It amazes it how often I’m inspired to explore the things that interest the people I appreciate and admire. I definitely believe that is the case with Hot Wheels, which I’ve gained an appreciation for since meeting Mike Zarnock, Guinness World Record holder of the largest collection of different Hot Wheels. Read More +
A collection art and artifacts from the mid-20th century’s obsession with B-movies are some of the most unusual items Old Town Auctions has ever brought to auction. Its Nov. 18-20, 2011 sale features 200-250 lots from the collection of Bill George, the original editor of Femme Fatales magazine whose now-closed private museum in Baltimore was devoted to horror film and B-movie “scream queens.” Another featured collection consists of pressed-steel automotive toys amassed over many years. Read More +
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Harry Costa’s shop, Just Things, is a 6,000-square-foot specialty store that is filled with collectibles just waiting to be discovered. Read More +
Elliot Handler, the inventor of Hot Wheels, co-founder of Mattel and wife of Ruth Handler (creator of the Barbie doll) died July 21, 2011. Author and jewlery expert Kathy Flood shares with us ten facts about the fascinating life and legacy Mr. Handler left on American pop culture … and the costume jewelry world.
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The Revell toy company was founded by Lewis H. Glaser circa 1950. One of Glaser’s first toys in 1951 was an inspired merger of two of young boys’ favorite playthings: cap guns and cars. The toy has a 1/16th-scale mid-’teens Maxwell roadster that had a wire cable topped with a thumb-and-two-finger grab handle. Its chassis had a contact through which a roll of caps could be fed.
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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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YORK, Pa. — “After four decades,” says founder Ted Hake, “we are still evolving to meet the interests of today’s collector. Putting two centuries of America’s fascinating historical and cultural artifacts into a 420-page color catalog intended to facilitate telephone and real time Internet bidding is a challenge my staff and I relish. Read More +
This list is based on rarity and value. Yes, there are cars that are reported to have more monetary value. But as far as we’re concerned, some of these are just priceless pieces of Hot Wheels cars history.
First, let me say my Read More +