Found 51 articles matching Circuses category.
  • Oct 26 2010
  • 26 Oct 2010

A Circus Isn’t a Circus Unless It Has a Band: Collecting Circus Music

“A circus isn’t a circus unless it has a band.” So said Merle Evans in his biography written by Gene Plowden. Of course, Evans would […]

  • Oct 5 2010
  • 5 Oct 2010

Magazines with An Emphasis On Circus Are Inexpensive Collectibles

Magazines often publish circus stories, along with colorful photos and graphics. In a previous article I wrote for WorthPoint (Magazine Articles Chronicle Circus Life of […]

  • Sep 28 2010
  • 28 Sep 2010

Circus Collectibles Delivered by Mail: Circus Letterhead

A hand-penned or typed letter from a circus is like receiving a work of art in the mail. Circus owners were never shy about advertising […]

  • Aug 30 2010
  • 30 Aug 2010

The Truth Behind the Famous yet Bogus ‘Ringling Brothers’ Mustache Cups’

“There are a thousand and one stories under the big top . . .” The above is a phrase oft repeated by circus publicists over […]

  • Aug 16 2010
  • 16 Aug 2010

Clowns — The Hearts of the Circus Make Great Collectible Category

Send in the clowns—and the elephants! When we go to a traditional American circus, we expect to see both, and any complete circus collection will […]

  • Jul 27 2010
  • 27 Jul 2010

Searching for the Origin of the Astley Circus Engravings

Once again, I was caught up in the hunt and loved every minute! In 1976, our bicentennial year, I was in the nation’s capitol on […]

  • Jul 10 2010
  • 10 Jul 2010

Marx Brother Movie Helps Solve Circus Badge Mystery

A serious circus collector always keeps his eyes open to discover new and useful information. It can be found in the most unlikely places—old black […]

  • Jun 29 2010
  • 29 Jun 2010

A Ticket Is Your Entry To The Big Show And More

If you want to see the circus, don’t try to sneak in for free. “All children must have ticket, regardless of age . . .” […]

  • Jun 8 2010
  • 8 Jun 2010

You Can’t Tell Your Funambulists from Your Kinkers without Knowing Your Circus Lingo

Behind the scenes and on the back lot of any circus is another world, complete with its own language or lingo. The “Merriam-Webster Dictionary” defines […]

  • May 31 2010
  • 31 May 2010

Collecting Circus Stamps Means a Worldwide Search

By far the most colorful circus stamps are those issued in foreign countries. The checklist provided by The American Topical Association (ATA) indicates there are […]