Imagine walking across a field with a metal detector and finding $5 million worth of Roman coins. Dave Crisp of Wiltshire, England, did just that, amazing himself and the world with his find. Maybe there’s a little treasure hunter in all of us, especially those who pursue antiques and collectibles.
Native American art was introduced to mainstream collectors through Indian trading posts, such as Indian Plaza in Gallup, N.M., which opened to take advantage of tourist traffic on Highway 66.
Do you remember when oil was called “black gold” or “Texas tea” in the “Beverly Hillbillies’” theme song? Striking oil was the ultimate source of wealth, more desirable than gold or diamonds. It flowed out of the ground, and no one gave much thought to running out of it.
The latest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Postcard History Series is Seattle, by Mark Sundquist. Filled from cover to cover with images of historic postcards selected from the author’s collection and the Pacific Northwest Postcard Club (pnpcc.com) collection, Seattle offers distinct views into the “queen city” from well over a...
A friend recently saw several baskets made of postcards at an auction and wondered if postcard collectors were interested in this type of novelty. The answer brings up a major divide between artists who think their art takes precedence and collectors who cherish the ephemera of the past.
My brother found a mammoth tooth in a gravel pit when he was a college student working summers on road construction. It was chalky white and beautiful, and I coveted it mightily. I still haven’t forgiven his ex-wife for giving it to a neighbor.
The terrible earthquake in Haiti has horrified the world, and calls for relief funds have been answered worldwide, proving that people are inherently generous and caring when given the opportunity.
This is the second in a two-part series on Kraemer Company postcards of Cincinnati, Ohio. In the first part [published in the Feb. 3 issue] we learned the Kraemer Art Co. became famous for producing private mailing cards among others. Collectors pursue Kraemer’s souvenir cards featuring important buildings, street scenes and skylines.
This is the first in a two-part series on Kraemer postcards of Cincinnati, Ohio.
“Postcard of Lost Royals” and “Postcards From Utopia: The Art of Political Propaganda,” both with an introduction by Andrew Roberts, are two little books with big dreams; collections of postcards from days-gone-by and forgotten history.