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Stamp Collecting

An aviation flop led to stamp-collecting history and made the 'Inverted Jenny' famous

Virginian-PilotVirginian-Pilot - May 17, 2018
And the day before the first airmail plane took off, got lost, and crash landed, he made stamp-collecting history. He bought 100 of what would become the most famous postage stamp in the U.S. — the “Inverted Jenny.” It was an elegant red and blue ...  

Barbie Dolls

Winnie the Pooh and Barbie dolls could be banned under new ...

2GB2GB - May 21, 2018
Winnie the Pooh, Barbie dolls and Disney dress-ups could be a thing of the past as councils move toward new gender guidelines. Victorian councils are auditing ...  

Book Collecting

If book collecting is your thing, there's a guidebook just for you

Reading EagleReading Eagle - May 20, 2018
The lexicon of antiques and collectibles is difficult to discern at times. Those two terms often are used interchangeably, although they are not one and the same. Others are vague or have meanings that vary, depending on who's trying to decipher them ...  

Autograph Collecting

Beckett Authentication Services Announces Major European Partnership with Showmasters

Beckett Media, LLCBeckett Media, LLC - May 10, 2018
Showmasters events are one of the most respected autograph-collector events in the world. This partnership is a big step forward in the globalization of autograph collecting and shows that Beckett understands that their presence at show events in ...  

Coin Collecting

Coin-collecting burglar busted breaking into gas station air dispenser
Buffalo News - May 14, 2018

An Orchard Park Police officer on routine patrol early Sunday morning noticed some suspicious activity at a closed Sunoco gas station Southwestern Boulevard. A man appeared to be tapering with the coin-operated compressed air dispenser mounted on the ...  

Rock Collecting

Yvonne June Duckworth
Lake County Examiner - May 3, 2018

She also enjoyed rock collecting and clay pottery figurines. Of her last few years, she enjoyed her dogs, Po and Soda, and also her cats, especially “China.” Yvonne liked her walks and exercise while looking for rocks. She greatly enjoyed her local ...  


The French Milkman Who Transformed His Home with Broken Pottery and Seashells

ArtsyArtsy - May 5, 2018
For the next 50 years of his life, until his death in 2002, Vasseur meticulously blanketed his home in colorful shards of pottery, bright-white seashells, and shimmering fragments of glass. The result: La Maison de Vaisselle Cassée, a whimsical ...  


Disney's Ellen DeGeneres animatronic going up for auction

News 13 OrlandoNews 13 Orlando - Apr 25, 2018
The figure's head and clothing will be sold at Profiles in History's Animation & Disneyana auction on May 5 in Los Angeles. The items are expected to sell for $3,000 to $5,000, according to the auction catalog. “The head and clothing are from the ...  

Matchbox Toys

Rosaria Butterfield: Christian Hospitality Is Radically Different from 'Southern Hospitality'

ChristianityToday.comChristianityToday.com - Apr 24, 2018
In those days, people would ask how I decorate, and I'd say, “with Matchbox toys, plastic dinosaurs, and Legos.” Those are your people. Let us not forget how important children are. How did your own difficult childhood affect how you reach out to children?  

Collecting Art

'Moderns from the Vault'

taosnewstaosnews - May 17, 2018
This presentation is also meant to showcase a lifetime of collecting art together. Established in 1972, The Peter Rose Gallery remained a staple in New York City for the next 40 years. The collection primarily speaks of a time when the Roses lived in ...  

Collecting Antique


American PressAmerican Press - May 15, 2018
This was no easy task considering Bosley had been collecting antique architectural salvage for the last few years and continued to collect as the house was being built: a few 1,000-pound cast iron pilasters here… four or five antique stained glass ...  

Collecting Photography

Snap up vintage photographs

Centre Daily TimesCentre Daily Times - May 4, 2018
The interest in the photo market is seen in strong online sales for antique and vintage photography and in collecting photography from various international sources. Historical and contemporary photographs have a strong showing with collectors and ...  


VIDEO: Police arrest five over bullion van robbery in South Africa

The PunchThe Punch - May 18, 2018
Police reveal five people have been arrested in connection with a cash-in-transit heist which happened in Boksburg‚ South Africa on Thursday. The five were caught at the George Goch hostel in Johannesburg after police chased them with a helicopter.  

Canadian Coin

Seminar scheduled

Numismatic NewsNumismatic News - May 9, 2018
Scott E. Douglas is a Canadian coin advocate and researcher. Scott D. “Si” Griffin is a northern California coin dealer and show promoter. William E. Hyder is an exonumist, that branch of the numismatic hobby that specializes in tokens and medals ...  

Us Coins

Classic US Gold Coins – The Rare 1854-D Quarter Eagle

CoinWeekCoinWeek - May 10, 2018
Doug is also a major buyer of all US coins and is always looking to purchase collections both large and small. He can be reached at (214) 675-9897. Doug has been a contributor to the Guidebook of United States Coins (also known as the “Redbook”) since ...  

Antique Silver

These Small, Local Grocers Are Changing the Way LA Shops for Food

LA Magazine (blog)LA Magazine (blog) - May 14, 2018
Along with floor-to-ceiling stacks of cooking tomes and food 'zines, you'll find cool chef accessories (JB Prince tweezers, antique silver tasting spoons, vintage Harley-Davidson bandannas). Concepcion says the shop tries to offer educated recommendations.  

Antique Gold

Hippocrates gold fob seal could earn up to $1500

Antique TraderAntique Trader - May 12, 2018
An antique gold and carnelian fob seal is among the headliners. It dates to circa 1830 and features a seal depicting Hippocrates.Also, the image with staff and serpent may bring $1,000 to $1,500. Featuring the crowned motto “Auspicium Melioris Aevi ...  

Antique Bronze

Sotheby's Left Holding Antique Jar Worth $16 Million

BloombergBloomberg - May 18, 2018
In 2011, he sold it to Jeddi in part exchange for an antique bronze object, in an agreement that allowed him to keep quarter ownership, Pishvaie said. London courts often hear lawsuits over ownership and valuations of artworks and artifacts in the ...  

Antique Glass

6 Mack Hill Rd. in Amherst: Wow! House
Patch.com - May 15, 2018

The authentic architectural features include extensive paneling, box beams, original hardware and moldings throughout. Windows with antique glass have been restored to efficiency. Ten fireplaces, two with behive ovens with beautiful surrounds and ...  

Antique Furniture

DEWEY NEWS | 27th Annual Dewey Antique Show coming up soon
Examiner Enterprise - May 15, 2018

You will find something for everyone with the wide variety of jewelry, fine antique furniture, primitive and Mid-Century furniture. Tons of small antiques for any decor. This show is well know for the huge amount of vintage malt mixers, that will take ...  

Antique Carpets

Doug McGrath, Doug Hughes ready focused 'Age of Innocence' at Hartford Stage

West Hartford NewsWest Hartford News - Apr 17, 2018
“From the beginning, Doug said, 'Let's not encumber ourselves with the antique carpets and curtains and drapes, and the silver trays and all that stuff. Let's focus on the people and keep things moving.'” “It's about who do you love?” said Hughes. “And ...  

Antique Books

Hanna Mansion in Bratenahl opens for collection sale; GALLERY

WKYC.comWKYC.com - May 8, 2018
“There's artwork spanning 4 centuries, furniture, small decorative items, beautiful glassware, beautiful leather bound antique books, the list goes on and on,” says Graves. Everything on that list will be on sale for four days from 10AM to 4PM ...  

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