Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Some outdoor fun for everyone!

The long winter is on its way out—finally.  And with spring and summer coming around, our thoughts turn to the outdoors.  Baseball, tennis, golf and even some fishing that will be enjoyed by everyone.  There will even be a wide range of activities going on like hiking and picnics in the park, or even a sports event.

One item that could be seen out and about playing a game of catch is this terrific baseball glove.


You can see the glove here.  Colorful lightweight clothes and scarves will be broken out and be worn on a daily basis.  One item that could be seen is this terrific red and white set.

Vintage 1980s KR of NY Red And White Kiss Pattern Dress Peplum Top Size 5 to 6 

You can see this great KR of NY Red And White Kiss Pattern Dress from the 1980's here.  A great scarf to wear outside is this one from the 1970's by Sauté Angelo, which can be seen in my shop here.

Vintage Sauté Angelo Scarf And Unmarked Scarf Clip Yellow Brown Gold 1970s 

Another thing that you could possibly attend is a concert in the park.  It could either be a local band performing, or even a famous one.  One thing that you could wear is a concert t shirt, like this one for Sting.


You can see that great shirt here.  What kinds of great vintage or collectible items do you have with you when you enjoy the outdoors?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Another idea for a background in a photo

While walking through a store where I live looking for a shipping box that I could use, I found something that helps with a backdrop for the photos of items that I sell.  It was a good sized stack of felt that was for sale.

As you can see, there are no two colors in the stack that are the same.  The different colors are great to show off any item that you put on them, and it also gives your photos a different look when you use it.

Vintage Shaded Gray Enamel Pin Or Brooch Unmarked Circa 1960s Daisy Flower Motif 

One of the great things is that the stack that I bought was only a couple of dollars, so you’ll get your money back after selling a couple of items.

Another one is that the felt comes in different sizes for just about any project or photo.  This stack of felt is about 8 inches by 10 inches so it would be perfect for jewelry, small books, or even a coin.

What kinds of tricks do you use when you take some photographs?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

There’s a coin reference book for every collector

When you first start to collect coins, the first book that you will most likely get (or at least look at) is, “A Guide Book To United States Coins”.  After a little bit of collecting, you start to narrow down what your interests are.

Wither it be large cents, Morgan dollars, or even hard times tokens, you start to look for at least one book to help you out in your collecting endeavors.

There are many books that I have picked up over the years that are very helpful to me.  The first one is called, “Encyclopedia of Morgan And Peace Dollars,” and it was written by Leroy C. Van Allen and George Mallis.

This one covers both Morgan and Peace dollars and their die varieties, which are called VAM’s (which is a play on the two author’s last names, Van Allen and Mallis).

The next book that I picked up is called “Hard Times Tokens 1832-1844,” and the book was written by Russell Rulau.

This book gives you a really good view of what tokens were made during this time frame.  I like the fact that it’s broken down by the state, and then lists the tokens for that state.

There are plenty of both new and used books that you can pick up once you narrow down the area that you want to collect.  What kinds of books have you already found?