Rocks, gems and minerals are more than simply topics covered in science classes, they are part of an expanding collecting interest, explored by esteemed agate collector Patti Polk, in the new edition of her book, "Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals."
Transcending race and culture, Transformers enjoy global appeal. Uber-collector Mark Bellomo shares the stories behind his toy obsessions, as well as some practical advice.
The wonderful and often whimsical world of children's books entrance youth today, just as in the 19th century. In addition to those who enjoy them purely for the tales and adventures, children's literature is a fascinating collecting interest. In this 7 Essentials column, some essential tips and information about children's books and collecting them...
With music fans, musicians and record companies discovering or re-discovering, as it were, all that is great about vinyl records, the interest in vinyl albums continues to evolve and increase, and the Standard Catalog of American Records is there to serve as a guide to market.
America's longest-running antiques and collectibles reference is marking its golden anniversary, and celebrating its evolution during the previous decades.
Appearing delicate in nature, bottles are far more durable and dynamic in design than one many think. In the new edition of the Antique Trader Bottles Identification & Price Guide author Mike "The Bottle King" Polak explains and illustrates this truth.
In his latest Behind the Spine column, Paul Kennedy reviews the lineage of the longest-running antiques and collectibles guide, Warman's, which is the 50th anniversary edition.
Anthony J. Cavo’s nostalgic book, “Yesterday’s Bride: Gowns, Weddings & Traditions 1850 to 1930,” is a wonderful compilation of charming historical wedding photos. Each photo is accompanied by analysis and discussion of the fashion of the period, historical facts putting the photos into historical context, and common (and sometimes uncommon) wedding traditions. It’s fascinating...
Approximately 10,000 LEGO sets have been created over the past 50 years. Brothers Ed and Jeff Maciorowski have written a new book that examines their investment potential.
If you're like a lot of people you may have more than a few decks of playing cards in your house, but did you know they are a historically rich collectible? In a recent Book Review, Antoinette Rahn discusses the benefits of the book "The Collector's Guide to Playing Cards".