Monthly Archives: October 2014

Why People Love Antique Shops

Walking into an antique shop is a trip back in time. Even if you aren’t looking for anything in particular, or you aren’t actually a collector, most people find themselves caught up in the history and memories. No one can walk into an antique store without immediately spotting something from their childhood, or something that

Soviet Medals

If you go to almost any gun show or other venue where militaria dealers go to sell their goods to collectors, you will find at least one or two dealers in German medals from World War II. You will find Iron Crosses, War Merit Medals, Wound Badges, and any other variety of Nazi military decorations

Ways to Add value to your Antiques

The first step in adding to the value of an antique is to have an absolute understanding of what not to do. Many appraisers, even on shows such as Antiques Roadshow, have repeatedly advised people that what they have done to their antiques has devalued their antiques. Sometimes what a person does has completely destroyed

Gun Show Tips

Gun shows are exciting events. There are row after row of dealers at each show, and they all have something different to sell. There are opportunities to walk away with absolutely great deals, and there are ways to walk out of a show feeling completely screwed. For the best experience at a gun show, there

Autograph Seeker

I’ve never really been an autograph seeker.  I remember it was important to get a lot of my friends to sign my high school year book  There was this one guy Jeff  I’d known since the sixth grade whose signature was unrecognizable.  He explained that one day he would be a doctor, and he was

How to Make Money Buying and Selling Baseball Cards

There are many ways the person can make money with the hobby of selling baseball cards. The prevalence of card collecting is not as prominent as it was in previous generations. However, there is a market for collectors if a person knows where to look. Many people do not understand that the brand of cards

Postcards for Sale

One thing to ask yourself is which postcards are valuable? There are books that set a standard price range which can be a good guideline, but when it comes right down to it the book is only good as a general guideline. The value is in the collector’s mind and what he will pay for

Silver Morgan Dollar

There is a fine art to collecting the Morgan Silver Dollar.I started by ordering a set of ten from a coin catalog,posted them at eBay, and watched them soar double what I paid. I was so amazed, I ordered two more sets,and watch them do likewiseI soon realized there were hundreds of buyers and sellers, online, mastering the

How to Replace a Flint in any Zippo Style Lighter

Zippo’s are fun. They’re also pretty unique, and show you have a bit of style when you whip one out. The worst thing is when the flint goes however, because a lot of people new to such lighters have no idea why their lighter no longer sparks. Surprisingly, it is a relatively cheap and easy

Make Greeting Cards together to Save Money and Create Memories

It’s the thought that counts. By spending the time with your children to make greeting and gift cards the receiver will know right a way how much you care for them. They will appreciate the time and effort that went into the making of their card. Making cards is incredibly easy. It doesn’t take a

Enjoy Antique Shops

There are several reasons why people love antique shops. When entering an antique shop, it may be assumed that everyone is there for the same reason. But that is not always the case.  The Collector The serious antiques collector can often be found perusing a quaint little shop in his or her own town, or the nearby antique mall, or halfway

Iron Cross Collecting

For collectors of World War I and World War II militaria, the Iron Cross is one of the most sought after decorations. Why? They were very prestigious decorations and took a great deal of bravery to earn, they are very visible in most war movies depicting the eras, and they just look good in a

Use Recycled Materials for these Unique and Fun Craft Ideas

Reduce, reuse, recycle; the three R’s. More and more people are recycling, diverting their trash from the landfill for a better use, but many are forgetting that second ‘R’: reuse. Why spend money on craft supplies when you can reuse materials that you already have lying around? Recycled crafts can be practical, such as candle

Balsa Wood Modelling for Pre Schoolers

Balsa wood modelling for pre schoolers is an ideal creative and learning experience for these toddlers. Balsa wood is light and pliable and easy to join and glue and even put a drawing pin or nail into. It all started out for me when running a holiday class for normal woodwork and the cost of

Kids Art Projects

Foam sheets can be found at any arts and crafts store. Their soft, bendable texture makes them fun for kids to work with. So grab a parent or other adult and let’s get started on making you own name plate. First things first you’ll need: your supplies! • Foam sheets: You’ll need at least one sheet that’s

State Learning Activities Crafts Kids California

Looking for ways to teach your child about the state of California? In many classrooms around the United States, learning about certain states is considered a priority. Whether or not your child gets this learning experience, you can still teach him or her about California right at home with these fun, mind-stimulating and interesting activities

Back to School Organization Crafts for Middle School Kids

Back to school organization crafts for middle school kids are an important part of teaching kids about organization. These crafts will help kids be prepared for going back to school. They are fun and easy, and your middle school kids will enjoy them. This article will provide you with detailed instructions for creating back to

Bee Themed Summer Crafts for Kids using Recycled Materials

Bee themed summer crafts for kids using recycled materials are a great way to teach your kids about the importance of bees while crafting. Bees are essential to life, and summer is the perfect season for bee themed crafts with your kids. This article will provide you with detailed instructions on creating bee themed summer

State Learning Activities Crafts Kids Michigan

If you want to teach your child about the state of Michigan, or your child wants to take the initiative to learn about Michigan, then you may be looking for interesting activities and crafts that will make the learning process more enjoyable and fun. Look no further because the following list of ideas will get

Fun Art Projects for a Boys Birthday Party

There are many fun art projects for a boy’s birthday party.  What you do will depend on the age of the boys, of course, however the following are some to consider. Design your own superhero cape Many boys love superheroes.  You can have them design their own cape.  You can get some fabric in blue,