Collecting: Padlocks–The Key to Your Next Collection?
Clothing, currency, shoes, cell phones, and car keys can be easily secured inside the toe of your sneakers at the beach. No one will ever […]
Collecting: Faith or Religion?
Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism are the top five religions in the world today encompassing about 75% of believers around the world. Yet there are […]
When is a Coin not Really a Coin?
When is a Coin Not Legal Tender? When It’s a Token. Presented below are three different varieties of definitely not legal tokens intended for commercial […]
Pope Francis is one, but then so was the Buddha. Elvis was one, too, along with the Beatles. Today every baseball and sports player […]
Collecting the Promotional Standee
It’s been said that advertising is an art form. But what happens to the art form that is advertising? I’m referring to the oversized, usually […]
What Does a Museum Want?
Want to see your collection in a museum? It’s possible, maybe. A piece of an old flag, a ceramic cup and saucer, gilded silverware, […]
Can You Live in a Collectible? If It Is a 100-year-old Catalog Home, You Can
Furniture, glassware, paintings, ceramics, toys, everything inside your home can and is collectible. But the house itself? Turns out “home sweet home” has a collectible […]
Collecting Artifacts is More than Just the Story
Swatches from Lincoln’s funeral train, snippets of White House draperies, metal from the Bastille, and parts from the Hindenburg were souvenirs before there were postcards […]
Collectible Card Games: For Play or For Profit?
What do Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, World of Warcraft and even Harry Potter have in common? These are some of the most played collectible […]
Collecting the Police: Badges? Of Course We Need Those Stinkin’ Badges
Normally the police come looking for you. But there is a dedicated group of folks that enjoy going out of their way to find them, […]