"Koch is a fan of the old American West, collecting rifles, pistols and other memorabilia from that era. And he has described himself as a sheriff cleaning up the wine auction industry since he began filing lawsuits six years ago. He has told Wine Spectator that a major goal of those suits has been to force auction houses to reveal their records through discovery proceedings."
"Mr. Vigneault said he began collecting matchbooks when he was about 19 years old. He was walking down a street in Main South — the neighborhood he grew up in — when he spotted an unusual one discarded in the roadway. Mr. Vigneault said he doesn't remember what particularly struck him about the matchbook, but he took it home and showed it to his mother, Rita Vigneault, who encouraged him to begin collecting them.
Some of his sets have won prizes at conventions. His favorites include a series on the 1964-65 World Fair in New York City, and a rare collection of Navy, Army and Marine Corps matchbooks issued at the close of World War II."
"Most pieces were made by the Pennsylvania companies Jeannette Glass Co. and McKee and are most highly sought after. The more common are the pieces made from 1945 by the Anchor-Hocking Glass Co. of Lancaster, Ohio, which is also the biggest producer of Depression glass.
The Fire-King line, a brand of Anchor-Hocking glassware, includes bowls, casserole dishes, cups, plates, serving platters, creamers, vases and more. This glassware literally flooded the country for years because it was inexpensive."
SV = Street Value (eBay prices)
PC = Personal Collection
CMB = Check my bucket
DLVD = Delivered
GU = Game-Used (Obvious)
FS = For Sale (Obvious)
FT = For Trade (Obvious)
WTB = Wanted to buy (Obvious)
WTT = Want to trade (Obvious)
WTTF = Want to trade for (Obvious)"
"In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, ‘archive fever’, or an obsession with collecting and recording things, was especially rife. Henry Wellcome and his contemporaries explored the world bringing back exotic objects to be dissected, analysed, compared and displayed. The resulting ‘cabinets of curiosity’, so popular with the Victorians, offered an opportunity to delight and horrify, particularly when accompanied by mythologized stories of ‘primitive peoples’."
It was clear from the start that ‘Skin‘ would provoke mixed reactions in visitors: revulsion, fascination and powerful personal associations, often all wrapped up in the same object or drawing. The correspondent for Bristol’s ‘Helicon’ arts blog likened the experience to “recoiling from some gloriously riddled glittering treasure-box that you’re partly afraid to take from”.
"Jeff Lebo, who lives in America, has 80,000 beer cans - the largest collection of its kind in the world.
Mr Lebo is hoping to contact former employees of the Metal Box Company which was based in Acton and used to make beer cans in the 1950s and 60s including the famous Tennents cans, which featured photographs of glamorous women and picturesque scenery."
Retrospective show produced exclusively for the CCBB who will present a compelling set of original works by Laurie Anderson, made up of installations, photographs, drawings, videos, music and documentations of performances, creations produced since the 1970s to the present day | From March 29 to June 26"
Sean Kelly is delighted to announce that the major retrospective of work by Laurie Anderson, I in U - Eu em Tu, originally presented at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil (CCBB) in São Paulo will travel to the CCBB in Rio de Janeiro.
"Each of the 114 rooms on the ground floor of this Tucson Ramada Inn is the setting for a similar scene during the Arizona Mineral and Fossil Show. The Ramada and 22 other motels and meeting halls house the world's largest and oldest gem and mineral extravaganza. For a week in late winter, this desert city glitters with rubies, opals, diamonds and fluorescent minerals. But to many of the 40,000 people who have come here, what really shines are the dusty fossils at the Ramada."