Collecting Vintage Cosmetics Tells Women’s History

Collecting Vintage Cosmetics Tells Women’s History

Collector Joan Renner carefully pulls out a bright, floral-print powder box from her display case coffee table and holds it like a cherished gem. The box is close to 100 years old, a vintage treasure she found on her search for similar cosmetics items for her growing collection. “To me, these boxes tell the story of women,” she says, adding that she considers herself a caretaker of these pieces that represent a period in time. “It’s social history, it’s art history,...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
June 25, 2015 at 10:14 AM
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Estate Sale Shopping Showroom Style

Estate Sale Shopping Showroom Style

Estate sales have changed from the days when they were advertised only in the local paper and with brightly colored signs on lampposts around town. Now websites such as estatesales.org are dedicated to helping happy hunters find what they’re looking for. And companies such as Hughes Estate Sales are moving out of people’s homes to offer select items in convenient retail spaces. Hughes does a large portion of its business in two consignment warehouses, alternating monthly events betwe...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
May 21, 2015 at 11:37 AM
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Rockin’ Guitar Care Tips from the Dealer to the Stars

Rockin’ Guitar Care Tips from the Dealer to the Stars

Guitars are like potato chips. You can’t have just one. The longer you play, the harder it can be to resist the variety of styles out there, from acoustic to electric, and the different sounds and tones each makes. But do you know how to store and care for your collection, from your first to the most precious? We could think of no better person to turn to for advice than Norman Harris of Norman’s Rare Guitars in Tarzana, Calif., where he’s been “selling the world’s ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
May 4, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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Vintage Toy Collecting Tips to Relive Your Childhood

Vintage Toy Collecting Tips to Relive Your Childhood

As a kid, you loved your toys. You took them everywhere and knocked them around, then as an adult you see them on eBay or in an antique store. “Hey, I had that!” you squeal and suddenly they are collector’s items. Now you want to either keep what you have left or buy them back. You’ve gone from kid to collector. Collecting toys can revive a wealth of memories and in a few cases, slip some extra dollars in your pocket. One place that often echoes with the sounds of, &ldquo...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
April 9, 2015 at 6:00 AM
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How to Store a Comic Book Collection Like a Superhero

How to Store a Comic Book Collection Like a Superhero

You don’t have to have superhuman strength or x-ray vision to appreciate comic books and to yearn to collect and preserve the graphic stories of childhood and beyond. But there are some simple steps every fan should take to store a comic book collection—to ensure it retains its value and can be enjoyed by the next generation. Whether obsessed with everything Wonder Woman for years or inspired more recently by movies to start collecting Iron Man, our tips from comic-store owners will ...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
February 27, 2015 at 11:17 AM
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Coin Collection Storage Tips to Preserve Your Investment

Coin Collection Storage Tips to Preserve Your Investment

Maybe it started with a coin your grandfather gave you, a shiny gold disc you knew was worth a little something. Then it grew into more shiny coins, each with a history, sentimental value and potentially, real investment value. No doubt you want to keep these special coins in pristine condition. So how to do you protect the value of your coin collection while you keep it in storage? We asked Shaun DuBois, numismatic (or “coins”) director at Pacific Coast Coin and Collateral to share...
Posted by: Kastle Waserman
February 13, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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Baseball Card Storage and Collecting

Baseball Card Storage and Collecting

If the opening of baseball season this month inspires you to start up or grow your baseball card collection, Public Storage is here to help, with tips on how collecting works and how you can safely store and organize your tiny treasures. We talked to the owner of a sports memorabilia shop who’s been selling cards since he was 12. Mike Sablow held on to his first pack for just a few hours, until he realized he could turn a profit on players someone else wanted. In fact, when people come th...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
April 9, 2014 at 12:34 PM
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Vintage Record Album Preservation Tips

Vintage Record Album Preservation Tips

Caring for records and music memorabilia at Stax in Memphis is akin to preserving an important slice of American music history. There are more than 300 albums at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, located in the same building as the record label of that name, in business from 1959 to 1975. By the time the company went under, it had forever influenced the American sound and our culture. This is where Otis Redding got his start, after he was hired as a driver but convinced producers to let hi...
Posted by: Ann Griffith
July 11, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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