Found 699 articles matching Books Documents and Ephemera category.
  • Feb 17 2016
  • 17 Feb 2016

Collecting Comics the Hard Way; One Page at a Time

Everyone knows classic comics are a hot commodity. The first appearances of Batman and Superman have sold for more than three million dollars in the […]

  • Feb 12 2016
  • 12 Feb 2016

The Postcard Time Machine: Vintage Valentine Postcards have Heart

The first mailed valentine was postmarked in 1806 in England. By the end of the 1800s, fancy valentines adorned with lace, ribbons, hearts and Cupids […]

  • Feb 11 2016
  • 11 Feb 2016

The Breathtaking Beauty of 19th–Century Valentine’s Day Cards

It will be Valentine’s Day on Thursday and love will be expressed in many ways, including the sending of Valentine’s Day cards, a tradition that […]

  • Jan 27 2016
  • 27 Jan 2016

Lost and Found Visuals: The Art and Value of Vernacular Photography

The old photograph was pasted into a scrapbook and had crusty brown rubber cement seeping around the edges. The image was a little girl with […]

  • Jan 6 2016
  • 6 Jan 2016

Is That Old Circus Poster You Found Authentic or a Reproduction? More Answers

Nearly seven years ago I wrote my first article for WorthPoint—“Is That Old Circus Poster You Found Authentic or a Reproduction?”—a guide to help identify […]

  • Dec 18 2015
  • 18 Dec 2015

Naughty or Nice: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ Capra, Commies and the FBI

“He’s making a list, checking it twice; gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…” When Coots & Gillespie’s famous Christmas song debuted on Eddie Cantor’s […]

  • Dec 16 2015
  • 16 Dec 2015

Collector’s Minute: First Commercial Christmas Card

To collectors, there is always a “Holy Grail” or the “Stuff of Dreams” for their category of collecting, for which, of course, a small fortune […]

  • Dec 10 2015
  • 10 Dec 2015

Postcard Time Machine: Christmas—The Way it Never Was

These days, I hear people bemoaning the commercialization of the holiday season. At least once during Black Friday, there’s a tale on the news of […]

  • Dec 8 2015
  • 8 Dec 2015

Christmas Movie Posters: A Yuletide Collectible Category

Some of our strongest memories of Christmas involve movies, either those that evoke the very ethos of Christmas or others which have a Christmas like […]

  • Nov 26 2015
  • 26 Nov 2015

The History of Thanksgiving Day, as told in The Ladies’ World, 1892

As a fans of antiques and collectibles, whose interest in history is peaked by the things we collect, we thought it would be interesting to […]