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Who is P.T. Barnum?

The founder of the Ringling Brothers Circus.
A clown in the Cole Brothers Circus.
An American showman who said “There’s a sucker born every minute.”
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Picker's Pocket Guide - SIGNS: How to Pick Antiques Like a Pro

This book packs 208 full-color pages with tips, tricks, and strategy on how to collect and sell vintage advertising signs into a easily portable package.
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How to Recognize and Refinish Antiques for Pleasure and Profit

Book: How to Recognizing and Refinishing Antiques for Pleasure and Profit
Have you ever bought an antique or collectible that was less than perfect and needed some TLC? Bob's new book offers tips and step-by- step instructions for simple maintenance and restoration of common antiques.

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