• 16 Apr
    2008

Terminology II: What is Rare?

In the world of collecting, like in anything else, there’s a language used by insiders. From video gamers to traders in the stock market, talking the talk can be half the battle.

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  • 15 Apr
    2008

Terminology Part I: What is Antique?

In the world of collecting, like in anything else, there’s a language used by insiders. From video gamers to traders in the stock market, talking the talk can be half the battle.

Whether collecting is your hobby or your profession, knowing how to navigate “collector speak” is a useful tool of the trade.

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  • 15 Apr
    2008

So tell me about coins.

My father left me several coins that I am curious about. Some may not have been in circulation. How can I tell if a coin is worth sending in to have it graded. My gold coin seems very shiny to me but when I take a picture of it there seem to be quite a few surface scratches on it. I know they are from how he stored not from being in circulation.

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  • 14 Apr
    2008

Automobile Collectibles and Memorabilia Market is Large and Hot

While you are out there finding all those great license plates I talked about in the blog the other day, be sure to keep your antenna up for other collectible automobile items. There isn’t a larger group of collectors than the car enthusiasts, with the exception of sports collectors.

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  • 14 Apr
    2008

The Comic Speculator: G.I. Joe

Online fan sites have leaked pictures of stunt-man and martial-artist Ray Parks in full Snake Eyes garb while filming the G.I. Joe movie. The film won’t be released until August 2009, so images of the black-clad, sword-bearing ninja supreme sent nerds everywhere into a fit.

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  • 13 Apr
    2008

1954 Cheerios Confederate Money Examples Album

During the early 1950s, the Civil War theme became very trendy in America, largely with pre-teens and early teens. Consequently, Cheerios offered this Confederate money album, which could be acquired through the mail for very little and probably some cereal boxtops. I acquired this album in 1968 from its original owner, and it was already […]

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  • 13 Apr
    2008

This Week in Geek 4/9

Happy new comics day, Y’all! It’s Wednesday and once
again, guess who got called into work. That’s right,
ME! Uggh! So here I am sitting in my own filth after
racing from work to the comic shop and then home as
fast as possible just to tell you guys what comics you
can’t live without this week.

It was yet another big week for new comics with the

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  • 12 Apr
    2008

The Comic Speculator: Skrulls!

Last Wednesday the Skrull Invasion of the Marvel Universe kicked off in the pages of “Secret Invasion” #1 where we found that many of the Marvel characters we love may not be who we think they are.

In other words…how long have these heroes been Skrulls?

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  • 12 Apr
    2008

Gil Antiguedades

Gil Antiguedades is a unique antique shop specializing in vintage clothing, textiles, and old-fashioned design and home accessories. A standout among other such shops in the main antiques district of Buenos Aires, Gil has been supplying loyal locals and interested foreigners with the finest vintage items from the 17th to the 20th centuries for nearly 40 years.

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  • 11 Apr
    2008

I have a newly acquired plethora of Antiques, Art, Collectables

I am 51 years old and have been a musician/bandleader all my life as was my father and although he died hen I was 15, it was music or baseball, and he wasn’t there to kick my ass any longer so I picked the easy road.

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