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How to Collect Antique Neon Signs

Old neon signs are often amazing works of art. Here are some tips on neon sign collecting, including where to find them.

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LEGO Disney Minifigure Series 1 Review

A review of the LEGO Disney Minifigure Series 71012

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1921 Missouri Centennial Commemorative Half Dollar Coin

The 1921 Missouri Centennial commemorative half dollar coin was minted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the state of Missouri’s entrance into the United States in 1821 as the 24th state.

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Review of McFarlane Toys' "Warhammer 40,000" Ultramarines Primaris Assault Intercessor 7' Action Figure

The Ultramarines Primaris Assault Intercessor is a really sturdy, versatile, and aesthetically pleasing toy! I like it so much that I had to write a glowing review recommending it to every fan, collector, and child alike!

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How to Send Football, Baseball, and Basketball Cards Into PSA and Get Back More Mint 10s

The best way to get the most value out of your sports card collection is to send the really valuable cards into PSA for grading. But how do you ensure you'll get back your cards at the highest grade possible? This article answers that question.

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Lego Minifigure Series 14 Lego / Monsters Series 71010 Review

A Review of the LEGO CMF Series 71010 The LEGO Halloween Monsters.

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How to Invest in Football Cards and Make Money

I've done pretty well investing in football cards and learned a few things along the way. Consult this article and others as well; most of the lessons learned here can be used to invest in other sports cards and some non-sports cards. Good luck!

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Cookie Jar Collection

If you have trouble buying all the cookie jars for your collection and want to narrow it down, you might want to follow the following criteria so you don't find yourself with just another purchase. It will save you some money and space.

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Searching for Pluto: A Look Into the World of "Sailor Moon" Doll Collecting

A hyper-realistic line of Sailor Moon dolls have taken the fandom by storm—but how much are fans willing to pay for a perfect replica of their favorite characters?

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LEGO Dimensions Green Arrow Minifigure Poybag Promotional Set 71342 Review

This article includes a review of the LEGO Dimensions Green Arrow Minifigure Poybag Promotional Set 71342.

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LEGO Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot 5004408 Polybag Review

A review of the LEGO Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot 5004408 Polybag

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Life in the 1970s

Travel back in time through these Vintage 1970's Photographs.

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BR LEGO Minifigure Promotional Polybag 5001121 Review

A Review of the BR LEGO Minifigure Promotional Polybag 5001121

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LEGO Rex's Plantimal Ambush Polybag 30460 Review

Review of "The LEGO Movie 2" LEGO Rex's Plantimal Ambush Polybag 30460.

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Exploring the Hilariously Weird Gundam F-90 Mission Pack U-Type

Bandai must have been drunk when they designed this.

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LEGO Disney Minifigure Series 2 Review

This article includes a review of the LEGO CMF Series 71024 or The LEGO Disney Minifigures Series 2.

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Review of United Cutlery's Kit Rae, Black Legion Battle Axe

United Cutlery's Kit Rae, Black Legion Battle Axe looks pretty, feels heavy, and is backed by nothing but lies and shifty marketing schemes. It is the most beautifully designed hunk of junk I have ever purchased, and it is getting returned as soon as possible. A "Do not buy," from me.

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Transferware: How to Identify and Value a Traditional Printed China

Transferware is a traditional ironstone china made by printing an often intricate image on a white background. Learn how to identify and value old china by pattern, backstamps, and style.

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Top 10 Biggest LEGO Sets Ever Sold

Count down the ten largest LEGO models of all time!

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Topps and Panini UFC Trading Cards for Beginners

This article goes over the basics of UFC trading cards. If you can't wait to get started on this hobby, this is the place for you.

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My Travel Memorabilia Collection: Coffee Mugs

Before I moved to the United States with my husband, we used to travel to different places. As we share the same interest, we love collecting Starbucks coffee mugs as part of our travel memorabilia.

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A Beginner's Guide to Buying, Selling, and Trading Baseball Cards

There is no right or wrong way to collect baseball cards, but a look at the resources available to help you build a collection can give you an idea of how to get started today! Learn the basics of buying, selling, and trading baseball cards to make your collection great!

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What's the Best Starter Metal Detector for Beginners?

Are you looking to get into the hobby of metal detecting? Check out my recommendations, as well as my tips on how to choose the best starter metal detector with the right features for your needs.

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How to Detect Counterfeit Coins

Counterfeit coins have always been a problem for coin collectors. This article has some basic tips to help you avoid getting ripped off by purchasing fake or altered coins.

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Top 5 Super Valuable He-Man Action Figures You Can Still Find

He-Man revolutionized the action figure industry and gave us a line of toys that to this day remains one of the world's favorites, but which are worth the money?

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Building Model Kits: Plastic and Wood

Build plastic or wood models is a rewarding pastime that requires the use of your brain and your hands. Building replica models of any object is both an art and a craft.

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Tips and Tricks for Metal Earth Models

Save yourself some aggravation with these suggestions for building Metal Earth models. Tips and tricks for the beginner.

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Troll Doll Hair Removal and Replacement Tutorial

In this article, I will show you how to easily remove the old hair from your vintage troll doll and replace it with new Icelandic sheepskin hair.

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GI Joe Adventure Team Headquarters Restoration

I explain in detail how I restored my GI Joe Adventure Team Headquarters from the early 1970s.

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10 Things I Regret About L.O.L. Surprise! Dolls

I have come to regret ever agreeing to buy L.O.L Surprise! dolls for my daughter. From their extremely contagious cases of Glitter Pox to their environmentally unfriendly packaging, these dolls may be the worst choice I've ever made.

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How to Identify and Value Depression Glass

Before trying to learn the value of Depression glass, learn how to identify the pattern of your early-20th-century collectables.

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Collecting Loose He-Man Action Figures

He-Man once blazed a new path for action figures. With tons of great characters and a world of fantasy behind it, He-Man figures still are prized possessions for collectors. But which pieces are worth the investment?

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Collection Ideas: 6 Interesting Antique & Vintage Items to Collect

Some people paint, some people read, but there are lots of people collecting things as a hobby. If you wish you had more nifty things to display, consider starting a collection. I have some suggestions for you.

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Autograph Collecting 101: How Can I Tell If My Autographed Photo Is Authentically Signed?

Thousands of so-called "authentic" autographed photos of famous people/celebrities are sold on eBay and Amazon every week. Lots of scammers get rich selling forged autographs and fakes. If you're wondering whether yours is really signed or just a clever reproduction or forgery, keep reading.

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Posing Your Gunpla Without an Action Base

No action base? No problem! Here's a guide to posing your action figures without spending a lot of money on an expensive platform.

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Hopi Kachina (Katsina) Native American Art Hand-Carved Dolls: Meanings, Collecting, and Appreciation

This guide will take a look into the mesmerizing Kachina dolls crafted by the Hopi tribe, offering a glimpse into some of the history and meanings behind these amazing works of art.

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Autograph Collecting 101: Fun Facts, Trivia, and Examples With Values of Autographs of Very Famous People and Presidents

Collecting autographs can be for fun or profit. Some autographs can be worth a lot of money, and there have been some famous autograph collectors over the years. Here are some autographs tips and trivia!

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5 Popular Toys From the 90s That Are Worth Money Today

Are you a 90s kid with old toys kicking around in your attic? Some of them might be worth a lot of money today. Check out this list of toys from the 90s worth a fortune today, and see if you're sitting on a gold mine.

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How to Pose Your Gunpla

I saw this once in a Dengeki Hobby issue. I will be trying this to one of my Gunplas.

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3 Generations of Stamp Collecting: A Look Back

Although stamp collecting has never been a primary passion of mine, I have faithfully preserved my mother and grandmothers' collections.

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Weird Facts About Fisher-Price Rescue Heroes

Billy Blazes, Rocky Canyon, Wendy Waters. Big clunky feet, equipment packs. The animated TV show, the direct to video movie. These are the basics, but there's a few weird facts you missed.

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Fisher-Price Rescue Heroes: A Look Back at Over 20 Years

Over two decades ago, Fisher-Price introduced a line of toddler-friendly action figures that eventually outgrew their target audience and became one of Mattel's hottest properties, before it fizzled out for a time.

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How to Collect and Sell Antique Diaries

If you like history, vintage paper items, and learning about people's lives, try collecting antique diaries. Here are guidelines for collecting, restoring, and selling them.

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Pokémon Center Lillie Nendoroid Review

A review of the Lillie Nendoroid figurine from Good Smile and the Pokémon Center.

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Collecting Early Naval Postcards: Enrique Muller

Look over any collection of early naval postcards, and you'll find one or more from Enrique Muller. He was a photographer and postcard publisher in New York City until about 1920.

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List of Modest Mid-Century Ceramics and Some Quick Repair Tips

Here are some of my adventures in collecting and learning about midcentury American pottery, as well as a discussion of my experiments with some minor repairs.

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Postcards: Introducing the Real Photo Post Card

The Real Photo Post Card was the Instagram of its era. It got pictures of the important things in life to people who should see them, sometimes with a short message included.

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Finding Inspiration in Vintage 3-D Wooden Art

My fascination with older, three-dimensional art is something I'd like to share with you today.

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The History of the Bicentennial Vintage "Patriots Series" Decanters by McCormick

Collecting Bicentennial Vintage Patriots Series Decanters by McCormick is a fun way to learn about the year 1776 when the United States of America began its struggle of becoming its own republic.

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Battle for the Peace Silver Dollar

The Peace silver dollar came into being through the vocal requests of coin collectors to commemorate the end of World War I. It was the last dollar coin to be made of silver for general circulation.