Crazy Collections: These collectors only want zany and obscure antiques

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Sometimes collectors yearn for the unusual. They search for items that appeal to their sense of whimsy, or perhaps items that reflect cultural and historical values that may not have been thought of as collectible. Here you’ll meet collectors of the weird: funerary items, dental or medical items, prisoner art, condom tins, neckties, corkscrews, Salem witch-related items. Collectors of the esoteric are many and they open up an entire new world to us when we look at those items through their eyes. Read More +

SOLD! Unusual multifunction tools

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For tool collectors, Black Friday can mean many things, like cast iron! In this photo spread we present a selection of unusual multifunction tools and their recent prices. These would make perfect stocking stuffers for the collector on your list, but be careful – it will be difficult to keep the stocking pinned to the mantle. Read More +