Honest Abe gets a facelift. Earlier today, the U.S. Mint unveiled the four new penny designs that will start showing up in your pocket change in 2009. Next year, the Lincoln penny will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and to celebrate, the mint decided to give it a facelift, or maybe we should call it a […]
I went to the D.C. Big Flea today, a somewhat regular event where antique dealers gather en masse to hawk their stuff. I picked up a few neat vintage Batman items and an original one-sheet poster for The Spy Who Loved Me. A highlight was seeing Gary Sohmers of Antiques Roadshow fame. Gary was manning his own booth […]
I’m certainly not a gun collector or expert but I learned a lot by visiting the “Nation’s Gun Show” this weekend, where I was able to see some truly beautiful craftsmanship in the antique weapons. The show had plenty of new firearms for purchase, but the draw for me was the older items that had […]
Earlier this week, DC Comics asked comic retailers to destroy all copies of All Star Batman And Robin #10. Apparently, the comic was filled with obscenities that were supposed to be blacked out. Due to a printing error, the words were easy to read. If you find a copy at a comic store near you, plunk down […]
Check out this amazing tin Batmobile from the ’60s, up for auction now on eBay. I’d love to get my hands on just the box, but for a mere $800.00 you can have both the box and the car (Note: the auction still has seven days left!).