How are Coins Graded? Learn the Coin Grading Scale and how coins receive a grade from it.
Collecting mid-century vintage costume jewelry, identification marks, and discussion of the history of costume jewelry by Monet, Trifari, Schiaparelli, Weiss, and DeLizza & Elster.
This is a list of 60 minerals, metals, and gemstones that are native to Pennsylvania.
Lady head vases are unique and fun to collect. Follow my journey as I learn about them and hunt for new ones for my personal collection!
If you would like a more general article discussing all American Silver coins then I have another article available here. The American Silver "War" or "Wartime" Nickel is one of the most often overlooked pieces of Silver available on the...
A popular coin of modern mintage, Kennedy half dollars make for a great collection. Find a brief history and guide to Kennedy half dollar values.
If you are an avid beach or sea glass collector, or glass bottle collector, this is a tutorial on how to date glass made by the Owens-Illinois company.
Arizona Statehood Error Quarters To date I have found several different errors or varieties in the Arizona Statehood Quarters. Three are in the same category. They have to do with extra cactus leaves in the lower area of the coin by the designers...
1969 was a “mod” year for Barbie Doll and her friends. The world was changing … Barbie Doll was in style, swinging with the swingers! Check out Barbie’s 1969 fashion choices.
Barbie Doll was as popular as ever! 1973 saw a new wardrobe (of course!) and dolls with “quick curl” hair. From 1959 through the early 1970s, Barbie Doll loved her Fashion Runway!