Khristi Zimmeth Special to The Detroit News Published 6:18 PM EDT Jun 27, 2019 It’s hard to resist the pun. Tymias Schell needed expert "Help!" with some Beatles items he wanted appraised and brought them recently to DuMouchelles auction house and art gallery. “I am including photos of all the items however there is definitely ones that have a much higher priority,” he wrote to the column in an email. “In one photo there is a collection of Beatles memorabilia, most notably the Beatles Route phone and the 'A Hard Day’s Night' cards. The other photos are of four John Lennon lithographs, each numbered out of 5,000. All of the items were my father's and were passed on to me.” Jerry Anderson took a look at all of the items at a recent appraisal session held downtown. “My dad was a huge Beatles fan,” Schell told him, adding that the lithographs even survived a house fire in 1992. There are four large images, all numbered out of 5,000 and … [Read more...] about Trash or Treasure: Beatles items collectible but not rare
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Sussex residents face a postcode lottery when it comes to the price they pay for councils to collect waste items like fridges, freezers and furniture. Bulky waste collections are offered by most UK councils in addition to the normal refuse and recycling services funded by council tax.But a BBC Local News Partnership project revealed residents face wildly varied charges and often ‘confusing’ systems, depending on where they live.The research calculated those in the South East paid the most on average at £16.60 for the first bulky item collected. The figure contrasted sharply with the cheapest – the North East – where the first item typically cost just £5.40.A Local Government Association spokesman said: “Some councils were able to provide free garden and bulky waste services when they were first introduced but are now having to charge to reflect the growing cost of providing a collection service.“Councils in England face an overall funding … [Read more...] about Sussex residents in postcode lottery on bulky waste collections fees
Mary Hudetz, Associated Press Updated 3:52 pm CST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Pueblo of Acoma Gov. Kurt Riley, center, accompanied by Pueblo of Acoma Traditional Leader Conroy Chino, left, speaks as a group of American Indian Nations and American Indian advocates hold a news conference at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. Tribal officials are marking the return of dozens of cultural items to Acoma Pueblo, where leaders have spent years pressing for the repatriation of ceremonial items. In a statement Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, Gov. Riley called the items' return a "great joy and relief." less FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Pueblo of Acoma Gov. Kurt Riley, center, accompanied by Pueblo of Acoma Traditional Leader Conroy Chino, left, speaks as a group of American Indian Nations and American ... more Photo: Andrew Harnik, AP … [Read more...] about New Mexico tribe celebrates return of pueblo cultural items
Elizabeth Winkle has not rented out the second apartment in her duplex since 1978, so the 81-year-old Hamline-Midway homeowner was taken aback when the city of St. Paul delivered two trash carts to her back alley. Her new hauler also mailed her two sets of bills. Macalester-Groveland resident Ann Pelletier is still waiting for a refund from her former hauler for pre-payments she made months ago. “I don’t know if I trust this to happen,” said Pelletier, after another call to Advanced Disposal on Tuesday. Still another resident said he grappled with his former hauler, Republic, to get them to stop mailing him increasingly aggressive billing notices threatening to send him to collections for services they no longer provide him. A new approach toward residential garbage hauling rolled out in St. Paul on Oct. 1, and complaints quickly followed, though no one expected the debut of a new citywide system serving 74,000 households to be problem-free. “This is a … [Read more...] about St. Paul’s organized trash collection: How’s it working?
Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright today said he plays with his “very large” Lego collection to relax after a stressful day at work. The senior Cabinet figure, 46, came under fire earlier this week after telling an audience of newspaper editors that he does not subscribe to any British newspapers or magazines despite overseeing the Government’s media policy. But on his collection of plastic bricks, the lawyer explained to talkRADIO: “It’s very large indeed, my wife would say far too large, but I find Lego therapeutic. "I think everybody who does any difficult or stressful job needs a way to switch off. We all have different ways, mine is Lego. “In my view it’s a great way of putting your brain into neutral, which sometimes we all need to do.” A married father-of-two, Mr Wright was previously Attorney General and had not tweeted for more than two years when he was appointed to his new role in July, which also oversees the … [Read more...] about Culture Secretary: my ‘very large’ Lego collection helps me relax