The government of Thailand has launched a commemorative stamp collection to mark His Majesty the King’s 84th birthday that fell on December 5 last year.
The launch on 13th March was presided over by Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at the Government House. Thailand Post would offer a boxedstamp collection called ‘‘99 Million Presented to the King’’ to each donor of 1 million baht, to a proposed fund of 99 million baht, which is to be presented to His Majesty.
The collection also features a 22-carat gold plate bearing His Majesty’s likeness produced with etching technology and the stamps and the gold plate are placed in a white ash wooden box that has been imported from the US.
The city of San Marcos will be holding its 10th annual antique sale and appraisal on Saturday, February 11. The event “Family Heirlooms and Attic Treasures,” will be hosting vendors selling different antiques and collectibles, including pottery, linens, books, household items, furniture and vintage items.
Collectors can also receive a verbal value estimate of antiques or fine art pieces, for $7, with the exception of fine jewelry, weapons and coins or stamps.
The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos.
The first mammoth International Antique and Collectors Fair to be held at Event City, Manchester will take place this Sunday, 5th February 2012 from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
The giant fair will be featuring around 700 stalls, which is the largest amount of stalls under one roof for a one day fair in the UK.
The new Event City, which is the new premier exhibition centre outside London, is adjacent to the Trafford Centre. All stalls are located inside a single massive exhibition stall that is situated on the ground floor. There will be thousands of items for sale, ranging from jewellery, pottery, glass, gold and silver, coins, postcards, Vintage and Retro, furniture through to stamps, and much more.
If you have a liking for collectibles but confused as to how and where to buy them from, then some great ideas can be taken from this blog. Read on!
How and where to buy collectibles?
Before you start visiting a traditional or online antique store to buy collectibles, do make sure that you have completed a comprehensive research about the concerned collectibles as fake replicas are very much on sale in the markets and a mischievous antique seller may sell them to you in the name of original stuff.
In this regard, it is important for you to note and remember that you must ask for paperwork or evidence suggesting the antiquity. In addition to that, seek every piece of information from the seller and confirm the same from a qualified person in this regard.
If you are buying collectibles from online antique stores, the risk is greater and you need to be extra cautious as what is displayed for sale may not be the exact product that is received by you. So, only reliable antique sellers for you! After you have received or purchased the collectible, do make it a point to get it checked for authenticity.
Some of the popular collectibles in today’s times are Native American antiques, Native American vintage collectibles, stamps, coins, envelopes, dolls, Halloween stuff, Star War action figures, merchandise and recreation, pottery, glass and porcelain, vintage cars, sports memorabilia, toys, bean bags, die cast, Coca-Cola memorabilia, and even magazines.
A collectible can be easily classified as a manufactured product meant for the purpose of collection. While collectibles may include stamps, coins, envelopes, dolls, Halloween stuff, Star War action figures, they may also include Disney creations such as Mickey Mouse t-shirts and souvenirs etc.
You will be surprised to know that some of the earliest collectibles were strange collectibles such as cigarette cards in packs of cigarettes and even matchboxes.
Some of the other common collectibles are Coca Cola collectibles, Barbie collectibles, and Santa collectibles. The object of collectible can be almost anything depending upon the choice and preference of the collector. This mean while one may have a flair for collectibles such as bears, dolls, miniatures, house plants, jewelry, and precious moments’ figurines, another may have interest for collectibles such as merchandise and recreation, pottery, glass and porcelain, vintage cars, sports memorabilia, toys, bean bags, die cast, Coca-Cola memorabilia and magazines.
The technology-dominated world of today has often encouraged many collectors to collect things such as pen drive, USB drive, webcams, PC mouse, CDs, and VCDs.
Now that you have a clear and complete understanding about collectibles and possible types of collectibles, being a part of this league would be easy and interesting for you.