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alexander the great
antique map collecting
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martin luther king
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May 13, 2020
1612 John Smith Map of Virginia
The John Smith map of Virginia, from the early Seventeenth century, is one of the most desirable and sought after maps for the advanced collector. ...
May 12, 2020
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Signed Document
One of the most desirable autograph combinations to collect in the presidential and historical manuscript world is one that has both signatures on ...
May 8, 2020
Beware of Fakes, Forgeries and Counterfeits
As a seller on ebay, it amazes me that people will shell out thousands of dollars without checking to see if the autograph is genuine. Just today, ...
April 25, 2020
1590 John White/Theodore De Bry Map Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta (Frankfurt, Germany)
As an avid map collector, some of the early colonial maps are, perhaps, some of the most striking cartographic masterpieces ever printed. How th...
April 11, 2020
The Truth about Your College Store Diploma Frame
Although not a historical document, your diploma is still a valuable document that was expensive to obtain. And, very time consuming with hard wor...
April 4, 2020
When the Stock Market Plunges, And Fear Takes Over
As I write this blog, several things occur to me during this uncertain time of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic gripping our nation. First, peop...
February 27, 2020
Please Exercise Caution when Framing Your Important Art and Artifacts
Of the over 30 years I have been in framing, it amazes me how framers treat, mount and frame art and artifacts for people who patronize them. On a...
February 13, 2020
Map of Maryland and Virginia, John Speed (1676)
John Speed's map of Virginia and Maryland is one of the most sought after maps by either collectors of maps of either (or both) states due to the f...
January 27, 2020
Why Collectible Artifacts are Popular among non Collectors
Have you visited someone' home or office and noticed they had interesting framed historical items on their walls? And there was no mention of the ...
January 24, 2020
Gold Rush of 1849
There's Gold in them thar Hills was a famous "misquote" attributed to a character in Mark Twain's 1892 American Claimant. Contrary to what one wou...
January 23, 2020
Collecting Antique Maps
Unlike modern printed maps of today, antique maps from the 15th to early/middle 19th centuries were very beautiful with attractive and meaningful d...
January 18, 2020
Ancient Coin Collecting
The thrill of collecting ancient coins is when you imagine what kings, emperors and other famous ancient people touched and spent these coins. Noth...
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