How Do I Tell How Old My Zippo Lighter Is?

Zippo lighters are a fast-growing collectible that everyone can afford. You can find them in yard sales, boot sales, auctions, flea markets, pretty much anywhere in the world. One of the fascinating aspects of this …

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Engagement Rings With Prong Settings

Often in the excitement of searching for types of engagement rings that will symbolize your love, diamond ring buyers completely forget about the practical aspects of the rings. Keep in mind that diamond engagement rings …

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History Of Silver Tea Caddies

Tea was extremely expensive in the 18th century, and it was therefore natural that the containers to hold it should be made in silver. Early caddies are octagonal and have a detachable cap which doubles …

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History Of Silver Baskets

Baskets described in old invoices as being for bread or cake have for a long time been more often used for fruit. Although baskets existed in England in the 17th century, examples earlier than 1740 …

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Tips For Buying Fine Art

Art, like music, is a universal language. It beautifies our homes, expresses our tastes and enriches our lives. Collecting art is open to everyone. But how does one start? To help you become more knowledgeable …

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History Of Old Postcards

Two Philadelphians, J. P. Charlton and H. L. Limpan, came up with a simple but great idea in 1861. Their “Lipman’s Postal Card” had a blank front for writing messages. The back was inscribed with …

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A History Of Antique Chinese Ivory

The use of elephant ivory can be traced back many centuries. It is a sought after material on par with gold and jade in China and used for decorative as well as religious objects. Ivory …

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