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What Auctions do for you! (12/13/07)
From time to time everyone has thought or asked why do Auction Houses charge what they do just to sell an item and make all the money? Here are the basic answers. The Overhead A. Mortgage or lease payments for the building B. Heat, air-conditioning and utilities C. Insurance both for your items and liability D. Payroll E. Equipment F. Advertising G. Website cost H. Photography More >>


Baby Boomers Vs. The Disposable Society (12/11/07)
The FutureIn being a part of the grey haired generation a baby boomer and the generation of asking “why?” to everything. I have grown perplexed in trying to understand my children’s generation “The Disposable Generation”. More >>


Don’t Smoke!…Collect! (12/7/07)
pipesDon’t Smoke!…Collect Tobacciana What a great area to collect in and it is hot! Whether it is pipes, tins, silks, baseball cards, signs or porcelain, there is something for everyone. More >>


A Penny for your thoughts.. (12/5/07)
Before electronics, PC’s, I pods, MP3 players and the world opening before our eyes with the internet, times were simpler. Days were longer, our minds wandered through the vastness of the unknown and we would dream. More >>


Auction Strutters’ Ball…is all that giltters gold? (12/3/07)
examine the details!As in everything in the world “all that glitters isn’t gold”. If you are a novas or an auction veteran there is always something to learn and if you don’t learn you will get burned. More >>


It is all in the name… (12/3/07)
It is all in the name...Add-onsAll things added together increase the value and cost of an item. Just as in buying a car, each accessory or add-on raises the price it is the same in collectibles. In this case a Coalport vase carries a number of marks that help increase its value. More >>


Memories too (11/30/07)
Do you have enough..Grand dad?As a part of the baby boomer generation Holidays have switched from answering questions from the family about what I would like as a gift. Now we share memories of collections and the past. More >>


The thrill of the hunt… (11/29/07)
nice to see you! come againPuzzled about collecting? I do believe every one of us is or has been puzzled about why people collect what they do! Salt and pepper shakers, roosters, cows, coins, baseball cards, comic books, match books, vintage sneakers and more…we can’t get enough!!! More >>


Diamonds are a girl’s best friend… (11/15/07)
Diamonds are a girlDiamonds are a girl’s best friend… Needless to say you have seen and heard this quote many times and it is true. In the collecting world jewelry it’s golden whether it’s gold or not. There are so many categories of jewelry it is mind boggling! All people (yes men too!) collect jewelry in some form or another. More >>


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