Month: September 2014

LOST in “S” by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst: A True Collectible

Why “S”? Because LOST. JJ Abrams does it again. But this time in book form. When the TV show LOST launched 10 years ago today, an argument erupted in my living room. It went something like this… WIFE: Will

A Jewelry Empire Near Miss: The Story of Marianne Ostier

One of the many perks for working in the jewelry department is that I am fortunate to see many gorgeous pieces from the major names in the industry such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van

Under Pressure: How Coins are Made

Beyond simply the level of wear present on a coin’s surface, there are several characteristics of how each piece is produced that influence its overall appearance and even grade. One such factor is weakness of