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Stamp Collecting

Benefits of stamp collecting

Penn Yan Chronicle-Express (blog)Penn Yan Chronicle-Express (blog) - May 5, 2017
Postal people would give old material no longer in use to me, and I would use it to promote stamp collecting with my students. Kids could go through the boxes of stamps, and look for a common theme.” Fox said that he prefers collecting stamps from the ...  

Barbie Dolls

Mattel Crashes as Sales of Barbie Dolls Fall Off a Cliff

TheStreet.comTheStreet.com - Apr 21, 2017
Mattel's stock fell by 8% to $23.21 in pre-market trading Friday after the Barbie maker reported weak 2017 first-quarter results. Mattel delivered a first quarter net loss of 32 cents a share on revenue of $735 million, a far cry from the 17 cents a ...  

Book Collecting

New Book Collecting Prize for Women

Fine Books & Collections Magazine (blog)Fine Books & Collections Magazine (blog) - May 24, 2017
The Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize “rewards creativity, coherence, and bibliographic rigor,” according to the announcement, and “collections will not be judged on their size or their market value.” Entrants need not be enrolled in a degree program, ...  

Autograph Collecting

On the Road: The polite stuff in Lake Elsinore

MiLB.comMiLB.com - May 19, 2017
Storm fan Riley Martin, 13, hones his autograph collecting skills. Riley Martin, 13, procures the autographs of pitchers Cal Quantrill (left) and Zach Lemond before a recent Lake Elsinore Storm game. By Benjamin Hill / MiLB.com | May 19, 2017 10:00 AM ET.  

Coin Collecting

The top five most frequently asked questions about coin collecting

KIRO SeattleKIRO Seattle - May 26, 2017
Why Is Coin Collecting So Popular? Coin collecting has become even more popular than in recent past due to the fact that there are many more coins existing today that are connected to historical moments. Many collectors are often history teachers or ...  

Rock Collecting

15 Questions with Cindy Bailey

Buffalo Reflex (subscription)Buffalo Reflex (subscription) - May 26, 2017
Volunteer First Responder, running, photography, rock collecting. Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't. What has been one of the nuttiest things you have ever done? Write a short song for Johnny Lee...lol. It was a joke between Johnny Lee ...  


Heart of Louisiana: Seashells
FOX 8 News WVUE-TV - May 17, 2017

This time of year, many families from Louisiana are headed to the beaches in Alabama and Florida for a little fun in the sun. But if you just want a relaxing day on the Gulf - and if you want to collect seashells - Louisiana may have a perfect alternative.  


Disney Memorabilia up for Auction Include 'Pinocchio' Paintings and Disney's Hand-Annotated 'Cinderella' Script

Animation World Network (press release) (registration) (blog)Animation World Network (press release) (registration) (blog) - May 25, 2017
Also in the auction is a Beauty and the Beast Main Street animated window display purchased at the Disneyana Convention at Walt Disney World in 2000, with moving parts that all work, and containing an iconic scene from the film. Estimated to sell for ...  

Matchbox Toys

Confessions of a Matchbox addict

Telegraph.co.ukTelegraph.co.uk - May 2, 2017
Mr Shi belongs to a toy club that allows him to share his joy of collecting with like-minded individuals such as Chen Yunling, the founder of a website devoted to Matchbox toys. Mr Chen also operates an online forum that helps with research on various ...  

Collecting Art

Collecting Art The Smart Way

Haute LivingHaute Living - May 19, 2017
The Venice Biennale is THE rendezvous of all true art collectors. I was lucky to be one of them for its grand opening last week. The Biennale is a major art event across the entire Venice with a series of official displays to all the galleries coming ...  

Collecting Antique

Valley native shows off antique tractors, invites vintage car enthusiasts

The Herald JournalThe Herald Journal - May 14, 2017
Now retired and living on a farm in the valley he bought from his brother, Nelson spends everyday pursuing his love of agriculture by collecting antique tractors and restoring them. But he doesn't just collect and restore tractors; Nelson uses them.  

Collecting Photography

Photography: A Gateway to Collecting

Barron'sBarron's - Mar 25, 2017
Richard and Ellen Sandor began collecting photography some 40 years ago with the acquisition of Walker Evans' Plantation at Belle Grove. Richard, CEO of Environmental Financial Products, says that initially, “people thought that our spending $5,000 on ...  


All eyes in India on GST as tax on bullion could range from 1-5%: sources

Moneycontrol.comPlatts - May 26, 2017
"During its two-day meeting the council decided on the rates ... however, there was no consensus on the GST rate for gold and silver bullion and jewelry. As a result, the council will now meet in June. In our view, this will most likely be the last ...  

Canadian Coin

Royal Canadian Mint and Perth Mint celebrate Star Trek on silver coins

Coin WorldCoin World - May 22, 2017
Distributor Talisman Coins offers both coins, priced in U.S. funds, to American collectors. The Tuvalu Star Trek coin is available for $74.95 each. The Canadian coin is available for $79.95 each. Quantity discounts are available for both coins. To ...  

Us Coins

Modern US Coins – Why Did the Number of Cameo Proofs Increase from 1950 to 1964?

CoinWeekCoinWeek - May 18, 2017
An experienced collector once told me that when he started collecting a series, the first coin he bought was a proof. A proof, he explained, is the ideal version of the coin and shows the best possible expression of the artist's and manufacturer's vision.  

Antique Silver

RONGQING 100pcs/lot Antique Silver Tiny Hen Charms Happy Farm Animal Chicken Charms 14x14mm Jewelry ...

PR Carbon (press release)PR Carbon (press release) - May 12, 2017
We take great care of packing in every details to ensure safe shipment.All the items will be packed strongly.So please check the parcel before you sign to receive it.If it was broken or damaged,you can make a record with the postman.At the same time ...  

Antique Gold

Catherine Zeta-Jones Admits She's Antique Store Obsessed

Architectural DigestArchitectural Digest - May 9, 2017
I'm addicted to pretty things.” Despite her collection, it appears that Zeta-Jones won't scoff at silver's biggest competitor: gold. Later that same month, the Feud actress posted a brunch tablescape that played with the darker tones only antique gold ...  

Antique Bronze

Guy ships $1 million antique heirloom by express courier, has major regrets

MashableMashable - May 5, 2017
A man in southern China saw no issue sending a 6.8 million yuan ($985,000) antique bronze pot by express delivery across the country. The man, surnamed Tan, from Hunan was shipping the family heirloom to a buyer in Shenzhen, and decided to pack the ...  

Antique Glass

John Cumbow donates art glass to Stanwood High

Stanwood Camano NewsStanwood Camano News - May 23, 2017
John Cumbow of Stanwood and Laura Aseltine, art teacher at Stanwood High School, load boxes of glass into Aseltine's small car. Cumbow is donating to the high school glass that he collected more than 30 years ago while working at Fremont Antique Glass ...  

Antique Furniture

Not Your Father's Antique Store

Richmond magazine (blog)Richmond magazine (blog) - May 23, 2017
Don't worry if you get overwhelmed the first time you visit Governor's Antiques in Mechanicsville. It's to be expected at this 45,000-square-foot, 7-acre complex that is equal parts flea market, salvage yard, collector's haven, fine antique furniture ...  

Antique Carpets


ArtfixDailyArtfixDaily - May 18, 2017
Orley Shabahang deals only in heirloom quality contemporary and antique carpets, featuring a hand-picked collection for Bidsquare's themed auction. Put your shades on from Marlene Wetherell as you soak in the burnt orange, golds and earth tones as the ...  

Antique Books

Antiquarian Books

WOSUWOSU - May 11, 2017
Letters from Alexander Hamilton were auctioned off for $2.6 million, but these aren't the first historic documents that have been valued for over $250,000. Many antique books and manuscripts have survived years of wear and tear through different ...  

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