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  • May 7 2008
  • 7 May 2008

Lennon’s “Give Peace A Chance” Lyrics to be Auctioned

LONDON – “It will be worth something someday,” John Lennon told Gail Renard four decades ago, handing her scribbled lyrics to “Give Peace a Chance.”

Those lyrics are featured among Renard’s rock and pop collectibles that will be auctioned by Christie’s of London. The lyrics will go on public view in New York on May 7-20 and in London on July 5. They will be auctioned on July 10.

  • Apr 25 2008
  • 25 Apr 2008

Animation Art – Collectible Cels and Drawings

It was a Saturday afternoon, back in the days of my youth, and I can still remember handing over my ten cents to the man behind the glass window, then getting a ticket to the greatest afternoon ever. I waltzed right through the theater doors and up to the refreshment stand and handed over my nickel for a Coke. If I was plush with money, I splurged on a five cent bag of popcorn.

  • Feb 23 2008
  • 23 Feb 2008

Diminutive Audio Equipment as Collectible

Musical toys are some of the most sought-after audio equipment in avant garde music genres. This phenomenon has made primitive, electronic instruments into collectibles. In addition to the sheer novelty of collecting poor quality, low-fi objects, the idea of toy keyboards from the eighties as collectibles speaks to the high-speed rate of progress in audio.

  • Jan 27 2008
  • 27 Jan 2008

Movie and Television Merchandise as Collectibles

The box office tally isn’t the whole story of a film’s profit margin – “It’s the merchandise, silly.” So says Mel Brooks in his 1987 science fiction parody Spaceballs, as his character displays merchandise from the film – within the film – including bed sheets and a cereal box.

  • Nov 3 2007
  • 3 Nov 2007

CBS Fender Instruments: A Turning Point in Quality and Value?

January 3, 1965 is an important date for Fender instrument collectors because it’s when Leo Fender and Don Randall sold their company to CBS Broadcasting for $13 million. Leo remained working in R&D and Randall became General Manager, but their company was never the same again.