Collectors enjoy Stooges' antics

ANTIQUES

July 16, 1995|By Anita Gold | Anita Gold,Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service

Q: I have a reel-to-reel, 16-mm, 1936 Three Stooges film in excellent condition. How do I go about finding out what it could be worth?

A: To buy, sell or check out Three Stooges items for their value, write Frank Reighter, 10220 Calera Road, Philadelphia, Pa. 19114; enclose a description or photo of the piece and a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply or offer, or phone Mr. Reighter at (215) 637-5744.

Also write the Three Stooges Fan Club c/o Gary Lassin, President, P.O. Box 747, Gwynedd Valley, Pa. 19437; enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for information regarding the value of your film, or send $9 for an annual Three Stooges Fan Club membership and quarterly Three Stooges Journal, or phone Mr. Lassin at (215) 654-9466 for Stooge information.

Q: How can I learn more about old radios, which I've developed an urge to collect? I especially like art deco examples.

A: To find out everything you ever wanted to know about old

radios of every type, attend RADIOFEST '95, sponsored by the Antique Radio Club of Illinois. It will be held Aug. 2-5 at the Holiday Inn Holidome and Convention Center at 345 River Road in Elgin, Ill. Fest '95 will include radio category contests, an outdoor flea market every day, tours of Dr. Murchow's World's Largest Radio Museum, a large general auction, a banquet featuring famous vintage radio personality Chuck Schaden and lots more. For information or to request a Radiofest '95 Calendar, write Jeff Aulik, 1708 Parkview Ave., Rockford, Ill. 61107, or phone him at (815) 399-1902 evenings.

For ARC membership information, or to sell or check out the value of old radios, write to old-radio collector, buyer and historian Barry Janov, 2454 Dempster St., Suite 416, Des Plaines, Ill. 60016; enclose a description or photo of the radio stating its condition, and a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply, free appraisal or quick cash offer.

Q: I have some old Victorian door knobs found in the attic of an old Victorian house. Where can I find a buyer?

A: Write the Antique Doorknob Collectors of America, P.O. Box 126, Eola, Ill. 60519-0126; enclose a photo of the knobs and a self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply, or phone (708) 357-2381 for information. The ADCA offers an annual membership and outstanding bimonthly Doorknob Collector publication loaded with photos and hard-to-find information and articles.

ADCA members will gather at the 1995 ADCA annual convention Aug. 16-18 at the Bayview Plaza Holiday Inn in Santa Monica, Calif. For club and convention details, write or phone the ADCA.

Write Anita Gold, P.O. Box 59354, Chicago, Ill. 60659, enclosing an addressed stamped envelope. Due to the high volume of mail, not all letters can be answered.

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