10 Things You Didn’t Know about Memory Jugs

Memory jugs were made by placing small everyday objects such as keys, screws and nails, glass vials, shells, nuts, and jewelry on the surface of bottles or ceramic jugs using putty, cement, or other adhesive matrix. Test your knowledge of this unique American folk art with this list of Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Memory Jugs.
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Coins, rare antiques and fine collectibles discovered in Minnesota estate

More than 400 cataloged lots of coins, rare antiques and fine collectibles from two estates are expected to result in a banner sale for the James Peterson Co. of Edina, Minn. Among the discoveries include French gilt bronze clocks, a leather bound edition of Adolf Hitler’s "Mein Kampf," an 1802 Liberty gold coin, an Italian carved marble bust, diamond rings and a rare $1,000 greenback.
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Antique cast iron collectors to meet: National Griswold convention set for May 5-8

The Griswold & Cast Iron Cookware Association is a collector’s club dedicated to those who buy and sell vintage cookware. Those who join receive informative 16 to 28-page quarterly newsletters and the opportunity to meet others at events such as swap meets and the convention who also collect Griswold, Wagner, Favorite Piquaware, Martin, Lodge, Wapak, Filley and other good cast iron and cast aluminum cookware.
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Attendance growing by 400% at storage locker auctions? It’s happening in Texas

On Dec. 7, 2010 Budget Storage in Houston, Texas, had a record number of delinquent storage units go up for auction. Another surprise: a 400 percent increase in attendance and more than triple the number of visitors to its website. With TV shows like "Storage Wars" and "Auction Hunters," auctioneers are seeing a larger than average turnout at these events. Everyone is looking for the "treasures" they see being found on TV in delinquent units.
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