel house at Elitch Gardens in Denver Colo.It was one of the most popular rides at the original Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colo. It goes up and … More >>


The Ten Most Valuable Oscar Best Picture Posters (2/20/09)
wings-1sheet-aWinning an Oscar may or may not catapult stars or director to greater things, but it most certainly tends to … More >>


Auction Report: Julien’s Grammy Benefit (1/31/09)
"Interview" magazineJulien’s Auctions gets cranked up on Feb. 6 with its charity auction in conjunction with the 51st Grammy Awards at … More >>


Out-of-This-World Poster Artist Bob McCall (1/30/09)
The Style A poster for the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie “2001: A Space Odyssey,” done in different sizes, depicts the wheel-shaped Space Station One, is the most common.By Allan Maurer WorthPoint Worthologist Science fiction superstar Isaac Asimov once called Bob McCall “the nearest thing we have to an artist-in-residence … More >>


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