A Pitch for Hope: Barry Bonds’ Home Run Ball
Every baseball fan dreams of catching a fly ball when they see their favorite team play: it is the ultimate collectible. For Jameson Sutton, this wish came true last fall. The 24-year-old was in the front row when Barry Bonds hit his 762nd home run at Coors Field. The crowd went
Free Dr Pepper for new Guns N Roses!
Short blog here, according to www.blabbermouth.net and my friend also heard it at the Guns N Roses forums, if the procastination expert Axl Rose releases his 20 year in the making album (yes, he started it back during Appetite for Destruction) Chinese Democracy, then everyone in the United States EXCEPT former guitarists Slash and Buckethead will get a free Dr. Pepper.
True collector or Junk, that is my question.
I love to collect stuff. My husband says it is junk. I hope to be able to add pictures to my descriptions soon, but first I have to ask my husband to show me how to put them on the computor. I have other things that I want to put in my list, but I don’t think just a description will do.
Coins of India Republic
Here are examples of coins of the India Republic. I purchased these coins 28 years ago at M.A. Storck Inc. in Portland, ME. At that time I was collecting coins of India. Since then, I have branched out to collecting world, USA coins and paper, as well as rare and unusual medals. I have included photographs of some of the India coins from my collection.
Stoneware Jugs Can Pad Your Pockets
31 Club member, Cecil, attended a very small flea market in Greenville Kentucky, when a gentleman approached him inquiring about one of the exhibitors. Cecil informed him that the person would be back to his booth very shortly. As he was passing on this information, Cecil noticed a stoneware jug the man was carrying. This […]
This Week in Geek 3/26
It’s New comic Wednesday and time for another This Week In Geek New Comic Round Up! Not a terribly heavy week, but there was still plenty of fun stuff waiting for me on the new comic shelves.
The Golliwogg Character: Historical Icon or Racist Symbol ?
Created in the 1870s by Florence Upton in England, the Golliwogg was a caricature used in advertisements all over Europe. It seldom appeared in the United States, however.
It was made into a doll by Steiff of Germany in 1902. If you have one of these dolls today it could be worth upwards of $10,000.
Why Are Presidents Collected?
It is a mystery to educated people from other countries: What is it with the American fascination with presidents?
School children know their names in order by heart. Parents date important moments of their lives by who was in the Oval Office. Many people collect objects associated with their favorites. Why?
The Glass Art of the Cambridge Glass Company
The Cambridge Glass Co. was one of America’s premier glass companies in the 20th century. It was founded in 1873, but its factory did not open in Cambridge, Ohio until 1901. The factory’s first piece of glass was a three pint pitcher produced in May, 1902.
After ownership changes, the company went out of business in 1958 as a result of the influx of cheap, foreign made glass.