Author Archives: Judy Penz Sheluk

The sound of music

Nothing can define a generation more than its music, and by extension, by its musical instruments. But how do we define what’s vintage, what’s collectible — and what’s just old?

Buffalo Bill and the Wild West

He was born William Frederick Cody on Feb. 26, 1846, in a log cabin near LeClaire, Iowa, an area just west of the Mississippi River. He would grow up to become “Buffalo Bill,” an icon of the American West; a man described by Annie Oakley as “the simplest

Can you judge a book by its cover?

“Only a fool would read a first edition. Simply having such a book makes life in general and (a first edition Ernest) Hemingway in particular go better when you do break out the reading copies.” – John Dunning, Booked to Die.