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Tips For Online Coin Auction Enthusiasts

Online Coin Auction There are coins that are just meant to be treasured and not exchanged for any monetary value. But apparently, even the most rugged and sentimental-looking coins which no longer have economic monetary relevance have still not lost their money-generating charm, thanks to the influence of online coin auctions. Coins are fascinating mementos of history, sentiment, and art. Coins vary in size, shape, and design. Art-lovers love to paint on it. Scientists love to tinker with its material, which is usually tough and long-lasting. Kids love to hear the ringing sound when it collides with their piggy banks and trinkets. Some people make galleries out of it. I even find some ancestors lovingly giving them through the generations of family members just to give a memory reminder from their not-so-distant past. Believe it or not, a lot of people would be more than willing to trade wads of paper bills just to get a piece or two of the more exotic finds in the coin depositories available in antique shops online and offline. A good question to consider: How would you know if it’s worth it? That is a question of discernment and of quality. I can’t blame coin aficionados who take their collection to the next level. And there’s no telling how far they would go just to be able to make their much-anticipated and regulated quest for the exotic pieces. There are actually online coin auctions available for the most enthusiastic coin seeker. And online is the best place to connect all tribes and regions and thus, have more opportunities for variety, competition, and quality. In participating in any online coin auctions, knowledge of the household rules is a must. It varies from site to site and just like shampoo for your particular hair type, you would need to do a bit of searching for the site which will best suit your coin fancying needs. There are different subcultures in the search for old and new coin galleries. Some would prefer the European coins over the Asian ones. There are different specific markets for every website. Every coin-collecting online bidder must be willing to search through various threads in order to get to the right auctioning group.
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A GUIDE – HOW TO SELL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES ONLINE

COLLECTIBLES ONLINE You want to sell your antiques or collectibles online but before you get started there are a few basics that you need to know. Online auctions from eBay to uBid.com and Bidsquare online Auctions are becoming a more common venue for sellers of everything from teddy bear collectibles to antique armoires. RESEARCH Before you list an item on an online auction, search for your item or similar items. Watch some of these auctions until they close. Do this over the course of several weeks. This will give you a good indication of how many similar items there are currently up for auction, how many auctions are successfully completed and, the prices commanded for the item. If there are many similar items to yours listed that are not selling or selling for a low price, price your item accordingly. Conversely, if there are only a few similar items that are selling for a high price, you’ll be able to price your item appropriately. UNDERSTAND THE LISTING PROCEDURES Take some time to do an online tutorial for new sellers. eBay offers a very thorough tutorial. You’ll learn how to set up a listing, the importance of good photos and how to include them in your listing. This is the time-consuming part for new sellers and takes some time to get up to speed. Good photos and clear descriptions are key to ensuring a successful auction because your listing is all that potential bidders have at their disposal to make their buying decision.
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A Guide – How to Sell Antiques & Collectibles Online

Collectibles Online You want to sell your antiques or collectibles online but before you get started there are a few basics that you need to know. Online auctions from eBay to uBid.com and Bidsquare online Auctions are becoming a more common venue for sellers of everything from teddy bear collectibles to antique armoires. Research Before you list an item on an online auction, search for your item or similar items. Watch some of these auctions until they close. Do this over the course of several weeks. This will give you a good indication of how many similar items there are currently up for auction, how many auctions are successfully completed and, the prices commanded for the item. If there are many similar items to yours listed that are not selling or selling for a low price, price your item accordingly. Conversely, if there are only a few similar items that are selling for a high price, you’ll be able to price your item appropriately. Understand the Listing Procedures Take some time to do an online tutorial for new sellers. eBay offers a very thorough tutorial. You’ll learn how to set up a listing, the importance of good photos and how to include them on your listing. This is the time-consuming part for new sellers and takes some time to get up to speed. Good photos and clear descriptions are key to ensuring a successful auction because your listing is all that potential bidders have at their disposal to make their buying decision.
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Emerald – One of the Oldest Gemstones

Emerald ‘Nothing Greens Greener’ is the best way that could have possibly described emeralds and Pliny the Elder chose to say it this way. For centuries the vivid green color of emerald has won the hearts of people from all over the world. Whether kings and rulers of the past or modern-day celebrities,’ emeralds continue to remain highly sought after. The basic color of emeralds is green, which also gives this lovely gemstone its name. The Greek word ‘smarados’ which is derived from the French word ‘esmeralde’ denotes the color green. Emeralds are one of the oldest gemstones that ever existed and date back to at least 4000 years in history. In the Vedas, the holy scriptures of the Hindus emeralds are referred as stones that have healing properties. Emeralds are also said to be harbingers of good luck and success. The Moguls are said to be extremely fond of emeralds. Jehangir owned a cup made of pure emerald that is now placed at the New York Museum of Natural History. The ‘Mogul Emerald’ weighing 217.8 carats and dating back to 1695 is one of the oldest emeralds known to exist. This breathtaking stone has detailed engravings along with prayer text. Emeralds have been popular all over the world. In ancient Egypt an emerald was placed around the neck of mummies for timeless youth. The Turkish sultans were so in love with emeralds that the Topkani Palace in Istanbul houses numerous items with emeralds. The vibrant green color of emerald stands for love, youth, and timelessness. Ancient Romans considered green to be the color of Venus, the Goddess of love and beauty. Green is also the holy color in Islam. The Catholic Church also holds great importance for the color green and considers it to be the most essential of all colors. Emeralds, due to their vivid green color hold great meaning in love and also denote everlasting and timeless emotions. Emeralds in earlier times were mined exclusively in Egypt, Austria, and Afghanistan. Columbia later grew to be another good source of emeralds which also happen to be highly sought after due to their vivid green color and shine. Brazil, Zambia, Pakistan, India, Madagascar, Russia, and Zimbabwe are other good sources of emeralds. Emeralds from Zambia are known for their dark green vibrant hue.
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Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia and Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Paintings

Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe left the world suddenly and unexpectedly forty-five years ago this August but since that fateful day, her popularity has not waned. In fact, in many ways, her star has continued to shine even more brightly. The further away from that history takes us from this tragic icon, the closer the world wants to reach back to her in order to learn about her, discover all the details of her brief life, and connect with her in any way possible. One connection that bridges her past with our present is the ability to view her personally-owned items. These items provide an insight into various facets of Miss Monroe’s life history including her career, her personal interests, tastes, and hobbies, as well as particular journeys along her life path. One specific individual who can chronicle the late legend’s history this way is the owner of the World’s largest authentic collection of Marilyn Monroe-owned items, Mark Bellinghausen. Mr. Bellinghaus’ interest in Marilyn Monroe was sparked at the age of nine upon his first glimpse of a photo of the superstar. His admiration continued into adulthood at which time as a successful actor in Germany, he decided to immigrate to the United States to study at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute in Los Angeles, the school started by Miss Monroe’s very own acting coach. While residing in Marilyn Monroe’s hometown, he began to amass a collection of her authentic belongings, which in turn have become a reflection of the actress’ life story. Mr. Bellinghaus’ collection is comprised of such gems as costumes from her movies including the one-of-a-kind purple, blue, and pink colored cape from her film The Prince and the Showgirl. Personal apparel items are also highlights of his collection such as her orange Emilio Pucci Blouse and white bathing robe. She wore both items in one of her last photo sessions with famed photographer George Barris. The latter of these two items was also said to be worn by Miss Monroe on the day of her death.
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The Diamond tennis bracelet: everything you need to know

Origin of the Diamond Tennis Bracelet The origin of the Diamond Tennis Bracelet is related back to when famous tennis player Chris Evert lost her diamond bracelet during a match. Chris Evert was a professional tennis player from 1972 to 1989. During a tennis match, the clasp on her diamond bracelet snapped causing it to fall off. When the clasp snapped, she asked the game officials to pause the tennis match until her jewelry could be located. Ever since that day, line diamond bracelets have been coined “tennis bracelets”. Types Currently, when shopping around for a diamond tennis bracelet, there are many different styles to choose from. If you prefer a vintage or antique-looking bracelet, you should be able to find a large number of bracelets that have a vintage look and feel to them. Maybe the detailing on the bracelet setting is ornate or the antique stone shape is unique. However, if something more modern or streamlined is your taste, a classic tennis bracelet can be located simply by taking the time to look around. Once you find the style you want, it should be easy to comparison shop. Also, diamond tennis bracelets can be mixed with gemstones for that added pop of visual interest and color. Where to buy The largest collection of diamond bracelet selections can be found when searching online. You can also buy it on an online auction websites like Bidsquare and with just a few simple steps you can view Cartier tennis bracelets, diamond tennis bracelets, vintage diamond bracelets, gemstone bracelets, red carpet glamor bracelets, men’s bracelets, simple gold or platinum bracelets, and other items such as diamond necklaces, diamond pendants, diamond earrings, stud earrings, journey jewelry, anniversary, wedding and bridal rings.
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