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Congrats to a new year (and new look) for Goldmine

Goldmine Magazine, our sister publication, underwent some pretty impressive changes at the turn of the year. The verdict from subscribers and advertisers has been overwhelmingly positive. The magazine looks super cool and has a broad range of articles, interviews and features for lovers of vintage music memorabilia, vinyl records and even vintage posters. After...

Caroline Ashleigh Blog: DIY art restoration? NOT!

Bread, garlic, onions and potatoes may sound yummy if you’re hungry, but some people believe that they can clean works of art with them. Here is their reasoning: each of these foods has moisture in them to pick up water-soluble dirt without getting the painting wet. However, these foods also leave behind bacterial residue,...

Antiques Roadshow Announces Six New 2011 Tour Cities

This summer, Antiques Roadshow will once again crisscross the country in search of new treasures for Season 16 of PBS’s most watched show.The 2011 Tour stops are: Eugene, Ore. …………. June 4, 2011El Paso, Texas ……….. June 18, 2011Minneapolis, Minn. ….. July 9, 2011Tulsa, Okla.  ………….   July 23, 2011Atlanta, Ga.……………. Aug. 6, 2011Pittsburgh, Pa. ……….. Aug....

A slow economic recovery hurts archive preservation, too

The last year saw many historical auctions perform better than most auctioneers and industry spotters could have ever predicted. This growing trend doesn’t get a lot of critical attention in the mainstream media, well, except for the six-figure price tags. It appears our nation’s history is being sold off to the highest (private) bidder....

Which celebs’ sigs are faked? Top 10 list of most dangerous vintage celebrity autographs

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Buyers beware: many alleged Babe Ruth autographs are bogus, many purported Elvis Presley signatures should be marked “return to sender.”   Over half of the signatures of some famous sports, historical and entertainment figures submitted in 2010 to PSA/DNA Authentication Services of Santa Ana, Calif. were judged to be fakes.  Babe...