In this YouTube video on antiques and collectables, Declutter Expert Jamie Breese offers advice on Royal Commemoratives following the announcement of engagement of Prince William and Catherine. The wedding on 29 April, 2011 that generated enough buzz brought some exceptional pieces of antiques and collectibles for the admirers.
Archive for April, 2012
White Rose collectibles have casted their spell of miniature figurines on many a hearts and are regarded as one of the most expensive collectibles of all times. Anyone investing into the world of figurines will never be able to set their attention away from the finesse and intricate craftsmanship with which these white rose collectible models are made. So let’s have a look at this brilliant collection of miniature collectibles and see what it has in its kitty for us.
Needless to say that white rose collectibles today has become a very essential part of Matchbox Toys or miniature collectibles as we may term them. Some of the most sought after miniature collectibles that White Rose has produced are Nascar related models and convoys. White Rose collectibles have always been known for their precision and excellence in their creations. They have also produced promotional models like the York Fair Models and some NHL models as well. If you are in for White Rose collectibles’ best creations, then you should watch out their 24 model miniature collectible set they released in 1994, popularly called as the Collectors Choice 1994. Each of these White Rose collectibles was inspired from the original MB 1-75 series. When released these miniature collectibles were considered to be world class models and were released in limited versions only.
Some others among White Rose collectibles include two different versions of Smoking Joe, Coor’s Light and Bud King of Beers. These miniature collectibles were released in very limited versions and quantity; hence not many people have been able to lay hands on them. Besides, they were always available in high prices owing to their rare availability and still continue to do so. Chevy Luminas is yet another creation brought forth by White Rose which are extremely hard to find. These White Rose collectibles were made in two colors, lime and pink. There have been times when White Rose has fallen short of good marketing owing to which their collectibles were not able to reach the general public much too often or ever at all.
Hence we see that White Rose Collectibles form one of the rare items can find and hence their demand is always high. These miniature collectibles are also among the most expensive collectibles one can ever seek for. Those who have still not seen them must have a look at the models to know what precision and finesse is in true words!
Each one of us have our own fascination when it comes to practicing a hobby – it could be playing a sport, cooking goodies for our special ones or building a collection of our favorite things. Assorting collectibles is more like an art which keeps one occupied interestingly at all times & places. Gathering collectibles is a unique yet intriguing hobby. One such passion is assorting Strawberry collectibles. Yes, Strawberry collectibles have carved a special niche in many a hearts. There are more people than one can imagine who seek to get all possible items with strawberries on it. Thus a strawberry is no longer just a fruit but a muse for many artists and manufacturers to beautify their products in the best possible manner. Let’s delve deeper into the world of Strawberry Collectibles and learn more about it.
To begin with, strawberry ceramic pottery is one of the most popular and in-demand product hitting the shelves today. The manner in which they are intricately sculpted to resemble original strawberries, hand-painted and then fired to high gloss to attain as realistic a look as possible speaks volumes about their exclusivity and genuineness. Surely it will add to one’s pride of being a part of one’s Strawberry Collectibles. One look at the original pieces and you will almost be tempted to pluck the strawberries and savor them. Thus these make a fine range of Strawberry Collectibles and enhance the value and worth of these collectibles.
Some other pieces that can be assorted in a strawberry collection include canisters, salt and pepper shakers, napkin holders, wind chimes, mugs, plaques, clocks, burner covers and cookie jars. You can have these Strawberry Collectibles displayed in your dining rack or can use them every now and then thus if you want to stay close to them.. Another special thing about these Strawberry Collectibles is that they can be used as bridal shower gifts, hostess gifts, and birthday-party themes as well as holiday gifts.
Also there are strawberry shortcakes available in the markets that make for great decorative accessories for cakes and other goodies. Simply put these strawberry look-alikes in a bowl & place them in the centre of your dining table. Just make sure these strawberry collectibles are neatly maintained and are in perfect condition to look as attractive as ever.
There are sites which talk exclusively about Strawberry collectibles and can help in finding out the places to locate them. You can also go to buyers’ forums related to collectibles and see what other buyers have to say about them. Ideally to savor your passion of collecting, it is best to go in for original works of art and you’ll never have anything to complain against these amazing Strawberry Collectibles. For those of you who are new to this field of collectives, strawberry accessories make for a great collection to decorate your shelves & also add to your pride as a collector of exclusive items.
China has surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest art and antiques market in the world. The increasingly wealthy upper-middle class of China is keen to place its hands on vintage antiques and collectibles as a solid investment. However, the Chinese market is flooded with a few fake items.
Beijing antiques markets are regularly full of people searching for their next treasure and Beijing Antique City is the most popular people of all ages.
Kang Laiyou, antiques expert, said, “Our antiques market has a history stretching over 30 years. In the 1980s, 80% of the antiques at Panjiayuan were real. Today, the chances of buying something real have fallen by at least 70%.”
An increasing number of cheaply-made, mass-produced fakes have flooded the antiques market as business booms.
Gao Yongguang, antiques buyer, said, “I’m not like those people who buy expensive pieces. I just buy items I really like, priced in the tens or hundreds of thousands.”
Wang Jinhua, antiques dealer, said, “If you want to buy good items, you need to be an expert.”
The Ohio Valley Gold and Silver event will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Friday, April 6 at Hampton Inn, 109 S. Galena Ave., Freeport.
Members of the community can bring in gold, silver, and collectible items for selling them to collectors from around the globe.
“Gold and silver markets have not been this strong for over 30 years,” Ohio Valley spokesperson Dennis Kouts said in a press release.
The event is free and there is no limit on the number of pieces that can be brought for sale and highly sought after items include paper currency, coins, war memorabilia, vintage jewelry, musical instruments, and toys made before 1970.
In its deepest round of job cuts in years, Yahoo will lay off 2,000 people, or 14 percent of its workforce as new Chief Executive Scott Thompson makes attempts for jump starting growth from within a leaner company while saving millions of dollars.
“We are intensifying our efforts on our core businesses and redeploying resources to our most urgent priorities,” Thompson wrote. “The changes we’re announcing today will put our customers first, allow us to move fast, and to get stuff done,” Thompson said in a memo to employees on Wednesday, obtained by Reuters, adding that the changes will results in a “smaller, nimbler, more profitable” company.
California-based Yahoo said it will be saving $375 million annually from the cuts and incurring a pretax cash charge in the second quarter of $125 million to $145 million.
“You can’t cut your way to revenue growth,” said Colin Gillis of BGC Partners. “What people want to see out of Yahoo is they want to see a plan and provision for revenue growth.”