Baby Boomers Vs. The Disposable Society
In 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”.
Don’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.
The Unofficial Flags of the US
Since the United States first adopted the stars and stripes as the official flag design on June 14th 1777, it has been changed 27 times. At first an additional stripe as well as a star were added to the new flag when new states were recognized. That resulted in the only 15 star and 15 stripe US flag on May 1st, 1795.
Which is a better collectible: A 48 or 49 star flag?
It isn’t surprising that when asked to choose between a 48 star US flag or a 49 star US flag, invariably the 48 star flag is always chosen first. The reasoning is that the 48 star flag is older than the 49 star one and hence more collectible. The short answer is yes and no.
I’ve Lost My Marbles, Show Me Yours!!!!
I have officially lost my marbles! I am looking for collectors who want to share their marble collections and form a solid grounded community with a vast knowledge base. Show the world your marbles!
Imported Fake Antique Furniture
This weekend I went to a flea market that had an “antique store liquidation sale” in an adjacent building. The building contained numerous rows of furniture. I would guess between 70-100 pieces total. The event was advertised on television and radio as an antique tag sale however; all the pieces were pricey reproductions.
A Penny for your thoughts..
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.
It is all in the name…
All 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.