Category Archives: Antiques and Collecting

How to Find Auctions Local Auctions Estate Auctions Storage Warehouse Auctions Ebay Ecrater

When we think of auctions, we instantly think of eBay, one of the best and easiest ways to find both new and old items on auctions.  Rarely do we think about local auctions in the local area or community we live in to find great finds.  Local Auctions Community newspapers and local classifieds are great

Creative Ways to Display Embroiery

There are many creative ways to display embroidery.  The most obvious ways is to embroidery the piece on clothing.  The pieces of thread art along with some ribbon art could not only be great for fashion, they can be used to decorate the home. Quilts and wall hangings It takes several embroidered pieces to make

Guide to Collecting Sea Glass

Sea glass usually began its life as a piece of unwanted trash. A bottle or some other object made of glass somehow found it’s way into a lake or ocean. After being broken, pushed around by waves, scoured by sand and exposed to the sun, it is deposited on beaches as small bits of frosted

Comics Collection Hobby Archie Comics Childhood

      Comics?  If you’re reading this then you’re starting off on the right foot.  If you are at a bookstore or book sale and you are browsing through the comics area, then you are interested in comics.  Ready to start your collection?  Know first what interests you.       Ask yourself:  “Do I like super heroes? 

How to Organize a Lego Collection

Organizing a Lego brick collection can be quite a daunting task, especially if it contains thousands of bricks. Whether you are a professional seller or casually build, it is a good idea to organize your pieces so you know where they all are. If you are going be selling your bricks online, you should catalog

How the Internet has Impacted Antique Collecting

Many people enjoy going to antique stores. For some people, it is a way to get a glimpse into the past. For others, it is fun to compare the differences in items used years ago with items used today. With the advent of the Internet, antique collecting has gone to a whole new level. There

Creative Ways to Display Embroidery

Over the years, this author has experienced presenting embroidery projects in different ways to make the most of the type and style of the embroidery. Embroidery used for special occasions can be presented to reflect the interior of the home in which it will be displayed or can take on the shape or style of

Sale of Antique Items

If you are into collecting antique merchandise then you would definitely find this article interesting. There are many people around the world who collect antique items as a hobby, some collect these items in order to give the appearance that they are classy, but whatever your reason for this, it still does not excuse the

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How to find and buy quality antique furniture There is nothing quite like owning genuine antiques to add a special touch to the décor of your home.  Whether you collect examples of antique furniture or antique art posters, their age exudes an atmosphere that complements any design scheme, from the ultra modern to the ultra

How to Start Collecting Movie Posters

Collecting movie posters is a great way to own a little piece of film history. And, it’s fun! Whether you’re a Harry Potter fan or Dirty Harry fan, movie poster collecting can fuel your passion. It’s easy to get started and the sky’s the limit. Movie Poster SizesBefore you get started building that fabulous collection,

Vintage Recipe Vintage Recipe Hunting Search for Recipe help how to Find Vintage Recipes

    When collecting vintage recipe pamphlets, the best approach to use is the Internet. Searching in your area can yield rare treasures and great deals (face to face sales are the best), but the Internet will produce more results. First narrow what it is your looking for. Vintage recipe pamphlets is too generic a

Star Wars Collecting

Collecting Star Wars Action Figures Two generations have now begun collecting action figures. A young man who saw each movie on the first day of release and would stand in front of a toy store display hoping to find rare action figures now has children who have collected action figures from Star Wars 1, 2,

Deciding what Dolls to Collect

When you decide to collect dolls the very first thing you must decide is what you are going to collect. There are so many reasons why people collect dolls and the reason behind the collecting will probably give you your first clue as to which dolls you should choose. If you are collecting for yourself

Kewpie Doll

The cupid baby sweet faces of the vintage Kewpie Doll are hard to resist. Many might remember their Grandmas and Great Aunts having the cherished breakable figurines proudly on display, and fondly recall a rare visit when they actually touched or played with them. These babies are celebrating a hundred year history since their inception

Memorable Toys of the Past

Don’t the toys of the past always seem a thousand times better than what companies churn out today? Regardless of the advances in toy engineering we misers will always considering our action figure offerings far superior to what you’ll see in stores now. It’s just a fact of growing old. Here’s a list of some

Collecting Handmade Dolls

When starting a collection of handmade dolls, there are many things to consider. Within the category of handmade dolls, many styles are represented. Choosing to collect one certain style may appeal to you, such as Primitives, a country-style folk art tradition. Others may have a common theme to their collections, like fairies or variations of

A brief History of the Porcelain Doll

Dolls are perhaps one of the oldest toys in existence. It is natural for children to want to copy their parents. Give a little girl a doll and she will mimic you (sometimes holding up a mirror we are not so happy to look into). Give a little boy a doll and he’ll turn it

What are the most Valuable Star Wars Action Figures

The most valuable Star Wars action figures, or dolls as some insist on calling them, have in some cases risen to prices that make people wince. Why do they wince you ask? They wince because they once owned them. They took them out of the package, and used and abused them. Some broke do to

Some of the Top Baby Dolls

As a doll collector this was a difficult job to pick just a reasonable amount of baby dolls I consider to be ranked at the top. I limited myself to mostly modern ones, but there are soooo many more. Near the top must be Vogue Dolls. I adore all the Baby Dear ones. She was

Action Figure Collecting

Action Figure Collecting Whats the Attraction The year was 1978 and I was 12, an awkward tomboy. I was in love and I still am to this day. He was my first, he wore a faded white wrap around shirt, dirty looking tan pants and carried a blaster. He had blond hair, blue eyes and