A glazed cotton parade campaign flag touting the Lincoln-Hamlin ticket of the 1860 election set a world record for a name flag, realizing $40,124, during Hake's July 2017 sale.
In Southwestern Wisconsin, at the highest point overlooking the Mississippi River, you'll find an uncommon and totally engrossing destination devoted to collectibles and nostalgia, at Elmer's Auto & Toy Museum.
Sal Giudice's appreciation for fireworks dates back more than five decades, with half of that time spent amassing an impressive collection of fireworks and related memorabilia.
In a recent Knowing Your Business column, I connected with Ted Hake and Alex Winter, founder and president, respectively of Hake's Americana, to discuss Hake's marking 50 years in business.
Collaboration is the name of the game for the Antique Advertising Association of America, as the club once again teams up with another club for combined convention.
At one time, porcelain signs were the work horses of promotion for businesses and products. Today, those same signs are nearly as good as gold to collectors.
A joint auction slated for Dec. 2-3, featuring an array of vintage toys, banks, advertising items and memorabilia marks the first of a unique collaboration.
A vintage Buckeye Stages System bus depot sign topped $50,000 during the Oct. 7-9 auction presented by Showtime Auction Service.
A pair of 19th century Levi denim overalls, sporting four pockets — including two in the front, with a watch/coin pocket inside one of the pockets, and a single back pocket, is attracting widespread interest ahead of the Nov. 5 sale at Daniel Buck Auctions.