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Dragons Of The East And West: What's The Difference?

April 11th, 2014

Dragons are among the favorite figures of popular imagination and legend. However, there is some confusion about the different types of these mythical creatures that exist across cultures. Dragons usually fall under two general kinds: Eastern and Western, or Asian and European. A brief look at the general characteristics of the two may help to clarify their differences.Dragons...

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Are Vintage 8-Track Tapes Available Today?

April 4th, 2014

You may have been feeling nostalgic or burdened by the easy convenience of iPods and other modern forms of music-listening. While technology has significantly improved since the days of the 8-track, something is no doubt lost with the passing away of 8-tracks. However, if you're searching for a trip down memory lane, here are some tips on tracking down...

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Vintage Football Cards Worth Looking Out For

January 27th, 2014

Every January, football fans get excited as the season winds down to that year's Super Bowl. Excitement is high and Americans are eagerly predicting which team will make NFL history. For collectors of vintage football cards, the excitement doesn't stop after Super Bowl Sunday. The estimated selling prices of football cards are constantly changing, so avid...

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Tips for the Model Railroad Hobbyist

November 21st, 2013

Being a model railroad hobbyist is an elaborate, yet rewarding, experience. Kids and adults alike can create their own detailed world of rolling green hills or crowded town streets. However, when just beginning your model train venture, you may feel a little overwhelmed as the customizable options come down to the most minute details. Here are some tips for the model...

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4 Tips for Cleaning Plush Animals

October 14th, 2013

If you have kids, you likely have your fair share of plush animals around the house. Have you ever stopped to think about the bacteria that have latched onto your stuffed animals over time? Regardless of where you keep them in your home, plush animals are prone to gathering debris and bacteria that can cause illness. This is especially true if your children share their...

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Historical Background of Teddy Bears

September 4th, 2013

Although kids can appreciate stuffed animals in many forms, teddy bears may be considered the most classic of all plush toys. Many people may not realize that the teddy bear's origins are a subject of dispute. Some sources note that the original nationality of teddy bears is American, while others claim the toys are of German descent. In the U.S., the better-known part...

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The Basics of Collecting Crystal Stemware

December 31st, 2012

There are a few different reasons to collect crystal stemware - some people simply enjoy having the nicest glasses to show off on special occasions, while others treat it as a more serious hobby, keeping valuable limited edition champagne flutes behind lock and key. No matter what your motivations are, collecting crystal stemware can be a fun and fulfilling practice to get...

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Collecting Antique Medallions

December 26th, 2012

If you've been interested in starting a new hobby, you've no doubt realized that there are plenty of things that would make a great collection. Whether it's bottle caps, rare coins or even hubcaps, as long as you're passionate about your hobby, it will reflect nicely in the presentation. Antique medallions are one option that could prove to be quite rewarding - there are...

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How To Collect Antique Musical Instruments

December 26th, 2012

Do you consider yourself a music lover? Perhaps there's a particular instrument that you've always been fond of. Regardless, collecting musical instruments is a wonderful way to explore your passion and bring some unique and charming d├ęcor into your home. Although it sounds expensive, you may be surprised just how easy it may be to find reasonably priced instruments that look...

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Collecting Christmas Ornaments

December 19th, 2012

Collecting Christmas ornaments is by no means unheard of - in fact, it's a beloved tradition of many families throughout the United States. It brings people together to celebrate the joy of Christmas and makes setting up the tree a much more personal affair. You can reminisce about old memories and bask in the familial glow that only the holiday season can provide. If you've...

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