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  1. Chas Wyatt

    Chas Wyatt

    11/06/2016
    From Bankrupt to Big Bucks Side Hustling Vintage Clothes~ http://www.forbes.com/sites/vanessamcgrady/2016/06/10/prettypenny/#4a6f0185ec62 Chas Wyatt
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    Chas Wyatt
    11/06/2016 #2 Chas Wyatt
    #1@Aleta Curry, Yes, what I like about this story, is that she shares her struggles and challenges and through perseverance she finds success. It isn't candie-coated. Thanks for commenting.
    Aleta Curry
    11/06/2016 #1 Aleta Curry
    Love true life rags-to-riches tales that don't try to sugar coat it! Thanks for the share, @Chas Wyatt
  2. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    09/06/2016
    Stalwart Little Warrior - the Teddy Bear
    Stalwart Little Warrior - the Teddy BearTeddy Bears have existed for longer than we have all been alive: comforting children and protecting them from monsters under the bed for just over one hundred years. That's not terribly old in the antiquing world, but it is old enough to now give...
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    Cat Gal U.
    13/06/2016 #10 Cat Gal U.
    #7 oh @Zack Thorn that's awesome. I love teddy's I used to sleep with maybe 10 of different sizes and colors I like the ones that are more classical I didn't feel alone with them when I was a kid.
    Aleta Curry
    11/06/2016 #9 Aleta Curry
    #7 That's so wonderful, @Zack Thorn. There's something about teddys that makes children everywhere (and a few of us adults - ahem!) relate to them.
    Javier beBee
    10/06/2016 #8 Javier beBee
    Teddy Bears ! nice ! :-)
    Zack Thorn
    10/06/2016 #7 Zack Thorn
    Here in New Mexico we now donate Teddy's to police and fire departments to be used by first responders. Often a child is involved, or as a bystander is traumatized by the event. Providing a Teddy as a comfort and distraction seems to lessen the impact and often eases the healing process. The little bear will never replace a lost family member, but it does help the child recover.
    Aleta Curry
    09/06/2016 #6 Aleta Curry
    #4 Thank you, @James McElearney
    Aleta Curry
    09/06/2016 #5 Aleta Curry
    #3 Sounds like that was a really cute shower, @Lisa Gallagher!
    James McElearney
    09/06/2016 #4 James McElearney
    cute story, I liked it
    Lisa Gallagher
    09/06/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    I had no idea that teddy bears received their name because of Teddy Roosevelt, interesting learn! Agree, they are great collectibles. I just gave my daughter a baby shower (her theme is bears). We probably had 30 stuffed bears sitting on tables among flowers and candies.
    Aleta Curry
    09/06/2016 #2 Aleta Curry
    #1 They really are. Plus, I know people who make good livings out of them. Nice work if you can get it!
  3. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    06/06/2016
    Giclée Prints
    Giclée PrintsBy Fountains of Bryn Mawr at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=12747797 Giclée (zhee-KLAY or gee-KLAY) is a neologism from the old French verb...
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  4. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    06/06/2016
    Ten antiques and collecting terms your friends and colleagues (probably) don’t know.
    Ten antiques and collecting terms your friends and colleagues (probably) don’t know.Just for fun, here are ten collecting words that your friends and even your colleagues in the antiques trade may not know. Take care when using them, however: collectable (collectible in American English) words tend to be bookish, and if used...
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    Aleta Curry
    07/06/2016 #6 Aleta Curry
    #5 Gotcha. I think it's probably a question of degree.
    Richard Miller
    06/06/2016 #5 Richard Miller
    #4 Reading back I think I wrote it the other way, what I mean is maybe hoarders are messy collectors. But I guess they're not since it is considered a disorder.
    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #4 Aleta Curry
    #3 I'm not quite sure I understand you, @Richard Miller; do you mean to say that you think collectors have a problem as well as hoarders?
    Richard Miller
    06/06/2016 #3 Richard Miller
    There's a wide difference between collectors and horders, but I have a doubt on considering collecting something as an apprehensive way to keep things just in an ordered way.
    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #2 Aleta Curry
    #1 And lovely they are, too. You folks will just have to coin your own word for collectors of these works of art. Choose carefully, though, I'm thinking of one very unfortunate instance where the fellow who coined a word didn't realise it had a very declasse meaning in French slang!
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Fascinating look into what people collect. I wish they would coin a term for what I collect, but I fear we are far too few and our items too rare to consider our own demographic. I collect ancient Tibetan Tsaklis by the way. They are like mini Thangka.
  5. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    05/06/2016
    Terms used in the Antiques Profession and the Hobby of Antiquing
    Terms used in the Antiques Profession and the Hobby of AntiquingPeople are often confused by the terminology used by antiques dealers, and little wonder, since some of the terms have different interpretations (sometimes based on what the dealer has in stock rather than the accepted definitions of the industry!)...
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    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #8 Aleta Curry
    #7 Same with furniture; patina's important, which is why when someone tries to sell a stripped-back piece of furniture to a dealer and the dealer says it isn't worth very much, the seller is dreadfully upset and doesn't understand. Which leads to an argument about whether or not wood can have a patina, or whether the word is only correctly applied to metal.
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    #6 Much appreciated. As you may know uniform patina on a dial of a watch can often increase it's value substantially. I don't suspect that to be the case with antiques, but would love to know.
    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #6 Aleta Curry
    #5 Okay - great question! I'll put it on my 'to do' list, @Dean Owen!
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #5 Dean Owen
    #4 I would love to learn more about patina as it relates to antiques - I am quite familiar as to how it relates to vintage watches.
    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #4 Aleta Curry
    #1 Thank you for responding, @Julie Hickman. I'm brand new to beBee and it's wonderful to meet a fellow antiques lover off the bat! You betcha I'll let you know when the handbook is finished!
    Aleta Curry
    06/06/2016 #3 Aleta Curry
    #2 Thank you @Dean Owen for taking the time out to reply!
    Dean Owen
    05/06/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    Me too!
  6. Aleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    05/06/2016
    Well, I don't know where to start, so plunging in with a link to my latest online post.
    Aleta Curry
    Should you say 'numismatist' or 'coin collector'?
    www.linkedin.com Written by Aleta Curry   Over the next few months I’m going to share some posts based on word usage questions I get asked ‘in real life’ or on other sites. You all know the adage that begins...
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