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Is Hoarding a Problem for South Africans?

by Mariska Knoesen  We hear people talk about hoarding; we see television shows covering events of people who have serious hoarding issues in both the USA and England. It made me wonder whether hoarding is a problem in South Africa too. What is hoarding exactly? The definition of a hoarder …

Collection of Butterflies

Best Ideas for Children to Collect

Starting a collection can be a great hobby and something that people of all ages can enjoy. Collecting is especially an interesting hobby for children and something they can enjoy all the way into their adulthood. It teaches kids a lot about their chosen items and is also a wonderfully …

An Interesting Collecting Hobby

How many people do something that is non productive so frequently or obsessively or compulsively that it is called a hobby? Collecting things, for example, is surely one of the world’s most common hobbies. It is amazing how many people collect postage stamps, many of them commemorating special events, some …

The History Of Commemorative Coins and Medals

Aside from their commercial and economical value and importance, coins have for a very long time been used to mark certain events, places or even remember historical people thus the reference as commemorative. These coins were first issued in 1892, to mark 400 years of Columbus exploration of the world, …

How To Make Money Investing In Stamps

Stamp collecting started way back in 1840 when the first stamp was issued. This stamp is known as Penny Black. Of course it started out as a hobby, but as so many things in civilization progressed, so did the value of stamps. People now collect stamps not only as a …

Rare Treasures to Find at Second Hand Stores

Have you ever wandered through a Goodwill or Salvation Army thrift store and wondered, “Is this thing valuable?” Whether something is valuable sentimentally or not, here are some tips on how to tell if something is worthwhile and ideas of what to hunt for. You can bet your dollar the …

Model War Planes

For those who are interested in building or collecting model airplanes, warplanes.com has a wide variety of model airplanes, as well as models crafted from solid mahogany. Their collection of scale model airplanes begins with the Wright Flyer model to the latest jet fighters and airliners. There are also WWII fighters’ …

Tips for Building Model Airplanes

A Great Hobby is to Build Plastic Model Airplanes. You start your model by building the interior and the cockpit. It’s a good idea to research pictures of the actual plane you are replicating, in order to achieve the desired detail of the plane. E.g. painting the correct colours and …