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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: January 2011


Making A Display For Medieval Footwear

It is much more common place to display a medieval sword than it is to to display medieval foot wear. However, you will find that this display is much more creative in nature. Medieval foot wear can be displayed in many different ways that a medieval sword cannot. In addition to this, it should be noted that medieval foot wear is a very safe display alternative. Children have never accidentally cut themselves on a pair of leather boots. Unfortunately this cannot be said about medieval swords, knives, axes, and other weapons. For these reasons medieval lovers may want to consider switching from medieval sword collecting to medieval foot wear collecting. I wrote this article to talk about medieval foot wear displays, and how to go about acquiring medieval boots to display. The types of foot wear available for you to display consist of: sandals, moccasins, shoes, and even boots. They are available in many different materials, colors and styles. Medieval foot wear shoppers will quickly find that leather is a very popular material for medieval shoes. Why not decide on a particular type of foot wear to display? You'll find that displaying these pieces of art is simple since they can be placed in many different locations. Shelves, display cases, table tops, and shoe racks are all great for making displays in. Rear windshields have even been used as display areas for medieval shoes. Put the items in a specific order so that they will stand out better. For example, why not place all of your boots together with other boots, and all of your shoes together with other shoes. Why not display each one separately so that they will get the full attention they deserve? If you have multiple sets you can display them on shelves, one on top of the other. A great place to pick up these items is the historicalclothingrealm.com This place is great because it has so many different types of footwear to choose from. This site even has television and movie replica foot gear for sale. Why not choose a shoe or boot that people will recognize? You'll find that when people have a connection to your collection, they will take a much larger interest in it. Thank you for reading this page on collecting medieval foot wear. Please link to this page to increase its visibility.


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Guide To Starting A Collection

It can be very satisfying to collect cherished items. The items you collect are irrelevant, it only matters that you enjoy your collection. People collect anything from coins to statues and both types of collectors are extremely happy with what they are doing. If you ask somebody why they collect a certain item you will get many different answers. This makes it hard to decide on what you should collect for yourself. I wrote this article to give you some ideas on how to start a collection. I'll even tell you where I buy my collectibles from.   Firstly, you should know that there is no limit to what you can collect. For instance, I collect ancient Greek armor and have done so for many years. I started my collection with a set of armor I saw for sale at a yard sale. I can't explain why, but I couldn't resist purchasing it. Once I purchased it, I had the urge to buy more and more.   The way I started collecting may be the way you start collecting. You may just happen to be somewhere and see something unique and decide to buy it. Learning more about this item should be your next step. You can buy more and more of these items once you know more about them.   Being proactive is a fantastic way to start your collection. You'll find that creating a collection from things you take an interest in is a great idea. For instance, if your interested in hunting then you may want to collect stuffed animals. If your interested in gardening, then maybe you could start collecting garden knomes.   Discovering some reliable sources to purchase your collectibles from is critical. I buy all of my Greek armors from an Internet store called Historical Clothing Realm http://www.historicalclothingrealm.com . This store is great for me because it has many different armors to choose from. They send all of their armors out quickly and I always receive them in good condition.   When sourcing your collectibles, you should make sure they are good in a few key areas. You'll want to find a store that is reliable, stands by their product, and has a wide variety of items to choose from.   Thanks so much for reading this article. Please add it to your social book marks.


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Thoughts of no particular importance or impotence

Ever notice that the person who swears they do not want any gift for Christmas is the first person to throw it back at you on how cheap you are?


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Thoughts of no particular importance or impotence!

If you invite Zombies to dinner, would you serve finger foods? What about arm roast?


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Kansas City Chiefs one and done!

Ok the bad news is the Chiefs got pounded by the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens ate them for breakfast and did not leave any scraps for lunch. But on a whole this is not ALL bad. The Kansas City Chiefs  ARE the AFC West Champions this year! I for one applaud the wonderous season given to us by the Chiefs. They were able to turn a season that everyone (including my blockhead self) believed to be just another sub par season into a Division winning season of magic. They have thrilled us this year with highs and depressed us with lows. Yet still they achieved what virtually no one expected, and at times almost looked invincible. They started the preseason looking fairly vanilla, with only very faint glimpses of the coming thrills. Then they broke out on Monday Night Football with an astounding win against last years division winner the San Diego Chargers. Following this win, they went on to stay on top of the division the rest of the year, and doing the impossible by winning the division. Did the "best" team win out in the division? No real way to tell. The Chargers certainly could have played better and once again taken the championship, but they did not do this. The Oakland Faders (Raiders) played better this year, yet as they usually do in the thick of things lost important games to come out on the bottom of the heap. And the Denver Donkies (Broncos) played their way out of the division real early, and basically were never a real contender. However it can be pointed out that they not only beat the Chiefs,but beat them down to a quivering mass of hopelessness in at least one game. None of this really matters, the Chiefs ARE the AFC West Champions this year! Yeah it might also be said the Chiefs had a powder puff schedule going against washouts, never beens, losers, underachievers or teams that beat themselves. Yet this does not matter; the Chiefs ARE the AFC Champions this year! We the fan base of the Chiefs can only revel in the warmth of the entire season and look forward to next year.  I myself, nor anyone else can actually say what will happen  next season. Their schedule will be more difficult due to their playing into the play-offs, but who knows maybe they will get that much better. Can Todd Haley and company sans Charlie Weiss (Leaving for  the Floridas) recreate this years "magic" and take on all comers victoriously? Again it is hard to say, but again it does not matter, the Chiefs ARE the  AFC West Champions this year! The fan base at least can feel at this time that there is some light at the end of this multi year losing atmosphere, and that they may just be watching the beginning of a dynasty of winning? It really does not matter cause; The Chiefs ARE the AFC West Champions this year!


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Thoughts of no particular importance or impotence!!

Zombies are not prejudicial, they love to eat any color of person!


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Thoughts of no particular importance or impotence?!

Zombies do not care how you look......they only care how you taste!


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Thoughts of no particular importance or impotence!

My girlfriend the zombie chick saves me a bundle on cosmetics, she doesn't wear any!


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Are these Kanas City Chiefs For Real or for the Birds??

As the new week proceeds drawing the Kansas City Chiefs closer to their first playoff game in many years, the question remains ; Can they actually win a playoff game for the first time in many many years? How do they compare to the Baltimore Ravens? I must first point out the obvious, if they had come to play last weekend, and beaten the Oakland Faders (OOps! the Raiders) they would be in a better position this weekend because they could flex their muscles against a weaker New York Jets team instead. Unfortunately they cannot make things easy for themselves, they came out playing like an undisciplined junior high school football team and had their heads handed to them. They were physically beaten on the front line, their defense failing to stop the Raiders many times and their offense turned the ball over like they enjoyed giving it away. Will this team be the one that shows up Sunday? If so be ready for a long painful watch party as the Chiefs continue their long playoff winless streak and are bounced out of the playoff picture after one try. If the Chiefs can instead show up ready for a fight, it can be a very interesting game for the fans. They are playing at Arrowhead Stadium, which gives them at least a little advantage. Keep in mind however, the Ravens are very good on defense, and the Chiefs can be at times shaky or non existent on offense. This game will be a Chief's win only if they go back to playing their own game, ball control, great run game, no or minimal mistakes, time management, and good defense. The Ravens are a good team, who have beaten more teams that are good this year than the Chiefs. Their record is better than the Chiefs, and their schedule this year was harder than the Chiefs, and they will be a very difficult club to beat.


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