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  • Sep 8 2009
  • 8 Sep 2009

Heralds Promote Circuses Coming to Town, Tear Down ‘Inferior’ Competition

Circus heralds and couriers stand out among all the advertising pieces produced by the traveling shows of the Golden Age. They were printed in greater […]

  • Sep 8 2009
  • 8 Sep 2009

The Origin of the COMEX Rolex ‘Sea Dweller’ Diver’s Watch

During the late 1960s, in collaboration with COMEX—a France-based professional dive company—Rolex developed its “Submariner” model to meet the most stringent technical and professional demands […]

  • Sep 2 2009
  • 2 Sep 2009

Have a Yen for Goofies, Ringers and Igloos? — You’ve Been Bitten by the Button Bug

In a St. Louis hotel elevator during a convention, several women were talking about the judging of their trays of heads when a man asked […]

  • Aug 25 2009
  • 25 Aug 2009

Uncommon Railroad Watches: Challenging Collections to Complete

Railroad watches were produced in prodigious quantities by nearly all the American watch companies, starting in 1870 and running right up to 1969, with the […]

  • Aug 25 2009
  • 25 Aug 2009

Taking a Peek at Antique Furniture Keyhole Accessories

When you examine almost any older or antique piece of furniture which has doors, drawers, a drop front, a tambour or a lid you almost […]

  • Aug 25 2009
  • 25 Aug 2009

Duck, Duck, Goose II: A. Elmer Crowell Decoys Realize High Prices at Auction

On July 15 and 16 of this year, Copley Fine Art Auctions held its sporting sale in Plymouth, Ma. Among the many items to be […]

  • Aug 19 2009
  • 19 Aug 2009

What Did You Read As a Child? Collecting Memories

Avid readers and book collectors all have one thing in common—they were inspired by their childhood favorites. We learned to value books because of the […]

  • Aug 18 2009
  • 18 Aug 2009

Advertising History: The Origin of ‘Nipper,’ the RCA Victor Dog

“Nipper,” the RCA Victor advertising dog, was one of the most familiar advertising icons of the early 20th century. The image was used extensively on […]

  • Aug 17 2009
  • 17 Aug 2009

‘The Circus Is Coming!’ Circus Couriers Whet Communities’ Appetites

“The circus is coming!” It was the cry of every kid who heard the news that the circus was coming to their town. And how […]

  • Aug 11 2009
  • 11 Aug 2009

Card Tables You Don’t Fold Up and Hide in the Closet

When you think of a card table, does your mind take you back to those cheaply made vinyl-covered wood metal contraptions with the folding legs […]