Friday, October 28, 2011

Big lot of celebrity autographs auctioned for $26 | JJ's Auction Service

JJ's Auction Service:



So what, did this collector pre-print the names of the mark on the paper they eventually signed? Each page has the name of the autographed celeb. which makes for a very nice standard format for a single collection.

Palace collection connects people to the past | collection, historical |

Palace collection connects people to the past:
A scrapbook collected by Tryon Palace's first curator,
Gregor Norman-Wilcox and his wife, Grace
"The exhibit includes objects large and small, elegant and average that give view to some aspect of the past – some exploit, character or story.

“Our theme is the why, what and how of why we collect,” Packer said. “People make connections to the past through objects. We’re trying to tell interesting stories through the objects, which is why we have everything from a boat to furniture to architecture to silver.”"

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Best way to display wine bottle stoppers

The best way to display your wine bottle stoppers

The Stopper Stairway

Being a wine lover inspires all sorts of displays and collections. I've ended up with a few openers, wine charms, and aerators. But between gifts and souvenirs, what I have most of is bottle stoppers.

Buttons tell history of ‘saucy’ ladies - Local News - News - General - Cooma Monaro Express

Buttons tell history of ‘saucy’ ladies

"Some of the most unusual buttons were given to her by her friend Ruth McFadden. They are hand painted garter buttons worn by “saucy” British and American ladies in the 1920s."

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Superman Lunchbox | Coker’s Oct. 29-30 no reserve auction: toys, lunchboxes, folk art

Coker’s Oct. 29-30 no reserve auction: toys, lunchboxes, folk art:
1954 ADCO metal Superman vs. the robot lunchbox. John W. Coker Auctions image.
"The rarest of all lunchboxes in the sale is the 1954 ADCO metal Superman box depicting the Man of Steel fighting an evil robot with eyes that can ignite anything in their path. With its colorful graphics and superhero theme, it is considered the ultimate prize to lunchbox collectors."

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The Candy Wrapper Museum | Old favorites from Ferrara Pan | Packaging #Halloween

The Candy Wrapper Museum:

Guinness World Record Gum Wrapper Chain | Unusual collections

Guinness World Record Gum Wrapper Chain:

Gary Duschl of Virginia Beach, Virginia, current record holder of the world's longest gum wrapper chain. 13.11 miles long currently, with 1.64 million Wrigley gum wrappers, started March 11, 1965

Very rare "verbal" fortune-teller machin | Memories of the Old West that collectors want to own - World - NZ Herald News

rMemories of the Old West that collectors want to own - World - NZ Herald News:
"Truth was, until a few years ago, nobody, not even her owner, knew the non-functioning machine gathering dust in Bob's Place was an undiscovered treasure sitting in plain sight in this ghost town-turned-themed tourist attraction.

The 100-year-old fortune teller was an extremely rare find. Instead of dispensing a card like Zoltar, the Gypsy would actually speak your fortune from a hidden record player. When you dropped a nickel in the slot, her eyes would flash, her teeth would chatter and her voice would come floating from a tube extending out of the 2.5m-tall box."

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