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Selling US Error Coins and Bills for profit.

5 Jan 2024 1 minute read 2 comments X15

I have collected records for over 50 years. I am now in the process of selling them off. Grading vinyl records is a very subjective perception. People will sell beat scratched records for the price of a record that is Ex or Near Mint.  About 8 years...

Thrift Store Record Hunt #2 - The Notorious Byrd Brothers

11 Dec 2022 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

For the second installment in my thrift store record huntiny series, I have once again returned to a local Goodwill store. The stakes aren't high, but the foe is formidable. The boxes and bins of dusty old vinyl. Any one can be yours for a dollar. A...

Before Bitcoin, I Collected Coins (and Still Do)

6 Aug 2022 1 minute read 3 comments RocketEnthusiast

Why do we collect things? I've thought about it a lot recently, sparked by looking at all the different cryptocurrencies in my wallet. It's definitely a learned behavior, from an early age. My mind drifts to childhood hoards of rocks, baseball cards,...

Save Your Culture: Collect Hard Copy Media

3 Jul 2022 5 minute read 0 comments MarvinScottMarvin

Elon Musk recently tweeted about how, in his opinion, "it is better to own physical things" than cash during times of high inflation such as we are experiencing currently in the USA. Now, Elon went on to specifically mention real estate and stocks, a...

Collecting Postage Stamps - Is It Worth It?

26 Dec 2021 5 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

Beginning in the early 90's, I developed a passion for collecting postage stamps and related items such as first day covers and commemorative sheets. This lasted for just a few years. Now, after 30 years have passed, I've rediscovered some of those s...

Those Old Vinyl LPs / Singles Might Be Worth A Few $$$

15 Dec 2021 5 minute read 1 comment SweptOverNiagara

I can recall in early spring 1978, going to the record shop to buy my very first record, a 45 RPM single by the band Styx. The song, of course was 'Come Sail Away'. It was a huge hit that winter (released Jan. '78). I had somehow scrounged up a whole...

A Brief History Of Seatrain Lines, Inc.

7 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments SweptOverNiagara

It all starts with a track of line that is less than 1.5 miles long, owned by a company called Hoboken Manufacturers Railroad, which was incorporated in July, 1902, in Hoboken, New Jersey. This little line connected their facilities with main lines t...

CryptoGames: A Primer for Collectors and Investors

17 Nov 2021 10 minute read 1 comment m3ss

This primer is brought to you by The CryptoGaming Guild. We hope you find it helpful. CryptoGaming, also known as Play2Earn gaming, is a rapidly evolving subset of the gaming industry that creates new possibilities by utilizing blockchain technology....

Time in the Market > Timing The Market: Longterm Investing and Magic the Gathering

13 Aug 2021 3 minute read 0 comments m3ss

At some point over the past decade Magic the Gathering slowly morphed from the undisputed kind of collectible card games into an extremely profitable and reliable category of investment. Now, in the second half of 2021, any long-term investors portfo...

Owning Every Crypto: Mini Update

12 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Codeinmy

This is a mini update from the article Owning Every Crypto I've had positive feedback so far regarding my desire (or call it an eccentricity) of collecting crypto like one would collect stamps. I'd say I have the same issue with stocks, restrained on...