Ten Things You Didn’t Know: Philatelic Facts

Backed encased Franklin 1-cent blue stamp

Not only are stamps functional and practical, they are often affordable collectibles, and wonderful pieces of art. In the latest Ten Things You Didn’t Know column you’ll discover a few fascinating facts you may, or may not have known about stamps and philatelists (those who collect stamps and study postal history). Read More +

Antique banknote, coin and scripophily sale offers over 1,200 lots

American Colonial money

Hundreds of banknotes that have been off the market or never offered before at auction will cross the block starting Oct. 18 at the Museum of American Finance in New York City. The sale include notes from Argentina, rare China issues, unlisted 1879 and 1880s Keeling Cocos rarities, East Africa, South Africa, Russia, an amazing collection of over 20 Georgia colonial banknotes. Read More +

Antiques and collectibles reference eBooks available in Amazon Kindle Store

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Some of the collectible hobby’s best books have been out of print for more than a decade, only to be found in antiques stores themselves as part of a dealer’s private library. F+W Media, publisher of Antique Trader, is proud to offer a variety of its antiques and collectibles products in e-book form in Amazon’s Kindle store. Now you don’t have to spend $50 for that out-of-print title if you put an e-reader such as your Kindle or iPad to work! Read More +

Vendors say sales remain strong at San Francisco Antiquarian Book, Print & Paper Fair 2012

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For 24 years, the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print and Paper Fair has drawn bibliophiles together to refine their collections. The fair was Feb. 4-5, 2012. The report from Fair exhibitors was positive. Rosemarie Rustico of San Francisco’s W C Antiques described the first day as “killer busy.” The second day was a bit easier (Super Bowl XLVI might have had something to do with that). Read More +