Found 213 articles matching category.
  • Oct 8 2013
  • 8 Oct 2013

D’Angelico and D’Aquisto: Masters of the Handmade Archtop Guitar

Handmade stringed musical instruments are seldom average. They are usually found at the extremes of quality: they are either gawdawful or sublime. The “worst of […]

  • Sep 20 2013
  • 20 Sep 2013

I Inherited the Family Piano… Now What?

How do you stop an elephant from charging? Take away his credit card. Why do elephants have trunks? Because they would look silly with glove […]

  • Sep 18 2013
  • 18 Sep 2013

Music, Coin-Op, Gaming & Toys to lead Sept. 21 Sale at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Two outstanding 35-year collections to be sold without reserve, featuring items in many categories, will be included in a specialty auction slated […]

  • Sep 12 2013
  • 12 Sep 2013

Brunswick Panatrope Radio Phonograph was the First Multi-Disc Record Player

I bought my first MP3 player last week. I know it’s old technology. Apple introduced the iPod in 2001 and I’m just getting on-board. Call […]

  • Sep 8 2013
  • 8 Sep 2013

Musical and Arcade Rarities to Make Noise in Upcoming Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Two outstanding 35-year collections to be sold without reserve, featuring items in many categories, will be included in a specialty auction slated […]

  • Sep 5 2013
  • 5 Sep 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Mid-Century Modern Penn State Classroom Chair

QUESTION: In the 1990s, I bought four (4) bentwood plywood classroom chairs. The remains of a paper label that contains a circle motif with the […]

  • Sep 3 2013
  • 3 Sep 2013

Collectible Posters from the 1969-70 ‘American Invasion’ of the U.K.

The Beatles were at the vanguard of the “British Invasion” of America in the 1960s, a movement that embraced a slew of British bands that […]

  • Aug 20 2013
  • 20 Aug 2013

Dr. Robert Pierce Harris, Circus Physician to The Greatest Show on Earth

In the circus, much of the glory went to the performers, especially to the star performers. Their images were plastered on posters and in other […]

  • Aug 16 2013
  • 16 Aug 2013

Fender Instruments: From Radio Repair to Rock ‘n’ Roll History

Leo Fender became a rock ‘n’ roll icon quite by accident. After a brief career as a bookkeeper, Leo opened a radio repair shop in […]

  • Jul 30 2013
  • 30 Jul 2013

Bysouth’s U.K. Versions of Disney Movie Posters an Affordable Variant for U.S. Collectors

Disney movies are popular worldwide, and Britain has long had an avid appetite for Disney products. Posters for these movies were re-designed for the British […]