July
22

Tips for Buying Vintage String Instruments

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Playing string instruments like violins, cellos and banjos may not be your idea of a good time on a Saturday night, but they do make wonderful collectibles. String instruments that were manufactured prior to 1980 are considered “vintage” and if you are interested in creating a collection or adding to the one you already ...

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July
15

The History of Faberge Eggs

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The name Faberge is synonymous with exquisite quality, value, even perfection. The world famous Faberge eggs are incredibly valuable and far beyond the means of even high end collectors. However, the fact that we could never actually own one doesn’t make the history any less fascinating. Beginning The Faberge company ...

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July
8

How to Safely Store Vintage Bottles of Dom Perignon

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If you’re among the many who have considered collecting vintage bottles of Dom Perignon, it’s important to learn all you can to ensure the value is not compromised. Dom Perignon champagne is quite delicate and must be handled and stored in a certain way to maintain its quality and its value as a collectible. How It ...

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July
1

How to Know If Your Samurai Sword Is Authentic

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The samurai sword has been a symbol of courage, bravery and fighting skill for centuries and even though the days of the samurai have passed, interest in the swords remains strong. Collectors near and far would consider an authentic samurai sword to be an exciting addition to their personal collection. However, determining the ...

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June
24

How to Care for Valuable Photographs and Negatives

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When you delve into the big world of collectibles, you’ll sometimes stumble upon photographs that are valuable. The photographs may be of a celebrity, a sports figure, a landmark, or a historical event, but it is important to treat them right to preserve the quality and maintain the value. There’s nothing worse than ...

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June
15

History of the .54 Caliber Burnside Carbine Gun

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There’s no disputing the fact that North America has a long history when it comes to firearms. For hundreds of years, weapons have been created, used and improved upon. Many major conflicts can be characterized by the types of weapons that were being used at the time, and during the American Civil War one such weapon was the ...

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June
10

10 Photographers Whose Prints Are Worth Big Money

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Photography is one of the most democratic forms of art. Anyone can pick up a camera and snap away, especially in today’s age of high-quality cameras included in smartphones. But just because anyone can click the shutter button doesn’t meant they’ll produce great art. The big-league photographers can command a simply ...

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