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Thanks to a Retiring Writer

Helene Marlowe has written to tell me of her plans to end her monthly column, “Collector's Playtime,” a detailed work on the topic of dolls and related subjects. Her “one year” agreement to write a column stretched into a decade. TheCollector is a labor of love at a...

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From the Publisher…. Don’t Buy This

By Grant Hamilton, Publisher One of Linda's favorite retail stores is the HomeGoods store. While she shops I like to do a little market research there. They often catch the wave when it comes to “looks” that are nostalgia-related. Over the years I've seen shabby-chic,...

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April 18, 1998: Michael Jordan played his final regular season game. The Chicago Bulls jersey he wore then sold for $173,240 at Goldin Auctions in 2015. ... See MoreSee Less

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April 17, 1790: Benjamin Franklin died. In 2009, a copy of his “Poor Richard’s Almanac,” officially titled then, “Poor Richard, 1733. An Almanack for the Year of Christ 1733,” along with two other almanac volumes auctioned for $566,500 at Sotheby’s. It is one of three known to exist, and while in publication from 1732 to 1758, his almanac sold well. It contained puzzles, weather forecasts, household tips and Franklin’s witty sayings like: "He's a Fool that makes his Doctor his Heir." ... See MoreSee Less

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April 15, 1452: Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday. A true Renaissance man and acknowledged scientific genius, inventor (parachute, helicopter, tank), and master of the arts (“Mona Lisa,” “The Last Supper”), his “Salvator Mundi”—which had been attributed to an artist in his studio and previously auctioned for about $10,000—sold for between $75 million and $80 million in a private sale in 2014 (nytimes.com, 3/9/2014). ... See MoreSee Less

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April 14, 1912: The Titanic struck the iceberg. The ship sank early the next morning, and more than 1,500 people lost their lives of the 2,224 passengers and crew on board. A two-handled, sterling silver loving cup that survivor Molly Brown awarded to the Arthur Rostron, captain of the rescue ship Carpathia, sold for $197,982 at Henry Aldridge & Son in 2015 (paulfrasercollectibles.com).
A captain for the Cunard Line, Rostron also received a Congressional Gold Medal. The only known first class dinner menu from the last meal on the Titanic sold for $118,750 at Heritage Auctions in November 2015. Five men at the same table signed it and added their addresses; four of them eventually survived. A photo of the iceberg auctioned for more than $32,000+ in 2015 at Henry Aldridge & Son (nypost.com, 10/24/15).
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April 11, 2016: Han Solo’s leather jacket from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” blasted off for $191,000 at an IfOnly.com auction to benefit FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures). Harrison Ford’s daughter suffers from epilepsy (time.com, 4/13/16). ... See MoreSee Less

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