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Stamp Collecting

End of an era in stamp collecting: NJ's Washington Stamp Exchange, born 85 years ago in Newark, is closing at year-end

ROI-NJ.comROI-NJ.com - Oct 29, 2018
The Washington Stamp Exchange, an international leader in the hobby of stamp collecting, is closing at the end of December. The family business, begun 85 years ago on Washington Street in Newark, produced ArtCraft Engraved first day covers, White Ace ...  

Barbie Dolls

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb Get Their Own Barbie Dolls
Parade - Nov 12, 2018

NBC's Today show co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb are being honored as role models at the 28th Glamour Women of the Year Summit with Barbie dolls in their likeness. As the first female duo to host Today, Guthrie and Kotb are an inspiration ...  

Book Collecting

Ralph Gardner Jr: And They Call It Pookstyle

WAMCWAMC - Dec 1, 2018
The beer. It's a good time and place.” Much of our conversation was consumed by book collecting, which seems both Kaarin and Bob's first passion, and one of mine. Particularly, the thrill of the hunt -- the first editions they discovered and those that ...  

Autograph Collecting

Coin Collecting

Rock Collecting

NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey

WANEWANE - Nov 26, 2018
This is no rock-collecting expedition. Instead, the stationary 800-pound (360-kilogram) lander will use its 6-foot (1.8-meter) robotic arm to place a mechanical mole and seismometer on the ground. The self-hammering mole will burrow 16 feet (5 meters ...  



4th Annual Mouse-Con Disneyana Fan Convention Happening November 4

LaughingPlace.comLaughingPlace.com - Nov 2, 2018
Tags: Disneyana, Mouse-Con. This Sunday, November 4th, the fourth annual Mouse-Con will be returning to the Crowne Plaza Inn in Concord, California, with Disneyana fans, legends, celebrities, and others joining this year's event. The event is from 10 ...  

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

Filling Their Lives With Art, and Not Just One Piece at a Time

New York TimesNew York Times - Nov 22, 2018
E. T. Williams Jr. and his wife, Lyn, began collecting art as newlyweds living in Baltimore in the mid-60s. “We had a couple of friends who were artists and we bought works from them,” said Ms. Williams, who studied art and briefly hoped to be a sculptor.  

Collecting Antique

Island Report: Norm's Cars

KIIITV.comKIIITV.com - Nov 22, 2018
Corpus Christi (KIII News) — An Island resident has turned his love of old cars into a hobby. For most residents collecting antique cars is on the bucket list for after we win the lottery, but island resident Norm Baker has made it his dream of owning ...  

Collecting Photography

California's wildfires incinerate a world-renown photobook collection

British Journal of PhotographyBritish Journal of Photography - Nov 21, 2018
Once a director of Polaroid's international division, Heiting started collecting photography in the 1970s, when he focused on gathering prints. In 2002 he sold this collection to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and started to focus on photobooks.  


US bullion coin sales losing traction | Coin World

Coin WorldCoin World - Nov 30, 2018
Sales of America Eagle gold and silver bullion coins in 2018 are heading toward an 11-year-low.  

Canadian Coin

World War I guns fell silent in 1918

Numismatic NewsNumismatic News - Nov 13, 2018
A second Canadian coin remembers the fallen: a 76.25 mm, 311.54 g .9999 fine silver $100 proof. On the reverse, artist Pandora Young has incorporated one of Coeur de Lion MacCarthy's “Angel of Victory” sculptures that stand today in Montreal, Winnipeg, ...  

Us Coins

Monday Morning Brief for Dec. 3, 2018: Share your thoughts with us

Coin WorldCoin World - Dec 3, 2018
A lively and ongoing discussion can be useful, educational and entertaining in exploring events and trends in the hobby, whether it is about a new coin design or a change in Mint policy. Images courtesy of the U.S. Mint. When I began my career at Coin ...  

Antique Silver

Silver Tea scheduled for Dec. 6
Lovely County Citizen - Nov 20, 2018

There will be tables laden with pastries, tea, cookies and sandwiches — and tea poured from antique silver service by the ladies of St. James. John Wiley will play the piano, and all proceeds will support A Cup of Love Ministry. The ministry's mission ...  

Antique Gold

Sheriff's reports for the week of Nov. 28, 2018
Shelby County Reporter - Nov 28, 2018

A five carat square cut diamond ring valued at $100,000, a three carat Tiffany Marquise diamond ring valued at $50,000, two gold bracelets in shape of alligators valued at $30,000, an antique emerald and diamond locket valued at $5,000, an antique gold ...  

Antique Bronze

Woodland Cavaliers, Preston Panthers snag OFSAA antique bronze medals
TheRecord.com - Nov 25, 2018

The Woodland Cavaliers came home with antique bronze medals after dropping their final two games at the OFSAA single-A girls basketball championship in North Bay. The No. 2 seed Cavaliers dropped the championship semifinal match, 40-34, to No.  

Antique Glass

51st Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair returns to Historic Folsom Sunday

Folsom TelegraphFolsom Telegraph - Nov 28, 2018
“Since I travel a lot, I'm able to scour the Northwest after-hours for deals on antique glass,” he said. Now with hundreds of birdfeeders and glass flowers found throughout the nation, Malmquist stated that his work is being recognized all over the ...  

Antique Furniture

Touch-and-sniff show of antique Chinese furniture and artefacts that's unique to Hong Kong

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Nov 22, 2018
... at Hong Kong's largest private museum has all the trappings of an expensive mistake. It allows visitors the opportunity, not only to see rare examples of exquisite Ming and Qing dynasty antique furniture and artefacts, but to touch and feel them, too.  

Antique Carpets

My son thought I'll be assassinated like Indira Gandhi: Kapil Sibal
Hindustan Times - Nov 18, 2018

At that time a couple of lakhs was considered a huge sum, but Sibal would buy priceless paintings and antique carpets just on an impulse. Today, he has an enviable collection, except he has run out of wall space. “Many of the precious canvasses are ...  

Antique Books

'Radio Hymns' album digs up Nashville's forgotten history

The ColumbianThe Columbian - Nov 30, 2018
In developing “Radio Hymns,” Elkins consulted with archivists and sought out antique books from a Nashville book store so she could get historical accounts more authentic than those available on the internet. “Historians, authors, and longtime ...  

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