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Stamp Collecting

Finish Line: Pick a boss who gardens

Savannah Morning NewsSavannah Morning News - Jul 18, 2017
Do you know of a good nursery around here?” Why gardening and not basket weaving or stamp collecting? Because gardening requires three main skills necessary to be a great gardener, and coincidentally, those are the same skills needed to be a good ...  

Barbie Dolls

These Women Got Transformed Into Barbie Dolls And Couldn't Believe How Small Their Feet Became

BuzzFeed NewsBuzzFeed News - Jul 8, 2017
If you had Barbie dolls as a kid, you spent most of your time either cutting their hair or wondering if they were what you would look like as an adult. So the women of Ladylike were more than a little curious...what would our bodies look like if we ...  

Book Collecting

Book Collecting in the News

ILABILAB - Jun 23, 2017
Ten famous book "hoarders" were selected for this article by Emily Temple for Lithub.com, published on 22 June 2017. Book collecting is a passion and lifelong occupation. Some celebrity collectors are named in the article; fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld ...  

Autograph Collecting

Community Voice Responses (July 25, 2017)

Numismatic NewsNumismatic News - Jul 7, 2017
Depending on how important the celebrity is and the number of slabs signed, the signature could make the slabs significantly more valuable. This is because the coin collecting hobby will be merged with the autograph collecting hobby; more hobbyist ...  

Coin Collecting

Coin Collecting: Expanding the Hobby
CoinWeek - Jul 14, 2017

My term as president of the American Numismatic Association--the ANA--is about to end. The past two years have literally flown by. I am often asked if I'm glad it's over, but nothing could be further from the truth. Being president of the ANA has been ...  

Rock Collecting

Ed Doyle obituary

Port St. Joe StarPort St. Joe Star - Jul 20, 2017
He was a member of the Bay County chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution, The Veterans of Foreign Wars, and was known by many in both Bay and Gulf Counties from his involvement with gem, mineral, and rock collecting clubs nationwide.  


She seeks seashells by the seashore | Longboat Key | Your Observer

YourObserver.comYourObserver.com - Jul 19, 2017
Sheila Loccisano is the face behind the Instagram account @followmetolongboatkey.  


At Home Imagineering: Haunted Mansion mobile make-over shows us a few Grim Grinning Gears

Inside the MagicInside the Magic - Jul 3, 2017
Golden Gate Disneyana Club member Miss Mortis doesn't need to worry about hitchhiking ghosts. They're already on board her customized Haunted Mansion-themed Honda Fit. The eggplant-colored car made “vinyl arrangements” and is now fully covered in ...  

Matchbox Toys

Albuquerque man's Matchbox hobby leads to international convention

Albuquerque JournalAlbuquerque Journal - Jul 14, 2017
Matchbox toys, introduced in 1953 by the British company Lesney Products, were designed originally to be small enough to fit into a matchbox. Gallegos, now 59, got his miniature Greyhound in the late 1960s when he was about 10. It fascinated him.  

Collecting Art

He spent four decades collecting art, then gave it all away

Curbed New Orleans (blog)Curbed New Orleans (blog) - Jul 10, 2017
Arthur Roger likes people who live on the fringes, the areas that orbit dominant society. “It is where I've discovered the most, and it's the place I've found most interesting,” he says. The pull of the unconventional led him to purchase an unusual ...  

Collecting Antique

PHOTOS: Collecting antique dolls

Concord MonitorConcord Monitor - Jun 29, 2017
Granite State Doll Club member Peg Farwell of Wolfeboro talks about Mabel, an American-made, wooden doll with metal joints that belonged to her mother, during a presentation at Taylor Community in Laconia on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. (ELIZABETH ...  

Collecting Photography

Masterpiece chairman on his wide-ranging fair and personal collection

Financial TimesFinancial Times - Jun 23, 2017
Many of the booth-based talks at the fair are hands on; they include a guide to collecting photography (Peter Fetterman, July 3) and a workshop on how to light art (TM Lighting, July 5). Author Maria-Christina Sayn-Wittgenstein Nottebohm will talk ...  


Hannah Bullion crowned Miss Allen County

WANEWANE - Jul 17, 2017
Bullion will reign over the Allen County Fair July 25-30. She will make appearances at several events, including: Kids Day, the demolition derby, various 4-H shows, and the talent show. She also make appearances at a variety of events throughout the ...  

Canadian Coin

German police raid homes to seek stolen Canadian coin

www.norfolknews.ca/www.norfolknews.ca/ - Jul 12, 2017
BERLIN — Hundreds of German special police raided several buildings in Berlin early this morning, arresting four suspects in connection with the brazen heist of a 100-kilogram Canadian gold coin stolen from one of the city's museums earlier this year.  

Us Coins

Modern US Coins – Collecting the Susan B. Anthony Dollar

CoinWeekCoinWeek - Jul 17, 2017
Susan B. Anthony dollars are growing on some collectors these days. Now gracefully approaching middle age, the nation's first small-size dollar coin series, which lasted from 1979 until 1981 and reappeared for a stray stint in 1999, hearkens to a ...  

Antique Silver

Who are the Antiques Roadshow experts? From Hilary Kay and Christopher Payne to Eric Knowles

The SunThe Sun - Jun 30, 2017
Independent dealer Alastair is based in the West End of London and specialises in antique silver. He has been a part of the Roadshow since 1992 and his most memorable find is a silver punch bowl. Duncan Campbell. Duncan has produced silver ...  

Antique Gold

Sound Off
Newnan Times-Herald - Jul 7, 2017

This is a silly argument, but... Regarding the Oval Office curtains, GWB had antique gold curtains which Obama used for his first term. Obama then installed rusty red curtains. Before moving into the White House, Trump changed to glittery gold curtains.  

Antique Bronze

Music as therapy

Traverse City Record EagleTraverse City Record Eagle - Jul 9, 2017
His fascination with eastern Asian culture led him to experiment with Tibetan singing bowls — antique bronze bowls of varying sizes that originated at least 500 years ago. “Most people work with music and sound for entertainment,” Handler said. “But I ...  

Antique Glass

A certain pizzazz: Adding character to your home

WRAL.comWRAL.com - Jul 15, 2017
Replacing standard door knobs for more substantial levered handles or antique glass knobs gives a distinctive look. Upgrading the hardware and fixtures in your bathrooms can work wonders to personalize those rooms as well. The choices available now in ...  

Antique Furniture

Antique furniture to highlight Hamilton auction

Wicked Local BeverlyWicked Local Beverly - Jul 15, 2017
This antique Georgian mahogany secretary bookcase with glazed mullioned cabinet doors and satinwood interior drawers, above a red leather writing surface, is expected to go for $2,000 to $4,000 at auction. [COURTESY PHOTO]. Hide caption. This circa ...  

Antique Carpets

Ireland's hidden Downton-on-Suir seeks €17.5m

Irish TimesIrish Times - Jul 13, 2017
Silk panelled wallpaper, vast antique carpets, and exceptional items of fine furniture and art adorn every room. What is most arresting about the interior – and there are many features to stop a visitor in their tracks – is the extensive ecclesiastical ...  

Antique Books

Sunnyvale book sale will feature the rare, antique and hard to find

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Jun 30, 2017
Bibliophiles looking for rare and old books will want to check out the Friends of the Sunnyvale Library's book sales in July, which will feature a section with more than 130 rare and antique books. According to group president Mark Isaak, the two July ...  

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