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Secret Spaces, Concealed Compartments

Have you ever discovered a collectible or piece of period furniture with a secret compartment, a hidden drawer, double meaning, or a concealed space? Some of these rare antiques and collectibles are made more valuable for what you can’t see – secret spaces and concealed compartments.

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The National Sports Collectors Convention – Top names in the hobby look back

(Yesterday, Chris Nerat gave us a peek at his memories of his first time at the National Sports Collectors Convention in 1993. Today, in our continued look at the National, Chris looked into the memories of some of his friends and colleagues from his days as an editor at SCD. Many thanks to the respective […]

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A look back to my first National – 1993 in Chicago at McCormick Place

(Chris Nerat, one of Heritage’s Sports Consignment Directors, and a guy who knows as more about sports than most anyone I’ve ever met, should also be a well known entity to readers of Sports Collectors Digest (SCD), where he was an editor and writer, for several years. He’s good at what he does, as you’ll see […]

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Shagreen and Art Deco’s “Great Gatsby” moment

By Ashleigh Hite With the anticipation that built up to the release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby this year, Art Deco is having a revival moment – not that it ever really goes out of style. It seems that the stores are filled with beaded frocks with drop-waists, perfect for your evening jaunt to your […]

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“The Wolverine,” a review

 (Thinking of checking out “The Wolverine” this weekend to get your latest Super Hero movie fix? Gary Dowell, one of Heritage’s Jack-of-All-Trades catalogers and experts – working across the comics, comics art and Music & Entertainment categories – has a few thoughts on the film. Besides having an encyclopedic knowledge of Pop Culture, he is a capable and accomplished […]

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Raising Interested People – Part 1: Reading

By Michael Morgan “Only Interested People are Interesting” ~ Jeff Cooper Ever meet a person who is so completely wrapped up in their profession or obsession that finding common ground seems impossible? Contrast that experience with a conversation with a person who seems to have been everywhere and done everything. The chat is usually lively […]

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Thinking of investing in The Royal Baby? Think twice…

By Noah Fleisher So… The Royal Baby was born yesterday, just in case you hadn’t heard… Oh. You’ve heard that already? Right now, and likely for the next few weeks, the media in the western world will be entrirely focused on that child. Great Britain has been on quite a run lately, starting with the […]

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They call me the Birkin Whisperer

(Rachel Koffsky, today’s blogger, is a Cataloger and Consignment Coordinator in Heritage’s Luxury Accessories Department – that means she spends her days surrounded by handbags, even one of which, would be the envy of millions of haute couture lovers all over the world. Here she explains why she’s so good at what she does, and […]

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The Coin Geek: Looking to the art world and a potentially staggering loss

(A mother’s act of love in defending the crime of her child? Or an even worse crime than the one she was trying to cover? Those are the questions that hit me, our blogger today – John Dale – and likely millions of others, when news of this crime in Romania broke. What a gut […]

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My most valuable collectible is worthless – and I’m okay with that

By Noah Fleisher It’s an unassuming little thing, a late 1990s or early 2000s DC action figure of The Flash. To know me is to know I love The Flash. above all other heroes. Always have. It started when I was very young, maybe seven, and I bought a beat up copy of Flash #137 […]

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