Fort Myers Florida Weekly: Here’s the dish on a handy new online search tool

Fort Myers Florida Weekly: Here’s the dish on a handy new online search tool. “All of those websites are great reference tools for looking up prices when you know what you’re looking for. But what if you have your grandmother’s dishes or silver or crystal and want to find more pieces, or at least know a pattern name? Replacements Ltd., the North Carolina matching service for china, crystal, silver and other discontinued items, recently launched a new search tool, which makes pattern identification much easier.”

PRWeb: ‘Legiteem8’ App Authenticates and Appraises Vintage T-Shirts Through Crowdsourcing (PRESS RELEASE)

PRWeb: ‘Legiteem8’ App Authenticates and Appraises Vintage T-Shirts Through Crowdsourcing (PRESS RELEASE). “Award-winning vintage authority Defunkd and U.S. apparel company Citees have announced the launch of Legiteem8, a new vintage t-shirt authentication and appraisal app. The app is the first of its kind to harness the power of a global community of experts to verify and value vintage tees. Users have free access to a social-based experience that invites other vintage enthusiasts and experts to vote and comment on an item’s legitimacy and price.”

Getty: Sotheby’s Auctioneer David Redden Donates Archive to Getty Research Institute

Getty: Sotheby’s Auctioneer David Redden Donates Archive to Getty Research Institute. “Working at Sotheby’s for 42 years, from 1974 until 2016, Redden is notable for the high-profile sales which he personally developed. A passionate collector himself, Redden created new auction categories out of popular collecting passions: space artifacts, sports memorabilia, comic books, arcade machines, and computer animation art. A portrait of both Redden and his milieu at Sotheby’s, the collection comprises personal files, slides, photographs, complete sets of auction catalogs, and related ephemera.”

WTOP: Woman creates virtual Black doll museum

WTOP: Woman creates virtual Black doll museum. “The museum features antique dolls, dolls 80 years or older. [Debbie Behan-Garrett]’s oldest dolls date back to the 1880s. They are a pair of cloth dolls that are handmade by the grandchild of an abolitionist. She features vintage dolls from 1941 through 1960 and modern dolls from 1961 to the present. She also features one-of-a-kind dolls, dolls that can’t be found anywhere else.”

PRZen: Sneakervista is the largest online catalogue of sneaker stores

PRZen: Sneakervista is the largest online catalogue of sneaker stores (PRESS RELEASE). “To help sneakerheads pursue the pair of their dreams, Sneakervista developed an entire sneaker and streetwear encyclopedia to provide all the information they need. The sneaker shops stored on the database feature accurate details of the store addresses all around the world. The comprehensive store catalogs extend from countries to cities that make it a reliable guide for tourists and travelers looking for just about any kind of sneaker – from local sneaker boutiques to hyped pop-up stores, Sneakervista offers it all.”

New York Times: Here’s How Bored Rich People Are Spending Their Extra Cash

New York Times: Here’s How Bored Rich People Are Spending Their Extra Cash. “Rather than elbowing past each other for reservations at the latest restaurants from Marcus Samuelsson and Jean-Georges Vongerichten, or getting into bidding wars for apartments at 740 Park Avenue, they are one-upping each other in online auctions for jewelry, watches, furniture, sports cards, vintage cars, limited-edition Nikes and crypto art. Bread lines grew longer, Birkin bags got hotter. A number of retailers were reticent to speak about the trend, stating that they did not wish to be on the record talking about nearly sold out $90,000 earrings during a time of growing wealth inequality.”

Mashable: Baseball card apps bring a classic hobby into the digital age

Mashable: Baseball card apps bring a classic hobby into the digital age. “Eventually, the digital revolution comes for everything, even our nostalgic hobbies. That revolution now includes one of the most nostalgic hobbies of all — baseball cards — which have seen a resurgence in the past few years thanks to a movement into the digital realm. Baseball cards are bringing in big money, especially for Topps, the industry giant who remains on top after decades in business.”

‘You either have a collector’s gene in you or not’: from Marmite to barbed wire, some of the weirdest collectors’ items (iNews)

iNews: ‘You either have a collector’s gene in you or not’: from Marmite to barbed wire, some of the weirdest collectors’ items. “From stamps and coins to film memorabilia and comic books, there is no shortage of choice when it comes to collecting. Grandfather Alex Adlam is the latest collector to hit the headlines after the 74-year-old revealed he had amassed more than 680 flags from all over the world.”

SYFY WIRE: Searching For Your Favorite Childhood Toy? A Rare Collectible? Look No Further, It’s Here.

New-to-me, from SYFY WIRE: Searching For Your Favorite Childhood Toy? A Rare Collectible? Look No Further, It’s Here.. “When Christian Braun was a kid growing up in Germany in the ’70s, he was an obsessive collector of Timpo Toys. By the time he was 10 years old, he had 8,000 Timpo Toys, neatly organized in cases in his bedroom.Sometimes people grow out of a childhood hobby. Braun made it his life. He financed his education by buying and selling toys that he acquired on hitchhiking trips through Europe, then spent years writing a reference guide to Timpo Toys. He has spent his life cataloging and organizing different toys and collectibles, and now… he’s focusing on putting every single one of them in a single database.”

New Web Site Explores The History of the Inverted Jenny

Wow. An entire Web site – a whole site – devoted to one stamp. Of course, that stamp is the Inverted Jenny. “The new website offers five main sections for collectors to explore: History, Production, Discovery, Sale records and Biographies. All are illustrated with historical photos and pictures of the stamps involved. Siegel president Scott R. Trepel told Linn’s Stamp News that he expects to add more information to the site to encourage visitors to return again and again. He wants to include a section about the upright variety of the $2 Jenny Invert stamp issued in 2013, and has plans for a downloadable curriculum about airmail and the original Jenny stamp that teachers can use in the classroom.”