Bob Swisher: Visit ForeverMore in Georgetown this summer
ForeverMore in downtown Georgetown is having a three-day summer open house in late June.
The show, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28-29 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 30, features country antiques, odds and ends, quilts and primitives in the house at 206 W. West Street. The small house, a storage garage and the lawn are always full of a great selection of antiques for your shopping pleasure.
We always enjoy the show and the people who run it. Georgetown is not that far away. Give it a try.
A few facts
From my Kovels Newsletter are things you might be interested to know:
— A 1913 Liberty nickel sold for more than $3 million at a Heritage Auction in April. Only five coins are known to exist.
— In July, Fiesta will introduce a cookie jar in five different colors called Dancing Lady. It is a little over 14 inches tall and designed to be a female flamenco dancer wearing a long dress.
— A 1967 Beatles album, autographed by all four members, recently sold in Dallas for $290,500. It was a "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.
— A six-sheet movie poster sold for almost $108,000 at a Heritage Auction. The poster was for the 1942 movie "Casablanca." Only two of the 81-square-inch posters are known to exist.
— In New Jersey, an April auction brought more than $2 million for an excellent condition Honus Wagner baseball card. Of the 50 known to still be in the marketplace, this one is considered to be in the best condition.
— A man in Minnesota almost threw away an Action Comics book he found in his aunt's home while remodeling. The 1938 issue was being used as insulation along with some newspapers. It was in really bad shape — the back cover was separated from the main body — but bids were in excess of $140,000 at the auction that was to end June 11.
You can receive these updates from Kovels Komments at P.O. Box 22900, Beachwood, OH 44122.
Bob Swisher has been a collector since he was a child. Questions or comments can be sent to Swisher by writing to The News-Gazette, P.O. Box 677, Champaign, IL 61824-677 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.