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How to Clean Your Cast Iron Skillet Blog | Indypicker

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So you've been out to the flea market or garage sale and you found this great old Griswold cast iron skillet that you just had to have. You get it home and look it over and see years of someone else's  grease on it, now what do you do. First its off to Google where you will find 10-20 different ways, baking it at high temp in the oven, easy-off oven cleaner and even sand-blasting it [don't do this as it will ruin the original finish].

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Identifying and Collecting Bakelite and Lucite Jewelry Blog | Indypicker

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Collecting Bakelite and Lucite Jewelry

What is Bakelite? Bakelite was created by Belgium Scientist Leo Baekeland in 1907 when trying to develop an alternative for shellac which was used to cover woodwork. The result was not what he had expect, but did give the world a new material to create everything from ladies jewelry to telephone cases and electrical insulators.

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Collecting Vintage Diecast Vehicles

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Diecasts have been around since the 1940s way before Hot Wheels became popular from makers such as Meccano (Dinky), Dowst brothers (Tootsie). Popularity really took off in 1968 when Mattel launched the Hot Wheels line. I know as a kid I got my first Hot Wheel cars and action track Christmas 1968.

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Estate Jewelry to add to Your Collection

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Indypicker.com is always on the hunt for gorgeous jewelry from yesteryear and Estate Sales are one place we hunt. We have been selling vintage jewelry online since 2008.

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New Picks Found Las Vegas and 1960's Marx Tin Toy Collectibles | Indypicker

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Las Vegas and 1960s Marx Tin Toy Just found from an estate sale a bit of Las Vegas history. This Good Luck token came from John W Brown's Horseshoe Club which operated from 1953 to 1958.    11955D Lincoln Wheat Penny Joe Brown Horseshoe Club Las Vegas | Indypicker 1 - 1955D Lincoln Wheat Penny Joe Brown Horseshoe Club Las Vegas | Indypicker 1960s Marx mini crawler windup tin toy. The Lewis Marx Toy Company of New York was at one time the largest toy company in the world brand ending in the late 1970s. This guy is in pristine...

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