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COLLECTING

Beckett Collectibles Online

http://www.beckett.com/

Specializing in sports cards and memorabilia, this site claims more than 10 million items for sale through a network of dealers. In addition to making purchases and trades, you can also learn more about the value of cards and purchase related products, such as binders and books.

CollectingChannel.com

http://www.collectingchannel.com

Have a passion for artwork? Or maybe bridal cake figurines? No matter what you enjoy collecting, you'll have fun chatting with fellow collectors and learning more about your hobby at CollectingChannel, which links dealers and collectors of a vast array of items.

Collector Man

http://www.collectorman.com/

Collector Man buys, sells, and trades in a wide variety of collectibles, including action figures, piggy banks, Flintstones items, LPs, and posters. Check out his site to learn more. This is a great site to go for help in identifying just what you have and trying to figure out what it's worth.

Beanie Babies

Beanie Babies Official Club

http://www.beaniebabiesofficialclub.com/

Ty Corporation's official Beanie Babies club features members-only special offers, newsletter, "Pin-Demonian" trading, a message board, FAQs, and access to the BBOC online store. Even features Color Me Beanie for creating your own custom Beanie Baby.

Ty's Beanie Site

http://www.ty.com/

The official home of Beanie Babies, this site is offered in four languages (English, Spanish, French, and Japanese) and is organized into several sections, including Boppers, Beanie Kids, Beanie Buddies, Attic Treasures, and Baby Ty. Includes a Funorama where kids can play games, Beanie Greetings you can email to friends and family, and a Tyfolio that helps you catalogue your collection. Shop online at the Ty store. Lots more here, too.

Coins

Coin Site

http://www.coinsite.com

View images of coins for sale, ask the coin doctor a question that's been perplexing you, search the database of coins for sale, and track down up-to-date information on what your coins are worth. Some fun stuff is available, such as the coin quizzes, that will appeal to young coin collectors. This site is operated by a couple of nationally renowned numismatists who have a thorough knowledge of the hobby. This site is packed with useful information and is one of the easiest sites in this group to navigate.

Coin World

http://www.coinworld.com

Here's the online version of the print publication, providing a searchable database of thousands of coins for sale. Catch current news and information about the world of numismatics. Get a preview of upcoming state quarter designs being considered. Links to online stores where you can shop for coins and coin collecting supplies.

CoinLink Numismatic and Rare Coins Index

http://www.coinlink.com/

Large rare coin index with links to more than 800 numismatic sites. Piles of links to sites dealing with currency exchange, gold prices, ancient coins, statehood quarters, and exonumia (coin-like objects, such as tokens and medals). Sites are rated, providing links to only the best resources.

Heritage Rare Coin Gallery

http://www.heritagecoin.com/

World's largest numismatic dealer and auctioneer. Go online to view the $20 million inventory, but that's just the beginning: This site is chock-full of information and neat coin stuff to see and learn about. Participate in online auctions and maintain a list of coins you want. The site will notify you when items on your want list become available.

NumisMedia—Numismatic Interactive Network

http://www.numismedia.com/

Register to bid for NumisMedia online auctions, offering rare coins supplied by the member dealers of NumisMedia. Featured coin auctions close every Monday through Friday between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Eastern time (or five minutes after the last bid), and coins in all categories are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Dolls

American Girl

http://www.americangirl.com/

American Girl dolls and clothing allow young ladies to select a doll that matches their personalities. Girls can even order clothing if they would like to dress up like their dolls! Young girls and their mothers often plan special trips to the American Girl stores to bond through shopping.

Barbie.com

http://www.barbie.com/

Barbie isn't just in toy stores anymore. You can now find her on the Web, where you can even go shopping with her. This site is beautifully designed and offers tons of fun stuff and freebies. Kids can play games online, keep a calendar, and even register to tell friends and relatives which Barbie dolls and accessories they want. Kids can even download Barbie wallpaper and screensavers for their computers. Special area for parents as well.

Barbie Sites

http://www.joeslist.com/

http://www.dollhabit.com/

http://www.dsdolls.com/

http://www.katyskollectibles.com/

http://www.dollhotline.com/

http://www.mikelman.com/

iQVC.com Shopping Home Page

http://www.qvc.com/

For those who love collector dolls, enjoy iQVC's corner of doll heaven. Here, you can browse through handcrafted dolls of fine porcelain, cloth, vinyl, and more. You'll find dolls by some of the world's most respected doll artists—Goebel, Madame Alexander, Lloyd Middleton, Precious Moments, and more. With so many choices, iQVC is a treasure trove for novices and experienced collectors alike. When you reach the QVC home page, click Toys, Crafts & Leisure, Collectibles, Dolls.

Hot Wheels and Matchbox Cars and Trucks

Hot Wheels

http://www.hotwheels.com/

This official home of Hot Wheels cars and trucks enables visitors to browse through a huge collection of cars and trucks, tracks, helicopters, airplanes, games, and accessories. Links to Amazon.com for shopping. An innovative navigation system allows you to browse by toy or by age group. Links to other cool Hot Wheels sites as well.

Matchbox

http://www.matchbox.com/

This official home of Matchbox cars and trucks enables visitors to browse through a huge collection of cars, trucks, and other Matchbox toys. Links to Toys "R" Us and Wal-Mart for shopping. Links to other cool Matchbox sites, as well. Separate sites are accessible from the home page—a site for kids and a site for collectors.

Posters

AllPosters.com

http://www.allposters.com/

Billing itself as the "World's Largest Poster and Print Store," AllPosters. com does feature a hefty collection of posters. If you're looking for a poster or print of your favorite movie, movie star, musician, fine art painting or drawing, or a photo, go to AllPosters.com and track it down... or just tour the gallery. It really is an amazing collection!

PosterGroup.com

http://www.postergroup.com/

This site features an incredible collection of vintage posters that is both searchable and browsable. Browse by size, price, artist, or category, including Liquor, Food & Beverages, Entertainment, Travel, Transportation, War & Military, Sports, and Original Art. Crystal clear digital images show you just what each of these beautiful posters looks like.

Posters, Inc. Historical Posters

http://www.postersinc.com/

This site specializes in historical posters, prints, and postcards—especially items with a patriotic, military, and/or political theme. If you're looking for posters or other graphics from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Civil War, and the 1960s, this is the place to go.

Rick's Movie Graphics and Posters

http://www.ricksmovie.com/

Have you ever gone to a movie and wondered if you could get one of those cool posters they have hanging at the theater? Well, wonder no more. At Rick's Movie Graphics and Posters, you can order the poster you want and have it delivered to your door. This site has a vast collection of posters and other graphics for new and old movies alike and for thousands of popular celebrities.

Stamps

American Philatelic Society

http://www.stamps.org/

This well-designed site features the American Philatelic Society's journal, a dealer locator, a searchable library catalog, a printable membership application, extensive information on the basics of stamp collecting, and details on its expert service. If you're interested in stamp collecting, whether you are a novice or an expert, bookmark this site and visit it often. This site is packed with the most useful information you'll find on the subject of stamp collecting, making it a sure winner of the Best of the Best designation. Special area where kids can learn the basics of stamp collecting.

Stamp Finder.com

http://www.stampfinder.com

Find stamps and supplies, buy entire stamp collections, check out the calendar of events, browse the classifieds, and much more. In addition to searching for particular stamps of interest, you can register a "want list," to alert other collectors to your needs. You can also download stamp collecting software and review news about upcoming events. Affiliate programs are also available.

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