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Antiques & Collecting Newsletter 8/01/2004  Ron McCoy
 Aug 01, 2004 11:35 PDT 

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Antiques & Collecting Newsletter
Volume 9, Number 3
August 1, 2004
Ron McCoy, editor [ro-@collectingbuzz.com]
http://collectingbuzz.com

We are pleased to continue to send you this free monthly newsletter
covering the latest antique/collectible news, trends, web sites,
articles, tidbits, as well as information about the best happenings for
collectors in the antiques & collecting community.

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      (`..-> IN THIS ISSUE

CRANK IT UP
PANDAMANIA
LOST TREASURES
HISTORIC & CLASSIC CAR SALE
JOE TURNS 40
NEW GLASS & DINNERWARE PRICE LIST
MOTORCYCLE MEMORIES
THE SWINGIN' SIXTIES
ART OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
TOOTHPASTE WORLD


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CRANK IT UP
http://www.drteds.com

An early 1900's Wurlitzer organ made for large merry-go-rounds is one of
the vintage musical instruments on display at Dr. Ted's Musical Marvels
Museum in Dale, Indiana. Player pianos, street organs, nickelodeons and
music boxes from the 1800's to the mid-1900's embodies this huge
collection. Many of the instruments can be seen (and heard) on the
website.


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PANDAMANIA
http://www.pandamaniadc.org

Over 150 creatively designed Panda sculptures are on display at various
upscale to inner-city neighborhoods around Washington, DC this summer.
Artists from around the world have used their talents to transform blank
fiberglass sculptures into works of art. The D.C. Commission on the Arts
and Humanities exhibition will conclude with a public auction on October
9 with proceeds used for arts grants and arts education programs. At the
website, page through the gallery for photos of many of the unique
sculptures including William Shakesbeare, Bear Naked Ladies and a panda
mockup of Groucho Marx called "Tibet Your Life."


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LOST TREASURES
http://www.unclaimedbaggage.com

A popular stop for bargain hunters is at the Unclaimed Baggage store in
Scottsboro, Alabama. It's not just suitcases that are for sale -- it's
the contents, too. The ever-changing inventory includes everything from
collectibles, books, dolls and vintage clothing to toys, electronics and
jewelry. More than 1 million items pass through the store annually. You
can view items and even shop online at their website. Explore "Peek in
the Bag" and see what real shoppers are buying and paying. They even
include travel tips to help keep bags safer when traveling and a "What
Is It?" contest.


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HISTORIC & CLASSIC CAR SALE
http://www.blackhawkcollection.com

The 13th Annual Blackhawk Exposition Sale will offer more than $100
million worth of vehicles up for individual sale August 11-15. Ranging
from a 1914 Mercedes to a 1990 Porsche, the collection of nearly 80
automobiles consists of all different models and makes, such as Isotta
Fraschini, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Duesenberg, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and
even a Heine Velox. Autos at this year's sale at The Lodge in Pebble
Beach, CA range in price from $100,000 - $5 million.


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JOE TURNS 40
http://www.gijoe.com

Last month an American icon celebrated the big 4-0. G.I. JOE, the first
action figure, has provided fun for baby boomers - and now their kids -
since 1964. Even in today's world of high-tech gadgets, the classic
action figure is a still a favorite. With more than 400 million figures
sold since 1964, G.I. JOE is one of the most popular action figures of
all time.


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NEW GLASS & DINNERWARE PRICE LIST
http://tinyurl.com/69656

The Kovels' all new "Depression Glass and Dinnerware Price List" (8th
edition) is now available. The book is geared for beginners as well as
experienced collectors of Depression glass, ceramic, and plastic
tableware of the 1920s - 1980s. If you order through the above link,
you'll receive the book with a special bookplate autographed by Ralph
and Terry Kovel.


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MOTORCYCLE MEMORIES
http://www.motorcycle-memories.com

As a collector of paper ephemera, the webmaster of this site knows that
images of motorcycles or people riding them are very desirable to
collectors. You'll find images of historic motorcycles as pictured on
original postcards or photographs mostly from the first third of the
last century.


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THE SWINGIN' SIXTIES
http://www.sixtiescity.com

For those who insist often enough (but seldom convincingly) that they
have no recollection of the '60s, there is Sixties City. Here you'll
find a respectable head trip of funky fads, art, music, dances, far-out
fashions, entertainment icons, memories and magic from the sixties.


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ART OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
http://www.usps.com

A series of stamps and postal cards featuring American Indian artwork
will go on sale August 21 in Santa Fe, NM and across the country on
August 23. The stamps and cards will come with ten images. The stamps
represent a small sampling of the diverse ways that Native Americans
created objects used in their everyday lives that were also
extraordinary expressions of beauty.


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TOOTHPASTE WORLD
http://www.toothpasteworld.com

A Michigan dentist devotes much of his time covering the wide world of
toothpaste. He started his toothpaste collection in March 2002 and you
can now view nearly 1000 items from this at the website. Who knew that
characters such as Woody Woodpecker, the Care Bears, and Hopalong
Cassidy have lent their names to the cause of top-quality teeth? How
about a six-proof Scotch whiskey toothpaste?


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HELP US GROW!

This newsletter is a private endeavor and not part of some big
publishing empire. It's just me here, working alone, with no budget or
staff to handle promotion. The newsletter depends on word of mouth to
grow. In each issue, I try to offer useful, interesting and amusing
articles to help you enjoy your hobby of collecting. Can you take just a
minute to help me out in return?

If you think the Antiques & Collecting Newsletter is a worthwhile read,
forward the entire newsletter to someone and suggest they subscribe by
emailing me or visiting: http://collectingbuzz.com

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Antiques & Collecting Newsletter
U.S. Library of Congress ISSN #1521-1827
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