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Stamp Collecting

Bringing stamp collecting to the Mister Rogers neighborhood

Linn's Stamp NewsLinn's Stamp News - Mar 29, 2018
Philatelic Foreword — By Jay Bigalke. The United States Mister Rogers commemorative forever stamp debuted March 23 in front of a full house, fittingly in the Fred Rogers studio at WQED where the television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood was filmed ...  

Barbie Dolls

Judge rules against sale of Mattel's Frida Kahlo Barbie dolls

Mexico News DailyMexico News Daily - Apr 21, 2018
A judge has barred the sale in Mexico of a Barbie doll depicting influential artist Frida Kahlo, ruling that her family has sole rights to her image, lawyers said Thursday. The ruling takes effect immediately although toy multinational Mattel, which ...  

Book Collecting

Book collecting is gaining attention

Jacksonville Journal-CourierJacksonville Journal-Courier - Apr 21, 2018
Beckham Oldenettel is making a name for himself in the world of books. The 6-year-old book collector from Jacksonville was honored this week by the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service for his three-year effort to gather and ...  

Autograph Collecting

Steelers fan has autograph collecting down to a science
Tribune-Review - Aug 2, 2017

There was a time when Julie Gurnick was shy and quiet. “She used to hide behind my legs,” said her mother, Irene Gurnick. “She wouldn't talk or anything.” And then she saw Ben Roethlisberger. She hasn't stopped talking since. It's been a whole team ...  

Coin Collecting

We can all be apostles of coin collecting
Numismatic News - Apr 5, 2018

Wisconsin gets its time in the spotlight April 11. That date is when there will be a ceremonial launch of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore quarter. It has been 14 years since we had our turn during the state quarter program. Clifford Mishler ...  

Rock Collecting

Rock hound to display his collection at annual show

Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Apr 11, 2018
Broderson has been involved in rock collecting, lapidary and jewelry making for nearly 60 years. He'll display his work Sunday as the featured guest at the Black Hawk Gem and Mineral Society's annual show at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. The rock ...  


How Seashells Take Shape

Scientific AmericanScientific American - Mar 20, 2018
Mollusks are fabulous architects. They build houses that protect their soft bodies from predators and the elements—shells of uncommon strength, durability and beauty. Many of these shells have spectacularly complex shapes—logarithmic spirals bedecked ...  


Profiles in History to Host Animation & Disneyana Auction on May 5
Fine Books & Collections Magazine - Apr 6, 2018

Los Angeles — Profiles in History is proud to announce highlights from their upcoming Animation & Disneyana Auction on May 5th in Los Angeles. This amazing remote controlled iconic droid was built for use in the Disney parks in 2004, using actual ...  

Matchbox Toys

Matchbox Memories – Thunderbirds, Stingray and more!

The Official Gerry Anderson WebsiteThe Official Gerry Anderson Website - Aug 26, 2017
Vivid imaginations also released vast ranges when the next revival of Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet happened in the early 2000s; these included updated 'Soundtech' vehicles and play sets for both series and proved to very popular with children of ...  

Collecting Art

Collecting art? Take Halima Taha's advice: Go for what you like

Charlotte PostCharlotte Post - Apr 5, 2018
“Collecting is a basic part of the human personality,” Taha said. “Many of us begin collecting by starting with books and coins and stamps and posters and Matchbox cars, and we do so without much advice or training, but somehow we feel that collecting ...  

Collecting Antique

Mickey Lee Chastain Rathbone

The MountaineerThe Mountaineer - Apr 15, 2018
CANTON — A dear and special lady, Mickey Lee Chastain Rathbone, 86, entered into her eternal home Thursday, April 12, 2018. Mrs. Rathbone enjoyed collecting antique glass and dolls, as well as buying and selling things at the flea market. She was a ...  

Collecting Photography

Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism to Host “Proud Wyoming Woman Retreat” in Honor of the Upcoming 150th ...

SweetwaterNOW.comSweetwaterNOW.com - Apr 3, 2018
The Proud Wyoming Woman Retreat is being hosted for the first time in 2018 with the intention of developing a successful framework and collecting photography and videography. The goal is to expand the event for 2019 and include participants from around ...  


136 cases booked against bullion traders
The Hindu - Apr 18, 2018

Officials of the Legal Metrology Department conducted raids on jewellery showrooms across the State and booked 136 cases against the bullion merchants for allegedly deceiving the customers. Following complaints of inaccuracy weighing machines, not ...  

Canadian Coin

Plated coins give buyers new options
Numismatic News - Apr 16, 2018

This new Canadian coin carries a letter “P” to indicate the commemorative is plated. The coin actually contains 31.3 grams of 0.999 fine silver. The gold plating is so negligible that it shouldn't impact the coin's intrinsic value. Many non-circulating ...  

Us Coins

Heritage Dallas US Coins Auction Sells Over $6 million

CoinWeekCoinWeek - Apr 5, 2018
Close to $6.2 million in rare US coins sold in Heritage's March 29-31 US Coins auction, held at the Heritage world headquarters in Dallas. Post-auction sales continue, and are expected to add to this total. All prices include a 20% Buyer's Premium. The ...  

Antique Silver

Antique silver finds its sheen

The TimesThe Times - Apr 13, 2018
After the Maastricht European fine art fair Lewis Smith, director of the Chancery Lane silver dealers Koopman Rare Art, had a problem that many might envy: “There has been considerable interest in all our specialist areas, notably fine antique silver ...  

Antique Gold

Smart, sophisticated and still going strong...fiesta
The Rushville Republican - Apr 3, 2018

The new line contained only 19 pieces and ran in production until 1973. The last two colors introduced were Antique Gold and Turf Green. As many of you know, values for most tableware and china have plummeted in the past decade. Fiesta, both “Vintage ...  

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

Program on antique glass bottles, glassware set for tonight in Hamburg
Reading Eagle - Apr 2, 2018

Berks County, Pa. —. Hawk Mountain Chapter 31 meets tonight at 7 and the topic of the presentation will be antique glass bottles and glassware. The free presentation is at Hamburg Borough Hall, 61 N. Third St. Kerry Land of Schuylkill County - a ...  

Antique Furniture

Rafael de Cárdenas Comes Around to Antique Furniture

Architectural DigestArchitectural Digest - Apr 6, 2018
Rafael de Cárdenas admits that his Christie's assignment was a challenging one: to create an installation that would greet visitors to Friday's preview of the auction house's "The Collector" sale at Rockefeller Center. "This isn't stuff I typically use ...  

Antique Carpets

"I stole my mom's jewelry to start my own theater"
Ahval - Mar 29, 2018

“I cashed out my mother's gold, sold off antique carpets and valuable paintings from our house, and established the theatre. Then I pushed Aziz Nesin to write our first play, and he produced “Give Us Our Rights Hakkı”. It was very popular. My first ...  

Antique Books

7 great things to do in the spring: free museum admission, outdoor festivals and more

The Journal News | LoHud.comThe Journal News | LoHud.com - Apr 13, 2018
With hundreds of modern American artists, designers and craftspeople offering one-of-a-kind and limited-edition designs in a variety of materials, you're sure to find that special something for Mother's Day. Shop jewelry, handbags, antique books, wood ...  

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