The $100 Watermelon Treasury Note

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From the collection of 103 year-old American numismatist Eric P. Newman. The 1890 Treasury Note gets its nickname from the zeros printed on the back which resemble watermelons.

Postage Stamps for the 3D Printing Revolution

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Andy Rementer has designed a set of 3 stamps highlighting the future possibilities of technology for the philatelic-friendly Republic of San Marino in Italy, a region where an estimated 10% of its revenue “is generated by the sale of its postage stamps to international collectors.

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Kurt Cobain’s Credit Card

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Expired 20 years ago this month

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The Most Collectible Baseball Card of 2015

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50 Cent’s Topps First Pitch card

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“The seller does not represent that this item is operable; it was buried for 30 years.”

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A small number of the Atari E.T. cartridges that were dug up earlier this year from the “Atari Dump” in Alamogordo, New Mexico are available for auction on ebay. SOLD AS IS.

Dusting off an Adidas Time Capsule

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In an unassuming suburb of Buenos Aires sits a sportswear shop frozen in time. Wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, the store is stacked with unopened Adidas shoe and apparel boxes from the 1970s, all closely guarded by a 75-year-old shopkeeper with a tragic story who lost everything and holds onto this time capsule as a form of personal therapy. Thirsty for a glimpse into the trove of rare goods, some of the most enthused Adidas collectors journeyed across the Atlantic to gain entry into the dusty shop of their dreams. Their story unfolds, below.

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Signs of Mischief

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Roger Gastman is a great collector of things. Weird classifieds, rare graffiti propaganda, children’s toys, vintage spraypaint, art by serial killers… he’s got it all and more. For TOOLS OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, his most recent show which opens tonight at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery in LA, Roger has placed on display a robust selection of these artifacts for viewing and consumption. Since his instagram is about the only way we can observe Roger’s daily collectings, we pulled images of some of our favorite digital ephemera, and asked Roger to explain. What follows is the result of our online conversation also known as “explain this picture.”

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King of the Homies

How one Staten Island man’s small vending machine empire made and then eventually lost $1 million in the Homies trade.

Struggle, the Sticker

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Deadstock from the ’80s

Weapons & Stereotypes

Selections from Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands’ 1887 card series “Arms of All Nations”

Printables

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Hoard d’Oeuvres by Rhonda Lieberman

Art collecting is the most esteemed form of shopping in our culture today

If There’s One Thing Congress Can Do, It’s Get a Cool Coin Made

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The curved 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin from the United States Mint celebrates the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The coin is the result of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act, a law passed in 2012.

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