To find pricing for rare stamps, check the Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogues. This resource lists and values postage stamps and is available at most public libraries. Also, contact local stamp dealers and clubs for value estimations.
A:Trunk restoration as a hobby is fairly popular as of 2014. According to trunk enthusiast Paul Pat Morse, trunks are seeing a resurrection in popularity due to the historical significance. Trunks are often used for decoration and practical storage space.
A:Antique bottle collecting is the activity of collecting bottles from the 19th century or the early 20th century. The collectors of antique bottles admire the bottles they collect for the historical context from which they emerged and for their distinctive styles and colors.
A:The best place to find current information on the value of various Ty Beanie Babies is eBay, according to Tycollector.com. Auction listings reflect what current buyers are willing to pay for beanies, which provides sellers and buyers with more accurate information than online and paper value guides.
A:Panning for gold involves shaking gold-bearing dirt and water inside a shallow pan to help the gold to sink and the water and dirt to be swept away. Because gold is a heavy material, it sinks to the bottom of the pan to be collected by the prospector.
A:As of 2014, a Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum ranges in price from $1,079 to $1,559, depending on the model of the revolver. The most expensive magnum is the Model 627 V-Comp, and the cheapest is Model 627.
A:Cast iron toys have a tendency to rust badly when exposed to environmental conditions. Some cast iron toys were nickel-plated to try to prevent rusting, but this tactic was only partially successful.
A:Precious Moments figurines are porcelain depictions of teardrop-eyed children that are highly collectible. Precious Moments art was first introduced in the 1970s and the figurines were introduced by the end of that decade.
A:Lionel trains are toy electric trains originally manufactured by the Lionel Corporation. Inventor Joshua Lionel Cowen founded the corporation in 1900. The very first Lionel train was a one-off, created as a store window attraction. According to the National Toy Hall of Fame, customers soon expressed more interest in purchasing the trains than the products the toys were advertising, so Cowen began producing model trains for retail sale.
A:A preprint autograph is essentially a fake. It is a copy or photographic reproduction of an original. A preprint autograph generally has no monetary value. If it does have any value, it is much less than what an original is worth.
A:The best way to accurately find the current value of your Star Trek memorabilia is to do some research online and join chat forums in order to see the prices for similar collectors' items. Aside from that, check updated merchandise catalogues for a guide to the value, and make sure the merchandise is in pristine condition so that it can be sold at the highest price.
A:According to CNN, the best beaches for seashell collecting are Sanibel Island, Ocracoke Island, Bandon, Galveston, Tunnels Beach, Flag Ponds Nature Park, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Eleuthera Island, Great Peconic Bay and Stinson Beach. All these beaches except one are located in the United States.
A:A 1:18 scale is standard for many scale models and figures. This scale means that each unit of measurement on the scale model equals 18 units of the same measurement on the original. This scale is also known as the 2/3-inch scale because 2/3 inch represents 1 foot.
A:A lithograph is a print authorized by an artist or agent using a printing process that creates a drawing on a flat surface, often stone. Lithographs are either produced manually with a waxy pencil or by a machine. According to Smithsonian American Art Museum, the best methods of determining the value of a lithograph and other artwork include consulting price guides, contacting appraisers or going directly to auction houses.
A:Marks found on the bottom of German beer steins help collectors identify the company or artist and date of manufacture. Collectors should also examine the underside of stein handles for marks. The material used to manufacture the stein can also help identify the beer stein's age.
A:According to the National Cancer institute, cigars differ from cigarettes in size as well as the type of tobacco used in production. Cigars are usually only one type of tobacco that has been both fermented and air-cured. Cigarette tobacco is made from different blends and is never fermented.
A:Rare magazines are sold through a number of venues, including private sales through brokers, auction houses and collectible shops. They are also sold through consignment shops, classified ads, collectors' clubs, online auctions and antique stores. It is important for sellers to research the value of rare magazines before putting them up for sale.
A:Cigars stay fresh without a humidor for up to a month when kept in their original wrapper. Cigars kept in a humidor can last for years in a properly controlled environment. A humidor keeps cigars from drying out and the oils from evaporating.
A:The value of dolls modeled after the late Princess Diana vary due to their age, condition and designer. Though the value of the dolls had declined before her death, according to The Morning Call, certain types of dolls appreciated in value after Diana’s death.