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Reel to Reel to Reality: A Life of Recording and Collecting

Bob Purse | Posted 12.08.2012 | Arts
Bob Purse

A dozen years ago, I had a couple of conversations with a young person I knew, during which I mentioned my pastime of collecting, er...passion to collect the recorded ephemera of many years ago.

Dime Costs A Pretty Penny

AP | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

PHILADELPHIA — A dime made in 1873 has cost someone a pretty penny: It sold for $1.6 million at auction. An anonymous bidder won the pristine c...

Basma Al Sulaiman Shakes Things Up With a Virtual Museum for Her Adventurous Collection

ARTINFO | Posted 09.29.2012 | Arts

The high-energy, low-profile collector Basma Al Sulaiman resists easy classification. Divorced and living in London since 2000, she has built a collec...

Modern Painters's 50 Most Exciting Art Collectors Under 50 (Part 1)

ARTINFO | Posted 09.22.2012 | Arts

The following article is from the July/August issue of Modern Painters. To see an illustrated gallery of the figures listed here, with their descripti...

Mike Wolfe's Latest Picking Hit

Reyne Haines | Posted 08.07.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Mike Wolfe, host and creator of your favorite History Channel show, American Pickers found his calling as a picker when he was a kid. When he told me about his latest endeavor,, I was somehow not surprised.

Celebrity Collector: MANIKA

Reyne Haines | Posted 06.10.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Eighteen-year-old music sensation MANIKA has found a way to make it as a Top 40 SonyRed pop artist and travel the country promoting her music. But she still squeezes in time to search for her favorite collectible: miniature teddy bears.

Celebrity Collector: Alan Swyer

Reyne Haines | Posted 06.03.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

I caught up with Alan Swyer, producer of films such as The Buddy Holly Story, HBO's award-winning Rebound, and the TV series everyone loved to drool over, Baywatch. He explained to me how he often takes a walk down memory lane, one song at a time...

My Book Problem

Warren Adler | Posted 05.14.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

Recently, I moved to another apartment. While moving in itself is a traumatic event, my principal problem is books. I have a huge collection of books.

Celebrity Collector: Dr. Joe Vitale

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.13.2012 | Books
Reyne Haines

The author and star of The Secret, had been actually keeping a secret. While making movies, videos, and writing books on all the things he firmly believes in, not once did he mention his interest in collecting rare books.

'My Crazy Obsession': Couple Treats Their Favorite Cabbage Patch Kid Like A Son

Posted 03.08.2012 | TV

Joe and Pat Prosey love Cabbage Patch Kids. In fact, they love them so much that they've spent more than $1 million collecting and housing a whopping ...

Celebrity Collector: Rick Dale

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.06.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Would you ever think being an antique restorer could land you and your business in front of millions of television viewers each week?

Blasts From the Past

George Heymont | Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-02-27-20111001unlikelytreasuresstephanie.jpg Anyone who visits garage sales, flea markets, or shops on eBay knows that there is hidden treasure to be found in recycling items that have gone out of fashion.

The Best of 2011: Art Collector, Candace Jordan

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Former Playboy bunny and current blogger extraordinaire of Candid Candace, Candace Jordan, opened her home to our cameras and revealed her art and passion for collecting in the most popular video of the year.

Celebrity Collector: Mike Wolfe

Reyne Haines | Posted 02.14.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

In a very short period of time, Mike Wolfe has become a household name, and also an inspiration to "pickers" around the globe.

The Case for Being Sentimental

Mariya Yefremova | Posted 01.16.2012 | Women
Mariya Yefremova

Some people may see sentimentality in women as a negative, but I am not one of those people.

Celebrity Collector: Al Bandiero

Reyne Haines | Posted 01.07.2012 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Ahh to be a celebrity... your image on the big screen, papparazi photographing your every move. But there is always a personal side to the stars we o...

The Divine Miss M Goes to Auction

Mary Kincaid | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Mary Kincaid


Weekly Roundup of eBay Vintage Clothing Finds (PHOTOS)

Mary Kincaid | Posted 08.25.2011 | Style
Mary Kincaid

No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my weekly eBay roundup of top vintage clothing finds. This eclectic mix...

Hoarding Versus Collecting

Kathryn M. Ireland | Posted 08.17.2011 | Style
Kathryn M. Ireland

You can only cherish so many things at one time; the rest is a burden. A collection ends when the obligation to collect outweighs the joy.

Deceased Man's Comic Book Stash Valued At HOW Much? | Posted 06.20.2011 | Books

Erupting in the kitchen of the modest north Minneapolis home, the fire that killed a retired bus driver spared a treasure worth more than $1 million. ...

Reyne Gauge: Turning Your Neglected Jewelry Into Cash!

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

That old engagement ring, or gold rope chain can possibly mean cutting your credit card debt in half. So what are some things to consider when selling your jewelry?

Reyne Gauge: More on Repurposing Antiques

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

You can take porcelain coffee cups and turn them into candleholders by mixing coloring and scent with wax beads, melting them and inserting a wick in the bottom of the cup. A unique gift that has function and a bit of history behind it.

Reyne Gauge: The History of the Candy Cane

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

You might be surprised to know that the candy cane, or concept of, was not created by a large American candy manufacturer.

Reyne Gauge: Monumental Art Find, or Not?

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

So what is a retired electrician doing with 271 works of art by Picasso?

Reyne Gauge: Antiques Taking Over Times Square

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

A pop up store in Times Square for fans of Pawn Stars and American Pickers is set to open at 1501 Broadway. The stars will be on hand to meet their fans and sign autographs.