Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Vacation Time – Daryle Lambert's Antiques and Collectibles blog - can pay for itself

"Old Faithful" Yellowstone Park thanks to Home.earthlink .net


Like millions of other families that use the summer for their vacation time, Vickie, Josh and I will soon be preparing for our annual trek to the Smokies. I remember as a child being so excited thinking about our vacation to Kentucky Lake State Park or Mammoth Cave. You see these two places were close to where we lived and we couldn't go much farther, but as a child that was far enough. Those trips were like dreams to me and I thought about them all year long.

Just think about all the other places that families use as their vacation destinations. Here are just a few and some of them might bring back memories to you, the members of the Daryle Lambert's Antiques and Collectibles Club. Who wouldn't yearn for a trip to Yellowstone Park or Niagara Falls? Believe it or not, with all my time spent in the West, I haven't seen the Grand Canyon but I hope to remedy that in the near future. There are hundreds of other wonderful spots in this country where you can go with your family and share in the best that God has made. “But Daryle, this is a blog about antiques and collectibles” you're saying, right? Well here is the good news. Find the rare and unusual collectibles from the vacation spots you visit and they might well pay for your vacation.

I just took a quick walk through on eBay and here are some examples of what I'm talking about. First let’s look at Yellowstone Park: Yellowstone Park painting by Thomas Moran $4400, a Photo Gravure first edition of Yellowstone Park $3250, Dorothy Waugh WPA Poster of Yellowstone $2500 and last a 1930's Yellowstone Railroad poster $2000. Makes you want to search for Yellowstone items, right? But the same can be said of must of our country’s treasures. Take a look at Niagara Falls: Paul Binnie Japanese Woodblock Niagara Falls $1450, US # 699 25 cent Niagara Falls complete sheet of 100 stamps $900 and Horse and Carriage ½ plate photo $875.

The same can be said for all the rest of the vacation spots here and the list of collectibles from each one is almost too numerous to count. Haven't you seen the collection of silver spoons hanging on your grandmother’s wall or the posters hanging almost as a badge of honor in the den. Paintings and books have featured our prized vacation spots almost from the beginning of the country. What a great way to prepare ourselves for that planned trip by searching for treasures that will give us knowledge of where we are going but also put the money in our pockets that will allow us to have the trip.

Whether you wish to go to the mountains or desert, there is so much to see in this great nation of ours and I hope that this summer you will be able to take some of it in. 

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