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The discs sell for $20 to $30, much less than laser discs. 5 So, you might figure a mid-range player and a dozen movies will cost close to $1,000, but that assumes you already have a digital feceiver capable of decoding the lix-channel sound (about $600) arid a relatively new, big-screen television with component video hookups. (If you're going to pop for one of those, you'll want to consider a 16:9 ratio screen so you can watch the original version of the movies fidthout the "letterbox" borders, pnly about $5,000.) f Technically, you don't need ih'e digital receiver or really big TV but you won't be getting the full benefits of DVD without them. What you'll still need for your home entertainment system is a VCR, because a DVD can't record, nor can DVD movies be copied. I "The DVD is not a replacement, it's an enhancement," said Heidi Geller, of Best Buy's corporate headquarters in Minneapolis. 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'Tree Gift With Treatment" &u devoir Vein Center I 535 South Flagler Drive West Palm Beach 561-835-0359 I (Located in tfie Aesthetic Surgery Clinique) IV puitftn ml mj (XfMii kxwnNc forfuyincAl tUMiighl hitvhM lo pi), cmid (nymen urht kiidIwaI lot sty Mhtf nict. wiiinniit inmmcitt toidii pcffLmcil jittull uf and wihirt 12 hiwr-irfropirting hiihc iHhntMinen tilht W( tfvtcA.cuminiiiHin iir irnwwni Palm Beach Lakes Community High School 3505 Shiloh Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33407 presents THE CENTER FOR PRE LAW & TEACHER ACADEMY MAGNET PROGRAMS OPEN HOUSE Thursday, December 11, 1997 6:30pm - Courtyard 7:00pm - Little Theatre Country Living Cast-iron toys from the 19th and early 20th centuries number ; among the most coveted antique toys. I The mass productions of toys ; in the United States began around !the middle of the 19th century. ; Before that, wrote Marie Proeller ; in an article in the current issue of Country Living, children's play-! things were mainly handcrafted by I family members, although wealthy I parents often had pieces custom-;made for their tots by local crafts-men or imported elaborate treasures for them from Europe. ! The use of cast iron in toy 'production happened almost entirely on our shores, as European I firms tended to prefer lithographed tin as a medium. Despite ; iron's intrinsic bulk, American manufacturers were able to ! achieve a fairly high degree of ; detail by using pressed-sand I molds. The toys were cast in indi-jvidual parts, assembled using pins or bolts, and carefully painted with ;eye-catching colors. ! Cast-iron toys ranged in intri-icacy from multipart horse-drawn Carriages and circus wagons to ; simpler items such as floor trains, jminiature stoves, and cap guns. I ; Mechanical banks, whose ingenious scenarios were devised to make saving pennies fun for children, also met with high demand. As the 19th century progressed, cast-iron toys reflected advancements in transportation. Horse-drawn carriages soon gave way to trains, electric trolleys, and automobiles. Cast-iron toys are especially Subject to unscrupulous duplication because their parts can be dismantled and recast. Although ithe replicas look similar at first "glance, alert collectors can learn to avoid them. i Feel the surface of the toy. Antique pieces will be smooth When compared to new ones, which have a rougher surface resulting from careless finishing. Study the joints and movements. The hasty construction of the newer models often reveals itself in poorly fitting edges. Antique examples fetch anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars depending on such factors as age, size, manufacturer, and the number of models originally produced. Earlier this year, a c.1880 Carpenter horse-drawn wagon sold at auction for $2,530, a c.1890 Ives & Blakes-lee horse-drawn fire pumper went for $920, and a 1919 Kenton army truck went for $287.50. RiLhitbttvp-e '47 Downtown West Palm Beach December 6, 7 & 13, 1997 FREE for all ages! Saturdav. December 13 from 11 a.m. - 5 D.m. ATTENTION 8TH & 9TH GRADERS! THEl ; . CENTER! Applications FORI iv (r -a ii n Meyer AmphitheatreFlagler Drive UJJI JJ Entertainment, art, games and cuisine from more than 15 countries. Win two tickets to anvwhere LAVCr Dual Enrollment in Grades 1 1-12 Earn 18 College Credits Law Internships and Shadowing Mock Trials and Debates Mentoring and Service Learning Student Council and Law Club Law-Related Curriculum ( celebration of many cultures u$ Air traves from Eileen's Travel. 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