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Have You Lost Your Marbles? (1/10/08)
Handmade marbleA thumb flicks a shiny marble across the cement and the camera zooms in on the child’s face – tongue curled over his upper lip in consternation, his gaze steady – as the tiny ball rolls toward its target. A smile erupts when the marble hits its mark. More >>


Falling Prices Mean More Bang (1/10/08)
Now is the time to buy antiques and collectables. Some of the greatest collections have been assembled when the economy and antique market were down. Henry Frances DuPont amassed one of the greatest collections of Americana during the Great Depression, which are now on display at the Winterthur in Delaware. More >>


Santa’s Bag of Collectibles (1/9/08)
Battles of the Civil War mapYes collectors there is a Santa Claus! This Christmas has renewed my faith in younger generations. Yes children do have an interest. My 9 year-old grandson asked for folders for his presidential dollar and state quarter collections, along with maps of civil war battles. More >>


It’s a Brewer’s Market (1/9/08)
Antique corkscrewLike anything else made by man, BEER has a diverse and interesting history, rife for academic study. Those old tin cans in the basement could be worth polishing up and checking out. That metal Pabst Blue Ribbon sign and the funny, corkscrew souvenir grandpa bought for grandma on their honeymoon – these are valued pieces of Breweriana! More >>


Emerging Artists: Focus on the Streets of Europe (1/9/08)
Collecting art is an investment in taste. Knowing what artist may produce works that become a valued investment is no easy task. When an artist is consistently shown in esteemed galleries, when s/he’s commissioned by brands to design for their products, and when an artist publishes well received coffee table books – these are the signs of an emerging talent in the art world. More >>


Third Party or Independent Political Buttons (1/9/08)
Ross Perot - Independent 1992The top dozen or so candidates within the two major parties are receiving the lion’s share of the attention from those who collect political memorabilia. More >>


Political Button Reproductions (1/9/08)
Kleenex political button giveaway 1968In 1972, the American Oil Company reproduced historic political campaign buttons with the history of the candidate on a card and gave them away as premiums to its gas station customers. They featured buttons from the 1896 campaign of William Jennings Bryan through the 1968 presidential campaign. More >>


Skillful Descriptions in the Selling of Collectibles (1/9/08)
Engraving of White House that Many of us in the collecting field are familiar with the descriptive words a seller uses sometimes to give the impression of an item’s importance beyond its reality. Usually it is done at an online auction site where a seller uses the art of descriptive language to give the impression of a higher value or rarity without actually saying so. More >>


Book Review: M-1 Helmet of the WW2 US GI (1/8/08)
I’ve been visiting Peter Oosterman’s site (www.m-1helmet.com) for a while because, in my opinion, it is the nicest looking militaria-related site on the web. When I heard he was publishing a book on M1 helmets, I was eager to purchase a copy. My expectations were high because the book cost $119.90 (including international postage), but it ended up being money well spent. More >>


Resources Material for Presidential Memorabilia (1/7/08)
Anyone who has been involved with collections over a certain period of years has usually amassed an impressive combination of resource material, other collectors, dealers, and organizations to help learn more about their area of interest. For me, its no different. More >>


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