Category Archives: Recommended


Category Archives: Recommended

Top 3 Most Collected Newspapers

  We have a special guest writing this week’s blog post. It was written for us by Timothy Hughes, owner of Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers. ****** After 36 years in the rare newspaper business I’ve come to recognize the most saved newspapers of the last 50-60 years. The top 3 would have to […]
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Ready Steady Girls! Website

Ready Steady Girls! is a very groovy website! It’s devoted to fab female singers of the 1960s. RSG is base in the UK, so much of the focus is on European femmes; there’s Dusty from Britain, Francoise from France and Mina from Italy. You’ll find bios, rare video clips and links. I first became aware […]
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Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

I’m reading a fantastic new book about the history of fonts. It’s called Just My Type and is by Simon Garfield. Many of us take for granted or don’t realize the variety of fonts we confront in our everyday lives. But, typeface can make an impact or generate feelings we may not realize. I first […]
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The Beatles For Sale on Parlaphone Records by Bruce Spizer & Frank Daniels

There are record collectors and then there are Beatle record collectors. If you’re the latter, then the smallest of details can make all the difference. Beatle collectors ask questions like: Where is the publisher’s credit located on the label? What size is the ‘mono’ font on the upper right corner of the cover? Is the […]
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Forgotten Bookmarks Blog

Have you ever left something inside a book and forgot about it? Then when you donated, returned or sold the book, the item tucked inside went along with it? Well, here’s a wonderful blog of found items tucked in between the pages of books. The blog is called Forgotten Bookmarks. The images are compiled and […]
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Walking Tour of NYC’s Central Park

Last month, Dianne and yours truly took a day trip to the Big Apple. We arrived in the city just in time to catch a walking tour of Central Park. Our tour began in an area called the Sheep Meadow. In 1864, 200 sheep were brought in and grazed in this area. During the Great […]
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Smurfs, George Harrison & Prohibition era collectibles

In my last post I mentioned I was a recent guest on eBay Radio. I talked about why I think it will be a big year for The Smurfs, George Harrison and Prohibition-era collectibles. To listen and read the original post click here. In today’s post I want to show some items I’ll sell when […]
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MVG on eBay Radio – Smurfs, George Harrison & Bootleggers

Last week I was a guest on eBay Radio with hosts Griff and Lee Mirabal. I wanted to talk about collectible market timing – the strategy of listing items as a certain vintage collectible gets “hot.” I brought up how I think Smurf items, George Harrison’s solo records and ephemera from the Prohibition era could […]
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Tiki Lounge Talk website

If you’re a Tiki collector, then you probably already know about Tiki Lounge Talk. It’s a fun website/blog devoted to all things Tiki. Recipes, music and Mod Movie Mondays make this a site to check out. And an aside: One of my first blog posts was of a vintage newspaper ad to a once legendary […]
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eCommerce Seller Podcasts

As a blogger and eCommerce seller, I’m always eager to hear the advice and thoughts from other sellers/bloggers. I try to listen to these four podcasts when they’re available. Ask Janelle Radio I’ve only recently started listening to this podcast. A half-hour packed with great selling advice from host Jannelle Elms. PowerSellingMom Danna Crawford is […]
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