Old baseball photos launch trip down memory lane

Feb 10, 2016

I can’t help but get a little nostalgic every time I run into baseball memorabilia from yesteryear. I’m transported back to Atlanta Fulton-County Stadium, where I watched baseball’s real home run king, Hank Aaron, swat balls out of the park. I was six years old then. I sat breathless in the same stadium at age nine when Atlanta Braves’ reliever Gene Garber struck out Pete Rose and stopped his consecutive games hitting streak at 44. The six old five-inch by seven-inch black and white photographs of baseball players from the 1930s and 1940s we just turned up is what punched my ticket to my latest stroll down memory lane. I stumbled across them in a random box of old photographs we bought from a woman who inherited the stuff. The American League Service Bureau...

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NovaGold makes selling jewelry transparent and profitable

Mar 16, 2013

Selling quality gold, silver and jewelry can be a tricky, mysterious process that often leaves sellers uncertain about whether they received a fair deal. It can be tough even for people in the antiques and collectibles business like us. Start with precious metals. If you’re looking to sell gold or silver, you have two options. I’ll give you the hard one first. Call five jewelry shops or pawn shops and ask them this question: “What percentage of scrap value do you pay for gold and sterling silver?” My own experience has been that you will not get a straight answer from any of the five. The person on the other end of the phone will stumble and stammer, yapping vagaries about the constantly changing values for gold and silver. They’ll find other ways to...

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