The political button business has been booming. A Cox/Roosevelt campaign button from 1920 was auctioned for a six-figure sum this week.
The former football star served nine years in prison for robbery before he was granted parole in 2017. His supervision ended two months early because of good behavior.
Handwriting experts disagree about whether the N.B.A. star’s signatures could be from one person. And collectors have brewed a bigger conspiracy theory — that Doncic’s mother signed his cards.
His granddaughters said they hoped an auction of his belongings would show that Capone was more than a ruthless mob boss. He was also a family man.
Some former Olympians have resorted to selling their medals because of financial hardships or to raise money for charity.
Awards and autographs, costumes and wigs have recently been sold at auction. Even the glamorous red gown from “Hello, Dolly!” found a home.
The collapse of the pin trading market will hardly register amid the more than $15 billion cost of the Tokyo Games, but for avid traders, it’s a huge letdown.
Pavarotti, Domingo, Sills, Fleming and many more: Perhaps 200,000 autographs are piled in a vacant East Village apartment.
In New York opera circles, an autograph request from her, the mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade said, was considered “a special type of approval.”
Even where spectators can attend sports events, physical buffers between them and the athletes often prevent autograph seeking. Players and fans miss the interaction.
The auction feeds a thriving market for private collectors. Among the items: photographs, a lottery ticket signed by Washington, a Kennedy sweater, and a check from Donald J. Trump.
A bustling market for souvenirs of Lehman Brothers, Enron, and other casualties of the system.
As she packs her things to make a move, a critic lingers over her memories, many slickly packaged, some not.
When a shopping mall closes, where does all of its stuff go?
After the coronavirus lockdown wiped out tourism in the city, souvenir stores remain empty.
The club’s green jackets — awarded to its members and Masters winners — are not supposed to leave its grounds. A rare few have, becoming an expensive holy grail for memorabilia collectors.
The measure is unscientific at best. But merchants say sales of the president’s campaign merchandise at a major wholesale market are outstripping Biden’s.
The Redskins’ decision to rebrand transforms decades of memorabilia into artifacts of a racist name.
Pursuing his dream of rebuilding the beloved ballpark, a die-hard follower found the stadium blueprints buried in a municipal subbasement.