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Ray Guns and Robots

December 8, 2011 3:16:15 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Action Figures, Aliens, Comics, Lobby, Science Fiction and Television

Do you remember Buck Rogers (the original)? How about The Day the Earth Stood Still? Or even those phasers in the original Star Treks? Well, set yourself to stun, because you are really going to get a charge out of this piece... A fan of vintage 50s and 60s television - in particular, science fiction programs - has amassed an arsenal of ray guns that would hold an alien horde at bay. Check it out!…read more

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Learn About Christmas Memorabilia

December 7, 2011 3:08:28 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Christmas, Holiday & Seasonal, Lobby and Ornaments

In 1973, the Hallmark Company introduced "a small line of six glass-ball ornaments and 12 yarn figures," (arguably) launching the ornament collecting phenomenon. If you're like me, this is news to you. Take 5 minutes to read an informative article about Christmas-related collecting in Rochester, Minnesota's Post-Bulletin. http://www.postbulletin.com/news/stories/display.php?id=1477253

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Militaria Down Under

December 6, 2011 4:58:35 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Lobby and Militaria

No Allied nations were as heavily impacted as Australia and New Zealand by the war in the Pacific 70 years ago. Our members from Down Under and thereabouts will attest to the enormity of events surrounding their occupation by Japan and their eventual liberation. The heroism of their servicemen - before, during, and after the occupation - is legendary, and both nations have, to this day, a very British, very high regard…read more

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Famous Boxing Promoter Loses Priceless Memorabilia in Fire

December 3, 2011 9:07:43 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Lobby, Sports, Game Worn Apparel & Equipment and Boxing

Casual boxing fans may remember Alex Morrison as the promoter who put together Mike Tyson's (perhaps ill-advised) bout with Lou Savarese at Hampden Park back in 2000, but serious fans of pugilism know that Alex's decades-spanning career is as storied as the gym he operated in Glasgow, Scotland. That gym had as much memorabilia in it as raw boxing talent - and all of it was…read more

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The Combating Military Counterfeits Act

December 3, 2011 5:15:55 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Lobby and Militaria

Have you heard that knock-off computer chips are making their way into our weapons? That raises too many questions and concerns to address. Think about it... smart weapons with counterfeit brains. It looks, though, that for once the Feds are going to get out in front of the issue... http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode_island/articles/2011/12/02/whitehouse_to_highlight_anti_counterfeiting_effort/

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The $2 Million Man

December 1, 2011 3:43:34 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Comics, Lobby and Newspaper Comics

In case you haven't heard, the rare 1938 Action Comics No. 1 fetched a record $2 Million+, beating the $1.5 Million record that same comic set last year... http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/comic-riffs/post/superman-soars-rare-1938-comic-book-sells-for-record-2m/2011/11/30/gIQAtXOOEO_blog.html

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Feds make Cyber Monday miserable for counterfeiters

November 30, 2011 4:30:58 AM UTC by Kevin Dawidowicz in Lobby, NFL, Sports and Game Worn Apparel & Equipment

Feds make Cyber Monday miserable for counterfeiters The federal government spent Cyber Monday cracking down on websites that deal in counterfeit sports jerseys. 131 domains were seized in their latest "Cyber Monday Crackdown" operation, which has been successful in shutting down torrent and other download tracking websites in 2010. This time around, the feds laser-targeted online…read more

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Man Cave? No... It's a Bat Cave

November 29, 2011 3:16:13 AM UTC by cardman1968 in Comics, Lobby and Newspaper Comics

Okay, this guy is serious about his Batman memorabilia. His wife must be the most understanding woman in the world. We salute her, and we salute him. Keep up the great work... http://www.indystar.com/article/20111127/LOCAL/111270349/Holy-memorabilia-Local-collector-s-Batcave-has-it-all?odyssey=tab%7Cmostpopular%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

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Tags Buy-One-Get-One Promo Extended Through December

November 27, 2011 11:53:28 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Lobby

As promised in recent press interviews, Collecors Proof is extending the buy-one-get-one-free promo for tags through the end of December. Remember, our nylon-polymer, watermarked, QR-coded tags are the best, most convenient way to illustrate that you have registered your collectible and put your good name behind it. Order link: https://www.collectorsproof.com/purchase/tags

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Thanksgiving in the U.S. - What We're Thankful For

November 24, 2011 3:19:37 PM UTC by cardman1968 in Lobby

Hi Collectors, Instead of posting a collectible- or counterfeiting-related piece today, I just want to take this opportunity to say that we at Collectors Proof - collectors, all of us - are so thankful for our growing community of people like you who are helping us avoid the junk out there. If it wasn't for you, we wouldn't exist. Thankfully, John a.k.a. cardman1968

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