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Women Who Conquered the Comics World

The day after she returns from the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International, comics icon Trina Robbins sits down with me outside at a café just around the corner from her home in San Francisco’s Castro District. As we talk and eat, trains from the Muni Metro railway com…

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Women Who Conquered the Comics WorldWhen Postcards Made Every Town Seem Glamorous, From Asbury Park to ZanesvilleThese People Love to Collect Radioactive Glass. Are They Nuts?The Waiting Game: What It Really Takes to Get on 'Antiques Roadshow'Skeletons in Our Closets: Will the Private Market for Dinosaur Bones Destroy Us All?Medicinal Soft Drinks and Coca-Cola Fiends: The Toxic History of Soda PopBeer Money and Babe Ruth: Why the Yankees Triumphed During ProhibitionAwkward! 28 Cringe-Worthy Vintage Product EndorsementsGood, Clean Fun: This Rock Star Parties Hard (with Hot Wheels and Wacky Packs)Losing Ourselves in Holiday WindowsWill the Real Santa Claus Please Stand Up?Guts and Gumption: Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Wore Their Hearts on Their HelmetsWhere Have the Carousel Animals Gone? Antique Merry-Go-Rounds Fight ExtinctionMurder and Mayhem in Miniature: The Lurid Side of Staffordshire FigurinesCollectors on a Mission: When Americans Saw the World Through Evangelists' EyesWorld's Smallest Museum Finds the Wonder in Everyday ObjectsFlying the 'Freak' Flag: Documentary Will Reveal Why You Should Care About StampsGloriously Grotesque 19th-Century PipesCoveting The Craziest Cat-People CollectiblesJohn Lennon's Oddly Patronizing Letter to Eric Clapton Up For AuctionWWII War Paint: How Bomber-Jacket Art Emboldened Our BoysPriceless Tiffany Collection Flees One Earthquake Zone, Lands in AnotherHow Collecting Opium Antiques Turned Me Into an Opium AddictThe High Price of a Degree in LSDForget TV Pickers, Meet the Real Mavericks of the Antiques WorldHow Your Grandpa Got His LOLs Playing With Matches: Sexy, Silly 1930s Ads That Went Up in SmokeThe Hottest Thing at the Olympics?Garbage Pile Kids: Five Young Collectors Who Dig Rust, Dust, and Old TobaccoWho Killed American Kitsch?Reformed Gambling Swindle Becomes a Punch Board of LoveDuring the Civil War, Some People Got Rich Quick By Minting Their Own MoneyAt Home with the MaharajasPhone Collectors Visit Collectors Weekly, Show Off 1897 Candlestick Facsimile - Wow!Mummies and Monkey Skulls: 'Oddities' Host Ryan Matthew Cohn on Creepy Antiques Yakity-Yak: 60 Years of Teeth That Talk BackBarbed Wire, From Cowboy Scourge to Prized Relic of the Old WestWhy Would Anyone Collect Nazi?Vicious Vintage Campaign ButtonsDueling Dr. Drakes Fight Over Cough Cure-AllYour Worst Airport Security-Line Nightmare: You're Behind a Family of 66 on One PassportHamm's Scene-o-Rama: Beer Sign BlissA Boy's Matchbox CollectionSan Fran Fizzes Over 'Ghost' Coca-Cola Sign $350 for a Stick of Gum? (It's 100 Years Old)Canadian Catch: Colmer Bait Box and LuresTokens for Sweethearts, in Times of WarCollecting Super Bowl Ticket StubsBefore the NFL: Sourdough Sam’s SwaggerRare Books: The Time MachineBall Blue and the Hoosier SlideFundraising Postcard for the Graf ZeppelinFavorite Fountain Pens: Lapis Blue Pelikan 101Don’t Give Them Plastic: 40 Vintage Gift Ideas For People Who Are Sick of CrapRare Books: Montana to Michigan, As Chronicled By a 15-Year-Old in 1865Playing Hardball in the 1950sMystery Baseball TeamDoes This Fountain Exist?The 9 Items No Self-Respecting Giants or Rangers Fan Should Be WithoutThe Pinnacle of Pens: Author Barry Gabay on Writing in Style and the Montblanc 149How To Build a Killer Baseball Collection: Scouting the Minors With Dave BloomerBoston vs New York: Appraiser Leila Dunbar Talks Sports Memorabilia and RivalriesA Visit To the Prelinger LibraryUnlocking San Francisco's Hidden Treasure ChestThe History Channel's 'Pawn Stars'The Fantastic Shelburne MuseumWhy Is Brooklyn So Collectible?Pelikan Pen Collector Rick Propas: An Interview with Collectors WeeklyBuffalo Nickels, Lincoln Cents, and the Coin Boards Meant to Hold ThemChronograph Collector Jeff Stein: An Interview with Collectors WeeklyTiffany Lamp Appraiser Arlie Sulka: An Interview with Collectors WeeklyHow My Pal Pete Got On Antiques RoadshowForeign Coins of the U.S. Founding FathersControversial Coin: The Peace DollarCoca-Cola Author Doug McCoy on the Beverage Company's BottlesAn Interview with Smithsonian Coin and Currency Curator Richard DotyDon Levison on Cartier Tanks, Rolex Oysters, and Hamilton VenturasThe Last Word on First EditionsGerry Fortin Explains the Many Varieties of Liberty Seated Dimes Cheryl Ganz of the National Postal Museum on Inverted Jennys and Burning Zeppelins 'Antiques Roadshow' Producer Shares What Goes On Behind the ScenesFrom Ruby Slippers to Kermit the Frog: Pop Culture Artifacts at the SmithsonianI Saw A Monster Last WeekendThe Secrets of Collecting Baseball, From Cards to Signed Bats and BallsJohn Hotchner Exposes Philatelic Errors, Freaks, and OdditiesU.S. Gold Coins: Holding the California Gold Rush in the Palm of Your HandCigar Memorabilia Is Still SmokingTony Swicer Explains How He Started Collecting Kentucky Bank NotesBehind the Scenes at the SmithsonianThe Charms of Christmas Ephemera and the Changing Face of Santa ClausVintage Christmas Ornaments, From Cardboard Dresdens to Silvered KugelsAn Inside Look at Antiques Roadshow: A Collectors Weekly Special ReportJim Schottenham Casts His Net for Vintage Fishing Reels The Lincoln Penny Turns 100Coca-Cola's Historian and Archivist Talks About His Favorite Frosty BeverageTake a Walk on the Wild SideIn Postal History, Every Stamp Tells a StoryJonathan Snellenburg Ticks off the History of Watches and ClocksOpinion: Take down the castle walls! (to grow our collecting clubs)U.S. Pattern Coins Tell the Stories Behind Our CurrencyElgins, Patek Philippes, and Other Timeless WristwatchesAntique Dolls, from Wood and Wax to KewpieGoing Deep for Football CardsStamp Collector Bob Allen on Stamp Design and Production TechniquesA Short History of the American Antique Pocket WatchNow Batting, National Baseball Hall of Fame Curator Tom ShieberCollecting Aviation and Airline MemorabiliaSilver Bookmarks Made By Gorham, Kirk, and FabergéThe Right Snuff: Decoding Chinese Snuff BottlesHitting a Home Run with Baseball CardsRailroadiana Collectors Preserve the Days of Train TravelCoca-Cola Collector Explains Why Things Go Better With CokeThe Fun and Artistry of Antique Fishing LuresVintage Sheaffer, Parker, Wahl, and Waterman Fountain PensTaking Stock of ScripophilyBill Lindsey on How To Read a BottleBeer Steins, From Stoneware to FaienceBeer and Soda Bottle Opener BlissTreasures of the Corner Drugstore and Soda FountainSam Baker, Collector of Petroliana and Vintage Ford Cars and SignsJim Potts on Vintage PetrolianaKeeping Time with Waltham, Hamilton, and Illinois Pocket Watches