GSA Hoard of Morgan Dollars

Over the years, various hoards of coins have captured the attention of the collecting community and the public alike. The idea of finding a large cache of old coins can be intriguing to many, but

The Allure of Petrus: Rich, Rare and Easy to Resell

Petrus is the epitome of extravagance in Bordeaux. Single bottles can cost more $5,000, with the wine consistently selling for more than $1,000, even in comparatively humble vintages. Endeavoring to explain why Petrus is more

A Lifetime of Collecting_ George Armstrong Custer and The Battle of Little Bighorn

A Lifetime of Collecting: George Armstrong Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn

Piecing together an elite collection in any category requires extensive time and energy, both in acquisition of materials and in studying of the subject of choice. Such is the case with Glen Swanson, around whose

Steve Ditko_ Farewell to a Comic Book Art Legend

Steve Ditko: Farewell to a Legend of Comic Book Art

The world of comics and comic art lost a legend with the June 29 death of Steve Ditko, who has the unusual distinction of being one of the most beloved and revered comic artists of

A Guide to Valuing Your Limited Edition Art Print

You might wonder why some prints will sell for thousands while others only sell for a few hundred dollars.  What makes some prints so much more expensive? Limited Edition Art Prints Artists in the early

Bringing Pinocchio to Life through Disney Animation

As only the second animated film released by Disney Studios, the 1940 classic, Pinocchio, remains to be one of the most beloved movies ever made. Originally written by Carlo Collodi, as the Adventures of Pinocchio,

The Legacy of Little Bighorn and Custer’s Last Stand

For Garryowen and Glory! Those were the prophetic closing words of the regimental song of George Armstrong Custer’s 7th Cavalry. As a boy growing up in the days of black-and-white TV, my favorite “old movie”

Norman Rockwell’s Works Embody Magical Golden Age of Illustration

Before television and the movies, illustrated books and magazines were the entertainment and the escape for many Americans. Through skillful draftsmanship, thoughtful composition, and sharp wit, illustrators were able to create snapshots of climactic action

5 Must-Read Avengers Comics Before the Release of Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War, which is scheduled to be released April 27, is the culmination of 18 films produced by the Marvel Studios over the last decade. Without a doubt, one of the most anticipated movies I

Q&A with Antique Silver Specialist Karen Rigdon

It’s easy to like silver. In its pure form, silver is a stunning element, which goes a long way toward creating beautiful works of art when in the hands of an accomplished silversmith. But there