Category: Kansas Collectibles

Here’s Why Many Individuals Love to Collect College Memorabilia

Are you a collector? Do you collect certain things, like stamps, coins or vinyl records? What about college memorabilia? Did you save any of that, or are you actively looking to buy mementos of your college for sale at places like Framewoods Gallery (if you went to KU)? KU Memorabilia is Fun to Collect People… Read more »

Interesting Rat Pack Facts

Remember “The Rat Pack?” It was the name given to a group of actors/singers who hung out together as a group, most known for their shows at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where they showed off their swagger, camaraderie and antics to adoring crowds. The Rat Pack consisted of Frank Sinatra (who… Read more »

What Are the Best Ways to Store Autographed Photos?

Back in the 1800s, people who loved to read books started to ask their favorite authors for their autographs. Then, photography was invented, and autographed photos became a thing! Today, autographed photos can fetch a lot of money. Some are highly collectible and worthy of protection, especially if they’re deemed to be worth thousands of… Read more »

Could Danny Manning Be Coming Back to Kansas?

If you were around in 1988, you might remember Danny Manning. He led the Jayhawks to their 1988 NCAA title. Kansas scored a 83–79 victory over Oklahoma in the 1988 NCAA Final where Manning recorded 31 points, 18 rebounds, 5 steals, and 2 blocked shots. The 1988 Kansas team was nicknamed “Danny and the Miracles”… Read more »

Why John Brown is an Important Figure in Kansas History

John Brown Jayhawk 13" Tal Statue

Before the Civil War, John Brown was a leading figure in the abolitionist movement to put an end to slavery. Unlike others around him at the time, he wasn’t a pacifist. Instead, he believed aggressive action should be taken against slaveholders and the government officials who enabled them. At one time, he made the declaration… Read more »

Reasons to Become a KU Art Collector

Kansas Jayhawk Minatare Figurines

At Framewoods Gallery, we have quite a few pieces of art featuring names like A. Lawrence, Andy Thomas, Brain McKelvey, Bud Jennings, Charlie Podrebarac, Danny Manning, and Elden Tefft, among others. Whether it’s a signed poster or bronze sculptures, it’s fun to look and see all the University of Kansas Jayhawks artistic memorabilia Framewoods Gallery… Read more »

Honor Kansas Basketball History With a James Naismith Bronze Maquette

One of the most unique items Framewoods Gallery sells is the James Naismith Bronze Maquette. It’s a 12-inch tall bronze replica of James Naismith’s statue located at the Allen Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. By the way, if you’re not familiar with the word “maquette,” it’s defined as a… Read more »

Why Frank Mason is a Beloved Kansas Jayhawk Basketball Player

Frank Mason

Many players come through a college basketball program, but few have the impact and charisma to leave an indelible mark that turns them into legends. While Kansas basketball has had the good fortune of having myriad talented players come through the doors, it’s not always the most skilled ones who leave the biggest mark. Once… Read more »

What You Should Know About The Allen Fieldhouse

Allen Field House

For over 60 years, the University of Kansas Jayhawks have played at the Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. The hallowed venue has become one of college basketball’s most historically significant and prestigious buildings. It has hosted more than three dozen NCAA tournament games over the years. More Than Just a Basketball Venue Besides sports, the… Read more »

Tips for Decorating a Kansas-Themed Man Cave

Kansas Themed Mancave

Married men often like to claim one room in the house as their exclusive room– their “man cave.” They’ll tell you their wives pretty much decorate and take care of all the other rooms, including the bedroom, bathrooms and kitchen, while they need a place to call their own. It’s a good idea to have… Read more »