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Special Forces Beret With Provenance (12/14/07)
A Researchers Goldmine!  Not common to find named berets.I recently won a Vietnam era Special Forces beret from an online auction. Prior to bidding, I emailed the seller with specific questions because the auction description was vague and the accompanying image was not great. The seller never responded to my questions, but I could tell that the insignia was a desirable variation, so I took my chances and placed a bid anyway. More >>


What Auctions do for you! (12/13/07)
From time to time everyone has thought or asked why do Auction Houses charge what they do just to sell an item and make all the money? Here are the basic answers. The Overhead A. Mortgage or lease payments for the building B. Heat, air-conditioning and utilities C. Insurance both for your items and liability D. Payroll E. Equipment F. Advertising G. Website cost H. Photography More >>


What to collect for the 2008 election cycle? (12/13/07)
Poster signed by Geraldine Ferraro, NY Mayor David Dinkins and Democratic Cmte Chairman Ron BrownThe 2008 election cycle is upon us and the caucuses and primaries will help choose the next president of the United States. This is an historic event and there will be many opportunities for collecting political memorabilia. But to have the best chance of collecting worthwhile long term collectibles with real value, here are a few hints to observe: Campaign Buttons: More >>


Baby Boomers Vs. The Disposable Society (12/11/07)
The FutureIn 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”. More >>


Don’t Smoke!…Collect! (12/7/07)
pipesDon’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. More >>


The Unofficial Flags of the US (12/6/07)
The 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. More >>


Neophobia: A Retro Good Time (12/6/07)
Outside NeophobiaNeophobia 2855 Magazine St New Orleans, LA www.neophobia-nola.com 504.899.2444 More >>


Which is a better collectible: A 48 or 49 star flag? (12/5/07)
49 star US flag official patternIt 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. More >>


I’ve Lost My Marbles, Show Me Yours!!!! (12/5/07)
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! More >>


Imported Fake Antique Furniture (12/5/07)
Even arts and CraftsThis 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. More >>


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