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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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Numismatic News

It's Earth Day 2014 and the U.S. Mint is on track to strike 8 billion cents this year for use in circulation. That will be up over 14 percent from 2013.That figure sounds like a lot, until one looks at mintages from years ago.In the year 2000, the U.S. Mint turned out almost 14.3 billion cents. Will we ever see a return to such a high level again?Looking at the mintage totals for 2009, the most recent low point, the Mint cranked out just 2.4 billion cents.That year the economy was in severe recession, the worst since World War II, ...continue reading
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Numismatic News

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Sports Collectors Digest

Some of the best 1960s and '70s cards in the market, all graded PSA 9 or PSA 10 will headline the latest Memory Lane Auction, complemented by postwar Mantles and Mays cards graded PSA or better. Read More ...continue reading
Tue, Apr 22, 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

“While a see-saw history of occupations and sieges made Gibraltar a melting pot of peoples and cultures, its location at the gateway of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic added a unique savour to the mix. Centuries of clashes brought first Moors and Spaniards and eventually Britons to the fortress; decades of persecution added Sepphardic Jews [...] ...continue reading
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: World Stamp News

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Hemmings

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The 1970s were a troubling time for Detroit and the economy in general. Inflation, recession and the oil embargo all helped create a new demand for small, efficient and economical automobiles. The door was opened for some new blood outside of the Big 3, allowing for unusual minicars and three-wheeled creations to throw their hat in the ring. The TriVette was one of those vehicles, designed and created by Bob Keyes. They were manufactured in Ventura, California, from 1974-1978 on a custom basis and designed to fit all state and federal motorcycle standards. Looking like the logo on the Seattle Seahawks ...continue reading
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Hemmings Daily

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Flea Market Zone

On May 4 Fleamasters' Music Hall will serve as center stage for tiny pets and their owners in the 2nd Best Dressed Chihuahua Contest. ...continue reading
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Source: Flea Market Zone

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The Magazine Antiques

Cedar House brings together art and nature, East and West, reflecting the global enthusiasms of its owner, H. Peter Stern, cofounder of Storm King Art Center ...continue reading
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Source: The Magazine Antiques

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C. Diane Zweig’s – The Kitschy Collector

What Is The Mulch Phenomenon: And How Does It Impact On The Antique Shopper ? If you own an Antique shop or are an Antique dealer in an Antique Mall or outdoor Flea Market, do you notice a drop in business during the early Spring weeks when  people are outdoors cleaning up their property? I call this the Mulch Phenomenon, a noticiable dip in biz when the snow is gone and the yard needs work. ...continue reading
Sat, Apr 19, 2014
Source: C Dianne Zweig

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Messy Nessy Chic

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Boston has its own phantom of the opera; a vast and forgotten 120 year-old concert theatre buried 40 feet below street level. One of the city's best-kept secrets, the sleeping concert hall reminiscent of Italian Renaissance style, has been closed for more than 70 years, hidden away from the public below the unassuming old storefront of piano seller M. S Steinert & Sons on Boylston Street. Lead image by Greig Lamont (c) Project of Ruins Steinert Hall was once a treasured performance space, hailed at the dawn of the 20th century as the “headquarters for the musical and artistic world of cultured ...continue reading
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
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