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Stamp Collecting

Stamp collecting teaches geography | Letters

Sun SentinelSun Sentinel - Jun 22, 2018
While high school and college graduates may be proficient on math, physics and the sciences, they often aren't so smart on the subjects of history and geography. Ask them to name the original 13 states, five countries in Africa and South America or ...  

Barbie Dolls

Women are posing with 'Barbie feet' on social media to meet unrealistic beauty ideals

The IndependentThe Independent - Jul 10, 2018
Women are posing like Barbie dolls on social media in a new trend that sees them try and stand in the most flattering way to capture the perfect photo. In addition to photo-editing apps and filters, models and influencers often use angles to their ...  

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

Steelers fan has autograph collecting down to a science

Tribune-ReviewTribune-Review - Aug 2, 2017
Steelers fan has autograph collecting down to a science. Renatta Signorini | Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, 10:09 p.m.. Steelers fan amasses collection of autographed photos. Julie Gurnick of Jeannette has been taking pictures of players and getting them ...  

Coin Collecting

My guide will be George Washington
Numismatic News - Jul 12, 2018

I assume the letter writer would dispute my optimism about the future of coin collecting. That probably accounts for the opening salvo about the wig. I suppose, come Halloween, I can try out various style wigs to see if I want the George Washington ...  

Rock Collecting

Mom and pop rock shop customers come back generation after generation

Traverse City Record EagleTraverse City Record Eagle - Jul 8, 2018
Over the years he has authored a number of books on rock collecting, including “The Lake Michigan Rock Picker's Guide,” “The Lake Huron Rock Picker's Guide,” “The Lake Superior Rock Picker's Guide,” and “The Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones.”.  


Here's Why Seashells Sound Like The Ocean

HuffPostHuffPost - Jul 13, 2018
Here's Why Seashells Sound Like The Ocean. We break down the myths. headshot. By Caroline Bologna. Odds are someone told you as a child, "If you hold a seashell up. Radius Images via Getty Images Odds are someone told you as a child, "If you hold a ...  


Former Walt Disney World vice president to speak at next Disneyana Fan Club meeting in Kissimmee
Attractions Magazine (blog) - Jul 19, 2018

Former Walt Disney World vice president to speak at next Disneyana Fan Club meeting in Kissimmee. Lee Cockerell, former Walt Disney World vice president, will be the “Be Our Guest” speaker at the next Disneyana Fan Club meeting in Kissimmee, Fla.  

Matchbox Toys

Top 10 holy grilles of collectible Hot Wheels and Matchbox toys

The San Diego Union-TribuneThe San Diego Union-Tribune - Jun 26, 2018
When I was 10 years old I remember staring at the Matchbox, Dinky and Corgi diecast cars in the neighborhood hobby store. My buddy and I had ridden our one-speed bikes to the shopping center, drooled over the glass showcases in the shop and then ...  

Collecting Art

'Every room was a little gallery': Rourke estate auctions more than 1000 pieces of art

FARGO — Orland and Shirley Rourke met as students at Concordia College in the mid-1950s and got married in 1958. Around the same time, the couple started collecting art, works by classmates, teachers, artists both local and visiting and things they ...  

Collecting Antique

Clifton Douglas Rutledge

The SouthernThe Southern - Jul 15, 2018
He enjoyed collecting marbles, LP records of the 1950s and 1960s, collecting antique guns, bike cycling and working on the family genealogy. He volunteered with the Marion JC's Swamp Fox Track Program and other community programs. After retirement he ...  

Collecting Photography


Yes! WeeklyYes! Weekly - Jul 10, 2018
On Thursday, August 30 from 6:00-7:00 PM GreenHill will host a lecture entitled “Collecting Photography with Frank Konhaus.” Frank Konhaus, Director of Cassilhaus and the Cassilhaus Collection, will cover the why, what, and how of collecting fine art ...  


Bullion bulls: This app turns gold into a digital currency
MarketWatch - Jul 17, 2018

As well, the physical gold is held in secured Brink's vaults in Switzerland that are accredited by the London Bullion Market Association, which sets standards over trading and refining of precious metals world-wide. Read: How London's financial ...  

Canadian Coin

Royal Canadian Mint issues first coin minted of pure Nunavut gold
Canada NewsWire (press release) - Jun 26, 2018

"From the responsibly-mined gold, to the artist and his design, Canadians can be proud of this 100% Canadian coin." The coin is crafted from 99.99% pure gold, mined in Nunavut at the TMAC Resources' mine at Hope Bay and by Agnico Eagle Mines' ...  

Us Coins

Exhibit at ANA convention to feature pattern coins of 1783, 1792

Coin WorldCoin World - Jul 12, 2018
The finest of the seven known 1792 Birch cent patterns, graded NGC MS-65 red and brown, will be displayed with other early American numismatic treasures by Kevin Lipton at the ANA 2018 World's Fair of Money. Images courtesy of Heritage Auctions.  

Antique Silver

TOP SILVER SHOW IN THE UNITED STATES • 38th Annual Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show

ArtfixDailyArtfixDaily - Jun 28, 2018
Many of the world's most influential dealers specializing in antique silver gather each Labor Day weekend in Baltimore to show their finest collection. Notable dealers include Greg Pepin Silver, Spencer Marks, Atlanta Silver & Antiques, M.S Rau ...  

Antique Gold

Gang selling counterfeit gold coins in Gojra

DAWN.comDAWN.com - Jul 13, 2018
According to Gojra Saddar police, two suspects contacted complainant Tanveer Hussain of Begum Kot, Shahdara, (Lahore) on telephone and offered him to buy antique gold coins which, according to them, they had recovered during excavation of earth.  

Antique Bronze

Antique Bronze Coin From Hungary Honors Heritage Site – Fiumei Road Cemetery

CoinWeekCoinWeek - Jun 15, 2018
Hungarian National Heritage Coin in Antique Bronze: Fiumei Road Cemetery. By Coin & Currency Institute …… The Hungarian Mint, in partnership with the Hungarian National Heritage Institute, began a series of legal tender commemorative coins presenting ...  

Antique Glass

Art and antique show and sale returns

Wayne IndependentWayne Independent - Jul 11, 2018
... NY, David Hoffman of David's Fine Antique Glass and Porcelain in Factoryville, PA, William Kelishek of Kelishek's Yester Toys in Greentown, PA, Pat Kern of Pat Kern Antiques, Factoryville, PA, Nancy Kintner with antique and estate jewelry in ...  

Antique Furniture

Second Tyme Around, an antique furniture store, opens in Dallas
The Dallas Post - Jul 11, 2018

Lisa and her husband Dana, of Shickshinny, opened an antique furniture store at 2613 Route 415, next to Wayne's World Music in late June. The business name reflects the couple's desire to give used furniture a second life as well as an acknowledgment ...  

Antique Carpets

Palazzo Avino In Ravello Is The Ultimate Amalfi Coast Escape

ForbesForbes - Jun 29, 2018
Each of the 43 accommodations are individually decorated with handmade Vietri tiles, antique carpets, and 18th- and 19th-century furniture. While the bi-level Infinito Suite is the largest, Suite Belvedere is perhaps the most coveted at the start of ...  

Antique Books

Antique books seized in Thessaloniki

www.ekathimerini.comwww.ekathimerini.com - Jun 27, 2018
A 70-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday in Thessaloniki for trying to sell illegally obtained antique religious books via an online ad. After a search of his home in the district of Harilaou, police seized 11 books published between 1664 and 1907.  

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