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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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
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?
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.
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.