Baby Boomers love collecting coins. Some started when they were young and continue to collect. Others have found it something great to do in their transition from day to day work. It is not only relaxing but oodles of fun.
So, I want to begin to explore some of the coins that folks like to collect. I have included in this post a link about a “Concept Coin”. This is a coin that was submitted by a designer to be considered for currency.
That was the case with the Bessie Coleman concept coin.. Although the Sacagawea Golden Dollar won and was accepted as US Currency some still collect the concept coins.
In the case of the Bessie Smith Concept Coin there is a rarity factor. Not many of them were minted and not many available for sale. Many collectors have added them to their collections.
Why? I would think because of the rarity of some and the beauty of the design. What do you think?
I recently purchased this fun ceramic at a local garage sale. When the seller flipped over the piano and wind it up the two little magnetic dogs started dancing to “I want to be loved by you just you and nobody else but you.” I smiled.
I later went to visit someone at the hospital. I still had the song buzzing in my ear and shared it with the volunteer who gave me the pass. We both broke into a singing duet right in the lobby with Betty Boop song and ending with laughter as we said ” Boop boop de doop.”
What great baby boomer therapy!
In case you are wondering this cute little item was purchased for 1.00 and sold for 12.51 in auction. But it brought so much pleasure that I almost kept it.
When I was researching this piece the first question that came to mind is “What is a Charger Plate”?
I found out that a “Charger Plate” is known by other names such as “chop plates” “service plate” and “under plates” I really like the term “under plate” because these usually decorative plates are mostly used during very special occasions. They are large usually “12” or more and host other plates on top of them.
Most of the time they are not food safe so food is not served on them. But they look awesome on the table.This particular plate is very old and I am sure the paint used has some lead in it and should only be used to make the table look nice or hang on the wall.
I am getting more and more fascinated with clocks and watches. It seems to be all about the “movement”. No, I am not talking about arthritis LOL
People interested in horology are called horologists. TThis term is used both by people who deal professionally with timekeeping pieces(watchmakers, clockmakers), as well as lovers and scholars of horology. Horology and horologists have numerous organizations, both professional associations and more scholarly societies.
Horology is the art or science of measuring time. Clocks, watches, clockwork, sundials, hourglasses, clepsydras, timers, time recorders, marine chronometers, and atomic clocks are all examples of the kinds of unique instruments used to measure time. In current usage, horology refers mainly to the study of mechanical time-keeping devices, while chronometry more broadly includes electronic devices that have largely replaced mechanical clocks for the best accuracy and precision in time-keeping.
Once you start looking into this area as a collector it is easy to get hooked. So, as I learn more I will share it here. But please share what you know so we can all be on the look out for some interesting time pieces.
But here is a really cool article I ran across talking about an upcoming auction for a pocket watch.
As you know marks are critical in identifying many pieces. The same hold true for Hummels. Here are two sites that can help you determine the marks that you find on the bottom of the Hummels you find or own. Click the links below.
Hummel figurines are also referred to as M.I. Hummel figurines or just plain Hummels. This porcelian figurine series are based on the drawings of an Artist namedSister Maria Innocentia Hummel, O.S.F.
I have, recently, been posting a few Geobel Hummels for a client on consignment. In doing my research I ran across this video that was done by a fellow Ebay Seller. I thought it was good and wanted to share it with others.
I decided that I will start posting some really cool collectibles that are currently online by some of my Facebook Friends. Hope you get a chance to click on them and check them out. I am going to try and do this often. If you have something listed you want me to share in a post please let me know.
Never underestimate the value of that perfume bottle that may be sitting on your mom’s dresser. Many people collect just the bottles and decorate their rooms with them. I can see why because some of them are simple awesome!
The Festival du Marais occurs from mid June to mid July in the Marais district of Paris. This is just one of the many celebrations that take place. It was created in 1961 by some folks who gathered around French Puppeteer Michel Raude.
It has grown to over many performances and is held in many places. This poster was obtained at an auction.
While at the Glen Ridge Antique Show this year I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. George Betton. It was impressive to know that his love for collectibles lead him to become a business owner. A wonderful way to keep the fire under his passion.
George can be contacted by email: george.betton (at)gmail.com