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Stamp Collecting

Stamp collecting a sought-after hobby on South Shore

TheChronicleHerald.caTheChronicleHerald.ca - Nov 27, 2017
South Shore stamp collectors gathered in Bridgewater last month for Stampex17. Stampex17, a regional stamp show and auction featuring exhibits of postage stamps and postal history, was held on Oct. 28 at the Michelin Social Club in Bridgewater. This ...  

Barbie Dolls

Nikki and Brie Bella Debut WWE Superstar Barbie Dolls at Comic Con: ''We Decided to Come Together and Break ...

E! OnlineE! Online - Nov 28, 2017
Can't get enough of the Total Divas? Now you can take some of them home in the form of your very own WWE Superstar Barbie doll. In this clip from Wednesday's all-new Total Divas, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella and some of the other WWE Divas headed to San ...  

Book Collecting

INTERVIEW: Rob Liefeld on The Birth of Image and the SECRET HISTORY OF COMICS

Comics BeatComics Beat - Dec 11, 2017
In the middle of my most rabid comic book collecting period, he wrote those specific comics. When I was taking in his X-Men and Fantastic Four—all this stuff that was before his Legacy books at Marvel—the direct market was new; it was fresh and it ...  

Autograph Collecting

13 autograph-collecting tips

cleveland.comcleveland.com - Jun 15, 2017
"That's how the players know the collectors," Shea said. "The collectors rarely have the premium items. It could be an expensive hobby. (Francisco) Lindor is pretty keen to it." Any image bigger than 11 by 14 inches is considered a premium item. * For ...  

Coin Collecting

Bold new coin collecting age in China
Numismatic News - Nov 14, 2017

I was in the country for five days to attend the Beijing International Coin Exposition. It was my first visit. I learned much. The differences between American coin conventions and the one in China are stark. Imagine how it would be if the United ...  

Rock Collecting

Anna D. Miller
WatertownDailyTimes.com - Dec 12, 2017

She enjoyed crocheting, rock collecting, oil painting and was a thrifty quilter. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the O'Leary Funeral Home in Canton. A memorial service will follow at 12:00 pm ...  


$9.99M Quogue beach house once owned by George Merck comes with historic seashell collection

NewsdayNewsday - Dec 11, 2017
The 1.6-acre parcel with 175 feet of sandy oceanfront is listed for $9.99 million — seashells and all. “Every owner has inherited it and kept it. It's wonderful to see the shells and artifacts of the sea that have been collected on that beach since ...  


Annual Christmas Tree Auction Friday

Sierra StarSierra Star - Nov 29, 2017
Christmas wreaths up for auction will come from Yosemite Youth Cheer, Disneyana, Sierra Noon Rotary, Boys and Girls Club (lottery wreath), and Be the Power of One. A sampling of what some participants are placing with their live auction wreath or tree ...  

Matchbox Toys

The rare Abba dolls that went for money, money, money

Norfolk Eastern Daily PressNorfolk Eastern Daily Press - Dec 9, 2017
The story of Matchbox Toys is a fascinating one. From a very humble beginning in a derelict pub in north London, two Mr Smiths and a Mr Odell started producing die-cast items, originally for industry but they soon turned their hand to producing toys ...  

Collecting Art

How to Start Collecting Art in Your 20s

ArtsyArtsy - Dec 4, 2017
For many people in their twenties, art collecting can seem like a far-off pipe dream, the preserve of the older and wealthy. Millennials, after all, don't typically make oodles of money: The average income for college graduates was just under $50,000 ...  

Collecting Antique

Watch: Meet the man from Mumbai who has been collecting antique ...

Scroll.inScroll.in - Dec 3, 2017
65-year old Dilish Parekh holds the Guinness World Record for owning over 4000 cameras.  

Collecting Photography

LA Photographer Don Farber Documents Buddhist Life in the City
KCET - Nov 21, 2017

He soon developed a passion for the art form, avidly collecting photography books and visiting photography exhibitions at museums. He was most profoundly influenced by an exhibition he saw at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art featuring portrait ...  


Perth Mint Gold and Silver Bullion Sales Slow Markedly in November

CoinNews.netCoinNews.net - Dec 8, 2017
Australian bullion sales in November sank from their quickened pace in October and from a year earlier, according to figures published Dec. 4 by The Perth Mint of Australia. The sales registered against a backdrop of mixed precious metals in November ...  

Canadian Coin

Balfour Declaration centenary marked with counterstamped coin

Numismatic NewsNumismatic News - Nov 19, 2017
“My coin is likely the first Canadian coin featuring Judaica (albeit after having been minted by the Mint!), and joins just a few Judaica themed medals and token issued in Canada. In consideration of my contribution to the project, and my association ...  

Us Coins

Classic US Coins – Building a Set of Buffalo Nickels at Very Low Cost

CoinWeekCoinWeek - Dec 14, 2017
With more than two dozen dates costing less than $20 each and a half-dozen costing less than $2 each, a set of Very Fine to Extremely Fine grade 'Normal Date' Buffalo nickels can be completed without spending more than $350 on any one coin. Overdates ...  

Antique Silver

Port Hueneme police: Have you seen this pair?

Ventura County StarVentura County Star - Dec 13, 2017
Port Hueneme are seeking the public's help to find this man who is suspected of stealing antique silver from a jewelry shop in the 500 block of Channel Islands Boulevard with the help of another man. (Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PORT HUENEME POLICE). In ...  

Antique Gold

Iowa town bewildered by former star athlete's link to Sydney Loofe case

Kearney HubKearney Hub - Dec 11, 2017
But the letter, as well as the $28,298 check provided by Boswell for antique gold and silver coins, were frauds. “They were very professional,” Wehrly said. “I bet they sold (the coins) and had a heck of a party.” Trooper Tyler Stepanchick of the ...  

Antique Bronze

Hungarian Mint Strikes Antique Bronze Coin of Historic Public Square

CoinWeekCoinWeek - Nov 21, 2017
As a result of limited quantities and appealing subjects, the Hungarian Mint's annual 2,000 forint coin showing National Memorials in Hungary has become a virtual sell out after just a few years of existence. This year should be no exception. The ...  

Antique Glass

Calendar Features Brevard's Favorite Spots

Florida TodayFlorida Today - Dec 8, 2017
This year's calendar features: Titusville's historic Pritchard House, a watercolor by Don Williamson. The “Pink House” by Kate Williamson. A photo of antique glass on the beach by Debbie McElwain. Karen Chadbourne's acrylic of the Benson House in Grant ...  

Antique Furniture

Why handmade dovetails are often sloppy on antique furniture
woodworkingnetwork.com - Nov 30, 2017

English woodworker Richard Maguire has an interesting theory on why the dovetail joints seen in many handmade antique furniture items appear to be sloppily made. Maguire, a master woodworker with a following in England, set out to deliberately create a ...  

Antique Carpets

Lin Tianmiao

ArtforumArtforum - Dec 1, 2017
This show screamed out loud. Some 120 words in English and Chinese were woven into thick protuberances that rested on an assortment of antique carpets covering the entire floor of the gallery's main room. These terms were all related to womanhood ...  

Antique Books

Children's Books, Antique Books at National Book Auctions
Fine Books & Collections Magazine - Dec 4, 2017

Ithaca, NY—National Book Auctions, located in Ithaca, NY, announces the launch of their next auction catalog. This catalog features rare, antique and decorative books as well as select additions of ephemera. Featured is a second session of selections ...  

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