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Play Ball: Reggie Jackson, One of the Greats

Play Ball: Reggie Jackson, One of the Greats

By Joe Curreri    Reggie Jackson was the Babe Ruth of his day. And like Ruth, he played on a lot of winners. Eleven times in his 21 years, Jackson’s teams—in Oakland, New York and California—made it to the playoffs. Five times they played in World Series, and four times they won.    In the final game of the 1977 World Series, […]

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Kitschy Witch— Vintage, Handmade, Nostalgia Boutique Now Open In Lakewood

Kitschy Witch— Vintage, Handmade, Nostalgia Boutique Now Open In Lakewood

   This quaint little boutique, located in the heart of Lakewood, is a breath of fresh air. Nestled between several large retail shops, Belmar has met its match! The vintage flair of this locally owned store sparks curiosity, nostalgia, and a walk down memory lane. Alongside one-of-a-kind handmade originals you will find rare vintage, antique, primitive and repurposed wares. Finding things […]

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Who Made the First Baseball Bat?

Who Made the First Baseball Bat?

By Joe Curreri    In 1839, Abner Graves watched as his Cooperstown friend Abner Doubleday used a stick to mark out a diamond-shaped field in the dirt and explained the rules of a new game he invented named baseball. History recognizes Abner Doubleday as the father of baseball, and Abner Graves as creator of the first stitched-cover baseball.    But who made […]

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Enduring And Charming Murano Glass

Enduring And Charming Murano Glass

By Robert Reed    In terms of geography it is only a small island near Venice, Italy. But in terms of artistry Murano glass is one of the marvels of the civilized world.    Clearly Murano glass of old represented the highest achievement in the glass blowing craft. For centuries its fragile and delicate beauty was unequaled and unrivaled. Later its spiraling […]

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You Are No Longer Missing

You Are No Longer Missing

By Rachel Hoffman    Last month I received the following email from a friend out there who had read my article about the 8-year-old Barbie collector Simon and saw my video on Facebook chatting with him about his passion for doll collecting. I responded and I wanted to share this message with all of my friends of the Antique Doll Collector. […]

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