The Greatest Rock-and-Roll Band (of Authors) I Never Saw

By Joe Fay Around Christmastime in 2003, I was working at a second-hand bookstore in Fort Worth. As anyone who has worked in a bookstore (or anyone who haunts old bookstores regularly) would know, I discovered a lot of great (and mountains of not-so-great) stuff whilst plying away the hours among the shelves stocked full […]

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Christmas Rack Packs Remain A Hobby Mystery

By Chris Nerat Ever since the age of nine when I started collecting baseball cards, which to those of you who don’t know me would have made it 1987, I can remember seeing ads in “Sports Collectors Digest” for Christmas Rack Packs. These packs are basically three stacks of vintage Topps baseball cards, usually from the […]

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The King of Brazilian Coins

By Matt Draiss The Pedro I Coronation 6400 Reis gold coin is widely regarded as the most important coin in Brazilian numismatics. The Heritage World Coin Department will be holding an auction on January 5th and 6th,2014, in New York City in conjunction with the New York International Numismatic Fair. Pedro de Alcantara Serafin was […]

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By David Tosh Well, here it is again – that time of the year everyone looks forward to. For those of us who are serious collectors, it’s a time to put away our personal want lists and find out what those around us are wanting. Even men who do not like to shop (especially the […]

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The Joker – Because it’s funny is as good a reason as any…

By Michael Morgan When I was four years old, I was given a Superman comic, and Ol’ Supe and I never really got along. Invincibility is great, but it is hard to relate to a guy who doesn’t really have to work all that hard. I found The Batman to be much more relatable because […]

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That Time the Director of A Christmas Story Made the Greatest Christmas HORROR Movie Ever

by Joe Fay  Name me a holiday film made in the last fifty years that’s scarier than Black Christmas. Well, ever, actually. Forget the last fifty years. Go. I’ll help you out a little: there are none. Last week, our beloved Noah Fleisher wrote a blog post about A Christmas Story, and about how he […]

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2013: As told by Chanel

By Kara Przybyl As I flipped through the Luxury Accessories Holiday Catalog I came across a Chanel Light Brown Caviar Leather iPhone Pouch and it made me think. As a collector of luxury accessories, I often justify my purchases with the whimsical idea that someday these pieces of fine craftsmanship will be passed down to […]

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“You’ll shoot your eye out!” – a meditation on the greatness of ‘A Christmas Story”

By Noah Fleisher Name me a holiday film made in the last 50 years that’s better than “A Christmas Story.” Go. There are none. The front half of the 20th century, into the early 1960s, was a Golden Age of Christmas movies. The form, in my humble opinion, languished badly in the second half of […]

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