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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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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 décor into your home. Although it sounds expensive, you may be surprised just how easy it may be to find reasonably priced instruments that look...more
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...more
When you think of sleigh bells, the first thing that comes to mind may be classic images of Christmas. Although this is certainly a type of sleigh bell, did you know that they actually come in a variety of different shapes and sizes? With centuries of use, it's no surprise that there are so many different ones out there. If you're thinking of starting a collection, you'll have...more
Finding Civil War Merchandise Civil war merchandise may be found from a variety of sources including fellow collectors, online retailers and even garage sales. Networking with fellow Civil War merchandise collectors is one of the best ways to find memorabilia from this war. There are clubs, websites and message boards that put collectors in contact with others...more