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  • Oct 16 2013
  • 16 Oct 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: A Bottle of 1969 Château Mouton Rothschild

QUESTION: I have a bottle of 1969 Château Mouton Rothschild. The bottle is No. 32124. The bottle label notes: “Shipped by / LEXIS /LACHINE & […]

  • Oct 15 2013
  • 15 Oct 2013

The Evolution of the Elvis Movie Poster, U.K. Style

Elvis Presley was a movie star as well as a singer, starring in 33 big-screen productions. These films were not only hits in America but […]

  • 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 […]