The 2019 FUN Show Preview

         The Calm Before The Storm and The Waiting Game It is once again time for the kickoff show to 2019, the FUN Show, back in its “normal” home of sunny Orlando, FL.  This is one of our favorite conventions of the year, with an enormous bourse floor packed full of dealers from all over the world, dozens of seminars, meetings …

Some Interesting Pieces That Never Made The Website

Over the years, we at New England Rarities handle some pretty cool things. Many of the items that we get never make it to our website for resale. Some are specifically purchased for customers want lists. Some are items found at major shows that we can only get a quick cell phone picture of before making a few phone calls …

The William Woart Token

The William Woart token has been a mysterious early American token since it was first announced and pictured in the Colonial Newsletter in 1985 (CNL 10/85 Page 915). When first published thirty years ago, very little historical information was known about this rare item and of the man himself, William Woart. A colonial collector notices the similar design to the …

Some Interesting Thoughts On Colonials and Exonumia

One of the best things about colonials and tokens is the overall rarity of so many of these pieces compared to US Type coins. Now, I admit living in Charlotte I do have a fondness for certain gold coins, but the relative cost to collectors can be so much higher! In addition, so many US Type coins are commoditized – …

The C4 Convention held in conjunction with the Whitman November Baltimore Expo

Once again, it is time for one of our favorite events of the year, the C4 Convention, held in conjunction with the Whitman Baltimore Expo.  This year’s event promises to be one of the best ever, with amazing exhibits, wonderful educational events, a donated lots auction and of course the well known C4 reception on Thursday night. We wouldn’t miss …