Josh Board's Blog Posts Tagged 'JFK' (7)

Have a Cigar -- the Winston Churchill Edition

As a cigar lover, and collector of memorabilia, I remember when a bunch of JFK items hit the auction block. There was a humidor that comedic legend Milton Berle had given to him, and it was engraved. It ended up going for half a million dollars.

I thought of…

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Added by Josh Board on October 14, 2017 at 4:36pm — 2 Comments

Marilyn Monroe Autographs -- And Perhaps the Most Famous Dress in History

A friend of mine introduced me to a buddy of his at a party that had a question about an autograph his father had. I rolled my eyes, asking what he had. It was a baseball signed by Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio!!! Of…

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Added by Josh Board on September 8, 2016 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

George Zimmerman's Gun, Thomas Jefferson's Hair -- Which Would You Want?

I’ve never liked the idea of buying hair. Wait...I should probably explain that. I’m not talking about the way Elton John bought hair for $28,000 and had it surgically attached to his head. I’d certainly consider that, if I didn’t end up looking like Donald Trump…

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Added by Josh Board on May 24, 2016 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

The Last Few Weeks in Autographs and Auctions

A few autograph/memorabilia type stories from the last few weeks that I thought would be of interest.

A gold pocket watch Babe Ruth owned sold for $650,108 at an auction. Now, I totally understand when an engraved humidor from comedian Milton Berle to John F. Kennedy went for $500,000. Those are two…

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Added by Josh Board on January 11, 2015 at 11:12pm — 7 Comments

I Cannot Tell a Lie! I Wish I Was This Guy (he got a Lincoln autograph cheap!)

I worked at a publication for years with a music writer/photographer that was always a blast to share stories with. He met a number of rock stars (mostly in the punk scene), and had some great photos and autographs. The best autograph in his collection came as a fluke. He was working a part-time job as a…

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Added by Josh Board on August 29, 2014 at 10:40pm — 3 Comments

JFK Doodles Hit the Market

If I’m doing a story about Doodles and autographs, I’d prefer it to be about the unknown comedian named Doodles Weaver (related to actress Sigourney). He was a brilliant comedic mind, and ended up killing himself when medical issues popped up. I know somebody that currently has a signed Doodles Weaver…

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Added by Josh Board on November 7, 2013 at 11:45pm — 4 Comments

Presidential Pieces -- What would you pay for JFK?

You know what I love about presidential memorabilia? When there are stories about it being released or auctioned, they’re fun to read. It’s a part of history. And it’s the thing I care least about collecting, so I don’t worry about any of the auctions (it also helps that it’s usually out of my price range.

Recently in Austin, Texas, an entire collection of 100 love letters written between Lyndon Johnson and Lady Bird, during their three month courtship in 1934, were made available to…

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Added by Josh Board on March 9, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments

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