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Monday, November 08, 2004

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Second Boyds Collection Ltd., Retail Store Means Big Business to Smoky Mountain Region
Boyds Bear Country Bringing Popular Teddy Bears, Hares and Other Lovable Collectibles to America's Most Popular Tourist Towns
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., Oct. 20, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- When The Boyds Collection Ltd. (NYSE:FOB) opens its 110,000-square foot Boyds Bear Country(tm) store in this popular tourist town on Friday, November 5, it will be the first time folks remember actually welcoming a bear market. See Full Story

Franklin Mint Allowed to Sue Diana Fund
PHILADELPHIA - The spat between the Franklin Mint and Princess Diana's memorial fund can head to trial. A California judge has ruled that the Franklin Mint may go ahead with a $25 million malicious prosecution lawsuit against the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, an official of the collectibles company said Saturday. See Full Story

In the book world, the rarest of the rare
Collectors and buyers of rare books are willing to go to almost any length to find and purchase copies of books which they deem rare. There are some works, however, that they desire above all others. See Full Story

Banks Advise Clients on Collecting Art
For some sophisticated investors, adding a blue-chip name to the portfolio means purchasing an oil painting by Jasper Johns or a silk screen by Andy Warhol. See Full Story

A lucrative investment in political memorabilia
For many collectors, the hobby generates strong returns
Hard-to-find political memorabilia sometimes acquire immense value, and that has attracted a whole new group of collectors. See Full Story

Collectors bid for Titanic artifacts
Items include letters from famous passengers, menus from their last suppers and a deck chair recovered by a rescue ship. See Full Story

Waterford Wedgwood plc announces Possible Cash Offer for Royal Doulton plc Proposed Fully Underwritten EURO100 million Rights Issue New Banking Facilities Secured Trading Update
Waterford Wedgwood plc, ("the Group" or "Waterford Wedgwood") the
luxury lifestyle group, today announces that it is in advanced
discussions about a possible cash offer for Royal Doulton plc
("Royal Doulton"), one of the world's leading chinaware
manufacturers and owner of the Royal Doulton, Minton and Royal
Albert brands. See Full Story

Waterford Wedgwood Issues Profits Warning
Waterford Wedgwood PLC, the world-famous but debt-laden maker of luxury homewares, issued a profits warning Thursday as it unveiled a $72 million plan to acquire British rival Royal Doulton. See Full Story

Limited-Issue 25th Anniversary Gold Canadian Maple Leaf Now Available
The Royal Canadian Mint's (RCM) limited-issue, .9999 gold 25th Anniversary Maple Leaf coins, graded and encapsulated, are available from North America's leading precious metals dealer, A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. See Full Story

Treasure hunter finds Spanish coins post hurricane
Joel Ruth doesn't want to tell anyone where "X" marked the spot in Brevard County. That's because the treasure hunter recently found some antique Spanish silver coins washed onto an Indialantic beach by Hurricane Jeanne last month. See Full Story

Court Halts Sale of September 11 Coins
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer obtained a court order Wednesday to temporarily suspend the sale of commemorative Sept. 11 coins advertised as being minted from silver recovered at ground zero. See Full Story

U.S. Mint mulls removing Sacagawea from coin
Putting the faces of U.S. presidents on dollar coins would entice collectors, but there still would be challenges in getting the coins into cash registers and people's pockets, the chief of the U.S. Mint said Wednesday. See Full Story

2005 Stamps to Feature Muppets, Reagan
It isn't easy being green. It isn't easy getting on a U.S. postage stamp either, but Kermit the Frog will manage it next year, along with his Muppet friends. New stamps also will recall the late President Ronald Reagan, singer Marian Anderson, actor Henry See Full Story

Historian's estate bequeaths rare books to colleges
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Universities and educational institutions in the Rochester area will benefit from the donation of rare books from the estate of a local historian and preservationist. Elizabeth Gibson Holahan was 99 when she died in 2002. See Full Story

In the book world, the rarest of the rare
Collectors and buyers of rare books are willing to go to almost any length to find and purchase copies of books which they deem rare. There are some works, however, that they desire above all others. See Full Story

Sports Collectibles...

Collectible Concepts Group Gets Orders for 117,500 Fanbanas
Collectible Concepts Group, Inc. (OTC: CCGI) and CLP Group, LLC of West Chester, Pa., who formed a strategic marketing partnership with their product the Fanbana, announced more orders for Fanbanas. See Full Story

Image Innovations Signs Exclusive Licensing Agreement to Produce Commemorative Coins and Other Products Based on the Breast Cancer Research Stamp Initiated by Acclaimed Physician Dr. Ernie Bodai
Image Innovations Holdings Inc. (OTC BB: IMGV) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Image Innovations Sports & Entertainment, Inc. has been awarded an exclusive license by The livve Licensing Group to use the image of the popular Breast Cancer See Full Story

Collectible Concepts Signs With Notre Dame
Collectible Concepts Group, Inc. (OTC: CCGI) is proud to announce that it has signed a licensing agreement with the University of Notre Dame. See Full Story

Other Collectibles ...

Baby boomers drive resurgence of classic cars
Baby boomers ranging from age 40 to 58 are driving a surge in the classic car market, buying the cars they couldn't purchase when they were younger. See Full Story

Comic Book Caper
Stolen comic books lead cops to a burglary ring. But there's nothing funny about this comic book caper. See Full Story

Abe Lincoln finally to get a modern home
The world’s largest collection of Abraham Lincoln documents is being moved to a new home in Springfield, Ill. See Full Story
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