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With Pope Francis set to Visit the U.S., Here’s a Look at Collecting Papal Memorabilia

As Pope Francis comes to the United States for a three-city visit—Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia—throngs of Catholics and others will be lining the streets to get a look at the 266th pontiff and spiritual leader of about one billion Catholics worldwide. Francis, who is also the head of state of Vatican City—a country […]

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Collecting the Royals: Kings, Queens and Pretenders to the Throne

There seems to be a lot of abdicating going around. First, Pope Benedict XVI stepped down as Supreme Pontiff (a kind of monarchy), the first reigning Pope to do so in 600 years. Then Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, who was on the throne for only 33 years, abdicated in favor of her eldest son, […]

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Dutch Bible 1681

I have recently come to own a Dutch bible which I believe could have some value, and I would be keen to know if anyone has any suggestions of where I can get it valued, particularly if it is worth my while insuring it. It is 10×16 inches, 6 inches thick, complete with original cover, pages, maps and images and was restored from a bundle of papers so the spine is not original.

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Where can i get information on old 1700 and 1800 bibles. I have a 1865 new testament translated out of the original greek.It has a brown cover with engraving on it. Ialso have a book of three narrative poems coleridge the rime of the ancient mariner,arnold sorab and rustum and tennyson enoch arden 1898.Also there is a first edition of Polly of the Circus 1908.are any of these of any value?

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