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Vintage Musical Memories: For Sale and For Fun

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Remember the time when you turned on an album and heard static in the background? That nostalgic sound comes from those good old thirty-three, forty-five and seventy-eight records played all the way through to the mid-eighties. Believe it or not, vinyl records are still selling quite well, at least well enough to keep Folk arts Rare Records open after all these years.

Louis Curtiss opened Folk Arts Rare Records in 1967 with music from the twenties through the forties, but he has records going back as far as 1904. Though he doesn't carry record-players, Curtiss said they are more accessible than one might think. "Three-speed record-players are really making a come-back," he said. "Two ...

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The Lure of Lunch Boxes

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Lunch boxes are collectibles that have soared tremendously in popularity recently. Throughout history people have always needed to transport food, but of course, nobody ever dreamed that these metal boxes could be worth a fortune.

There are a number of characteristics that combine to make the lunch box a collectible. The lunch box represents childhood, television, food, school, parents and more. As so many of these boxes were lost it has become a treasure.

It is hard to believe, but some of these boxes are sold for more than $10,000. The first "character" lunch box was the dream child of Walt Disney who put Mickey Mouse on a lunch box in 1935. But it was really television, not ...

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TODAY'S COLLECTING

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Before Tea Bags, Sterling Silver Tea Strainers When New York tea merchant William Sullivan put his tea samples in silk bags and sent them to his customers around 1908, he unwittingly invented the disposable tea bag, leading to the sharp decline in popularity of the sterling silver tea strainers. Today antique sterling silver tea strainers f...
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VINTAGE HAPPENINGS

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Popular Stores Join Forces San Diego, Calif. - In Feb. 2012, Dee Cook of The Corner Store and Jean Brannman of Southern Antiques, joined their creative efforts and merged their individual shops. The new venture is called The Corner Store and is located at 4873 Newport Ave in the heart of the Ocean Beach Antique District. The new shop is...
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TODAY'S AUCTIONS

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Photos and Fine Art at Kaminski Auctions
Kaminski Auctions is proud to announce the news from their inaugural Photography Sale as well as their Spring Fine Arts Sale. Both auctions were held in their gallery at 117 Elliot Street, Rte 62, in Beverly, Massachusetts. Bidding began at 6:00 PM on May 16th for a diverse collection of ...
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