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In today’s collectible toy scene, Star Wars is by far the largest collecting community in my opinion. The love for the force is multigenerational and worldwide, especially since Disney acquired … more
In the 1970’s blockbuster movie Jaws , arguably the most colorful character was the grizzled fisherman, shark hunter, and U.S. Navy veteran Sam Quint. In the film, Quint is portrayed by the … more
When Marcia Pollock Wysocky, a historian and author from Winneconne, Wisc. was given 13 handwritten letters by her mother's neighbor, Gayle Baylor of Friendship, Wisc., she was quick to notify the … more
Since the ‘90s, Frank Santos Jr. has been using hypnosis to entertain audiences while having them become part of his show. Along with performing in numerous theaters across the country, … more
While traveling through the Connecticut countryside, Hubby found a radio station that played only songs from the 1970s. Many radio stations play oldies including the songs from the 80s and 90s, but … more
In today’s collecting world when it comes to comic books, trading cards, toys, and video games you typically now hear the word “graded” in the same sentence. It’s been over … more
On April 15, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for soldiers. Over the next several years, the north and south would do battle through a bloody Civil War. That July, Albert Fenner Waite, … more
Sitting in a restaurant with Hubby the other day, I noticed a family walk in. They were very plump and chose to sit at a table instead of a booth which allowed them more room. Although I do not want … more
Some albums have a way of taking the listener on a journey. This could be made possible through thematic underlinings, overall vibe, lyrical content or how each song has something sonically different … more
I talk about powder horns a lot here as I’m fascinated by them. Plain or carved, as long as they have a provenance, I get pretty excited when I handle one. A few weeks I ago I had two calls … more
Since the 1960s, the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center located on 3445 Post Road in Warwick has been Southern New England’s premier provider of services for people with intellectual and … more
Roby (Dye) Williams was 96 when she died of pneumonia on March 31, 1897 in Auburn. Widowed by Horace Williams, who’d died of heart disease in 1872, she was buried in Pocasset Cemetery. The Town … more
Being a spiritual person, I have always worn a necklace with a dove carrying a flower, (to represent the Holy Spirit, with whom I feel a personal connection.) One day, the tiny diamond fell out … more
Last week I was enjoying a to-go dinner with the Bruneau Crew before one of our auctions and we started talking about the types of essential pieces everyone should have in their personal collections. … more
Spring is the period of time between the vernal equinox, which falls around March 21 each year, and the summer solstice, which takes place every year on June 21. The Earth’s axis starts to tilt … more
On the afternoon of July 13, 1908, a man who gave his name as Fred J. Beardsley walked into the Evening Bulletin office and submitted a death notice to be published. The man commented that he had … more
In this year of 2023, we’re reaching the point where we’ve collectively experienced two eras of pre-pandemic and post-pandemic. Things were either a bit different or majorly different for … more
On March 5, 1770, five years prior to the start of the American Revolution was the so-called Boston Massacre. A Boston mob surrounded a lone British sentry. The guard was called out and shots were … more
If you are a long-time reader of mine, you will know that one of my passions outside of antiques and collectibles is contemporary art. A couple weeks ago I flew out to Los Angeles for art week, a … more
On March 17, St. Patrick’s Day will once again be upon us. It’s an occasion where people of Irish ethnicity celebrate their heritage while others wear green and pretend to be Irish for … more
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