Download All the Best Rubbish: The Classic Ode to Collecting by Ivor Noel Hume PDF

By Ivor Noel Hume

ISBN-10: 0062312006

ISBN-13: 9780062312006

One person's trash is another's treasure!

In his newly revised vintage, all of the top garbage, Ivor Noël Hume strains the interesting historical past of gathering from its recorded beginnings and describes the notable detective paintings that is going into developing the possible proof approximately exposed and sometimes underappreciated treasures. Now extended with tricks, counsel, and priceless information regarding antique-hunting on-line, all of the top garbage is the right publication for the antiquarian or beginner, the historian or specialist collector--for somebody who understands that there's no such factor as "just junk."

Noël Hume, former head of the dept of Archaeology for Colonial Williamsburg, has pursued bottles, pottery, clocks, and cash via junk outlets, road markets, attics, and cellars on continents. He's unearthed the main fascinating--and valuable--rubbish from the main not going areas: the shorelines of the Thames in London; the lagoons of the Caribbean; the ground of Martha Washington's good. Hume is familiar with every thing that's worthy understanding approximately collecting--why we do it, what we will be able to locate, the place we will be able to locate it, and what we will examine from it.

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The next day the Herald Examiner story was printed; “Secretary’s Dream Trip,” sprawled across half a page. I never went looking for publicity, but there it was. I was more than just a gutsy girl from Prineville, Oregon, now. Reporters called me day and night for twenty-three days straight, from the time that story ran until my departure day. Photographers found me in the harbor. The Associated Press, United Press International, cbs from San Francisco—they all found me. Within days, all seven Los Angeles television stations had me on the news.

He hurt when he ate, and he would push on his 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 chest to get the food down. I persuaded him to see a doctor, and the doctor told him it was cancer of the stomach. They operated in early spring, but they didn’t take anything out. They just sewed him back up, “too far gone,” nothing they could fix. Cancer had eaten everything from his large intestine to his esophagus.

And I did it, too. Less than an hour after setting foot to deck for the first time in my life, I had sailed alone. I left alone and I returned alone, and I had fallen in love with this new world. 16 | Out to Sea I was in love with the boat. It was a passion that swept me off the land and rocked me gently on its waves. After one lesson, I knew I was meant for the sea. Three weeks later I walked into Al’s office to order my first boat. I didn’t know much, but I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to sail outside the harbor, maybe as far as Catalina, twenty-two miles off the coast.

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