Thankfully, you don't have to own a circus or, heaven forbid, run away and join a circus to enjoy big top collectibles. Although some vintage circus memorabilia can be a bit pricey for the beginning collector, there are still many circus related items that will fit into tight budgets. Photos and old books as well as newer circus items, for example, can be easily found and collected for a modest investment. Like any other collecting genre, the trick to finding great stuff is to get to know as many people as possible in the circus memorabilia collector's market. Make solid connections and you will encounter great opportunities to get a hold of premium items! Also, attend circuses when you can find one. Yes, they are still out there - just not like they used to be. In attending circuses you will undoubtedly have fun and find opportunities to meet people who can help with your search for new and interesting items. Good hunting to ya!
What MLB National League All-Star held the record for stolen bases (938) until Rickey Henderson came along and surpassed it in 1991? If you guessed Lou Brock, you are correct! Born June 18,1939 in El Dorado, Arkansas to a family of sharecroppers, left fielder Lou Brock was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1985, his first year of eligibility, Lou played a total of 19 MLB seasons, 16 of those seasons as a St. Louis Cardinal. Lou became the first player ever to steal 50 bases and hit 20 home runs in the same season! After his retirement from baseball, Lou became a popular TV Broadcaster for the Cardinals. Sadly, Lou passed away on September 6, 2020.
Raisins dancing and singing to Marvin Gaye's hit song "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"? That's not going to work! Wrong! This brilliant advertising campaign, funded by the California Raisin Advisory Board (CALRAB) and first aired on September 14, 1986, went viral and eventually won an Emmy and an additional nomination. They were cute and they could perform, singing the praises of California raisins to their fast growing and adoring audience.: There was even a 13-episode California Raisins Saturday Morning Cartoon show in the late 80's. Yes, from 1986 to 1998, the California Raisins seemed to be everywhere! They appeared on lunch boxes, notebooks, clothing, record albums, posters and even toilet paper!. A highly successful California Raisins Fanclub began in 1987! Even though the campaign featuring these lovable clay-animated figurines has long since ended, serious collectors are still caught up in California Raisin-mania!
The category is Legendary Game Show Hosts. Your clue: This Canadian born entertainer has hosted the syndicated game show, Jeopardy, since 1984. If you chose Alex Trebek you are correct! George Alexander (Alex) Trebek is under contract to host the popular show through 2022 at a salary of $10 million per year! Alex has hosted a plethora of other game shows throughout his long, public career including Battlestars, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth, The Wizard of Odds and Double Dare. He has been married to Jean Currivan Trebek since 1990. Alex became a United States citizen in 1998. So, the big question, the one everyone is wondering about, Is Alex Trebek good at trivia? In a 2008 Esquire magazine interview Alex said, " I would do fairly well among senior citizens (Alex is 80 years old) but I'd be no match for the better Jeopardy players" America loves you, Alex, and wishes you a fast recovery!
The hugely popular collectible genre known as petroliana comprises a wide variety of categories. The thing that all petroliana items have in common is that they are all related in some way to gas stations and/or the petroleum industry. A popular decor choice for the ultimate in man caves, petroliana enthusiasts will travel to the 'ends of the earth' for the privilege of bringing home rusty advertising signs, old oil cans, and a plethora of other items that formerly resided in service stations across the United States. FYI: A 48" Red Hat Royal gasoline sign that had resided in a private collection for over 25 years, recently sold for a staggering $66K in auction! In another example, a porcelain Houston Gasoline sign featuring Texas legend Sam Houston on horseback sold for $33,600! These occurrences are common as petroliana fever infects more and more collectors eager to document and even recreate the past!
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