Making the Most of Your Search for that Elusive Piece

By Brian Shipman Finding that elusive piece can be frustrating. Below are tips and tricks on how to make the most of your live searches and your saved Wantlist searches to help you find exactly what you want. Here is a challenging search I face: I want to know when anything related to my last […]

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On Responsibility and a White Hermés Birkin

By Ashleigh Hite There are few certainties in this life, death and taxes being the most obvious. I would like to submit my own personal addition: I am certain that I will never be responsible, or adult, enough to own a white Hermés Birkin. At a spring Luxury preview, I hesitantly walked by the lovely […]

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Of Sweathogs and Men, or the draw of Welcome Back, Kotter

I really thought much about “Welcome Back, Kotter” in a few decades.. Until today when, as I am wont to do in a spare moment over morning coffee, I checked out this week’ Weekly Comic Auction. In my cursory perusal of the original comic art I came across this absolute gem of Pop Culture: Jack Sparling and Bob Oksner’s Welcome Back, Kotter #1.

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Joe Lansdale, Daleks, Robert Silverberg, Filking, A Game of Thrones, and the Hugos: Just Another Day at Worldcon

Joe Fay of Heritage’s Rare Books division visits the 71st Annual World Science Fiction Convention and is delighted to meet a number of notable authors.

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Handling the Best of the Best

An ordinary Friday became extraordinary after original art by Will Eisner and Lou Fine, thought lost for decades, crosses the desk of cataloger David Tosh.

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Fine Minerals = Fine Art

A visit to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science shows how crystals of fine mineral specimens are like George Seurat’s pointillism.

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The Coin Geek: Bible Verse on U.S. Coins

While all current U.S. coins bear the national motto “In God We Trust,” a few designs from the 20th century actually cite a specific Bible verse.

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Pop Culture Meets History – A fascination with Tomahawks historical and modern

When I pick up my rifle, I grab my powder horn, possibles bag and the tomahawk comes along, too. With these items and a bit of knowledge, I can hunt, keep warm, and build a shelter to stay out of the weather.

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Falling in love with the Astor Family

Heritage fine and decorative arts cataloger Corey Cripe falls in love with a trove of love letters from Vincent Astor to his future wife Brooke Astor, which is coming for sale Oct. 5-7 in Heritage’s Gentleman Collector Auction.

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The Dark Knight of the Cube

A collector of Rubik’s Cubes revisits his appearance on the television show “That’s Incredible” to compete for a national title in a speed-solving champtionship.

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