A sluggish economy and rolling unemployment have failed to spook avid collectors of nostalgic Halloween memorabilia as 16.4 percent of Americans prepare to craft their own costumes this season.
More than 25 years after she started, Mary Lou Lober of Greensburg, Pa., hasn’t lost her passion for Shirley Temple dolls. “My home is filled with dolls,’’ said Lober, who has collected since 1982. “The only room where you can’t see those tiny little eyeballs is my bathroom.’’
The global downdraft is hitting the world’s economies with a speed and ferocity few imagined possible just months ago. But that gloom and doom found a silver lining at Dargate Auction Galleries’ winter auction sale ...
A sputtering economy has failed to throttle back a collecting boom in antique tractor sales as more investors seek safer bets with old farm equipment.
The mighty mortgage mess that has forced more than 400,000 U.S. homeowners into bankruptcy created some tall discounts for miniature dollhouse collectors at a recent Dargate Auction Gallery sale of antique toys.
They begin lining up at dawn to see items salvaged from a shipwreck that still haunts and intrigues even the most stoic of ocean liner antiquity experts.
A new type of antique show is sprouting in hot spots of the national economy, places where the speed of commerce is exceedingly local. In this new world, the most successful antique shows share a tendency to upend the Internet by ...
Two model-train collectors had prices jumping off the tracks at a recent U.S. Bankruptcy Court auction. At stake were 8,375 Lionel trains worth an estimated $1 million.
Paper doll collectors remain a cut above the rest of the antique world.