There are two things that keep my spirits up when everything seems to be going wrong—daydreaming and nostalgia. If you’ve got the blues, there’s nothing like cuddling under a warm blanket, grabbing a mug of hot tea and some childhood snacks, and thinking back to the good old days. (Preferably with an old movie, game, or soundtrack to help you get in the right mood.) Continue reading »
Menahem Asher Silva Vargas, a 37 year old lawyer, jokes around with a Harry Potter wand and glasses, during an interview at his home after receiving the Guinness World Record title for the largest collection of Harry Potter memorabilia, in Mexico City, Monday, September 29, 2014. Silva’s 14 year old collection consists of more than 3000 individual items, including figurines, trading cards, wands, clothing, and accessories. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)
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A Batman fan has spent over $100,000 building a shrine dedicated to his hero. Kevin Silva from Indiana, U.S, keeps his 2,500-item haul in his very own basement ‘Batcave’. After he was bought a Batman lunchbox in kindergarten, Mr Silva became hooked, and since then he just hasn’t been able to resist any kind of Batman merchandise.
The electrician, who says that his favourite Batman film is The Dark Knight, has even splashed out on a $3,600 replica of Adam West’s Batsuit. But luckily for Mr Silva, his wife Janet, 50 and two children fully support his adoration for the caped crusader and have even started their own memorabilia collections. Mr Silva’s daughter Kaylaigh, 25, now collects anything Marilyn Munroe while his son Dylan, 21, is building up an impressive collection of rock band Kiss memorabilia. Continue reading »
An auction of pop memorabilia in Stockport, England, includes a variety of Elvis Presley items. They include personal handcuffs with the original key made by Smith and Wesson; his personal Bible containing approximately 1,600 pages with the singer’s notations, handwriting and underlining throughout; and a pair of unwashed and stained underwear he wore beneath one of his white jumpsuits in 1977. (Jon Super/Associated Press) Continue reading »
Items that will be auctioned on December 15 in the Entertainment Memorabilia auction are displayed at Bonhams in London.
The one of the trademark Bullwhips used by Indiana Jones in the 1981 film “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” It’s estimated to realize 47,000-$78,500. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press) Continue reading »