Antiques and collectibles reference eBooks available in Amazon Kindle Store

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Some of the collectible hobby’s best books have been out of print for more than a decade, only to be found in antiques stores themselves as part of a dealer’s private library. F+W Media, publisher of Antique Trader, is proud to offer a variety of its antiques and collectibles products in e-book form in Amazon’s Kindle store. Now you don’t have to spend $50 for that out-of-print title if you put an e-reader such as your Kindle or iPad to work! Read More +

Rare Pennsylvania parade hat may sell for $30,000 in antique advertising auction

A wealth of rare antique signs, figures and other promotional items will be offered April 20-21, 2012 at Morphy Auction. The 1,260-lot sale incorporates an array of signage, with the centerpiece being the revered Coca-Cola advertising collection of the late Michael Narvaez. Also featured is an exceptional parade hat for Diligent Fire Company, possibly of Jim Thorpe, Pa., 1860s, which could bring $20,000 to $30,000. Read More +

Antique City returns April 14-15, 2012 with new venue, free admission for young collectors

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On April 14-15, 2012 Norm Schaut’s huge “Antique City” Fun Fair will be staged at the Lehigh University Fieldhouse in Bethlehem, Pa. Pennsylvania’s largest and most diverse indoor antiques fair will present 250 exhibitors from 32 states offering everything from furnishings to fine art, jewelry to jukeboxes, porcelains and postcards to dolls and trains to ships and planes. Read More +

Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia announces second landmark auction

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The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia is holding the second auction of its entire stock March 24-25 at the museum in Elizabethtown, Ky. The first auction, held in September 2011, set a new benchmark for a Coca-Cola memorabilia sale by bringing in more than $3 million for 650 items, with several pieces going for more than $100,000 each – unprecedented for an auction of advertising art. Read More +

Top tier pedal car and toy collection offered live and online at Showtime

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Over 2,000 lots of investment-grade antiques and collectibles from over 100 consignors will change hands March 30 to April 1 in Showtime Auction Services’ spring sale. In addition to pedal cars and toys, the auction will feature banks, pottery, Wave Crest, trade signs, advertising signs, folk art, soda fountain, Coca-Cola, Western, Native American, country store, paintings, farm signs, match safes, tip trays, whiskey and breweriana. Read More +

SoCal’s All-American Collector’s Show marks 40 years with 200 dealers

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GLENDALE, Calif. – If you’re a treasure hunter, a fan of vintage toys and memorabilia, or a history buff, you likely found your way to the Los Angeles area Glendale Civic Auditorium to celebrate and enjoy the 40th anniversary of The All-American Collector’s Show. The weekend event acted as a magnet for some 200 dealers from all over the U.S. (as well as Sweden), to sell and trade tin wind-up toys, cast-iron toys, Disney memorabilia, dolls, Americana, arcade machines, movie memorabilia, vintage advertising and myriad “blasts from the past.” Read More +