by: Ben Tseytlin - on Antiques & Jewelry
Stick Pin

The stick pin is an accessory worn by men to keep their tie the right spot and has become relatively rare, particularly when compared to the tie bar. This makes it perfect for men who are looking to stand out and it is best worn during the day with either a morning coat or stroller suit. Below is what you should know about this accessory.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Coins & Currency
1997 Gold Jackie Robinson Commemorative

Jackie Robinson was a professional baseball player who played as a second baseman and was the first African American to be play in the MLB (Major League Baseball). He had over 130 home runs, captured the Rookie of the Year honor and was also designated an All Star six consecutive times. In 1997, this gold coin was issued in his honor.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Vintage & Luxury Watches
Contemporary Watches

Those who are considering buying a new watch may ask themselves which is better, a contemporary or vintage model? The watch industry is very complex with so many brands, designs and styles that inexperienced shoppers can quickly become overwhelmed. Below are some key things you should know about contemporary or modern watches versus vintage timepieces which were manufactured decades or even centuries ago.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Vintage & Luxury Watches
luxury watch

When it comes to money and finance, many people make the mistake of assuming that every large purchase is an investment. But many consumer goods, such as electronics, cars, and clothes, depreciate in value, unless they become rare vintage items that are never touched and are preserved in mint condition. Watches are a more complicated matter. While most carry very little long term investment value, there are a few brands that do. Below are some things to keep in mind when shopping for them.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Coins & Currency
Confederate States of America

The Confederate States of America banknote was a currency established right before the onset of the Civil War in the U.S. It did not have hard asset backing, but merely a promise to pay back bearers in the event that the South emerged victorious at the end of the war. Given the fact that this didn’t happen, the Confederate dollar rapidly fell out of circulation but in the centuries since has become sought after by currency collectors.

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by: Ben Tseytlin - on Coins & Currency
Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is Canada’s Crown Corporation and is responsible for producing coinage, both for domestic usage within Canada as well as for other countries. The mint works with metals such as platinum, gold, silver and palladium, and has become one of the most respected institutions in the world. Its most famous coin is the Maple Leaf.

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