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Stamp Collecting

Why Stamp Collectors Hated a 1972 Stamp Designed Just for Them

Atlas ObscuraAtlas Obscura - Apr 17, 2017
Despite all these riches, there was still one topic you couldn't collect a stamp about: stamp collecting. To a certain segment of enthusiasts, this was a disappointment. According to R.R. Higgins—author of the column “The Stamp Man,” which ran in the ...  

Barbie Dolls

There's a Reason These Barbie Dolls Remind You of Beyoncé [Video]

Yahoo FoodYahoo Food - Apr 14, 2017
For many of us, Barbie was our first fashion icon. Beyoncé stylist Marni Senofonte is the creative director behind a new line of Barbie dolls. “It's been an ...  

Book Collecting

Richard Hell: Confessions of a Book Collector

Village VoiceVillage Voice - Mar 29, 2017
Walter Benjamin wrote a famous essay about book collecting, "Unpacking My Library," which is what he's doing in it. He's drunk from his books and the essay is daffy ("I'm unpacking my books. Yes I am."), while still seeming (mostly) sincere, and he ...  

Autograph Collecting

Signed, sealed, delivered: Growing up collecting autographs as a hobby

University at Buffalo The SpectrumUniversity at Buffalo The Spectrum - Apr 3, 2017
Autograph collecting isn't easy. It's time consuming and takes a lot of effort. With a hobby like autograph collecting, though, the rewards outweigh the effort put into it. Opening up my mailbox to see a letter from one of my favorite celebrities is ...  

Coin Collecting


KING5.comKING5.com - Apr 24, 2017
Beginning a new hobby can be quite challenging and intimidating. There are new lingo and terms introduced on a regular basis that can make this new journey confusing at best. Concerning coin collecting, here are a few relevant terms that aspiring ...  

Rock Collecting

Authorities Searching for Grants Pass Man Who Disappeared While Rock-Collecting

KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2KAJO - Apr 18, 2017
Detective Sergeant Dan Evans said Turnham left his Grants Pass home on Sunday afternoon and told his family he was going rock collecting as he frequently does in the Granite Hill area north of town. He was expected home later that day and did not ...  


Seashells to head to landfill

The News HeraldThe News Herald - Apr 14, 2017
A construction worker dumps shells onto a large collection of shells Wednesday at the M.B. Miller County Pier in Panama City Beach. [PATTI BLAKE/THE NEWS HERALD]. Hide caption. Construction equipment is parked in front of a pile of shells Wednesday ...  


Disneyland Photo Update – You Are Clear For Launch

MiceChatMiceChat - Apr 24, 2017
And how do you follow up something like that? With maple glazed BACON doughnuts of course. I just gained 10 pounds posting these photos. Like any good Disney nerd, I try to make a point of visiting Disneyana as often as I can. When I popped in on ...  

Matchbox Toys

Who remembers making a Tracy Island?

Shields GazetteShields Gazette - Apr 4, 2017
Such was the demand for these Matchbox toys that they sold out in a blink of the eye, leaving many youngsters bitterly disappointed. However, help was at hand, in the form of Blue Peter, whose presenters, at the time, showed children how to make their ...  

Collecting Art

Collecting Art The Smart Way

Haute LivingHaute Living - Apr 19, 2017
Photo Credit: Tate Archive While away on holiday, I read a full study of the Bloomsbury Group. I always loved the writer Virginia Woolf and I was keen to learn more about painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. The more I read, the more I realized how ...  

Collecting Antique

My collection of 'Simpsons' and 'Star Wars' stuff

NewsdayNewsday - Apr 21, 2017
My interest in this hobby of collecting antique toys began in the fifth grade. My friends had started talking about comic books and old toys, and the prospect of finding these treasures got me hooked. My one friend said he bought some old comics and a ...  

Collecting Photography

Photography: A Gateway to Collecting

Barron'sBarron's - Mar 25, 2017
Richard and Ellen Sandor began collecting photography some 40 years ago with the acquisition of Walker Evans' Plantation at Belle Grove. Richard, CEO of Environmental Financial Products, says that initially, “people thought that our spending $5,000 on ...  


Gold and Bullion Miners Tumble as French Vote Cuts Haven Demand

BloombergBloomberg - Apr 24, 2017
Gold futures fell to the lowest in almost two weeks and bullion mining stocks sank as investors favored riskier assets on expectations that Emmanuel Macron will become France's next president. Copper and other industrial metals rose. Gold slipped as ...  

Canadian Coin

Pure Gold Canadian Coin Stolen From Berlin Museum

MyTobaMyToba - Mar 27, 2017
WINNIPEG, MB. — A solid gold coin has been stolen from the Bode Museum in Berlin, Germany. The “Big Maple Leaf” is a Canadian coin made of pure 24-carat gold. It has a face value of $1-million and a black market value of over $4-million. Police ...  

Us Coins

Over $15.9 Million in US Coins Sold in Stack's Bowers March 2017 Whitman Baltimore Auction

CoinWeekCoinWeek - Apr 17, 2017
There was certainly no shortage of significant numismatic offerings throughout the Stack's Bowers Galleries Official Auction of the Whitman Coins and Collectibles Expo, held at the Baltimore Convention Center in the final week of March. Anchored by the ...  

Antique Silver

Outlaws threaten Round-up, steal antique horse gear

Union DemocratUnion Democrat - Apr 21, 2017
The gruesome foursome — known for their decades-long grudge against the Mother Lode Round-up — hijacked a priceless antique silver headstall and reins from the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Posse on Thursday. Sam's raggedy enforcer Rattlesnake said ...  

Antique Gold

Gold jewellery and wedding ring burgled from 70-year-old man's ...

The Oxford TimesThe Oxford Times - Apr 19, 2017
A HOARD of valuable jewellery include an antique gold wedding ring and this gold necklace handmade in Turkey were stolen from a 70-year-old man.  

Antique Bronze

Luster for Life: 5 Sterling Silver Brands You May Not Have Heard of (Yet)

JCKJCK - Apr 17, 2017
Her Coral collection features corals, bones, and fossils cast into sterling silver or antique bronze; the Endless Column collection is inspired by a Constantin Brancusi sculpture; while the Axis collection takes its inspiration from the movement of ...  

Antique Glass

Brand Superfan of the Week: PEZ's Walt Cranford

Campaign USCampaign US - Apr 25, 2017
What are your other favorite brands? I have another collection of World's Fair items that range from the 1870s thru 2015 on display. I also collect antique glass marbles. Tags. Food and Drink Confectionery Advertising Marketing ...  

Antique Furniture

Starrlight Books: A good read in Flagstaff for sale

Arizona Daily SunArizona Daily Sun - Apr 16, 2017
The shop was originally owned by a couple who had an antique furniture shop next door, Midling said. He theorized that they probably started the store in 1984 after they got a box of books or two in their search for antiques. The couple kept it for a ...  

Antique Carpets

The Carpets of Turkey

The Islamic MonthlyThe Islamic Monthly - Mar 22, 2017
An American goes to Istanbul and thinks that there must be antique carpets there. And there are. But he doesn't suspect that it was bought there in the '60s or '70s, brought to Germany, repaired and sold again to a Turkish dealer in Germany. >Dr. Razi ...  

Antique Books

Kenneth Gloss talks antique books at Wenham Museum

Wicked Local HamiltonWicked Local Hamilton - Apr 12, 2017
Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston, will give a free and open talk Tuesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wenham Museum, 132 Main Street, Wenham, to discuss the value of old and rare books. Ken, who is ...  

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