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April 21st, 2021 at 3:09:11 PM permalink
Here is a general discussion thread about collectibles. Trading cards, gaming cards, comics, books, NFTs, digital coins, coins/currency, furniture, kitchenware, stamps, wine, dolls/toys, records etc.

The Chip of the Day thread is current collectible thread here @ WOV:
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/general/8928-casino-chip-of-the-day/825/#post803462

Article from late last year about collectibles during the pandemic:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/during-covid-19-pandemic-avid-collectors-find-joy-in-their-prized-possessions-180976281/
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April 21st, 2021 at 3:16:27 PM permalink
I had a baseball card collection of about 9,000 cards . I was in an early issue of Sports collectors digest probably around 1974-75.
I sold my entire collection around 1982 for Around $13,000.
My best cards Were 56 tops of Mays and 57 topps of Clemente and Aaron.
Also a 55 Bowman of Bob Feller.
I also had some 1886 tobacco cards and surprisingly they werenít worth as much as the cards from the 50ís.
Good memories
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April 21st, 2021 at 3:24:26 PM permalink
I like to collect things. My biggest collection is license plates. Part of my collection can be viewed at several DMV offices in California, the California Highway Patrol headquarters, and the auto museum in Laughlin.

I also have small collections of casino chips (mainly $8 chips), ID cards, coins, and gambling books.
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April 21st, 2021 at 3:43:18 PM permalink
I like the guy on American Pickers who collected lunch boxes. He had all of them with the thermoses hundreds and hundreds. His basement was floor to ceiling every wall room after room of lunch boxes. He would only part with one if he had a duplicate.
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April 21st, 2021 at 3:51:40 PM permalink
Quote: Hunterhill

I had a baseball card collection of about 9,000 cards . I was in an early issue of Sports collectors digest probably around 1974-75.
I sold my entire collection around 1982 for Around $13,000.
My best cards Were 56 tops of Mays and 57 topps of Clemente and Aaron.
Also a 55 Bowman of Bob Feller.
I also had some 1886 tobacco cards and surprisingly they werenít worth as much as the cards from the 50ís.
Good memories


Recently values have taken off on much of this stuff. It is also cool you still remember you nice cards after 40 years after you sold them. Hard to forget the good ones.

Condition is obviously important with collectables, particularly when the card markets went into grading/authentication.
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April 21st, 2021 at 4:03:51 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I like to collect things. My biggest collection is license plates. Part of my collection can be viewed at several DMV offices in California, the California Highway Patrol headquarters, and the auto museum in Laughlin.

I also have small collections of casino chips (mainly $8 chips), ID cards, coins, and gambling books.


What ID cards do you collect?

I remember reading on this site a couple of times about valuable gambling books. Mostly due to rarity of out of print publications. Do you have an example of a rare and valuable book you own or would like to own?
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April 21st, 2021 at 4:12:54 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

What ID cards do you collect?



I only collect cards of people I know. Plus a couple ID cards of the late Ken Uston.

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I remember reading on this site a couple of times about valuable gambling books. Mostly due to rarity of out of print publications. Do you have an example of a rare and valuable book you own or would like to own?



I have a very learn Beat the Dealer. I also have both of Grosjean's books. Everything else is nothing special, just good mathematical gambling books.
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April 21st, 2021 at 4:19:36 PM permalink
I collect government-made engravings of famous Americans: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Hamilton, Jackson, Grant and Franklin to be specific.

I like Ben the best: wish I had more.

Also Dinky Toys: over 150 and still collecting.
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April 21st, 2021 at 5:16:43 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

I collect government-made engravings of famous Americans: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Hamilton, Jackson, Grant and Franklin to be specific.

I like Ben the best: wish I had more.

Also Dinky Toys: over 150 and still collecting.


Subtle and funny.



Had to look up Dinky, but die cast toys:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinky_Toys
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April 21st, 2021 at 5:22:11 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I like the guy on American Pickers who collected lunch boxes. He had all of them with the thermoses hundreds and hundreds. His basement was floor to ceiling every wall room after room of lunch boxes. He would only part with one if he had a duplicate.


You mentioned elsewhere Mrs. EB has been selling Garfield stuff recently. I bet some of the final prices have been shocking (in a good way). What is most expensive candle you have ever bought or sold? :)

Of course not all collecting is about $$. Sometimes you just want something and you go looking for it.
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April 21st, 2021 at 5:25:15 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I only collect cards of people I know. Plus a couple ID cards of the late Ken Uston.



I have a very learn Beat the Dealer. I also have both of Grosjean's books. Everything else is nothing special, just good mathematical gambling books.


I also collect gambling books mostly blackjack.
I have an original copy of playing blackjack to win by the four horsemen Maisel,Cantey, McDermott and Baldwin from 1956.Itís spiral bound and in good condition I found it on Ebay for $ 10. Just a few years earlier a copy sold for 300ish.
In general I think EBay has driven down the price of gambling books, with the exception of Grosjeans.
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April 21st, 2021 at 6:17:24 PM permalink
Many collectibles have nosedived in value as eBay proved them to be plentiful. As a teenager who collected comic books and built Aurora models, I had two or three stores to buy from. Two comic conventions a year gave me a chance to buy from out-of-town dealers.
When I had my stores, I needed people to walk through the doors. Now I can buy stuff from China and sell something to someone in Brazil or Ireland.
In a lot of cases, it turned out the supply in people's attics surpassed demand. Many collectibles have not aged well. Every boy in America wanted a coonskin cap in the 1950s. How many of their grandsons want one?
On the other hand, eBay quickly showed which stuff was in demand, and prices for some things skyrocketed.
Nothing like what's going on now, though. Comics that sat in dollar boxes for years are suddenly selling for hundreds or thousands just because a character pops up on Disney+.
Interesting times.
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April 21st, 2021 at 6:22:06 PM permalink
Interesting times.

The new owner of the NY Mets just purchased a company that intends to use AI to grade collectibles.
Very interesting.
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April 21st, 2021 at 6:35:41 PM permalink
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The new owner of the NY Mets just purchased a company that intends to use AI to grade collectibles.
Very interesting.

editing mine

That company, PSA (part of Collectors Universe), seems to be the "big dog" of card grading for ROI. I recently went down the rabbit hole of card grading and the number of grading companies (and their acronyms) is crazy.
PSA, BGS, SCG, BCCG, CSG, CGC, HGA, GEM, GAI, CCS, SCD
Wow, what a mouthful. Apparently PSA is slammed right now. They no longer are accepting lower fee grading items until at least July. I guess they are trying to hire and catch up with demand.
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April 21st, 2021 at 6:42:49 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

editing mine

That company, PSA (part of Collectors Universe), seems to be the "big dog" of card grading for ROI. I recently went down the rabbit hole of card grading and the number of grading companies (and their acronyms) is crazy.
PSA, BGS, SCG, BCCG, CSG, CGC, HGA, GEM, GAI, CCS, SCD
Wow, what a mouthful. Apparently PSA is slammed right now. They no longer are accepting lower fee grading items until at least July. I guess they are trying to hire and catch up with demand.



That's a different company. Today it was announced they bought Genamint, a Long Island start up that claims it has AI that grades cards and maybe other items.
A realistic turnaround time for economy card submissions is approaching a year.
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April 21st, 2021 at 6:47:24 PM permalink
I fall for collecting things and have lots of 7" singles, a collection of chips from casinos I've been to, and a few scarves from Southampton Football (mainly the ones with both the away and home team). I also have a few board games, but because I play them rather than collect them. Both my record and chip collecting have taken me on holidays, like a week going to all the casinos in Northern Nevada, and going to the largest record fair in Europe most years. The internet now means it can be easier to find some records; I recently found a single on e-bay which I've been searching for over 30 years - not rare but just difficult to find.
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April 21st, 2021 at 6:56:32 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

That's a different company. Today it was announced they bought Genamint, a Long Island start up that claims it has AI that grades cards and maybe other items.
A realistic turnaround time for economy card submissions is approaching a year.


I might be misunderstanding you but Cohen (Cohen Private Ventures, LLC) is involved in some way with PSA now:
https://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/psa-parent-company-agrees-to-700-million-buyout-offer/
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April 21st, 2021 at 6:56:42 PM permalink
I never collected anything. I really didn't understand the point of it as a kid when every other kid was collecting. Today I would understand collecting for potential profit but I don't think that is why kids were collecting back in the day.
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April 21st, 2021 at 7:09:26 PM permalink
Quote: charliepatrick

I fall for collecting things and have lots of 7" singles, a collection of chips from casinos I've been to, and a few scarves from Southampton Football (mainly the ones with both the away and home team). I also have a few board games, but because I play them rather than collect them. Both my record and chip collecting have taken me on holidays, like a week going to all the casinos in Northern Nevada, and going to the largest record fair in Europe most years. The internet now means it can be easier to find some records; I recently found a single on e-bay which I've been searching for over 30 years - not rare but just difficult to find.


Please forgive my ignorance of football scarves, but how often are the home/away ones available? Are they always available, a yearly thing, or once in lifetime? I know I have seen them, but I always assumed it was the name/colors of one team.
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April 21st, 2021 at 7:14:18 PM permalink
Quote: Keeneone

I might be misunderstanding you but Cohen (Cohen Private Ventures, LLC) is involved in some way with PSA now:
https://www.sportscollectorsdaily.com/psa-parent-company-agrees-to-700-million-buyout-offer/



Yes, they took Collectors Universe private. Today they bought a company that has technology that supposedly can take the human factor out of grading collectibles. Rather than a highly trained human who can grade 75-100 cards an hour and needs benefits and breaks, the tech can scan an item and examine it on the pixel level. It might be able to grade 4,000 cards an hour more accurately than any human can do 60. If it works, it's a game-changer as it will detect the slightest manipulations.
I'd never heard of the company before the sale was announced.
I'm much more into comics than cards but hope this can be used on them, as well.
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April 21st, 2021 at 11:52:24 PM permalink
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Please forgive my ignorance of football scarves, but how often are the home/away ones available? Are they always available, a yearly thing, or once in lifetime? I know I have seen them, but I always assumed it was the name/colors of one team.

They're not always available, but in the Premier League at some games someone is trying to sell them. Usually these are unofficial. Personally I'm only after one of each of the other teams we've played.
Not my photo, but it shows an example.
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April 22nd, 2021 at 3:01:29 AM permalink
I really think people should be graded and it should be publicly known.
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April 22nd, 2021 at 3:11:44 AM permalink
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I really think people should be graded and it should be publicly known.

China is on that.
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April 22nd, 2021 at 3:41:48 AM permalink
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China is on that.


The social score I'm sure. Points off littering, etc. I'm talking more like a D and D character. Looks, intelligence, strength, income, wealth, sex ability, intangibles, peer reviews.
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April 22nd, 2021 at 4:17:54 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

Quote: LoquaciousMoFW

China is on that.


The social score I'm sure. Points off littering, etc. I'm talking more like a D and D character. Looks, intelligence, strength, income, wealth, sex ability, intangibles, peer reviews.



If an intangible is graded, is it still an intangible?
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April 22nd, 2021 at 8:56:12 AM permalink
I have a sizeable collection of Vintage Magazines. Many have advertisements for the Company I work for, going back almost to its founding in the late-ish 1800's.

Old magazines aren't too expensive, they don't take up too much room ( although Mrs Q might debate that ), and it is fun to poke around antique stores looking for them. I have only purchased several from EBAY to get a particular advertisement I was looking for.

Here are a couple of "2 pager" Ads for some companies I don't work for. In general, the Advertisements are the most interesting part of the magazines, at least to me. There are also many cigarette ads with endorsements from Doctors way "back in the day".

1939 LIFE:


1948 COLLIER's:
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April 22nd, 2021 at 9:29:05 AM permalink
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They're not always available, but in the Premier League at some games someone is trying to sell them. Usually these are unofficial. Personally I'm only after one of each of the other teams we've played.
-photo snip-


Can these be home made and/or mass produced? How much does a new one cost? Are the scarves a newish thing or are there older/rarer ones from say the 1966 World Cup? Thanks in advance.
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April 22nd, 2021 at 9:45:54 AM permalink
I don't know how long it's gone on but typical prices are £10 and they're usually sold by individuals, possibly sourced from someone out of the back of a van! I don't "collect" them except as a record of which away clubs I've been to, and occasionally when they visit us. Unlike my record collecting, I don't go out my way to find them., but I try to go to each new club we play away (e.g. they've been promoted into PL or a cup fixture).
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April 22nd, 2021 at 1:58:30 PM permalink
OK, one more then, 1901 Saturday Evening Post. Nothing especially interesting here, I guess, just an assortment. But it is about 120 years old, eh ? Same age as, oh wait, that's walking a bit to close to the FIRE, the Suspension List Fire. About-Face.......

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April 22nd, 2021 at 2:16:52 PM permalink
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You mentioned elsewhere Mrs. EB has been selling Garfield stuff recently. I bet some of the final prices have been shocking (in a good way).

The only GARFIELD I know is the CAT and the PRESIDENT. I figured there had to be something else. I googled it. But it is GARFIELD the CAT, right ? Or what ?

ANYHOWS, some of the funniest 5 minutes on FILM is the After Credits seen with Bill Murray in ZOMBIELAND 2 - DOUBLE TAP. Don't trust me, WATCH IT. Run don't walk.
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April 22nd, 2021 at 2:21:36 PM permalink
Evidently, there was a liquor bottle collecting craze in the late 1960s/early 1970s, as liquor companies produced bottles of famous Americans, or would put out a bottle with a man dressed in a certain military uniform. Elvis was popular, as were Civil War figures.
I never saw them until I moved to Vegas and found dozens of them at auctions. Most of them don't sell for much but I have 12 Revolutionary War soldiers on one shelf and a Stonewall Jackson bottle on another
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April 22nd, 2021 at 2:29:56 PM permalink
Ditto perhaps with AVON.

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April 22nd, 2021 at 2:42:41 PM permalink
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The only GARFIELD I know is the CAT and the PRESIDENT. I figured there had to be something else. I googled it. But it is GARFIELD the CAT, right ? Or what ?

ANYHOWS, some of the funniest 5 minutes on FILM is the After Credits seen with Bill Murray in ZOMBIELAND 2 - DOUBLE TAP. Don't trust me, WATCH IT. Run don't walk.


The Cat. Pretty funny clip with Murray.



Speaking of Murray, I recently heard a story somewhere about him hearing the song Linda Goes To Mars while he was a bit depressed. Listening to it popped him out of the negative headspace apparently. I now love the John Prine song. Good times. Back to collecting...
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April 22nd, 2021 at 2:47:08 PM permalink
Sometimes I just kind of hunt for items. Not really to collect, but to just find something out in the world.
For example, I remember watching the movie Full Metal Jacket and enjoyed it. I found out it was based on a book, The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford. After I saw the dust jacket on a first edition I wanted to find one. The cover was very unique which helps while looking. I did eventually find a later paperback version of the book at a flea market in Florida and bought it. It is now in a box somewhere. I am not actively seeking this item, but if I am shopping at the right kind of store I do browse the book section.
Yes I could just buy one online, but I want to find one. The search continues.
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April 22nd, 2021 at 3:23:02 PM permalink
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The Cat. Pretty funny clip with Murray.

That's it !

- "Drugs Cost Money"

- "Can we get a Baby Wipe for Al ?"

- "Huge fan, Mr. Roker"

CLASSIC Comedy Genius.

As a bonus, I saw Kenny Loggins with an Orchestra a few years back.
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April 23rd, 2021 at 6:22:03 PM permalink
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I like to collect things. My biggest collection is license plates. Part of my collection can be viewed at several DMV offices in California, the California Highway Patrol headquarters, and the auto museum in Laughlin.

I also have small collections of casino chips (mainly $8 chips), ID cards, coins, and gambling books.

I can't believe that someone else actually collects license plates... I don't now but i did as a kid..I really enjoyed it.. only had them from 3 states though..
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April 27th, 2021 at 9:17:23 AM permalink
I don't have too much in the way of Casino Collectibles, but I did buy matching his/hers Westward Ho satin-ish/embrodered turquoise jackets from Ebay as a gag for my wife ( fortunately she thought it was funny ), since she was absolutely NOT a fan of the "Ho". We only stayed there once, and that was enough for her.

We lived in Illinois many years ago and I saw an ad in the Sunday paper for a Westward Ho "open-house" or something like that at a hotel in Rockford. We went, they told everyone how nice it was...

...casino was OK I guess, I remember they had an Ice cream "social" in the afternoon - which may have been part of the package, and frozen Margarita's for $ 1, but the Motel part was not "nice" unless you are a fan of 50's/60's roadside motels...

...and then we got a mailing for a super low cost package including air-fare out of O'Hare. So we went.


The embroidery is very large on the back of the jacket, 9" tall and 7" wide. There is a smaller Westward Ho Casino logo on the front as well.

I eventually got another one too, just for the heck of it.



ps:

I also have a Blackjack Felt from Tuscany somewhere around here. That might make a good project.
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April 27th, 2021 at 9:25:56 AM permalink
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I can't believe that someone else actually collects license plates... I don't now but i did as a kid..I really enjoyed it.. only had them from 3 states though..



I was in Florida recently and a large gift shop there were selling ones from all over. I have never seen that before. I was tempted to buy three of them (especially the one that coincidentally had ďmy numbersĒ as part of the plate number).

I might start collecting and hang them up in the garage. They have to be states Iíve actually visited before.
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April 27th, 2021 at 5:16:34 PM permalink
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I love the blue satin jacket. It looks like something I would buy as a joke.
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April 27th, 2021 at 11:28:17 PM permalink
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I don't have too much in the way of Casino Collectibles

Would you like to acquire some?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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April 27th, 2021 at 11:44:09 PM permalink
I guess I "sort of" collect books of matches from different casinos.

I grabbed them not to collect but to use; I have about a thousand or so now.
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April 28th, 2021 at 9:46:34 AM permalink
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I guess I "sort of" collect books of matches from different casinos.

I grabbed them not to collect but to use; I have about a thousand or so now.


I also collected matches over the years. I had quite a few in a large bowl, but I threw them out years ago. It would have been fun going through them to see the places I collected them from.
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April 28th, 2021 at 11:58:36 AM permalink
I used to have a collection of keys. Old skeleton keys. Usually picked up in garage or rummage sales.

And although I didn't collect them, I went on several hunting trips for antique bottles with a friend. Pretty cool if it's actually in one piece and not just more broken glass.

Now I collect dust.
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May 3rd, 2021 at 4:48:27 PM permalink
Sharing a few more "interesting" ads from Life Magazine, 1959.



I don't recall seeing Bugs Bunny used in any other advertising:






Different approach in the text here:







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May 5th, 2021 at 9:59:29 AM permalink
About the TWA ad...
6 hours 25 minutes NYC to London is still the approximate time it takes to complete the flight.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BAW182/history/20210505/0135Z/KJFK/EGLL
60 years later and standard jet service is not really any faster.
Concorde was quicker obviously, but no longer in service.
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JohnnyQ
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May 5th, 2021 at 10:32:33 AM permalink
I've been onboard this one:



It's currently in a Museum
There's emptiness behind their eyes There's dust in all their hearts They just want to steal us all and take us all apart
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May 27th, 2021 at 2:31:49 PM permalink
I like to collect things from places I've visited, so I have a lot of casino items.

Tell me if this makes sense: Recently, I decided I shouldn't have things that I didn't originally buy or collect. So I sold or gave away a bunch of items (many from casinos during the '50s to '70s) that I bought on eBay.

I just sold the last item, a vintage whiskey decanter from a casino that I thought was a nice display item.

My thinking is that the items my parents and I collected have meaning because we were there at the source. The other items are cool, but contribute to "false" memories.
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May 27th, 2021 at 3:23:30 PM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

I like to collect things from places I've visited, so I have a lot of casino items.

Tell me if this makes sense: Recently, I decided I shouldn't have things that I didn't originally buy or collect. So I sold or gave away a bunch of items (many from casinos during the '50s to '70s) that I bought on eBay.

I just sold the last item, a vintage whiskey decanter from a casino that I thought was a nice display item.

My thinking is that the items my parents and I collected have meaning because we were there at the source. The other items are cool, but contribute to "false" memories.



I don't collect anything but I don't have trinkets or shirts from places that I haven't been.
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May 27th, 2021 at 3:28:04 PM permalink
Collect what you want and what you like. If you find a piece has meaning to you while another doesn't, then factor that into your decision to keep it or not.
Just don't end up like a woman I met last month. Her mom died and evidently had her entire house decorated with Betty Boop merchandise. The woman inherited half of it and wanted to redecorate her own house with it. Her husband wanted to sell it and was not happy when I told him I wasn't interested in it and doubted anyone would give him $500 for it.
I bought an original owner Avengers 1, this week. The owner got it as a Communion present in 1963, and evidently, it meant the world to him. He died, and his kid put it on eBay two weeks later. So far, the kid has about $100,000 worth of stuff he's listed or already sold.
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May 27th, 2021 at 5:33:12 PM permalink
I dont know if it is worthwhile getting my sports cards graded or not(I have never had a card graded), I have lots of rookie cards and whatnot that I see higher PSA's 8, 9, 10'S are supposedly going for 10's of thousands. I'm certainly not expecting that type of return, but perhaps it may be worth it if it were to turn some of those cards into $500-3k. Do they really sell, or is that a hit-n-miss thing? I don't know what all I have anymore. I'm certain I have some good condition 1971 Nolan Ryan's and other cards that are supposedly going for big bucks.

I guess I have to figure out how they grade the cards and some of the tools they use(I assume a well light magnifier) to choose what cards I should send in. I also hear it can take a few months to get your cards graded. It sounds like a methodical expensive time-consuming process from begging to profit.

Does anyone have any experience with this stuff?


When my nephew was young I would give him some good protected vintage baseball cards from time to time. I think they may have been worth between $25 and $100 at the time. I specifically, remember some Rickey Henderson rookies. I told him to save them and they might be worth something someday. I was surprised to hear (today)that he kept them all had some grades over the years along with his own collection that he started after that. He now has he has a graded collection worth 50k+ and has already sold some. I told him I think he should sell now while the market is hot, but he seems reluctant.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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