Over $22B in Treasure Discovered in Centuries-Old Hindu Temple

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Indiana Jones for real! This makes the medieval gold stash found in Britain in 2010 look like a Brownie Scout’s collection. Everyone’s speculating what will happen with the horde. Will the temple keep it? Will museums get the antiques value objects? Will the stash be used to better the lives of the unfortunate? Over $22B… Read more »

1500’s History: From Whence Certain Sayings Came

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I don’t know from where I found these words below; someone probably sent it to me in an email long ago and I saved it, but here are some facts about the 1500’s that you might like to know: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still… Read more »

Chesapeake Collectibles Appraisal Fair June 2011

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Mr. Grove returned today after a grueling weekend filming at the appraisal fair event in Owens Mills, Maryland. Maryland Public Television (MPT) produces The Chesapeake Collectibles Show at Owens Mills, MD. It was filmed in-studio for its second season on 3, 4 & 5 June 2011. This program will premier in January 2012 and span… Read more »

From Homeless to Billionaire

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From Homeless to Billionaire by Robert Reiss, a Forbes Magazine contributor, interviews Fortune 500 CEO’s (see CEO Show) for sport much like a big game hunter stalks Africa’s big-5 (elephant, rhino, cape buffalo, lion, leopard). In this article he speaks with a formally homeless vagrant that grabbed himself by the short hairs 30 years ago,… Read more »

Become an Antiques and Art Appraiser

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First of all, antiques and art are known as personal property (PP). For that matter, anything that can be picked up and moved is considered personal property. The dirt under you feet is known a real property (RP), hence real estate. And so are buildings that are attached to the ground; they are RP, too…. Read more »

The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio: 29 JAN thru 5 JUNE 2011

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Now showing thru 5 JUNE 2011: Equal in Goodness: Ohio Decorative Arts 1788-1860. This is a superbly curated collection in a majestic mansion in Lancaster, Ohio. It is equal to any Americana collection anywhere in the world. All categories are represented, every object is Ohioan, and the best of its kind. I see a lot… Read more »

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

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WIKIPEDIA: “Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish: 1746-1828) was a  romantic painter and printmaker some regard as the last of the Old Masters, and others, the first of the moderns. Goya was a court painter to the Spanish Crown, and through his works was both a commentator on and chronicler of his era. The… Read more »