How to collect antique and vintage railroad memorabilia

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Railroads are a wonderfully diverse area for collecting, offering many specialties. Antique or vintage railroad memorabilia collections may range from stationery, lanterns, switch locks, keys, buttons, badges, calendars or even dining car service items. Collector George S. Cuhaj takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the diverse world of railroad collectibles through a slideshow of rare memorabilia. Read More +

Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia announces second landmark auction

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The Schmidt Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia is holding the second auction of its entire stock March 24-25 at the museum in Elizabethtown, Ky. The first auction, held in September 2011, set a new benchmark for a Coca-Cola memorabilia sale by bringing in more than $3 million for 650 items, with several pieces going for more than $100,000 each – unprecedented for an auction of advertising art. Read More +

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 +

Wheat or chaff Part II: How to identify, date and price antique and vintage farm collectibles without getting fleeced

In part two of three, expert Russell E. Lewis continues his tips on how to date, price and identify the most popular antique and vintage farm collectibles as well as how to protect yourself in the ever changing collectibles marketplace. This exclusive excerpt from his popular book, American Farm Collectibles, is reprinted here in three parts and with more than a dozen photographs.
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Wheat or Chaff? Part III: How to identify, date and price antique and vintage farm collectibles without getting fleeced

In part three, expert Russell E. Lewis continues his tips on how to date, price and identify the most popular antique and vintage farm collectibles as well as how to protect yourself in the ever changing collectibles marketplace. This exclusive excerpt from his popular book, American Farm Collectibles, is reprinted here in three parts and with more than a dozen photographs. Read More +