Morphy’s 700-lot March 30 Advertising & General Store Antiques Auction brings together hundreds of colorful antique amusements, including a collection of rare, primarily 19th-century safes.
Hands down,Coca-Cola is the champion of brand marketing. Key examples of this are the games and toys used to market the soda, and now they are among the most popular of all Coca-Cola collectibles.
A multimillion-dollar three-day dual auction extravaganza is planned Nov. 28-30, 2012, in Fairfield, Maine. The back-to-back cataloged auctions are filled with two full days of fine glass and lamps followed by toys, dolls, antique advertising, coin-op, music machines, salesman samples and more.
Chasing branded antiques and collectibles in attics, antique malls and on eBay is opening up a whole new collecting niche for corporate archivists charged with rescuing a company’s nostalgic past from the dust bin of history.
With a diversity seldom matched in other venues, Hake’s Americana & Collectibles' 207th auction holds nearly 3,000 items in more than 200 collecting categories; the online event closes Nov. 13-15, 2012.
Collectors spend their free time digging through old dumps and foraging through ghost towns, digging out old outhouses, exploring abandoned mine shafts, and searching their favorite bottle or antique shows, swap meets, flea markets, and garage sales. This list of bottles and values will tell you what people are seeking in today's market.
Did you know artifacts show coin-operated machines existed as far back as the 1st century A.D.? Here's everything you want to know about coin-op antiques.
Bottle expert Michael Polak joins Antique Trader as a columnist on issues important to bottle collectors. Known as the author of "The Bottle Bible" Polak has a long history in the hobby and will share news from bottle clubs shows and sales, upcoming auctions and pricing results and ongoing bottle hobby events. He kicks...
A vast accumulation of fire fighting memorabilia and a lifetime pedal car and toy collection will be sold Oct. 5-7. A rare Toledo Buick pressed steel toy car in excellent, all-original condition, is expected to sell for between $10,000 and $15,000.
An Aug. 10-11 antique advertising auction features 130 occupational shaving mugs. A special baseball mug was once owned by baseball great William J. Kuehne. The striking mug features an image of a player sliding into home plate alongside the catcher, with a full baseball diamond and players in the distance. Between 1883 and 1892,...