Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Song Collectors save Canada's history >> Fowke, Creighton receive Legacy awards — Roots Music Canada

Fowke, Creighton receive Legacy awards — Roots Music Canada:
"Fowke catalogued and published the songs of lumbermen, fisherfolk and other “ordinary people”. Her work preserved and popularized Canadian songs, games and folklore.

Edith Fowke’s book “Sally Go Round the Sun” was found in schools across the country. She was the first Canadian to receive (posthumously) the Lifetime Achievement Award from Folk Alliance International.

Helen Creighton’s work is considered groundbreaking in the field of folklore. While collectors across North America discovered and recorded songs of various music traditions, Helen Creighton went where few have gone before, often using unusual methods to gather her material in remote villages."

Tears of the Mermaids >> sea glass Collecting on Chesapeake Bay

Treasure hunt - baltimoresun.com:
"Some call sea glass 'Tears of the Mermaids,' and once you see its luminous glow against the sand, you understand why.

My interest began last October, when my sister and niece proposed a sea-glass hunt at Tolchester Beach near Chestertown on the Eastern Shore. I had never heard of sea glass, though a day at the beach sounded lovely."

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Collecting salt and pepper shakers / Coca-Cola + S&P news | Antiques & Collectibles

Much variety, availability in salt and pepper shakers - Post Bulletin:

"The salt shaker was a custom Victorian device that originated in the mid-19th century after free-flowing salt was developed. The first functional screw-top glass salt shaker was invented by John Mason in 1858, with pepper shakers coming soon after."

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Harlan Ellison, Vincent Di Fate, Moebius, and Gardner Dozois #Sci-Fi Hall of Fame Inductees - Mania.com

Weekly Book Buzz: Sci-Fi Hall of Fame Inductees - Mania.com:
Author Harlan Ellison, winner of 8 Hugos, 3 Nebulas and a whopping 15 Locus Awards

"The 2011 inductees to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame are Harlan Ellison, Vincent Di Fate, Moebius, and Gardner Dozois. The induction ceremony will be held Saturday June 25, 2011 at the Experience Music Project"

In the Peanut Gallery with Mystery Science Theater 3000 by Robert G. Weiner (2011)

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection

Baseball Card Collecting | Cardboard Gods book review : The New Yorker

The Book Bench: Opening-Day Exchange: Josh Wilker : The New Yorker:
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"...the paperback edition of Josh Wilker’s “Cardboard Gods.” The book, originally released in hardcover by Seven Footer Press, is a family memoir built around Wilker’s childhood baseball-card collection. In a series of short chapters, each headed by a reproduction of a card from his collection, Wilker evokes his coming of age in the nineteen-seventies, discusses bits of baseball arcana, and chronicles his lifelong affection for the Boston Red Sox."

Collecting porcelain | Ceramic tea pot patterns from the 1700s

Edith Susskind has a gift for collecting early porcelain | SILive.com

An "Imari" Chinese export-type teapot, circa 1745; Barr Worcester teapot and stand dating to the late 18th or early 19th century, and first period Worcester teapot, made in England, circa 1765-75.

Edith and Alfred began collecting early porcelain when they were first married. Their passion for collecting grew along with their collection, as did their knowledge about early porcelain.

Civil War 150 years old | Oilman displays collection of #CivilWar memorabilia | Fort Worth

Oilman displays his extensive collection of Civil War memorabilia | Fort Worth | News fr...:
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"Richey and his wife, Judy, soon started buying antiques to accessorize their home. But when he went to a Civil War show in Virginia to find a musket and sword to decorate his office, he was a 'goner.'

'I saw all this cool stuff, and I couldn't believe it. It just whacked me upside the head,' said Richey, who owns an oil and gas company he started in 1978."

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