A record number of bidders participated in the March 17-19 auction at Hake's Americana, where pair of mechanical, painted-composition Mickey and Minnie Mouse store displays sold $29,222.
Islander Trading Post, located on Sanibel Island, is more than one of the businesses of this vacation destination, it's an eclectic haven for collectors. Learn more about this seaside shop in the latest Knowing Your Business column.
A popular vintage tin sign, by Ithaca, titled “Miles to Church Street Garage,” is among the 2,100 lots to be presented before bidders April 10-12, during a no-reserve auction offered by Showtime Auction Services.
From the essentials of day-to-day living of the past, to nostalgic and popular collectibles of today, country store memorabilia continue to enjoy widespread appeal.
In this excerpt from Picker's Pocket Guide -- SIGNS by Eric Bradley, you get an intriguing and educational sneak peek behind the scenes of the white hot world of vintage advertising signs.
Do you recall those days of youth when you'd pour over the pages of the holiday catalogs, circling items, referring to specific pages while making your holiday wish lists (and checking it twice)? If so, you're not alone. We posed a question about memories of holiday catalogs (wishbooks) and a few readers shared their...
An Encore Banjo machine is one of the coin ops, jukes, toys, signs and advertising, architecture, leaded glass set to cross the block Nov. 13-14 at Donley's.
Philip Weiss Auctions' Oct. 15 sale will be the epitome of eclectic, with a selection of fossils including a bear dog skull, and a unique selection of ice cream collectibles sharing the auction block.
The lifetime collection of a late Michigan couple will be presented to bidders Oct. 3-5 during a no-reserve auction presented by Showtime Auction Service. Items including Western-related advertising signs — with cowboys, cowgirls, Native American and horse-themed signs; and more than 100 serving trays, are some of the many pieces headlining this sale.
Decades before people captured every moment of vacation on a camera, or a smartphone, there were picture postcards. Karen Knapstein turns to her own collection of scenic postcards to reminisce about a childhood trip in her latest Postcard Ponderings column.