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It's possible to collect nearly anything, but you may have noticed that snow globes are one of the most popular items. Here's a little of the history behind these creative pieces and tips for starting your own collection, according to TheFamilyStore.net. Snow globes first appeared in France in the late 1800s, possibly as a spin-off of the glass paperweight, which was popular...more
There are plenty of things out there to turn into a collection, whether it's stamps, baseball cards or even model airplanes! That's right - they're far more than something to keep kids distracted. Although you may think of model planes as a fairly expensive hobby, there's no reason it has to be. Yes, some items can cost upwards of hundreds of dollars, but these are reserved...more
Have you ever thought about collecting postcards? Though some may not think of them as collectible items, they're actually quite popular. Why? Well, for one, postcards are very inexpensive, so it's easy to amass a collection without having to spend a bundle. There are thousands upon thousands of them out there, meaning your set can have any number of themes, depending on what...more
It may seem peculiar, but have you ever been struck by the desire to start a collection without actually knowing what it was you wanted to collect? You're not alone! While it's a rewarding and fulfilling hobby, there are literally thousands of things out there you can turn into a collection - so it's understandable if you aren't sure where to begin. All you have to do is ask...more
Bidding on Antique Crystal Lamps on eBay eBay can be an excellent resource for collectors who are looking to purchase antique crystal lamps. These collectors may find a variety of authentic antique crystal lamps which may be otherwise difficult to find. However, there may also be lamps that are either intentionally or unintentionally misrepresented as being...more
If you grew up in the 1980s, Transformers may be among your favorite childhood memories. Hasbro debuted the line of toys in 1984, and since that time it's grown to be one of the most recognizable and successful action toys ever. Kids were enamored with the idea that everyday machines could be transformed into awesome robots, and the best part was that they could transform the...more
With six whole movies to base a collection off of, it's no wonder so many fans of the Star Wars films show their love for the series by getting their hands on toys, figurines and all kinds of other related paraphernalia. Whether you're a Star Wars fan or just know someone who is, there are plenty of ways you can stock up on the items necessary to turn any space into a personal...more
If you're a baseball card collector, you're probably interested in how much your collection is worth. The answer is that there's no guarantee of a card's price, but certain companies that assess cards can grade your specimens depending on their quality before you show them to a buyer who could make an offer. Here is a breakdown of the general 1 through 10 scaling system,...more
Collecting baseball cards is a hobby that many people have taken up for a variety of reasons. Some may be fanatics about the entire game of baseball, while others just collect cards featuring their favorite players. Still others inherit collections, while some people mainly collect cards because of their potential future values. No matter why you collect baseball cards, you...more
If you're a fan of NASCAR racing, there's no better way to show support for your favorite driver than by collecting memorabilia that commemorates his image and achievements. There are tons of NASCAR collectible items available in a number of stores and on many websites, so there's no end to the amount and variety of goods you could collect! You may want to invest in a...more