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Stamp Collecting

Stamp collecting: which are the most valuable?

The Week UKThe Week UK - Jun 5, 2018
Stamps are collected for historial and cultural reasons, but can also make their owner a lot of money. Although the popularity of philately (or stamp collecting) has waned since the 1950s and 1960s when collecting stamps was a widespread hobby among ...  

Barbie Dolls

Casper volunteers make Barbie pioneer clothing, ties flies

Miami HeraldMiami Herald - Jun 21, 2018
You can find Barbie dolls in the lobby of the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center. The Casper museum isn't leasing space to a toy store. Rather, the dolls, who are dressed in bonnets and long dresses, are used to illustrate the clothing women ...  

Book Collecting

Ekaterina Shatalova, winner of the 2017-18 Colin Franklin Prize for book-collecting

ILABILAB - Jun 15, 2018
The 2017-18 Colin Franklin Prize for book-collecting has been awarded to Ekaterina Shatalova (Keble College), for her collection of works by and about Edward Lear (1812-1888), the poet and illustrator famous for limericks in "A Book of Nonsense", and ...  

Autograph Collecting

Tribute to Daniel – 'an achiever for life'

Boston StandardBoston Standard - Jun 2, 2018
Daniel would go on to develop a passion for autograph collecting and in the years that followed would meet countless celebrities from the world of sport, film, TV, and music – from members of his chosen football team Tottenham Hotspur (including ...  

Coin Collecting

Coin Dealer Newsletter (press release) (blog) - Jun 19, 2018

Dr. Steven Duckor is a well-known name in United States rare coin collecting circles. He has built numerous landmark collections throughout his numismatic career. Counted among Duckor's holdings have been the finest set of Barber half dollars ever ...  

Rock Collecting

Lafayette County Upcoming Events
Swnews4u - Jun 15, 2018

The events for June are: June 14 at 10 a.m. children age 3-5K can join us as we go rock collecting and explore what we find. June 15 at 10 a.m. children 1st-6th grade can Dig into Geology with local rock expert Steve Bussan. Hillbilly Silly Science ...  


How to Collect Seashells

New York TimesNew York Times - May 23, 2018
Leal has collected seashells since he was a boy in Rio de Janeiro. On his first trip to New York, in his 20s, he was so shell-focused that he dove to the sidewalk before realizing that what he thought were small, unusual clams were actually pistachio ...  


Five things you've (probably) never done at Disneyland, but should

13newsnow.com WVEC13newsnow.com WVEC - Jun 1, 2018
Visit Disneyana on Main Street, where Disney pros occasionally drop in and leave behind various sketches. You can pick one up for a little as $50, though more elaborate drawings are commensurately more. If your family skips its usual amount of $5 ...  

Matchbox Toys

Fly the flag and toys from long ago
Marshall Independent - Jun 13, 2018

I tend to think that The United States has always been the leader in mass producing toys, but for Matchbox toys, the United Kingdom was the originator in 1953. Leslie Smith and Rodney Smith were not related but as good school friends, who had also ...  

Collecting Art

'The Whole Way of Collecting Has Changed': Christie's Loïc Gouzer on the Regrettable Rise of the ADD Art Collector

artnet Newsartnet News - Jun 7, 2018
For the second half of a two-part interview, artnet News's Andrew Goldstein spoke to Gouzer about his renowned fondness for using Instagram as a selling tool, his feelings on China's growing weight in the art market, and why collecting art makes you a ...  

Collecting Antique

Linda J. Peters Fox

LancasterOnlineLancasterOnline - Jun 12, 2018
Her hobbies included stained glass, knitting, collecting antique dollhouse furniture for her antique dollhouse and redecorating rooms in her house with her favorite color purple. She was the only person in the neighborhood with a purple bathtub! It is ...  

Collecting Photography

The National Gallery of Art Needs a New Leader. How Should it Change?

WashingtonianWashingtonian - Jun 4, 2018
Though its collection is full of revered artists—it's the only place in the US where the public can see a Leonardo da Vinci painting, for example—the museum has a history of being less than au courant. It began actively collecting photography only in ...  


State launches Texas Bullion Depository; Leander facility preparing for construction

Community Impact NewspaperCommunity Impact Newspaper - Jun 15, 2018
The nation's first state-administered gold depository began operating out of Austin in June with plans to move to its permanent home in Leander in 2019. In November, Austin-based Lone Star Tangible Assets announced that it would build the Texas Bullion ...  

Canadian Coin

Canadian mint releases glowing oval coin depicting 1967 UFO encounter in Manitoba

National PostNational Post - Apr 3, 2018
OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a limited-edition $20 coin to commemorate the unusual story of a Manitoba man's close encounter with a flying saucer. The one-ounce silver coin being released Tuesday immortalizes Stefan Michalak's ...  

Us Coins

Modern US Coins – Proof Coinage Resumes: 1950-1964

CoinWeekCoinWeek - Jun 5, 2018
By Thomas Daniel Bowers Jr. ….. The term “Proof coin” during the years 1950 through 1964 refers to the manufacturing method used to produce coins whereby the coins are struck using polished dies and planchets. Starting in 1850, only individual/single ...  

Antique Silver

Kyla Kegler, Feel Me @ Box Gallery
Buffalo Rising - Jun 14, 2018

Titled My Great Grandmother's Antique Silver Purse, it is one of the few readymade objects in the exhibition, and based on my observations during opening night, one of the most popular. There is something intensely nostalgic about letting others play ...  

Antique Gold

Inaugural Vintage and Collectable Fair heads to Hurstville

St George and Sutherland Shire LeaderSt George and Sutherland Shire Leader - Jun 16, 2018
“It's a chance to spend a leisurely day perusing exquisite antique gold and silver jewellery sourced from Europe, fabulous Bakelite, collectable porcelain, war medals, classic books and comics, records, linen and toys. “Lovers of vintage fashion will ...  

Antique Bronze

Erna's Elderberry House founder selling European-style mountain estate with charming past

Fresno BeeFresno Bee - Jun 22, 2018
The French chateau tucked against a tranquil hillside near Oakhurst is adorned with hand-picked treasures, including elegant antique bronze lighting fixtures and chandeliers, five balconies made with wrought iron imported from France, and a mermaid and ...  

Antique Glass

Glass vase is from Venetian lagoon island

New Jersey HeraldNew Jersey Herald - May 27, 2018
Years ago, my mother gave us a vintage/antique glass vase. It is 51/4 inches tall, is a rosy-pink color and weighs about 2 pounds 5 ounces. It is decorated with small bubbles and 9 decorative appliques that are roughly circular, yellow/gold in color ...  

Antique Furniture

Second-hand, not second-rate: 7 cool vintage and thrift stores in the Richmond region

Richmond.comRichmond.com - Jun 18, 2018
Selma Harlow runs workshops there on how to paint and distress furniture and sells painted antique furniture at affordable price points ($245 for a five-drawer bureau on a recent visit). You also can buy Fusion, her favorite mineral-based furniture paint.  

Antique Carpets

How Paul Manafort came by $934350 in antique carpets

Washington PostWashington Post - Nov 1, 2017
Buried among the revelations in the indictment against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, charging him with conspiracy to launder money, making false statements to the FBI and more, is the fact that he paid $934,350 to an antique rug store in ...  

Antique Books

Books big trend in decorating

Fort Wayne Journal GazetteFort Wayne Journal Gazette - Jun 16, 2018
The most popular page-top colors are blue and green, says Nancy Martin, owner of Decades of Vintage, which sells old books curated by color, as well as rare antique books. Publisher's stain, the technical term for tinted page tops, was applied to the ...  

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