Estate sale holding Shirley Temple glassware, Matchbox cars, Tonka toys and more to be carried live online July 30, 2011

Specialists of the South come July 30, 2011 is overseeing the massive collectibles estate sale of John and Jean Robertson, collectors who amassed a staggering number of items in a wide array of categories over the course of their rich lifetime together. Offered will be soda collectibles, advertising signs and clocks, radio tubes, vintage table radios, a gumball machine, vintage fans and hats, Shirley Temple memorabilia, Matchbox cars, Tonka toys, cigar boxes, American Fostoria, composite roosters, elegant etched glassware and china, children’s books, Rhine wine (Hock) glasses, Hummel figures, Haviland china and Christmas decorations.
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G.I. Joe Convention brings together aficionados of Hasbro’s ‘glorious obsession’

From the moment I stepped out of my car onto the curb that marked the front doors of the Westin Hotel to the second I drove away from the event via Rhode Island Route 146, the 2010 International G.I. Joe Convention in Providence, R.I., provided a unique opportunity to congregate with like-minded G.I. Joe aficionados who share my “glorious obsession.” Read More +

Rare Marilyn Monroe effects in June auction

LOS ANGELES – A trove of Marilyn Monroe’s personal and professional property including rare chest X-ray, the chair used by Marilyn in her final photo shoot, previously unreleased photographs of Monroe on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio including their visit to troops in Korea Read More +

The Treasure of Toys

Did you ever think your childhood favorites might be your favorite investments today? Take a look at the toys you (or mom) has tucked away as keepsakes, you might be sitting on a treasure or two. Of course these delightful tokens of youth are often priceless in the bank of soulful memories, but as the year’s auctions have shown, there is more than sentimental value in toys.
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Toys of the ’80s highlight latest edition of Toys & Prices

By the time this issue reaches newsstands, “Toys & Prices 2010, 17th Edition” will have been gobbled up by toy enthusiasts either at bookstores or online for nearly a month. (But plenty of copies are still available!) In addition to new toys and updated prices, one of the features that has people talking is the 16-page color section that focuses on toys from the 1980s. Read More +

America’s Real American Hero on the Big Screen

Did you know G.I. Joe has been a comic book hero since 1942? He and his team’s battles against Cobra and his cronies started in 1982 and continue today. The popularity of 3-3/4 G.I. Joe action figures are history-making in sheer numbers sold and their level of collectability; and this summer Joe and the gang hit the big screen in a much-anticipated movie that has everyone from Hollywood heavyweights to toy collectors talking.
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