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Stamp Collecting

Faculty Speak About Science Gone Wrong at Clarkson Convocation

Clarkson University News (press release)Clarkson University News (press release) - Aug 16, 2018
... J. and Irla Van Sickle Endowed Lectureship was established in 1992 through generous bequests from the estates of Kenneth and Irla Van Sickle of Shortsville, N.Y. The Van Sickles shared interests in photography, gardening, nature and stamp collecting.  

Barbie Dolls

The Kardashians Dressed Like Barbie Dolls at Kylie Jenner's 21st Birthday Party

Footwear NewsFootwear News - Aug 10, 2018
Nobody throws a party quite like the Kardashian-Jenners. So naturally for Kylie Jenner's milestone 21st, the famous family got together to throw an epic birthday bash appropriate for the almost-billionaire (and youngest member of the clan, we might add).  

Book Collecting

Taking a fresh approach to rare book sales

Irish TimesIrish Times - Aug 4, 2018
It might be the first step towards writing your own book-collecting story which, far from being rarefied, is likely to have an anecdote, and a personality, on every page. As an electronic producer, making hi-tech music which has been compared to DJ ...  

Autograph Collecting

For Don Cobb, working as a PGA marshal is 'top shelf'

Alton TelegraphAlton Telegraph - Aug 3, 2018
“I'm not into the autograph collecting and such, but I will say that I've had a beer or a martini with with some pretty high profile golfers.” Including Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Ian Poulter, Justin Thomas and Matt Kucher, as well as celebrity golfers ...  

Coin Collecting

Coin collectors hope younger generation doesn't cash out of priceless hobby

Houston ChronicleHouston Chronicle - Aug 5, 2018
“You do see a lot of gray-haireds,” he chuckled, a term coined by his fellow collectors. “Younger folks don't collect anything anymore…mom and dad's money, that's about it.” But Harmon said coin collecting is not just a great hobby, it can also be ...  

Rock Collecting

Outdoor spaces: A garden of rocks, not just a rock garden

Buffalo NewsBuffalo News - Aug 1, 2018
Relatively speaking, rock collecting can be an inexpensive hobby. Rocks are free at some places such as the Bancroft rock pile. Others are rocks no one else wants, such as “waste drop” from a mine. Some sites charge a modest admission, Dick Phillips said.  


Millions of Tiny Seashells Are Affecting How Clouds Form

Discover Magazine (blog)Discover Magazine (blog) - Aug 16, 2018
Well, tiny seashells. They come from a species of phytoplankton called Emiliana huxleyi, a single-celled organism encased in a suit of organic armor composed of overlapping plates of calcite called coccoliths. Though they're microscopic, they sometimes ...  


Former Walt Disney World vice president to speak at next Disneyana Fan Club meeting in Kissimmee

Attractions MagazineAttractions Magazine - Jul 19, 2018
11 at the Museum of Military History in Kissimmee. Admission to the meeting will be $5 for World Chapter Members and $10 for non-members. To learn more about the World Chapter of the Disneyana Fan Club, visit Facebook.com/DisneyanaWorldChapter.  

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

Art 'Investors': Are You Collecting Art or Merely Decorating?

Kiplinger's Personal FinanceKiplinger's Personal Finance - Jul 23, 2018
There's a difference between the two. Before you buy or sell a piece of art, consider some guidelines on authentication and what might make one piece of art valuable, and another merely a nice complement to your sofa. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to ...  

Collecting Antique

Axe aficionados gather to show their collections, add to them

Biddeford Journal TribuneBiddeford Journal Tribune - Aug 13, 2018
While collecting antique or vintage axes is popular, one Maine company is manufacturing new ones — the only company to do so in a state where there were once many manufacturers. Brant & Cochran of South Portland is transforming steel into axe heads, ...  

Collecting Photography

Christie's to Auction Photographic Masterworks in October

Barron'sBarron's - Aug 14, 2018
“Diann and Thomas Mann are American collectors who very presciently began collecting photography at a time when few others saw the cultural (and future financial) value of these objects,” says Darius Himes, international head of photographs at Christie's.  


New silver bullion Krugerrand goes on sale
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly - Aug 7, 2018

The new silver bullion coin will also bear the same iconic design as the gold bullion Krugerrand featuring the springbok designed by Coert Steynberg on the reverse. The observe of the coin features the bust of Paul Kruger, designed by Otto Shultz, ...  

Canadian Coin

Race Report: Thursday Evening Whistler Toonie XC Race

Pinkbike.comPinkbike.com - Aug 7, 2018
Every Thursday evening throughout the summer, Whistler and Sea to Sky residents converge on a local trail to take part in a Toonie Race. This classic mass start XC race is named after its entry fee - a two dollar Canadian coin, fondly nicknamed the ...  

Us Coins

Week's Most Read: Buy a Big Mac and get a token

Coin WorldCoin World - Aug 10, 2018
Chinese online firm offering counterfeit holder “starter kits”: A Chinese online distributor of counterfeit U.S. coins is now offering “starter kits” of counterfeit Professional Coin Grading Service holders with fake grading labels. 3. Secret Service ...  

Antique Silver

Shore Things

BethesdaMagazine.comBethesdaMagazine.com - Aug 13, 2018
This elegant little light fixture features 22 strands of weathered sea glass on a cast-iron frame with an antique silver finish. The Enya sea glass chandelier measures 17 inches high and 20 inches in diameter, and retails for $749 at Pottery Barn in ...  

Antique Gold

Ray-Bans Introduces Japanese-Made Versions of Its Iconic Sunglasses

Gear PatrolGear Patrol - Aug 7, 2018
Each frame comes in white gold, antique gold or pewter finishes, and features intricate but subtle filigree engraving along the temples and bridges. The frames are available right now (save for the polarized versions which are coming soon) starting at ...  

Antique Bronze

Apaiser MD Belinda Try recalls the night she played James Bond in Naples

The Australian Financial ReviewThe Australian Financial Review - Aug 5, 2018
An antique bronze statue of a Buddhist monk that adorns my living room, overseeing my eclectic collection of pieces gathered from travels around the globe. Best travel tale. Employing my best James Bond skills to evade a mugging in Naples by jumping ...  

Antique Glass

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French Tribune - Aug 17, 2018

Arts and crafts hammered metal lamp.Results 5 vintage hammered copper arts crafts desk lamp.Antique glass kerosene lamp base bubbles.When the people were gathered thick together, he began to say.Harsanyi belonged to the softer Slavic arts and crafts ...  

Antique Furniture

Ancient China's architecture: wooden homes given new lease of life by antique dealer on a mission to preserve tradition

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Aug 9, 2018
With their curved beams and intricate carvings of lion guardians and sagacious mandarins, dozens of grand wooden buildings stand spread across the 20,000-square-metre compound of antique furniture collector Sam Jan, secreted behind a tall metal gate ...  

Antique Carpets

Paul Manafort's Trial Won't Be All About Russia

The AtlanticThe Atlantic - Jul 31, 2018
Jurors will be presented with evidence of Manafort's lavish lifestyle, including multimillion-dollar homes, expensive cars, Major League Baseball tickets, and antique carpets. The government could call as many as 35 witnesses to testify, including ...  

Antique Books

Antique, rare books among the finds

Fairfield CitizenFairfield Citizen - Jul 20, 2018
FAIRFIELD — While many book lovers attend the annual Pequot Book Sale — one of the largest in New England — with the goal of stocking up on reading material, others are on a hunt for rare and antique books. This year, the oldest book being offered ...  

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