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Collectors Weekly

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By Hunter Oatman-Stanford How far would you go to reach the pinnacle of fashion? While the current craze for heel-less, “anti-gravity” shoes might seem avant-garde, or even dangerous, women have worn challenging footwear for centuries. In fact, though most think Lady Gaga's stilted look started the latest anti-gravity trend, the pop star's precarious platforms were actually inspired by elaborate 16th-century chopines. “They were beyond extravagant, and they weren't for clumping in the mud. From the Chinese tradition of lotus shoes for bound feet to the 20th-century stiletto, fabulous footwear is often shaped by social convention, and the chopine was no exception. Nearly 500 ...continue reading
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Source: COLLECTORS WEEKLY

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WorthPoint

Adrien von Ferscht, www.chinese-export-silver.com
中國出口銀器: 復活節的珍寶 Christianity has had a presence in China since the Tang Dynasty, including a significant influential Jesuit network, as well as Protestant missionaries, many of whom were Scottish. Yet, despite the long history, surviving Chinese Christian religious artefacts are extremely rare. During Passion Week and Eastertide, we explore this complex and at times violent history as well as the legacy that survived in the shape of decorative objects as well as Chinese liturgical music. “Novissima Sinica,” a work written by Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz in 1697, is so aptly named, translating as “Latest New From China”—a title that could easily apply to ...continue reading
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Source: WorthPoint

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Numismatic News

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An error 2007-W platinum American Eagle quarter-ounce coin where FREEDOM on the reverse is frosted instead of having a mirror surface is being auctioned by GreatCollections on its website. Ending date is April 27.This is just the second known example of this on the quarter ounce coin.It is graded Proof-70 Deep Cameo by the Professional Coin Grading Service.“Only 21 were minted and this is the second one discovered,”said Ian Russell, president/founder of GreatCollections.The variety was discovered in 2011. The U.S. Mint confirmed that 21 of the error were produced of the quarter ounce and half ounce. Twelve coins were produced ...continue reading
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Source: Numismatic News

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Sports Collectors Digest

Fanatics Authentic takes over Chicago Sun-Times Show, and minus a few guests, the show went off without a hitch. Here are some highlights from the show floor. Read More ...continue reading
Wed, Apr 16, 2014
Source: Sports Collectors Digest

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Vintage Las Vegas

The first hotel and casino in Las Vegas – Meadows Club, c. 1931. "A fashionable clubhouse located on the desert near Las Vegas, where gay throngs gather nightly to dine, dance and enjoy the romance and freedom of Nevada."More than 10 years ahead of El Rancho Vegas and the Flamingo, Tony Cornero built the Meadows Club at Fremont St & Boulder Hwy weeks after gambling was legalized. The jointed burned and he went back to running illegal gambling boats in California before returning a few years later to open the SS Rex, downtown Vegas. ...continue reading
Tue, Apr 08, 2014
Source: Vintage Las Vegas

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World Stamp News

Due to its extraordinary colours the Common Kingfisher, (Alcedo atthis), is called the Nordic jewel and the pearl of rivers. Both the kingfisher's plumage, as well as the shape of its body, are unique. It nests on the banks of rivers, brooks and bigger ditches lined with trees and rivers, the banks of which offer opportunities for digging [...] ...continue reading
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Source: World Stamp News

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Hemmings

14-04 HDB 75 Dollar Buick-01
Photo courtesy GM. Back in the 1980s, scanning the local want ads for muscle cars was a weekly ritual. Regardless of whether or not I had money, I could easily formulate any scenario necessary to justify looking for another car. Truth be told, I can still do it today. It doesn't matter how many unfinished projects I have, it always seems that just one more would be better. One Monday afternoon in the mid-1980s, while perusing a fresh edition of the Want Ad Press, I came upon what seemed like the deal of a lifetime. It was a 1967 Buick GS 340 ...continue reading
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Source: Hemmings Daily

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Flea Market Zone

SJT Enterprises, a consumer products company, has introduced a new series of decorative wood plaques with a “primitive” or rustic look. ...continue reading
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Source: Flea Market Zone

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The Magazine Antiques

The photographs of Charles Marville were equal to the task of capturing the painful and exhilarating creation of the first great modern city ...continue reading
Sun, Mar 30, 2014
Source: The Magazine Antiques

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C. Diane Zweig’s – The Kitschy Collector

Oy Vey: Manischewitz Is Downsizing Their Mandel Cuts and Macaroons  You've heard about downsizing a home, but have you read much about downsizing Passover? Imagine my surprise Monday evening when I opened a box of Kosher for Passover Manischewitz Mandel Cuts ( biscotti like cookies)  and found that these favorite desserts of mine had shrunk in size. Then, I opened up a container of Macaroons ...continue reading
Wed, Apr 16, 2014
Source: C Dianne Zweig

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Messy Nessy Chic

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Here on this corner of the internet, we see a lot of abandoned places. For some of them, we can even understand how circumstances might have led their abandonment. This however, is a head-in-hands kind of moment. The Castello di Sammezzano is a show-stopper, a jaw-dropper. Hidden away in the Tuscan hills of Northern Italy, this electrifyingly beautiful Moorish castle was built a whopping 400+ years ago in 1605, but more than two decades, it's been sitting empty, neglected, vulnerable to pillaging and to the elements. (c) Massimo Listri There are 365 rooms in the Castello di Sammazzano, one for every day ...continue reading
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
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