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 Watts & Co. coffin phone may headline wide-ranging collector auction

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DENVER, Pa. – A large percentage of the world’s population has never even seen a dial-face telephone, but that certainly wasn’t the case with the late Bill Daniels. The massive collection of antique and vintage phones that filled his home comprised a chronological archive of Alexander Graham Bell’s 1876 invention and contained models ranging from primitive turn of the 20th century curiosities to ultra-cool mid-century designs. Read More +

Comedian Whoopi Goldberg’s collection full of serious Mid-century style

More than 70 pieces from Oscar-winning actress and comedian Whoopi Goldberg’s cherished collection of pottery, porcelain, art deco and of whimsical pieces she has gathered over the years will highlight a Sept. 27, 2011 sale in Dallas. While Goldberg has enjoyed her superstar status as hostess to some of the most interesting minds and unique characters in the world today she has also quietly and intelligently scoured auctions, antique shows and flea markets over the years to assemble her impressive assortment of tableware and accessories. Read More +