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  • Dec 2 2015
  • 2 Dec 2015

Sounds of a Victorian Christmas: Original Carols Played on Original Instruments

If I had to admit to a Christmas-time pet peeve, it would be this: I’m a Scrooge when it comes to cover versions of classic […]

  • Oct 27 2015
  • 27 Oct 2015

The Sony Cassette Walkman Changed How and Where We Listened to Our Music

“No invention in my lifetime has so changed an art and cheapened it as the Sony Walkman, which first infiltrated our culture 25 years ago […]

  • Oct 22 2015
  • 22 Oct 2015

Halloween and Horror Movie Imagery at the English Cinema

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s that time of the year when we sit back, turn off the lights and scare ourselves silly with a good […]

  • Oct 19 2015
  • 19 Oct 2015

Haunting Photographic Images of Early Halloween Costumes are Desired Collectibles

Halloween’s roots arguably date back thousands of years to Celtic harvest traditions. But the celebration in the form we know it today has a much […]

  • Oct 12 2015
  • 12 Oct 2015

Philco Predicta was the most Advanced Television of our Time (for a very short time)

“It’s truly TV today, from the world of tomorrow… it’s 1965… today!” This line from the 1958 Philco television ad exclaiming that the new Predicta […]

  • Jul 7 2015
  • 7 Jul 2015

Format Wars Decide which Products will be Mainstream and which will be Collectible

Those of us over a “certain age” have seen format wars come and go: VHS vs. Betamax; 8-track vs. cassette; Apple Mac vs. IBM DOS; […]

  • Jun 16 2015
  • 16 Jun 2015

That Box of Old 78 RPM Discs May Contain a Gold Record Encased in Shellac

The bidding stood at $16,800 until the last few seconds of the eBay auction. Then, auction sniping software kicked in. Within seconds, the bidding soared […]

  • Jun 12 2015
  • 12 Jun 2015

Wayne Henderson’s Hand-Made Guitars are the Perfect Collectible

Henderson guitars are certainly not the most expensive hand-made acoustic guitars. At about $5,000 (plus or minus) when new, their price pales in comparison to […]

  • Mar 31 2015
  • 31 Mar 2015

Circus Memorabilia Expert’s eBay Searches Reveal Scores of Misidentified Posters

Every day I search eBay for new listings of circus items, hoping to find something rare or unusual to add to my collection. I use […]

  • Mar 26 2015
  • 26 Mar 2015

Tumblin Collection of ‘Gone With the Wind’ Screen-Worn Costumes, Art & Props to Cross Block

DALLAS – The iconic blue-gray cotton dress worn by Vivian Leigh in her Academy-Award-winning role as Scarlett O’Hara is expected to sell for $100,000 or […]