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Hello Jon Thurmond here, welcome to my store!

Collectorholics is your premium source for Antiques, Collectibles, and all items in between. I work hard to specialize in the hard to find, odd, weird, and just plain waaayyy cool items of the past and the present. Spend a few minutes looking over my various items and categories. Come back often, new items generally added daily.

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Monthly Archives: February 2011


The puppy piranha pulls no punches!!

One of the biggest pleasures in my life are my two dogs, both from the Psychos R Us School of Canines. I have two of these puppy dogs. Actually they are both older but I am not sure wiser dogs. Sammy is the older of the two, about 8 years old, and a black labrador mix, the biggest sweetie ever put on the Earth. He is about 70 pounds of pure love, not a mean bone in his body. Even though he does like to woof at anything that moves and then trot off...


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Medieval Knight Armor Knowledge

The medieval knight was the most powerful soldier of the middle ages. Two reasons make this an undeniable truth. The first one is the fact that he was mounted and could move much faster than foot soldiers. The second reason is because he was wearing a solid set of medieval knight armor. In this article we'll talk more about medieval knight armor and how it made the medieval knight so powerful. You'll even learn where to purchase a spectacular...


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Now that is just downright mean!

Wandering through my storied past, I come across another tale from the recesses' of my wicked mind. The story begins as I and my best friend Jack (names have been changed to protect the truly embarassed) are driving our way from Kansas City to Chicago to buy and sell at the big Toy Show that is held 3 times a year in Chicago. On our trek northeasternly Jack is telling me about how he had spent the last six weeks working out everyday trying to improve...


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Ode to the winter wonders!

Here I sit in the snow, My spirits at an all time low. My feet are now a block of ice, Whom ever said that winter was nice? I begin to shiver and I shake Hoping I live for goodness sake! Boy do I hate this cold, It has become way too old! My only shred of brighter hope Is that soon with spring I will cope. I can feel the warming sun, As I think of outdoor fun! But soon my thoughts will turn to dark, Cause my butt is stuck in park! Here...


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Training your buyer isn’t what it used to be!

Now some people would refer to me as a bit crazy, but I beg to differ on their opinion by saying I am flat out nuts (at least at times). Another gem from my past begins about 18 years ago at an antique / flea market show I was doing in Kansas City. I was setting up my booth early on the morning of the show, and into my booth walks an individual whom I know but do not particularily care much about. His passion was collecting antique radios which at...


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Thoughts of no particular importance or impotence!!

Being a collectibles dealer for approximately 20 years, I have run into all kinds of strange people, insane people, goofy people, and just funny people. One story that comes to mind happened about 12 years ago, when I was doing regular antique shows/ flea markets in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At that time , the collector items , specifically Pepsi character glasses were a fairly hot item, and I usually sold them fairly quickly. These glasses are 16 ounce heavy...


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Thoughts of no particular importance or impotence!

A few weeks ago, my son got a refund check from AT&T. This of course is not a big deal, however the check was for .02 CENTS! To issue this check they must have spent 1 to 2 dollars for the labor, paper,ink, and postage. And these mensa monkeys wonder why their profits are not any higher? Whjch makes me remember the following true tale of AT & T HELL! I had a similar experience a number of years ago but in reverse. I ended my relationship...


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Thoughts of no particular importance or impotence!

If you had a choice, would you rather be very hot or very cold? Just musing while sitting here in the midst of a BLIZZARD with snow higher than my age group!!


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