Theo A Koch was one of the top two producers of Barber chairs. The company was one of the first to be in the Barber supply business, established in Chicago circa 1871-72. This one, constructed with an Oak frame, dates from the turn of the 19th...Continue Reading
February 15, 2014
That's an Olympic torch from the 1936 Games, above. Among other items, Olympic torches are hot collector's items. Collecting Olympic memorabilia is a way for those who can't get to the Games to share in the fun.
The most popular...Continue Reading
This plate was made to commemorate Glen's flight in Friendship 7 in 1962. Like most historic events, manufacturers are quick to promote and profit from this one, mass producing items from John Glen lunch boxes to ashtrays. From what we can find...Continue Reading
July 24, 2013
A new phenomenon has appeared on the auction scene - cities in dire financial straits are holding memorabilia auctions to raise money.
Recently the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania held an auction of Western memorabilia, including a...Continue Reading
It seems the market is still going strong for Movie Posters and Memorabilia, at least at the upper end of the market. At recent auctions some posters have easily surpassed their pre-sale estimates by sizable percentages. A rare movie poster from...Continue Reading