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Marbles: Valuable Marbles and What to Look For

Marbles of Value Marbles are a highly collectible Marble collectors are looking for antique, handmade marbles Of these, the Lutz varieties are the most desirable Types of Lutz Marbles Banded Lutz Onionskin Lutz Ribbon Lutz Indian Lutz & Mist Lutz            ...

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Baseball Cards: Collecting the All-American Pastime

Baseball Card History In the period just before and after the Civil War both the sport of Baseball and photography were becoming very popular in American society. The first form of “Baseball Card”, which is arguably not a true Baseball Card, were the team photographs...

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Salt Glaze Stoneware Pottery: Identification & Brief Overview

Salt Glaze Pottery History The technique of Salt Glazing pottery began in Germany around 1400. Its popularity spread across Europe to England, making its way to Colonial America in the 1600’s. Salt Glaze Pottery was the dominant domestic pottery in American from the...

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Land Auction in Knoxville, TN Selling Online Only

Knoxville, TN-  For Immediate Release.  3109 E. Governor John Sevier Hwy Knoxville, TN 37914 is selling at Public Auction. Do not miss your chance to own this +/- 2.3 Acre tract of vacant property. There is a fence around a portion of the property that measures...

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The Aesthetic Movement: Art for Art’s Sake

The Aesthetic Movement was a decorative style of interior design that was popular from about 1851 - 1899. It developed as a reaction against the mass production of goods in the Victorian period. Common design elements of the Aesthetic Movement include cranes, lilies,...

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Baskets: How to Identify Antique & Quality Handmade Baskets

Basket Basics There are three main types of baskets – Coils, Twined or Woven. Baskets are typically woven in one of two styles: -A Splint style – made by weaving wider, flatter strips of wood, usually Oak or Ash together -A Wicker style –  made by weaving organic...

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US Coins: Anatomy & Basics

Anatomy of a US Coin The front of a coin is called the Obverse while the back of the coin is called the Reverse. The central image or portrait bust is called the Relief. The raised portion of the Edge is called the Rim. This is the part that goes around the outer...

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