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9 hrs ago | National Public Radio

History In The Groove: Q&A With Author (And 78 Collector) Amanda Petrusich

If you've ever enjoyed the ghostly weird-old-America wail of Robert Johnson, the deep blues of Charley Patton or Skip James' guitar wizardry, you can thank the 78 collecting community - those dedicated folks who hunt down the rare old shellac records that hold so much of our musical past.

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Related Topix: Blues, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Skip James, Life, Hobbies

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Capital-Journal

At Home Living: Add an antique touch to your home

This striking walnut cabinet with sunflower carving and burl insert was rescued from a neighbor's garage, covered in antique white and yellow paint.

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Related Topix: Life, Antiquing, Hobbies

Star Tribune

Collector turns love of 'Star Wars' into business

WINONA, Minn. - The inspiration behind Brian Semling's 20-year-old Fountain City, Wisconsin, business came at an unlikely time - during a visit to a friend's house to watch "Return of the Jedi."

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Related Topix: Star Wars, Vocal, Fountain City, WI, Life, Hobbies

On Wall Street

For Art-Collector Clients, Get Your Facts Rights

Top Planning Concerns for UHNW Clients Working with UHNW clients requires more than solid investment management and estate planning, according to advisor Paul Pagnato, founder of the Pagnato-Karp Group.

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Related Topix: Estate Planning, Personal Finance, Retirement, Life, Hobbies, Fine, NY

Kansas City InfoZine

ACE Cash Express to Pay $10 Million for Using Illegal Debt Collection Tactics

Washington DC - infoZine - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took enforcement action against ACE Cash Express, one of the largest payday lenders in the United States, for pushing payday borrowers into a cycle of debt.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Life, Hobbies

Slate Magazine

Last Kind Words

The most important thing that collectors would want me to take away from reading Amanda Petrusich's fascinating book Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records is that collecting 78s has no relationship to collecting LPs or 45s.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies

MDJonline.com

Toy convention in Cobb Saturday promises - riveting' time

Former Cobb legislator Randy Sauder has been collecting Gilbert toys and memorabilia for nearly 20 years, and won the "Best Model" award for the third year in a row at the convention in Chicago last year.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Gordon County, GA, Calhoun, GA, Inventions, Science / Technology

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Art Daily

Bonhams to feature the Warden Family Americana Collection this fall

Bonhams presents the Warden Family Americana Collection on September 30 at Bonhams in San Francisco.

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Related Topix: Texas, Life, Hobbies

Naples Daily News

Antiques: Collecting canning jars The method for preserving food...

The method for preserving food using glass jars was sparked by a contest sponsored by the French military led by Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Inventions, Science / Technology, Buffalo, NY

CBS Local

Hundreds Of Fired-Up SJ Medical Pot Backers Expected At Rally To Keep Clubs Open

Cannabis clubs in San Jose are collecting signatures and handing out new medical pot cards in hopes of preventing the closure of dozens of dispensaries.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Life, Hobbies

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Newsday

VIDEO: Campaign to clean up Sao Paolo

Brazil's largest city produces 18,000 tonnes of rubbish every day - a staggering 6.5 million tonnes per year.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies

CBS Local

Women To Watch: Trend TrackerA Tara Gilani With Madeleine Kirsh

Collector, historian, and vintage expert Madeleine Kirsh runs her own vintage store in North Miami Beach meant for patrons who appreciate the old and wear it like new.

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Related Topix: North-Miami-Beach, FL, Life, Hobbies, Fashion, Oscar de la Renta, Designers, Chanel

Lake County Examiner Online

Junk to Most, Treasures to Some

Whether building, polishing, restoring or collecting, we love our stuff. Whatever infliction feeds the addiction that consumes free time and drains wallets, all of us have a vice.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Lake County, OR, Lakeview, OR

Patch.com

Calling all Mibsters! - "The History and Collecting of Marbles," with Robert Block

Date of Program: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Pearl Street Library 2014 marks The Pearl Street Branch Library's 100th Anniversary! In commemoration of this exciting event, the Pearl Street Library Centennial Anniversary Committee is presenting a program on one of America's oldest pastimes-marbles.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Enfield, CT

Belper News

Warning over 'bogus charity collector' in Belper

Residents are being advised to be cautious after reports of a possible bogus doorstep caller in Belper, who claimed to be collecting for charity.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Daily Express

Healthy new born dumped at dumpsite

Tawau: The body of a newborn was found inside a box by a garbage collector at the Bukit Gemuk dumpsite off Jalan Bombalai, here, Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Malaysia, Life, Hobbies

Wall Street Journal

A Small but Important Point

Opus 217. Against the Enamel of a Background Rhythmic With Beats and Angles, Tones and Tints, Portrait of M. FA©lix FA©nA©on in 1890' by Paul Signac.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Illinois, Arts, Painting

Retro thing

Ikea Discontinues Expedit, Puts Vinyl Fans Into A Spin

We've written before about the challenges of collecting vinyl - I've joked that those around us probably regard our hobby as a "lifestyle choice".

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Noozhawk

Huguette Clark's Extensive Doll Collection Handed Down to Bellosguardo Foundation

For decades, Theriault's would exchange notes and catalogs with one of its biggest doll collectors anonymously, dealing only with her attorneys.

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Related Topix: Santa Barbara, CA, Life, Hobbies

Ubergizmo

Destiny Limited & Ghost Editions Revealed

Are you excited for Bungie's upcoming game, Destiny? We know Activision is and if you are, you should probably pre-order it as the betas for both the PlayStation and Xbox platform are expected to kick off very soon.

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Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software, The, Deep Silver, Microsoft Xbox, Life, Hobbies, Gadgets

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