Chemistry of Making Paper

By NYC Wanderer (Kevin Eng) - originally posted to Flickr as Gutenberg Bible, CC BY-SA 2.0, For the collector of documents, manuscripts, letters, we know that paper making is an ancient practice. Before the industrialization of the paper production the most common fiber source was recycled fibers [...]

2023-06-07T09:21:47-04:00June 6, 2023|Articles, News|

Mary, Queen of Scots letters decoded

Mary, Queen of Scots In another exciting breakthrough, a team of code breakers have cracked secret coded messages in letters written by Mary, Queen of Scots. Afraid of her cousin's popularity, Queen Elizabeth I held Mary in prison for 19 years. Experts say this is the most significant discovery about [...]

2023-03-07T14:09:17-05:00March 7, 2023|Articles, News|

Caveat-emptor: Buyer Beware

Let the Buyer Beware: In the world of collecting, one challenge is authenticity. Is the item what it purports to be? Caveat emptor is a Latin phrase that translates to "let the buyer beware." It means that an individual buys at their own risk. Potential buyers are warned by the [...]

2022-12-14T13:23:32-05:00December 15, 2022|Articles|
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