Of Pin-ups and handbags: a meditation on thinking like a collector

Working at a place like Heritage I’ve learned a few things. My knowledge has been broadened in subjects far beyond what I ever thought I would ever have the opportunity, or the inclination, to learn, like how a classic pin-up can lead me straight into the lap of luxury – luxury accessories, that is.

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Collecting experiences, one ball park at a time

I collect baseball experiences. I love the ballpark, and watching the game in person is infinitely better than seeing it on the tube.

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Raising Interested People – Part 3, Tangible History
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“Star Blecch,” or why are Captain Kirk and Spock smiling like that?

What’s stopping Captain Kirk and Spock from saving the universe? MAD magazine! You can read the MAD magazine spoof “Star Bleech” from the high-resolution images of the original art.

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In search of Neal Adams lost art, or That Batman and Green Lantern comic art does not belong to you!

If, by some miracle, you happen to read this post and you happen to have the artwork, I am pleading with you – on behalf of Mr. Adams, his family, his fans and the whole of the comic book world – to please, please, PLEASE return it. Return it anonymously to the NYC Police, or the TLC in Manhattan. Call Heritage and let us know that you accidentally have it. You can even e-mail me directly at NoahF@HA.com and I will help faciliate the return, no questions asked.

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Galapagos Penguin Spotted in Dallas

Vincent Astor had a fascination with penguins.They appeared on his personal stationary and a silvered chrome penguin hood ornament graced his favorite automobile, so it was fitting to commemorate the voyage with a presentation Galapagos penguin statuette, naturalistically modeled by sculptor James Lippit Clark for Gorham in sterling silver and signed in facsimile on the base by all his appreciative shipmates.

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Memoirs of a Collector’s Daughter: A Summer of Baseball, Mike Piazza and Denny’s Grand Slam

By Kelly Kopa My father yells to the back of the van: “Today’s the day, I can feel it!” It was the summer of 1994. Denny’s had issued a new series of limited edition holographic major league baseball cards. As the van pulled into the Denny’s driveway, a faint sound of moaning and the occasional “dear […]

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