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Girl Scouts memorabilia

Girl Scouts memorabilia
Resale markets, values and history of Girl Scouts' memorabilia items such as magazines, pins, badges, jewelry, cookie tins, uniforms, cameras, dolls, pocket knives, watches, and more are discussed.
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Mills Slot Machines

Mills Slot Machines

History and values for Mills Slot Machines, the three types of coin operated machines and other companies who produced them, popular models and how to examine a machine for value.

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Mechanical Banks

Mechanical Banks

Tips to identify valuable mechanical banks by their surface, paint and themes with a list of popular producers of mechanical banks. Plus, the history and values of banks will surprise you.

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Caille Bros. Slot Machines

History of slot machines including the popular maker Caille Bros., how and why slots got their start in stores, hotels and bars and how to find valuable slots
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Star Wars Toys & Collectibles

Star Wars Toys & Collectibles

How to find the most valuable Star Wars toys and collectibles such as Pez dispensers, action figures, lunchboxes and puzzles. Understand what packaging and movie criteria drives up prices for the collectibles.

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3 Ways to Find Valuable Antiques

3 Ways to Find Valuable Antiques

Want to know how to spot that valuable thrift store find? Don't know what to look for when cleaning out Grandma's attic or when you are downsizing? It's a common question and Dr. Lori provides secrets to spot those prints, posters, silver and ceramics that are valuable. Don't rely only on marks or signatures. They could fool you. You must read this article so you aren't throwing away a valuable or walking past it at a thrift store.

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