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Some collectors are casual about collecting and pick things up to add once in a while. These are not the people we talk to on The Collectors Show. Our guests are single minded folks whose collections are not just important but help to define them. They have a passion, and laser-like focus that gives insight into not just what makes for an interesting or even valuable collection, but let's us peer into their souls.

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Some collectors are casual about collecting and pick things up to add once in a while. These are not the people we talk to on The Collectors Show. Our guests are single minded folks whose collections are not just important but help to define them. They have a passion, and laser-like focus that gives insight into not just what makes for an interesting or even valuable collection, but let's us peer into their souls.

    The Collector’s Show – Funeral and Mortuary Collecting

    The Collector’s Show – Funeral and Mortuary Collecting

    This week on The Collectors Show we meet Genevieve Keeney who is the president of the National Museum of Funeral History. To read all the latest news from the world of collecting go to www.collectorsshow.net.

    • 41 min
    The Collector’s Show – Collecting Dummies And Lots of Them!

    The Collector’s Show – Collecting Dummies And Lots of Them!

    This week on The Collector's Show we meet Lisa Sweasy, Curator/Director of the Vent Haven Museum. Many museums start based on the collection of a single person and that is the case this week.

    The Vent (short for ventriloquism) Haven Museum is the only museum of its kind in the world.  It houses more than 800 figures, thousands of photographs, playbills, letters, and an extensive library of vent-related books, some of which date back to the 1700’s.

    • 30 min
    The Collector’s Show – Hallmark Collectible Ornaments

    The Collector’s Show – Hallmark Collectible Ornaments

    This week on The Collectors Show we meet Kevin Gilmore of Hallmark. Kevin is a writer and historian of Hallmark collectible ornaments.

    Ever since his mom taught him to read at age 2, Kevin has loved to figure out how stories work so he could make up his own to tell-usually ones with spaceships, aliens and weird science stuff. In his career, he has told stories with novels, children's books, screenplays, newspaper articles and more, including Hallmark greeting cards and Keepsake Ornaments. Kevin grew up in central Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas. He's very happy to hear about your favorite stories or tell you about his.

    • 39 min
    The Collector’s Show – Collecting Star Wars Action Figures

    The Collector’s Show – Collecting Star Wars Action Figures

    Our guest this week on The Collectors Show is Mark Bellomo. Mark is an accomplished author and collector. He has written hundreds of articles about toys from the 1980’s and a whole library full of books on vintage action figures and pop culture. Most recently, he wrote The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars: 1977-1985, a book that covers every action figure, accessory, creature, mail-away, playset, vehicle, and weapon system from Kenner’s original Star Wars toy line, along with a wealth of flavor text discussing the history of the characters, spaceships, and settings within the Star Wars universe. At 272 full-color pages, since the end of November this reference guide has already sold out of its first printing, and the book has garnered many positive reviews.

    • 53 min
    The Collectors Show – Victorian Ornaments

    The Collectors Show – Victorian Ornaments

    This week on The Collectors Show we talk with Melanie Thomas about collecting Victorian Christmas ornaments. Melanie is a frequent contributor to Antique Trader Magazine and has written about this topic. Here is a link to that article: http://www.antiquetrader.com/featured/decking-halls-victorian-ornaments.

    She and her husband own and operate the Arsenal of the Alleghenies in Gettysburg, PA. Here is a link for their store: http://www.arsenalofthealleghenys.com.

    • 42 min
    The Collector’s Show – Protecting Your Collection

    The Collector’s Show – Protecting Your Collection

    This week on The Collector's Show we learn about a tool for collectors called 'Collectify'. With it, collections can be easily catalogued, their value tracked for registry with insurance companies and legal or family disagreements prevented. In the news segment we learn about a collection of bottles discovered while a freeway was being built among others. To learn more about the world of collecting, go to www.collectorsshow.net.

    • 36 min

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