Pig Collectors Beware!

June 14, 2012 at 8:34 am | Posted in My Pig Collection, Pig News | 4 Comments
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My new pig planter, purchased at antique mall in Monterey, CA

Why the cautionary headline? Because if you’re like me, you can’t stop buying pig things (exhibit A to the left, a pig planter I just bought), so when I learned about the new “Pig collectibles and antiques” category of online shopping destination Collectors Weekly, I was excited but wary.

Hunter from Collectors Weekly describes the site as “an online resource where you can get info on specific collectibles, upload your own finds, or shop our best of eBay listings. The site expanded to include an entire family of animal categories, including a section all about pig collectibles and antiques.”

Hunter asked me to “have a look, share with other porcine enthusiasts, and let us know if you have any questions.”

So I had a look, and here’s what I think:

Sure, it’s fun to go to a website where just what you are looking for is all in one place. That’s what this has; it’s got all the pig items penned into one category. Of course, I could just go to ebay and enter “pig antique” in the search box and voila, I’ve got one page with all antique pigs I can handle (and one less hour in my day!) But this site offers more beyond the product listings, and that’s what makes it worth stopping by. To be specific…

  • “Fresh Type” is a section touted as the website’s “Latest news and reporting.” On the pig page, I found a great Muppets article there called Before Sesame Street and Electric Mayhem, a Crude Kermit Lip Synced Pop Standards. If you scroll towards the bottom of it, there’s a big payoff with the image of a Swarovski-studded Miss Piggy minaudiere designed by jeweler to the stars, Kathrine Baumann.
  • Show & Tell – Share Your Stuff! This section is money! People post their antique pig scores, and others leave comments and/or “like” the posts. You can also post your own. You have to create an account to do either. This section has great potential, especially being able to find out about your pig purchases, but I’d like to see more people commenting to make this section pop.

So thanks Hunter for letting me know about your new Pig Category, and Pig Lovers, check it out and let us know what you think about it.

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  1. Thanks to Tex for a great Collectors Weekly summary!

    We also just added a new feature to the Show & Tell section where you can create your own specific virtual Collections (like Pig Planters) to categorize all of your favorite posts. Check it out, and enjoy! 🙂

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/collections

    Hunter

    • Hunter, you had me at “Show.” Lookin forward to checking out the new feature. Thanks for sharing!

  2. i have a presidential pig with wings on it,,,,its believed to have been made for the obama campaign,,,the word is that they said,,BARAK OBAMA ,,,,PRESIDENT,,WHEN PIGS FLY,,,,this is truly amazing,,,i have 2 of them,,,i don’t think that there’s any others like these out there,,,someboby contact me for more info,,,,JAMES TEAL @ 703-855-8253,,,,,ARLINGTON VA

    • That is an interesting thing to have. If you feel like showing it off, consider posting it to the Pig Lovers Facebook page wall (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pig-Lovers/213632018687685) so we can all see what this little gem of yours looks like.
      Thanks,
      Tex


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