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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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How to Start Collecting Vintage Cassettes

February 23rd, 2012

Cassette tapes are making a comeback in a big way, though not how you might expect. You're not likely to see many new releases come out on tape, but these days you can find smartphone cases, handbags and even USB sticks shaped like cassettes. If seeing all of these tapes in your day-do-day life has you nostalgic for times past, why not start building a collection? This is...

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Collecting Cigar Boxes

February 16th, 2012

Cigar makers have a vested interest in creating beautiful, eye-catching storage boxes. The visual appeal of a box can drive people to purchase cigars that they may not have otherwise considered. Of course, the empty cases still look absolutely gorgeous, which is great for collectors! If you're looking for something that will look wonderful on a shelf, why not cigar boxes?...

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How to Restore Antique Brass Bells

February 14th, 2012

If you've been collecting antique bells, you may have a few brass pieces that aren't quite ready for display. Antique brass is beautiful when restored, but doing so may seem like challenge. However, it's actually a fairly simple process! Brass is a relatively hardy metal, so you don't have to worry too much about damaging it. Having said that, you may want to avoid any extreme...

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Collecting Sleigh Bells

February 8th, 2012

Sleigh bells are a unique collectible that could be right up your alley. An item with such a rich history naturally lends itself to pursuit, and you can bet that there are plenty of gorgeous antique sleigh bells out there just waiting to be added to an intrepid enthusiast's collection. If you've been looking for a new project to begin, this could be the answer. Here's some...

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How to Spot a Fake Beanie Baby

February 1st, 2012

After spending your time building up a Beanie Baby collection, the last thing you want is to spend a whole bunch of money on an item that turns out to be fake! Unfortunately, there are plenty of people out there looking to scam unsuspecting collectors, especially if you plan on shopping online. However, you can protect yourself by knowing what to look for. About Beanies has a...

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