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The Artful Collector: Collecting Strategies Part 3 “The Easy Way”

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Previously, in parts 1 and 2, I talked about collectors whose ambition, in collecting, was to have every one in set ("completists") and those...

The Artful Collector: Collecting Strategies Part 2 “Whatever It Takes”

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Rich men (I am going to fall back on the male gender because most of the collectors in the field of illustration art and...

The Artful Collector: Collecting Strategies Part 1 “The Completist”

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I came to my role as dealer in SF art in a very old-fashioned way….as a fan.  And I've still got 'fandom' in my...

The Fed Puts Stamps of Approval on Science Fiction Authorship

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Sometime after John W. Campbell died in 1971, a few science fiction fans launched a campaign requesting that the U.S. Postal Service issue a...

The Artful Collector: To Have and to Hold

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Young children collect sea shells, older children collect dolls, action figures, trading cards and comic books, and grown up children . . . well,...

The Artful Collector: Living in Interesting Times

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May you live in interesting times.  So goes the curse…. Last year at IlluxCon, a convention devoted purely to the buying, selling and showing of...

E-Zines vs. Dead Tree Zines: the more things change…

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I have been producing fanzines off and on since 1976, shortly after encountering science fiction fandom and this particular aspect of that hobby interest....

The Artful Collector: The Art of Collecting

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When asked to explain why I chose "The Artful Collector" as my byline, and what I mean by that play on words, I always...