Brattlecast #37 - Journal Journey

Ken talks handwritten journals and letters: what makes them valuable and how his team at the shop goes about researching them. We'll delve into a Caribbean voyage with a magical conclusion and a utopian community in bucolic West Roxbury, with a side trip to a certain famously far out festival of the late 1960's. Learn whether your journal might also have the 'write' stuff on this week's #brattlecast, an episode to write home about!


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Brattlecast #30 - Treasures within Treasures

Today we've got an 1800's sailing log and a Civil War journal, both containing surprising passages which take them from standard to spectacular. Also, some tips on what to do with any handwritten material you'd like to get appraised. An episode to write home about!


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Brattlecast #25 - Ken's Collections

A glimpse of Ken's fun and surprising personal collections: eclectic bathroom decor, cookbooks about cannibalism, jazz photographs, and a signed Houdini photo that, while technically for sale, he's doing his best not to allow to escape.


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Brattlecast #16 - The Spy Behind Home Plate

Batter up! Red Sox catcher Moe Berg was tasked with intercepting much more than fastballs as a spy inflitrating Nazi Germany. Ken shares intimate stories about Moe's life, including numerous visits to the Brattle Book Shop in this privileged look at the enigmatic ballplayer.


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Brattlecast #9 - These Magazines are Giving Me Life

Life Magazine: a touchstone of American culture for nearly a century. In this episode, Ken Gloss provides some fascinating background on the enduring popularity of Life among amateur collectors, and the unique way its content, photography, and advertising captured the zeitgeist. Can you guess the magazine's rarest and most elusive cover?


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