a few words about us
What We Do at BCN
BCN is a 16-24 page publication that comes out 8-10 times a year. We won't publish just to put out an issue and if you subscribe you get 11 consecutive issues, whenever published. If you have an auction with a deadline, we can accommodate that, however. We are approached periodically by folks who encourage us to go strictly digital. We have resisted doing that because, believe it or not, there are some pretty good folks with ginormous collections who wouldn't use a computer for anything but a doorstop. Still we may go that way as an option in the future. We'll see. For now, we will do alternating issues online in the members area and the other issues will be mailed.
Why We Do it
We do it for the collectors, not the revenue.
BCN has never been about making money but it has been about making a difference for collectors. Had it been about money we would be utter failures but since we have been around since 1988, I think you'd have to give us that we provide a service that collectors want, otherwise we'd never have made it to 1989, let alone past 2012. There's just too many hucksters peddling too much BS for us not to try to provide clarity where we can.
Example Back Issues
Here are two issues but they will be in the format that I sent them to the printer so the pages will be in spread format and may take a while to download. We'll correct this for you all at a later date. I trust you can figure this out!
what we offer
Inside every issue of BCN you will find articles, ads, and boxer addresses. And now, if you subscribe through this website, you will get access to private content including a database of memorabilia images that contains hundreds of items that have sold or featured in BCN. If we have it digitally, you will, too.
But we like to think we are valuable to more than the dedicated boxing collector. How about collectors of other items who periodically run across a boxing item? Antique hawks and dealers contact us all the time about opinions on these sorts of items. The International Boxing Hall of Fame refers queries they get to us. We also do appraisal letters for folks who donate to the IBHOF.
If you are a subscriber, you get to tap not just our back issues and image database but editor, Don Scott's, expertise. He has been collecting for over 30 years and has published articles on boxing memorabilia in The Ring and Sports Collectors Digest and has consulted or provided memorabilia for a number of Hollywood films. Every year at the IBHOF induction weekend, noon on that Friday, Don gives a talk on memorabilia. He has been doing that for over 20 years.
Quiz answers: Jim Maloney, Primo Carnera, Rocky Marciano, Don Cockell, Jack Dempsey, Jess Willard, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali, Mickey Walker (waving hat), Robert Fitzsimmons, Joe Gans, Joe Louis, John L. Sullivan, Jim Corbett, Joe Choynski.