Greetings militaria collectors and thanks again for vising Manion's collecting news. A blog about military collectibles from the leader in militaria sales, Manion's International Auction House of Kansas City. We've gotten word from the estate that the memoirs of iconic fighter pilot Robin Olds is available for pre-sale with Amazon - this link will take you to the proper page: Robin Olds: Fighter Pilot - get 'em while they're hot.
Also, check out this new River Rats video commemorating the life of Robin Olds - and all o0f the Airmen who served our country, absolutely amazing:
Thursday, November 19, 2009
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Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Greetings again, and thanks for reading Manion's Collecting News, a blog related to collecting militaria and historic collectibles.
We had a great event over the weekend: the first annual Wyandotte County Historical Society Appraisal Fair Extravaganza, a fundraiser for the Wyandotte County Museum. The county is facing a budget shortage, and, as usual, the bean counters can't add up the many benefits museums offer and they are the first to have their budgets cut. At any rate, we were glad to help out.
A few months ago, we helped organize a similar event with our friends at Kansas City Public Television and the folks at the museum enlisted our assistance for their worthy cause. While not a lot of militaria came through the door, we did see some FANTASTIC pieces: a late 1800s Louis Vitton steamer trunk, Black Betsy baseball bat, tiffany lamps, vintage guitars, 120 year old tin toys - and so much more.
In addition to Manion's staff, we enlisted the help of collectors and professionals from around the metro area: Dirk Soulis of Dirk Soulis Auctions, John Bryant of Bryant Clock Restoration, Jason Roske of Kansas City Auction Company, Rob Lee of Waldo Antique Mall and Flea Market, Ron Brown of Better Books, Kirk Doan of Ozark Philatelics & Collectibles, and Matt Kessler and Darren Welch of Midwestern Musical Company - THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!
We're already ramping up to do another event - stay tuned for details!