Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Found photography drives 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' | LA Times

Found photography drives 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' | Jacket Copy | Los Angeles Times:

The best part of the new novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,"[Amazon] (besides that deliciously gothic title) is a series of black-and-white photos sprinkled throughout the book--a young woman carrying a black parasol with a net over her face; two little boys in eerie clown make-up, one of them with a streamer coming out of his mouth; a little girl standing over a pond in a cemetery, her image reflected in double in the water below.  And of course, the amazing cover shot:  a little girl in white stockings hovering about 6 inches off the ground.

"Riggs started collecting found photography at flea markets and swap meets about three years ago. He kept coming across strange creepy pictures of kids and felt like he wanted to do something with them."

Largest art donation in Australia 200 works by contemporary artists|smh.com.au

Lifetime of collecting yields a 'life-changing' gift:
Roy Lichtenstein, Peanut Butter Cup, 1962. The Sonnabend Collection © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein / VBK Vienna, 2011
Peanut Butter Cup, 1962

"more than 200 works by contemporary greats such as Robert Rauschenberg, Sol LeWitt, Frank Stella, Gilbert & George, Nam June Paik, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Jeff Koons, Ugo Rondinone and Christo and Jeanne-Claude, whom Kaldor brought to Australia in 1969 for his first public art project, Wrapped Coast - One Million Square Feet, which entailed the wrapping, literally, of Sydney's Little Bay. Victorian artists including Ricky Swallow, Aleks Danko and Daniel Crooks are also represented."
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Pokémon pokedoll collection: Slakoth and Breloom | pkmncollectors

pkmncollectors: Re-Intro, Collection Update & Grail Gets!: "trying to collect every pokedoll didn't help either. After cleaning what I did and didn't need I started again but in time my collecting became contained and I chose only a selected few to collect.

I love collecting members of my poke-team! Which I give names/genders and personalities to, yes I know I'm sad. Shush. They include Raichu, Lugia and Absol. And lines for Crobat, Luxray, Floatzel, Weavile, Sentret. But who I hardcore collect most and what I'm probably best known here for collecting are....the Slakoth and Breloom lines!"

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Worthopedia: Ultimate antiques and collectibles price database | sfgate.com

WorthPoint -- The On-line Antiques and Collectibles Resource -- Acquires eBay Transaction Data:
"transaction data on antiques and collectibles bought and sold globally through eBay. The eBay data provided by Advanced will be incorporated into WorthPoint's 'Worthopedia' database of antiques and collectibles transactions and will immediately add historical and ongoing information on price, description and images from approximately 150 million transactions to the existing market data from GoAntiques.com, TIAS, and many of the world's leading auction houses already available at WorthPoint."

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Collector's house of wonder Guiness memorabilia at auction next month (From Swindon Advertiser)

Collector Chris' house of wonder (From Swindon Advertiser):
Chris with his collection of Guinness memorabilia
"“I bought the first one from a tea shop in Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s a man in a dentist’s chair, a design by Roy Simpson. It just appealed to me, it’s so very clever. “I had no inkling it was the start of a collection. “I like things that are visually good fun, things that make people laugh and say, ‘wow. That’s great.’”"

[Part of the collection includes:] a deckchair from the Titanic, a saddle and a couple of shoes once worn by Seabiscuit, the thoroughbred Depression-era racehorse who is as iconic in America as Red Rum is here.
Or a fabulously rare 1946 Wurlitzer jukebox packed with a stack of 78rpm records from the dawn of rock ‘n’ roll, plus some highly collectable Beatles 78s of a type pressed only in India way back when.
Or perhaps the most impressive collection of Guinness memorabilia in private hands – although he plans to auction these items in Devizes next month.
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600 special edition Barbie dolls in Pompano Beach collection - Florida Trend

Lifestyle: Barbie Fan - from Florida Trend, Florida's Source For Business News:

Barbie Room

"'Most of my collection consists of Barbie dolls made specifically for the adult collector,' Lichi says. 'They eventually go out of production and become more valuable. Some dolls were made specifically for certain stores, such as White Chocolate Obsession, which was released for Toys R Us Exclusives in 2005. This was part of the Flavor Obsession that also included Citrus Obsession and Peppermint Obsession.'

Perla Lichi

[Photo: Barry Grossman] No ordinary girls: 'I love Ferrari Barbie and Givenchy. The Hollywood Stars series is another favorite, including Hollywood Premier and Cast Party, and any of The Jewel Collection: Countess of Rubies, Empress of Emeralds, Queen of Sapphires and Duchess of Diamonds are fabulous."

DEXTER Season Six Promo | The Daily BLAM! + Posters http://bit.ly/Dexter-Showtime

DEXTER Season Six Promo "Hell Breaks Loose" | The Daily BLAM!

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Opening 'Le Roy's attic' + Jello related articles | The Daily News Online: Entertainment

Opening 'Le Roy's attic' - The Daily News Online: Entertainment:

"The 'Museum of Curiosities' is filled with unusual items including many Le Roy 'icons,' sayd Lynne Belluscio curator of Le Roy House and director of the Le Roy Historical Society.
There are boxes of 'crazy Jell-O flavors' such as seasoned tomato, celery, Mystery Jell-O and Barbie Jell-O. The true story of the 'Le Roy flamingos' is revealed.

The centerpiece is Christopher the Giraffe, a circus animal that died in Le Roy in 1985, was stuffed by a local taxidermist, and displayed at Pontillo's before the pizzeria closed."

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