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Collectors Weekly

By Ben MarksWhen it comes to collecting, there's old, and then there's old. We're not talking Mid-Century Modern old, or Victorian old, or Colonial American old, or even ancient Chinese or Egyptian old. No, we're talking prehistory old, from the Pleistocene (11,000 to 2.5 million years ago), to the Cretaceous (66 to 145 million years ago), to the Permian (250 to 300 million years ago). “If you were a triceratops in Alberta, you had about two minutes before you got vaporized.” People who want to own a piece of prehistory generally do so by collecting fossils, which include bones, shells, or chunks ...continue reading
Thu, Apr 24, 2014
Source: COLLECTORS WEEKLY

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Numismatic News

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There are no home runs this week. Buyers are active, but spreading their dollars around various Mint products.Proof baseball half dollars advanced by 8,852 this week to 119,869. The uncirculated version moved ahead by 4,758 coins to 74,203.Proof silver American Eagle sales rose by 25,926 to reach 484,075. The uncirculated version crawled ahead by 5,009 to 111,358. So the proof is outselling the uncirculated by nearly 4.35-to-1.Buyers of proof 2014 gold American Eagles are showing a strong preference for the one-ounce coin. Sales jumped by 1,097. The next most popular option this week was the tenth-ounce proof at 384, while ...continue reading
Thu, Apr 24, 2014
Source: Numismatic News

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Sports Collectors Digest

Card collector's special day includes a private party in his home, $250 shopping spree for Panini NFL cards and a free autograph session for the community at Sportscards Etc. in McKees Rocks, Pa. Congrats Aaron Kellington. Read More ...continue reading
Wed, Apr 23, 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

Music has always been a part of life in Jewish communities throughout the world, at family events such as weddings and special events in the synagogue. The violin was favored by Jews even before the two world wars and was part of the culture of every Jewish town in Eastern Europe. The violin was nearly [...] ...continue reading
Fri, Apr 25, 2014
Source: World Stamp News

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Hemmings

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2013 Hemmings rally entering Saratoga Spa State Park. Photo by Matt Litwin. Recently the Hemmings Motor News Concours d'Elegance announced that we were breaking with tradition with regard to the Hemmings rally – the Friday afternoon kick-off event of the Concours weekend. For the past seven years, the rally has started at our world headquarters in Bennington, Vermont, and been escorted through the pleasant countryside to the Concours location; however that has changed for 2014. As announced, the rally will start at the Saratoga Automobile Museum in the Saratoga Spa State Park. Open to all types of collector cars, those interested in ...continue reading
Thu, Apr 24, 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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They don't call it the ‘Golden Age of Travel' for nothing. I think I've found my most fascinating photo story yet from deep in the LIFE archives. If you thought you were having early symptoms of the pre-summer travel bug, this will surely finish you off. Introducing the flying yacht …Hold the phone! An flying yacht in 1950?! Or an amphibious airplane, depending on your preference. We're looking at the photographs of LIFE veteran Loomis Dean, who was invited aboard this luxury post-war conversion of a consolidated PBY Catalina, one of the most versatile airplanes used in the Second ...continue reading
Thu, Apr 24, 2014
Source: Messy Nessy Chic

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