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Stamp Collecting

Stamp collectors gather for fun
News-Press Now - Jan 15, 2018

Those curious about stamps and stamp collecting can visit the St. Joseph Stamp Club. Young, old or in-between, makes no difference; find out about the hobby that has entertained kings and presidents. The club holds monthly meetings and offers tips and ...  

Barbie Dolls

When Girls' Dolls 'Leaned In,' and Why It's All a 'Sham'

NewserNewser - Jan 19, 2018
(Newser) – Barbie dolls have dominated the toy landscape for girls since their 1959 intro—which made it a big deal when Bratz dolls hit the scene in 2001 and started stealing market share, spurring a years-long legal war between Barbie maker Mattel ...  

Book Collecting

Book World: 'Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams' is a companion anthology to the new TV show

Lynchburg News and AdvanceLynchburg News and Advance - Jan 18, 2018
The companion book collecting those stories isn't his best work. There are gimmicky climaxes and strained dialogue. ("Something's wrong! Something's happened! Things are going on!") But they entertainingly reveal how Dick's key obsessions — the ...  

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

Coin Collecting Strategies – 'The World is Your Oyster'!

CoinWeekCoinWeek - Jan 10, 2018
Pearls come from oysters, and the term pearl is often employed figuratively to refer to something that is refined, sophisticated, attractive, valuable and treasured by an individual owner. Rare coin enthusiasts of all income groups who really seek ...  

Rock Collecting

Looking Up: Heading back to the moon after nearly 50 years

Chico Enterprise-RecordChico Enterprise-Record - Jan 4, 2018
Astronaut Alan Shepard also managed to hit a few golf balls in the moon's low gravity after smuggling a golf club on board, disguised as a piece of rock-collecting equipment. The next three missions, Apollo 15, 16 and 17, focused on spending more time ...  


NASA Photos: Seashells, Sphinx or Alien Life? Here's Why if You ...

NewsweekNewsweek - Jan 16, 2018
Updated | Conspiracy site UFO Sightings Daily has already been quite busy in 2018, announcing that recent NASA photos of the surface of Mars have provided evidence of seashells along with numerous alien structures and statues including an Egyptian ...  


Napoleonic prisoners made this bone game box with sliding top

The Daily HeraldThe Daily Herald - Jan 6, 2018
Disneyana, toy, Mickey Mouse, Ferris Wheel, Donald Duck, six cars, Chein Co., 17 inches, $210. Shaker, spool carrier, tiger maple, six carved spool holders, circa 1840, 3 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches, $360. Silver-American, open salt, flowers, loop feet, F.H ...  

Matchbox Toys

The killer question for Donald Trump

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jan 17, 2018
Lucy Mangan's TV review (15 January) reminded me that Lesney, makers of Matchbox toys, marketed a scale model of the coronation coach, reusing one made for the 1951 Festival of Britain. Only once production was under way did they realise that the Queen ...  

Collecting Art

Miuccia Prada on Collecting Art, Brazilian Design, and the Merits of Installing a Slide in Your Office

W MagazineW Magazine - Dec 16, 2017
In the past few years, the worlds of art and fashion have become more entangled than ever. Pushed along by a mutual interest in design, craftsmanship and luxury, artists and designers are pursuing relationships that run the spectrum from the creative ...  

Collecting Antique

Tractor Tales: Maryland Waterloo Boy | Agweb.com

AgWebAgWeb - Jan 22, 2018
Bill Tower of Hobbs, Maryland started collecting antique tractors in 2004, and since then, he's wanted one of John Deere's Waterloo Boys.  

Collecting Photography

5 Essential Tips for Collecting Photography

ArtsyArtsy - Aug 22, 2017
At the outset, guidance for collecting photography isn't much different from what experts say about purchasing any work of art: Start with images you like, and that you think you'll like for a long time. “Does it hit you in the gut?” asked Darius Himes ...  


IT Department seizes Rs 85 crore in cash, bullion and jewellery from private vault in Delhi

Business TodayBusiness Today - Jan 17, 2018
Private lockers mushroomed in popularity promising convenience and better service at a time when bank lockers were hard to come by. But in recent times, they seem to be promising one more thing: Easy tax evasion. Last Friday, the investigation wing of ...  

Canadian Coin

Gold Coin Found in Salvation Army Kettle in Kentucky

My Twin Tiers.comU.S. News & World Report - Dec 22, 2017
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Salvation Army says a gold coin has been found in a red kettle in Kentucky. A statement from the organization says a 1-ounce Canadian coin worth around $1,320 was discovered Thursday night as staff counted donations in ...  

Us Coins

Getting Started Collecting US Coins: Basics For Beginning Collectors

CoinWeekCoinWeek - Jan 8, 2018
The current approach is very general and is aimed at true beginners, who are often puzzled as to how to get started. Although I believe that many rare world coins are excellent values, the advice provided pertains to U.S. coins. Realistically, most ...  

Antique Silver

Early European art heads Jan. 21 sale
Antique Trader - Jan 13, 2018

For their initial sale of 2018, Myers will present a superb selection of 16th to early 20th-century European paintings, heavy antique silver, exquisite European and Chinese porcelain, jade and hardstone carvings, antique scrolls, woodblock prints ...  

Antique Gold

Fabric speaking eternal love

Deccan ChronicleDeccan Chronicle - Jan 23, 2018
“This exclusive creation came to life on an exceptionally handcrafted antique gold Kancheevaram silk saree. Our experienced craftsmen worked intricately on the masterpiece for days to acquire this perfection. This wedding ensemble stands for their ...  

Antique Bronze

If life gives you wood paneling and a stone fireplace, make mid-century modern lemonade

Washington PostWashington Post - Dec 14, 2017
Accessories: Posh red 9-by-12-foot area rug ($899, cb2.com); large mobile chandelier in antique bronze ($299, westelm.com); faceted pewter Flynn table lamp bases ($59.99 each), feathered chevron table lamp shades ($24.99 each), brass and walnut wood ...  

Antique Glass

Sidebar: New things always on the horizon for artist Michael Ringer
WatertownDailyTimes.com - Jan 14, 2018

Mr. Ringer puts the final touches on the lamps, including topping them with marine lights and Frensel antique glass globes. □ Mr. Ringer plans to create a sculpture of the martyr Saint Lawrence, one of the seven deacons of the city of Rome, Italy, who ...  

Antique Furniture

The Three Factors That Make Antique American Furniture Sellable

Architectural DigestArchitectural Digest - Jan 18, 2018
If the year 2017 affirmed one thing in the auction world, it was that, yes, prices can soar ever higher. A turquoise velvet Jean Royère polar bear sofa sold for over $550,000 in Paris, an Alberto Giacometti chandelier brought home $2.4 million, and ...  

Antique Carpets

How Paul Manafort came by $934350 in antique carpets

Washington PostWashington Post - Nov 1, 2017
Buried among the revelations in the indictment against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, charging him with conspiracy to launder money, making false statements to the FBI and more, is the fact that he paid $934,350 to an antique rug store in ...  

Antique Books

Hints From Heloise: Funeral funding?
Washington Post - Jan 15, 2018

However, please don't use this on very old or antique books, as it may harm the paper. P.S. I tear the ads out and save them. Then when it's time to reline the bathroom wastebasket, I open the scent part and squish the whole page down into the bottom ...  

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