Hobbies & Collectibles
Hobbies and Collectibles has to do with things people do because they enjoy doing them; and includes such activities as collecting art, camping and hiking, crafting with wood or other materials, and collecting everything from coins to comic books and dolls to stamps. Whether you have a postcard that you want to know the value of or want to know where you can purchase a highly-prized collectible, how to plant a garden or something about your favorite craft, you can ask your question here.
Asked in Hobbies & Collectibles, Websites
Is QuiBids a safe website?
quibids is not a legitimate online auction site, and many people do not truly understand how it works. although each bid placed upon an item is worth a penny, that bid must be bought with 60 cents. since each bid can only be placed in 1 to 5 cent increments, it leads to an enormous number of bids on one item. so if you were planning to purchase, say, an iTouch, and won the auction with a bid of $32.65, an actual total of $1959 was placed on the iTouch - and you, being the winner, would have to pay out that amount. additionally, any bid you make towards an item cannot be returned to you, even if you lose an auction. the last thing to keep in mind is that even if you chose to buy something right away (they have that option now), you will (for reasons unknown to me) be charged an astronomical amount in shipping and handling fees (a $20 gift card can cost over 80 dollars total to reach you). in conclusion, quibids is the perfect example of something too good to be true.
Asked in Hobbies & Collectibles, US Banknotes
What is a one dollar bill worth with a star at the end of the serial number?
Asked in Hobbies & Collectibles
What is polystone?
Polystone is a manufacturing medium used for cast sculptures, it is hard to find one that delivers a cleaner, more substantial representation of an original sculpture than a product manufactured in Polystone. Polystone has a significant weight, a porcelain like feel to the touch, and an incredible ability to capture the most minute detail, making it unsurpassed in collectible manufacturing materials. Polystone is a compound made up largely of polyurethane resin mixed with powdered stone additives that give it added weight and the porcelain or "stone-like" feel that resulted in the materials name itself. Polystone is durable and highly effective at maintaining a sharp paint finish. Unlike porcelain which is fired in an oven, Polystone is a cold-cast material in which no heat is used in the manufacturing process, resulting in much greater variations of paint finish. This is a mixture of plastic resin and stone. Feels like stone like, easy to carve, but cheaper than stone for manufacturing.
Asked in Hobbies & Collectibles, Arts and Crafts
Why is engaging in a hobby good for a person?
Asked in Hobbies & Collectibles, Cricket (Sport)
How many matches are there usually in an Ashes series?
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What is a cheater stick?
A cheater slick was a tire that was a cross between a treadless (slick) soft rubber wide tire used in drag racing... and a standard street tire that had treads. Cheater slicks had token treads in them to get around the rules against using slicks and thus were "cheating." Cheater slicks were simply very close to all-out racing slicks with a token tread and sidewall that looked more like typical street tires, but were usually wider than street tires. These were popular in the 1960s.
Is a 1923 Sears Roebuck catalog worth anything?
If you can find a good collector it can be sold for major bucks. **Be careful about Sears and Roebuck catalogs because there are many duplicates or novelty reproductions out there. The most important thing is the condition of the catalog. Most catalogs did not survive because, during the Great Depression, catalogs were used as wall insulation and even toilet paper. The best source to validate any publication works, especially for appraisals and or condition, is with rare books and printings shops. They would have immediate access to references to properly identify it.
Asked in Hobbies & Collectibles, Definitions
What is pornorgraphic?
Pornographic (note spelling) is written or pictorial material whose primary purpose is sexual arousal. In some countries, it includes all written or pictorial material on the subject of sex or the human body. In other countries, including the United States, works whose primary purpose is literary, scientific, or political are not considered pornographic even if they include descriptions or images of sex.