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Delectable Designs - Great Crafts with Marshmallows & Graham Crackers

August 16th, 2012

After you've had your share of s'mores, you may still have some marshmallows and graham crackers lying around. To make good use of them, try engaging in fun crafts with the little ones. Here are a couple you might want to check out. Graham cracker gift box This idea from Fisher-Price will serve as a fun gift or centerpiece where you can stash the rest of your candy. First,...

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How To Determine the Age of a Zippo Lighter

May 22nd, 2012

Zippos make great collector's items because of the sheer number of designs out there and how relatively simple it is to get a start on your set. However, if you've recently come into a lighter with little information, you may be curious as to how you can determine just how old it is. As it turns out, whether intentionally or not, Zippos are naturally fairly easy to date. At...

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The History of Good Luck Charms

May 21st, 2012

Good luck charms have become an indelible part of our collective consciousness - we know that horseshoes and four-leaf clovers are good luck, but most of us haven't taken the time to figure out why this is the case. You'll see plenty of bracelets with a wide variety of good luck charms on them at most jewelry stores. In fact, these items have been giving people peace of...

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Collecting Zippo Lighters

May 8th, 2012

If there's a lighter that you could call iconic, it would be the Zippo. The distinct metal rectangles have been in use for decades, including special military models for specific regiments. What's great about Zippos is that they last for years - the design has been more or less standardized for quite some time, and every single part is replaceable. This makes them perfect for...

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How To Start Collecting Classic Videogames

April 18th, 2012

Believe it or not, it's been more than 30 years since the first home videogame console was released in the United States. Today, these machines have evolved into entertainment centers, with DVD players, internet access and even movie rentals. But there was a time when they played simple games that required no more than a joystick and a single button. Videogames are only going...

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How To Start Collecting Antique Books

April 12th, 2012

Are you a lover of books? There's definitely a certain appeal to bringing home a new volume. Perhaps you enjoy the look of antiques as well! If so, why not combine your passions? Collecting antique books is a great way to fill your home with classic works that boast an elegant design. If this is a hobby you could be interested in pursuing, here are some tips on getting...

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Collecting Old National Geographic Magazines

April 9th, 2012

If there's one magazine that you frequently see lining entire shelves, it's National Geographic. Having been in publication for decades, it can be hard to throw away the immediately recognizable yellow-covered volumes, if only because of their gorgeous iconic photographs that mark every front cover. There are some fantastic examples of top-tier photography throughout National...

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Three Types of Disney Collectibles

March 20th, 2012

If you've been looking to start a collection, it's important to ensure that whatever you decide on is something you love. After all, if you're not passionate about your collectible, chances are you're not going to make much of an effort to build it up! Many of us have very fond memories of Disney movies as children - it's one of those companies whose films have pervaded...

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How To Get Started Collecting Disney Snowglobes

March 20th, 2012

Did you know that there are hundreds of Disney-themed snowglobes out there? It's true! If you've been looking to start a collection of your own, and if you just so happen to love all things Mickey Mouse, this could be right up your alley. With so many snowglobes out there - and many more still being produced today - you should have no problem beginning without having to spend...

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Getting Started on a PEZ Dispenser Collection

March 6th, 2012

There are plenty of good reasons to start collecting PEZ dispensers. Their compact size is perfect for people who don't have a lot of space to spare. You'll be able to display your collection without having to devote an entire room to your small plastic dispensers. Getting started on a collection can be fairly inexpensive as well - granted, rare items are going to cost more,...

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