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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
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How to care for and preserve paper Americana. Includes information on how to frame prints, care of photographs, and how to preserve letters, autographs and newspapers.
AMERICANA Nov-Dec 1977 (v.5#5) pg. 6

"Beer Can Charlie" comic strip shows how collectors open aluminum beer cans that have no bottom flange. Pull-tab is left in place.
AMERICANA Jan-Feb 1979 (v.6#6) pg. 96

How to get rid of your collection. "De-accessioning" can be tricky and a knowledge of the tax laws is essential.
AMERICANA Mar-Apr 1982 (v.10#1) pg. 82

How to insure your collection.
AMERICANA Sep-Oct 1982 (v.10#4) pg. 26

How to protect paper collectibles. Tips on the care, handling and storage of paper documents.
AMERICANA Jul-Aug 1988 (v.16#3) pg. 61

How to catalogue your collection. A professional gives a few simple tips to help individual collectors keep track of their treasures.
AMERICANA Jan-Feb 1989 (v.16#6) pg. 16

How to collect autographs. Suggestions on getting started, choosing a specialty and some tips on authentication.
AMERICANA Jul-Aug 1989 (v.17#3) pg. 13

Collecting space stuff. Advice on collecting astronomical and space memorabilia. Includes tips for successful online auction bidding.
ASTRONOMY Feb 2002 (v.30#2) pg. 70

How to use arrangements of collections (dishes, art, etc.) to create a focal point in a room.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1971 (v.49#2) pg. 54

Five photos show how collections of utensils can be displayed in a kitchen.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1979 (v.57#3) pg. 148

Cycling collectibles. Overview of the bicycle collecting hobby and tips on getting started.
BICYCLING Apr 1991 (v.32#3) pg. 60

How to collect autographs. Includes tips on requesting an autograph by mail from famous people.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1976 (v.66#11) pg. 42

A look at collecting and some of the most popular areas.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1979 (v.69#10) pg. 29

Cardboard cash. The hobby of collecting baseball cards.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1987 (v.77#12) pg. 34

Collecting postmarks. Tips on getting started.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1989 (v.79#3) pg. 63

Collecting sports cards and autographs. Tips on getting started.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1989 (v.79#9) pg. 40

Collecting paper money. How to get started in this hobby without spending a bundle.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1989 (v.79#12) pg. 80

Getting started in collecting souvenir pins.
BOYS' LIFE May 1992 (v.82#5) pg. 46

Tips on where to find low-cost sports memorabilia for collecting.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1992 (v.82#11) pg. 72

An introduction to the hobby of postcard collecting.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1993 (v.83#11) pg. 65

Collecting autographs to feel closer to famous people. Some tips.
BOYS' LIFE May 1994 (v.84#5) pg. 72

Collecting military miniatures. An introduction for beginners.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1997 (v.87#1) pg. 46

Tips on how to get started collecting autographs.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1998 (v.88#3) pg. 28

Collecting antique gasoline engines. Some tips.
COUNTRYSIDE Apr 1984 (v.68#4) pg. 25, 27

Getting started in collecting old textiles. Includes information on identifying and evaluating textiles, plus information on cleaning, restoring, and storing old textiles.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1980 (v.11#5) pg. 28

Collecting sewing instruments. Describes needleholders, thread holders, pincushions, knitting supplies, sewing boxes, scissors, thimbles and miscellaneous items.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 26

Collecting silhouettes. Includes tips on preserving framed silhouettes.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Aug 1982 (v.13#4) pg. 24

Collecting cookbooks. Tips on getting started.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Feb 1994 (v.25#1) pg. 10

Four pages of photos give tips on ingenious ways to display collections as decorating assets.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jun 1979 (v.188#6) pg. 86

Decorating with country collectables. Eight pages of photos show how 20 years of collecting Midwest Americana has been blended into one house.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1979 (v.189#5) pg. 148

All that glitters. An introduction to the world of collectible Christmas ornaments.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #137 Nov-Dec 1997 (v.21) pg. 49

Pages from the past. The joys of collecting early herbals and stillroom books. Suggestions on where to find them, prices and on the care of old books. Includes a chronology of old (350 B.C.-1755 A.D.) herbals and important modern (1901-1958) herbals.
HERB COMPANION Dec 1992-Jan 1993 (v.5#2) pg. 50
Added Info HERB COMPANION Apr-May 1993 (v.5#4) pg. 4
Added Info HERB COMPANION Aug-Sep 1993 (v.5#6) pg. 7

Confessions of a kite pin junkie. Tips on collecting. What constitues a good pin and strategies for buying, trading and begging.
KITE LINES Spring 1991 (v.8#3) pg. 26

Tips on finding, identifying and selling antique bottles.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #75 May-Jun 1982 pg. 58

Collecting Victorian embossed ceramic tiles. Some tips.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1986 (v.14#2) pg. 84

Collecting stamps, posters, railroad timetables, cars, or almost anything visual can often be satisfied by taking color slides instead. In this way you can indulge in several collections.
POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY Jun 1972 (v.70#6) pg. 56

Collecting and preserving animals that live along the edge of the sea.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Mar 1965 (v.212#3) pg. 119

Preserve the shapes of snowflakes by catching the flakes in a thin film of plastic.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Mar 1966 (v.214#3) pg. 120

Suggestions on displaying collections.
SUNSET Sep 1986 (v.177#3) pg. 92

Tips on cataloging a prize collection.
SUNSET Sep 1986 (v.177#3) pg. 134

The art of the appraisal. Tips on finding and working with an appraiser to establish the value of antique or high-quality collectible furniture.
WOOD MAGAZINE #125 Jul-Aug 2000 (v.17#5) pg. 90