So — What’s It worth? Perhaps the most commonly asked question I hear is; “So, what’s it worth?” The question may pertain to a four language ship’s paper signed by James Madison and James Monroe, a signed photograph of movie star and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, or a hand-written letter by Union General (posthumously promoted) […]

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I just came back from the store.  My habit is to empty my pocket of change and place it in a container on my dresser.  This I did, without thinking, adding it to the mixture of coins already piling up from a couple of weeks worth of unloading pockets.  Soon I’ll have to empty it […]

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One of the greatest American painters of our area was born in Newburg, New York in 1825. After a short time his parents moved to Newark, New Jersey, where he learned drawing and painting with oil. He showed artistic talent at a young age, but was pushed into running the local family grocery. He was […]

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Those Funny Black Vinyl Frisbees with Two Sides. People are collecting old vinyl records for one of three reasons: A. They are reliving their youth (nostalgia) B. They weren’t around and are trying to capture some of the old time charisma C. They see a chance to make money Just as in any collectible, people […]

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“Baseball is 90% mental; the other half is physical.” ~ Yogi Berra Sports collectibles are among the hottest in the field.  They’re also among the most reproduced, copied, faked and forged of all collectibles.  It has been estimated, as reported in an FBI investigation, that more than 80% of all sports memorable are either falsified […]

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We’re not talking about Brian and Leon – – – we’re talking about small figures that wiggle their heads. (I guess maybe we are talking about Brian and Leon).  They’re called bobbing heads, wobblers, or bobbleheads. Sports bobbleheads first appeared on the baseball scene in the 1950’s.  They were paper mache figures, about four or […]

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Baseball cards — You can collect them.  You can swap them.  And if you’re lucky, you can sell them for big bucks;  as along as you know what to look for. The “mother” of all baseball cards is the Honus Wagner T-206 tobacco card. Tobacco card?  That’s right tobacco! The first baseball cards didn’t come […]

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Some collectibles come and go, but depression glass has held its own since it was first produced during the late 1920’s and continuing into the 1940’s. Some acquire it for its color or pattern; some collect it for nostalgic memories of “grandma’s cupboard”. Whatever the reason, it remains very popular in the world of collectables. […]

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