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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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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

I had a conversation with colleague George Cuhaj yesterday.He mentioned that he had been approached by a former Krause Publications co-worker on bowling night.The co-worker is retired.Her question to George was what should she do with her set of state quarters?She had faithfully assembled her set over the 10-year duration one or two uncirculated clad coins at a time.It is an example of the good old-fashioned style of collecting that many of us liked to see as an echo of the circulation finds era that ended in the 1960s when silver disappeared from coinage.She filled holes in her album as ...continue reading
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Source: Numismatic News

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Sports Collectors Digest

A local shop does it right in terms of its inventory in a tourist town. However, the enthusiasm level needs to be turned up a notch. Read More ...continue reading
Fri, Apr 18, 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

Porsche 917K./Photo by Terry Shea
Porsche 917K. Photo by Terry Shea. The Porsche 917 is unquestionably one of the all-time great racing cars. Taking advantage of a loophole through then-current FIA regulations, Porsche created a 600hp “production” car that dominated endurance racing for a couple of years before the FIA countered with new regulations that eliminated the 917′s loophole. But for two glorious years, the 917 bested all comers in endurance racing around the world, including earning the company's first two of 16 overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Porsche 917K at speed at Watkins Glen. Photo by Terry Shea. In the most recent issue ...continue reading
Fri, Apr 18, 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

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

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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Caution, this post will make you feel like a bit of a peeping Tom. We're about to take a rather voyeuristic tour of a Japanese bath house in the year 1951, with LIFE photographer Michael Rougier. It was the year Japan's post-war occupation by the allied countries would come to an end but the bath house has clearly grown accustomed to its Western clientele of enthusiastic American officers. Rougier captures some telling moments between the bath house ladies and their male clients; at times maternal and respectful and others more flirtatious and audacious. Let's take our appointment and watch these ...continue reading
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
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