Collecting Historical Autographs – Basic info
When collecting autographs, it is better to collect letters and documents and avoid clipped signatures (signatures that were cut from letters or documents). First, there is nothing historical about a clip, and Secondly, it is very hard to properly authenticate a clipped signature. Go for letters and documents and other “larger” items.
I grew up in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky and the practice of taking postmortem photographs was a normal occurrence. After moving and marrying someone who was raised in a large city I became aware that what I had been taught as a life-affirming practice was viewed as macabre and just plain creepy by many.
Collecting The Coneheads
I collect in a number of specific areas. Rather than randomly collecting movie art, I enjoy building wider collections that include toys, trading cards, ties, comix, magazines and books and so on.
I’ll collect anything from a movie or TV show in which aliens play a prominent role.
Incredible Leonard Schrader Lobby Card Collection Sells
One of the most amazing American collections of movie memorabilia known has sold to an as-yet unnamed foreign buyer.
The condition of movie paper–and how it affects prices
Let’s start with the absolute basics: all serious collectors desire items that are as near perfect as possible, and the closer to perfect an item is, the higher the price it can command.
Unprecedented movie memorbilia collection to be auctioned in December
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a movie memorbilia collection some say is second only to that of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be auctioned off in mid-December of this year.
Dinner in Camelot
The date was June 20, 1959. John F. Kennedy, then a United States senator from Massachusetts, was campaigning across the country for the 1960 Democratic nomination for president. Campaigning with him was his wife, Jacqueline.
Immigration, learning from our antiques
As the founder of WorthPoint, I have been asked countless times what I collect. I think it is a funny question, as I have learned that a collector’s attention span is usually measured in a 5-6 year time span. I am typical in that respect, as, what I collect changes every 5-6 years. The problem is that I keep what I collected, thus, I have many collections that I am not active in.
MY 3 OLD PHOTOS/PORTRIATS OF JEAN HARLOWE
I HAVE 3 VERY OLD PORTRIATS OF JEAN HARLOWE WHICH WERE GIVEN TO MY GREAT-GRANDMOTHER BY JEAN HERSELF WHEN SHE WAS A MAID FOR JEAN, MANY, MANY YEARS AGO. tHEY HAVE SINCE BEEN PASSED DOWN TO MY GRANDMOTHER, MOTHER, AND MYSELF. I WOULD NOW LIKE TO SELL THEM BUT NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY WORTH. THEY ARE ALL 8X10 IN SIZE, AND IN GOOD CONDITION.
Have some original photos of Marilyn Monroe
Trying to find out if pictures of Marilyn Monroe in Korea for the USO show are vauable. I have her arriving on the helicopter and walking to the changing room also standing on the stage.(it is a series) I was told they were taken by a soldier that was serving at that time.