Found 51 articles matching Circuses category.
  • Apr 4 2011
  • 4 Apr 2011

The Circus When America Was Young

The “Golden Age of the Circus” is a perplexing period of time that historians have difficulty pinpointing. One historian identified 1880 to 1918 as the […]

  • Mar 22 2011
  • 22 Mar 2011

Another Year’s Worth of Collectibles at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

Each March, I spend a three days at the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, hunting circus memorabilia for my collection. Last March, I wrote an article […]

  • Mar 8 2011
  • 8 Mar 2011

A Circus Collector’s Connect-the-Dots Find: Paul Anka Promotional Postcards

Totally unexpected, there in the middle of a shoebox full of postcards, were several promotional postcards for pop singer Paul Anka. I was at an […]

  • Feb 7 2011
  • 7 Feb 2011

Mail-Order Circus: The Greatest Show on Earth in Cardboard Miniature

Twenty-five cents and two box tops from Lever products and once got you a 35-piece, punch-out circus by mail; and not just any circus, mind […]

  • Feb 1 2011
  • 1 Feb 2011

Circus Super Stars: Wild Animal Trainers

Circus purists will tell you, “A circus isn’t a ‘real circus’ unless it features animals.” Many of the greatest circus performers have been wild animal […]

  • Jan 10 2011
  • 10 Jan 2011

Ringling VIP Gifts Are Rare Circus Collectibles

Collectors of circus memorabilia are rarely able to enhance their personal collections with VIP gifts from The Greatest Show on Earth because so few are […]

  • Dec 28 2010
  • 28 Dec 2010

Some Circus Animals Are the Stars of the Show

“. . .There they go, the pride of the circus. There they go, our animal stars. Give a hand to these handsome creatures. They are […]

  • Dec 7 2010
  • 7 Dec 2010

Collect a Virtual Library of Circus Books from the Internet for Free

Circus books are an important part of any circus memorabilia collection. A previous article (Circus Books: Building a Solid Foundation for Collecting) was all about […]

  • Nov 30 2010
  • 30 Nov 2010

Collecting the Business behind Circus Show Business

‘The Circus is the only ageless delight that you can buy for money. Everything else is supposed to be bad for you. But the Circus […]

  • Nov 8 2010
  • 8 Nov 2010

Elephants’ Hidden Artistic Talents: Paintings Created By Elephants

Have you ever seen an elephant painting? No, not a painting of an elephant. There are scores of those. What I’m talking about is a […]