Author Archives: Antiques Staff

Barbie ~ Still Making Heads Turn at 50

Who could have guessed that one woman’s idea for a three-dimensional doll to add excitement and adventure to her daughter Barbara’s playtime would become an iconic toy and a cultural legend? Barbie® Doll has become all that and then some since she hit the toy scene in 1959. Today as she continues to turn...

Peace, Music & Memories of 1969 Revisited

It may have been 40 years ago, but the memories and music of Woodstock have most definitely stood the test of time. Whether you were there or not, whether you are a collector of memorabilia, a fan of the music, or simply part of the generation that remembers hearing about three days of peace,...

Growing Passion for Pulp Fiction

Alluring and scandalous, sometimes tawdry, and most definitely innovative, the world of pulp fiction literature is rich with eye-catching artistry and tempting and trying tales involving rough and tumble leading men, vexing vixens and masked heroes. Once, a relatively inexpensive and popular form of literary entertainment in the 1920s, today pulp fiction is a...

Memories and Memorabilia from Yankee Stadium

Love them or loathe them, the New York Yankees and their legendary big ballpark in the Bronx deliver a healthy dose of baseball frenzy and fantastic history every day. Even with the new Yankee Stadium and fervor of the 2009 MLB season, the collecting community and baseball fans worldwide continue to pay homage to...

Portable Pricing for Hot Wheels and McCoy

Affordably priced, hundreds of color photos, up-to-date secondary pricing, all in a book you can easily tote to shows, shops, or rummage sales. What’s not to love? That’s what you get, and so much more, with Hot Wheels and McCoy Pottery, the newest additions to Krause Publications’ Warman’s® Companion series.

It’s a Pottery Party!

Are you passionate about Marblehead and Newcomb College? Do Roseville and Weller make your heart race, or how about Grueby or a pristine piece of American stoneware? If any of this rings true for you, you aren't alone. In fact, you're among friends if you find yourself in Philadelphia later this month, or if...

Is Luck on Your Side?

As the old saying goes, if you’re lucky at all, then you’re lucky enough. When it comes to finding an antique or collectible item you’ve searched a long time for or determining a piece you own is worth more than you realized may have something to do with luck, but it’s a good bet...

Popular Civil War Reference Returns

“War is sorrowful, but there is one thing infinitely more horrible than the worst horrors of war, and that is the feeling that nothing is worth fighting for…”
     ~Harper’s Weekly, December 31, 1864