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 +

Rare trove of Walt Disney drawings and family stocks show business was in his blood

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RENO, Nev. – A rare and unusual trove of stock certificates and family correspondence from the Walt Disney family crosses the block Nov. 29-30. The collection includes an original, autographed illustration by Walt Disney and several stock certificates issued to his father, Elias, by the O-Zell Jelly Co. of Chicago. “Everything in this auction is great stuff,” Fred Kagin told Antique Trader. “When I saw this, I flipped.” Read More +

Pulp Renaissance: Hard-boiled, cliffhanger stories viewed as collectible American fiction

Blazing six-shooters and galloping horses. Screams in a fog shrouded alley. Green-skinned aliens towering over a scantily clad woman. Sleek silver spaceships cutting a path across the star specked universe. Tales of adventure in the far-flung Orient. These are but some of the indelible images that thrilled a generation of pulp magazine readers during its heyday of the ‘30s and ‘40s. Read More +