Stamp sale had Far East, China bidding action

LONDON – Stanley Gibbons’ new auction room at 399 Strand was packed out for its Foreign, British Commonwealth and Great Britain Public Auction on June 23 even though it had to compete with the England vs. Slovenia World Cup match.

Great Eastern show sizzles with ephemera

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Collectors looking for postcards, photographs, books, music, calendars, documents, magazines, prints, and more ephemera will find much to choose from at the Great Eastern U.S. Antique Advertising, Book and Paper Show at the Allentown, Pa., Fairgrounds July 17.

Button collecting one of hobby’s oldest pursuits

Interest in buttons, as historic artifacts and pieces of artwork, gained nationwide attention in the 1930s. Collecting buttons soon became the number one hobby among women and No. 3 overall (after coins and stamps). Although times were hard and money scarce, many people still seemed to have boxes of buttons in attics.