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Caroline’s Clothing and Accessories (An American Girl Collector’s Guide)

A guide to Caroline’s outfits and wearable accessories with descriptions and pictures.


LEGO Harry Potter Hermione's Study Desk Polybag 30392 Review

Review of the LEGO Wizarding World Hermione's Study Desk Polybag 30392


All About Claudie Wells, the Newest Historical American Girl Doll

Learn all about Claudie Wells, the newest American Girl Doll, with detailed descriptions and pictures of the doll and the rest of her collection.


Elizabeth’s Clothing and Accessories (an American Girl Collector’s Guide)

A guide to Elizabeth’s outfits and wearable accessories with descriptions and pictures.


Felicity’s Clothing and Accessories (An American Girl Collector’s Guide)

A guide to Felicity’s outfits and wearable accessories with descriptions and pictures.


Mardi Gras Doubloons as Collectibles

Mardi Gras doubloons are quite collectible. But it is important to know the many forms Mardi Gras doubloons take to be an informed collector. They provide a rich historical record of Mardi Gras celebrations and culture.


Kaya’s Clothing and Accessories (An American Girl Collector’s Guide)

A guide to Kaya’s outfits and wearable accessories with descriptions and pictures.


Five Things That Shouldn't Be Controversial About Dolls

Countless videos and articles tout these dolls as "scandalous," but is this really just a ploy by the patriarchy?


Spotting Counterfeit PSA Slabs: Simple Tricks to Help You Avoid Fakes

Counterfeit PSA slabs are periodically made in an attempt to swindle inexperienced trading card collectors. Learn these tricks so that you will never spend your hard-earned money on a fake!


Why Was There No United States Large Cent Minted in 1815?

If you are a collector of United States large cent coins, you will have a gap in your coin album where an 1815 belongs. Just like in modern times, the story of the missing 1815 cent is a story of supply chain disruption caused by a war.


Mercury Dime (1916–1945) Coin Collector's Guide

The Mercury dime was minted from 1916 to 1945 and is a favorite among coin collectors. The purpose of this article is to give the coin collector, whether a novice or an expert, a basic understanding of the Mercury dime series, including the history of the series, major rarities, and pricing.


Lego Minifigures Looney Tunes CMF Series 71030 Review

A review of the LEGO Looney Tunes CMF Series 71030


Symbolism on the Mercury Dime Coin

The United States Mercury dime is a coin loaded with symbolism. The front depicts Lady Liberty with a winged cap, symbolizing “freedom” of thought. The reverse features the ancient symbol of the fasces, signifying great power, and the olive branch of peace.


Star Wars Retro Collection Action Figures: Collector's Guide

In February 2019, Hasbro made a surprise announcement at the NY Toy Fair, releasing a new series "inspired" by the original Kenner 1978 Star Wars action figures. Titled the "Retro Collection", the 3.75" action figures would be a close approximation (but not identical) to the originals.


Matchbox Restorations: Restoring a Lesney No. 25 Bedford Dunlop Van

Picked up at a flea market for $1 and painted by a previous owner, this classic Matchbox van from 1956 was the perfect candidate for a restoration.


The Follis Coin of the Ancient Roman Emperor Licinius I

The follis coin of the ancient Roman emperor Licinius I, who ruled the eastern kingdom of the Roman Empire from AD 308 to 324, is a fascinating coin and full of history. The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Licinius while the reverse has the god Jupiter, the goddess Victoria, and an eagle.


Collecting the U.S. Classic Head Half Cent Coin (1809 to 1836)

This article is an introduction to the U.S. Half Cent dating from 1809 to 1836 called the “Classic Head” design. The article provides the coin collector some basic information to get started collecting this series of U.S. half cents.


Highlights of the Jefferson Nickel Coin Series

The Jefferson nickel series started in 1938 and is still in use today. Over the years the series has undergone many changes: the silver nickels during World War II, the 2004 and 2005 Westward Journey nickels, and finally today's facing portrait of Jefferson and Monticello.


Kansas State Sales Tax Tokens

To bring revenue into the state treasuries during the 1930s, states started issuing sales tax tokens to cover the tax due on small purchases. The state of Kansas issued two small metallic tokens used to pay the sales tax on inexpensive items purchased at stores throughout the state.


Funko Pop! Dictionary: Terminology Used by Collectors

Funko collectors have a vocabulary all their own, and I've gathered some of those words, phrases, and initials together for you. Whether you're a new collector or an experienced one, here's a guide to Funko speak to help you out.


Collector’s Guide to Barber Dime Coins (1892 to 1916)

Barber dimes, or “Liberty Head” dimes as they are also called, were minted from 1892 to 1916 and are popular with coin collectors. The purpose of this article is to give Barber dime collectors a basic understanding of the series, including the history, major rarities, and tips for collecting.


An Honest Review of the "Star Wars" Hero Series 12" Action Figures

Are the "Star Wars" Hero Series action figures worth buying? Do children enjoy playing with them? How sturdy and versatile are they? This review sets out to tell you everything you need to know about the "Star Wars" Hero Series 12" action figures.


A Collector’s Guide to the American Girl ‘Girl of the Year’ Dolls

This is a guide to the American Girl ‘Girl of the Year’ doll line, including facts about all 19 Girls of the Year, as well as the two Girl of the Year companion dolls.


Collecting Godzilla Figures

The X-PLUS gigantic series Shin Godzilla is probably one of the coolest figures ever produced by any company. However, there is one figure that blows it out of the water—the Omega Beast Shin Godzilla! Check it out! Also, see how to start saving money and collecting cool figures yourself.


5 Groovy Dolls That Deserve a Comeback

Baby Boomers and Gen Xers in the 1960s and 1970s got to grow up with some far-out dolls. These babies need a comeback!


The 1605–1606 King James I Silver Shilling Coin

The silver shilling coin minted during the reign of King James I of Great Britain is an interesting coin full of history. The coin doesn’t have a date, but we know it was minted in 1605 or 1606 in London.


A Collector’s Guide to the American Girl Historical Dolls

An informational guide to the American Girl Historical Character dolls, featuring important information about all 22 Historical AG dolls in existence.


A Review of the American Girl 35th Anniversary Collection

An overview and honest review of the American Girl 35th Anniversary Collection.


The Stolen Legacy of Bild Lilli

How a raunchy comic strip character in a conservative tabloid became responsible for the Barbie doll and wound up suppressed by Mattel.


Review of McFarlane Toys' "Warhammer 40,000" Blood Angel Primaris Space Marine Hellblaster 7' Action Figure

A personal review that encompasses everything you will need to know before purchasing the Blood Angel Primaris Space Marine Hellblaster action figure from McFarlane Toys. It's a must-have for any true fan of "Warhammer 40,000."


Review of McFarlane Toys' "Warhammer 40,000" Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister 7' Action Figure

This review covers what you will need to know before buying the Adepta Sororitas Battle Sister action figure from McFarlane Toys. From manufacturer specs to my personal experience with the product, this article sets out to review the Battle Sister action figure in full.


LEGO Wizard of Oz Minifigures From "Lego Movie 2" CMF Series Review

A look at Dorothy and Toto, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and Tin Man from "The LEGO Movie 2" Collectible Minifigure Series.


The 4 Best Places to Buy Retired American Girl Products Online

A list of the best places where you can locate and purchase retired American Girl dolls, outfits, and play sets online.


How to Spot a Counterfeit American Silver Eagle

American Silver Eagles are being counterfeited. Here are a few ways you can easily tell whether or not your Silver Eagle is legitimate.


The Top Five Roberto Clemente Baseball Cards

Roberto Clemente played major league baseball long enough to have 18 mainstream baseball cards issued with his likeness. Many rank his cards in terms of value, but which cards are the five best-looking Clemente cards?


The Complete Guide to Collecting, Storing, and Trading Sand

For some people, sand is an inconvenience that gets stuck between one's toes and inside one's swimsuit. For others, it is something fun from which to build sandcastles, or to research, collect and display. Some consider it a means of owning that desired beachfront property in Florida.


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.


What You Forgot About Charmmy Kitty

Once a staple of Sanrio stores nationwide, this fluffy little kitten warmed the heart of Hello Kitty fans, but she also raised eyebrows.


LEGO Disney Minifigure Series 1 Review

A review of the LEGO Disney Minifigure Series 71012


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. The coin features Daniel Boone on the obverse.


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!


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.


Lego Minifigure Series 14 Lego / Monsters Series 71010 Review

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


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!


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.


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?


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.


LEGO Star Wars Rebel A-Wing Pilot 5004408 Polybag Review

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


BR LEGO Minifigure Promotional Polybag 5001121 Review

A Review of the BR LEGO Minifigure Promotional Polybag 5001121


LEGO Rex's Plantimal Ambush Polybag 30460 Review

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