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Giving Thanks for Vintage Cards

Thanksgiving is one of America’s most traditional holidays. But unlike Christmas, which features ornaments and snow globes, and the Fourth of July, which is festooned with flags and militaria, the nation’s annual harvest feast is associated with fewer collectibles.

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quiz 10-8

So you think you know political collectibles? What’s hot. What’s not. And most importantly, what they’re worth.

WorthPoint’s political-collectibles specialists—Jim Warlick, Tom Carrier and John Olsen—are set to test your knowledge. Answer the questions below, and win a round of applause if you do well.

Presidential paperweights

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Mother’s Day Postcards: The Affordable Collectible

Why bother sending your mom another generic, mass-produced card, when you can send her a piece of history?

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‘Tis A Blessing To Count Your Valentine’s On One Hand

As I thumb through books and sift through information resources, I am coming to the resounding conclusion that the history of Valentines is unclear. What is clear however, is that this tradition of “A Day for Lovers” dates back to the Roman Empire. Pope Galesius appointed St. Valentine as the patron Saint of Valentines Day in 496 A.D.

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Vintage and antique postcard collecting can be an enjoyable trip through time and space. American, Canadian, and European postcards are en vogue and are a lot of fun to hunt for at auctions online and in shops. The technical term for postcard collecting is deltiology. It’s one of the most popular collectibles.

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The 2007 Official White House Christmas Card

Continuing a tradition that dates back to the first official White House Christmas card sent by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, the White House recently released the official 2007 White House Christmas card.

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Greeting Cards

The modern greeting card originated in the middle of the 15th century in the Rhine Valley of medieval Germany. Printed New Year greetings gained in popularity during the 17th and 18th centuries. Queen Victoria’s interest in holiday and special occasion cards helped establish the sending of greeting cards as a regular event. Louis Prang, a color […]

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Christmas Collectibles

Christmas Collectibles “Official Price Guide to Collectibles” by Harry L Rinker The tradition of a month-long Christmas season beginning the day after Thanksgiving was deeply entrenched by the end of the first World War. By the 1930s retailers from small town merchants to large department stores saw Christmas season sales account for 25 percent and […]

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