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Collecting mermaids -- tips and tricks

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Collecting mermaids -- tips and tricks
Why collect mermaids? Mermaids have been a popular image since antiquity, appearing in heraldry, art, literature, and the media. Although mermaids are commonly thought to be an artifact of folklore, mermaid sightings still occur to this day. This makes mermaids a popular item to collect.

If you can think of it, you can probably find a mermaid on it. Look around, you might be surprised where a mermaid for your collection might turn up. And of course, once word of your collection gets around, all your friends and family will bring you mermaid items "because I just thought of you." Watch your collection grow fast.

Vintage mermaid decor

Some items you might encounter when shopping for vintage mermaid collectibles include:

mermaid coins

Holiday decor

While uncommon, mermaids do show up in holiday decor. The red and green flocked mermaids are circa 1960. The blown glass mermaid ornaments are from Poland circa mid-1980s. These would be great on a mermaid themed Christmas tree -- especially with some fish ornaments.

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Barware

Not just glasses but also tiki mugs, stirrers, and cocktail picks.

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mermaid drinks Once you have your mermaid barware in order, you can mix up your favourite mermaid themed cocktails:

Mermaid collecting tips

When buying and selling mermaid, bear in mind these three factors:

As to where to go, try any of the following:

More mermaid collectibles

Even if you aren't interested in vintage kitsch, there are plenty of modern mermaid collectibles ideas for every taste and household!

And if you still haven't had enough mermaids, how about this collection of mermaid jokes?

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