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Cen-Tex Collector' Guild
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 • Posted August 18, 2010

The Cen-Texas Collector' Guild

The Cen-tex Collectors' Guild is a Hill Country organization with a designated purpose of providing programs to promote learning--learning about collectibles and collecting. Everyone is invited to participate and learn. One does not have to have a sizable collection, or even have a collection, in order to be a participant. Our rule is, "if you have two items that fit into the same genre or category, you are a collector." Learning new things about old things is enriching. Yet, collectibles do not have to be old; for example, Beanie Babies, Barbie Dolls, Presidential One-Dollar coins, cell phones, etc.

Currently, we have six programs per year in alternate months beginning in January. The Guild meets in Fredericksburg's Golden Hub Community Center at 1009 North Lincoln Street at 1:30 o'clock in the afternoon on second Thursdays of designated months. The next meeting is set for Thursday, 9 September 2010. Parking is in the shade under large post oak trees in a spacious parking lot.

Some interesting, informative, and sometimes entertaining programs we have had include "Carnival Glass", European Horse Brass", "Wallace Nutting": Painter, Photographer", "Pre-20th Century American Sterling", and "Phoenix Glass." The scheduled program for 9 September is "Aladdin Lamps."

Membership dues for the next year are $10.00 and are due and payable in November. For additional information call Guild president James Feuge at (830) 669-2236. If he is not available please, leave a message.

If you have some items about which you would like to learn more, being a member of this Guild might afford you the opportunity. Recall your school days--a little research on a subject can reveal lots of useful information. By Volunteering to do a program, one gets the motivation and stimulus to do what has been put off too long. Our members are always happy to assist one another. Come visit with us. You might like us.

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