If you and your soon to be fiance have an interest in collecting antiques or vintage items, it makes sense to propose with a special and unique ring. Antique engagement rings tell their very own story from a previous era and can make the perfect commitment piece for as long as their delicate nature is looked after and cared for daily.[Read more…]
Napco, which stands for National Potteries Corporation, was established in 1938 in Bedford, Ohio. Originally producers of decorative jars and vases for floral decor, they would become more known for their imported glassware, pottery, and ceramics from Japan. Between the mid 1950’s and 60’s, Napco would produce most of their more popular salt and pepper shakers, many of which are still highly sort after to this day.
Thanks to licencing deals they were able to release unique pieces modeled after popular actors and cartoon/comic characters. [Read more…]
During the early days of Walt Disney Studio’s productions. It was discovered, that by releasing picture books along side some of their films. They were able to capitalize on the popularity of a movie and garnish additional revenue long after the films have stopped screening.
Before the innovation of the home theater releases that we have today, be it Netflix or BlueRay. People who wanted to re-experience the films, would relive the magic by reading these books. These books would often retell a movie scene by scene, and use the same style of art work. [Read more…]
The Walt Disney Studios have produced some of the most highly sort after memorabilia and collectibles of all time. There is one product that stands out most as having the largest impact and influence on the lives of so many. Over the years the humble piggy bank has not only taught many children around the world the skills needed for saving money. They also gave many of us a sense of pride every time we managed to save up enough money to buy that new toy or see how much money we were putting into our bank accounts.
Disney was able to capitalize not only on the parents who were wanting to help their children learn vital skills for the future. But also the child’s fascination and obsessions that comes with their favorite characters. [Read more…]
While the majority of antique enthusiasts know of or collect Hummel Figurines, the later produced Hummel Plates were not as widely collected. The first line of Hummel figurines were produced during 1935 but it wasn’t until 1971 that the annual Hummel Plates were released.
While some Hummel Figurines are priced well into the thousands, their cousins, the Hummel Plates are worth a lot less.
Production: The Original Hummel Annual Plates were produced from 1971 until 1995.
Since Mickey Mouse first appeared in the 1928 short film “Steamboat Willie”.
Fans and collectors alike have searched far and wide for memorabilia from the Walt Disney Studios.
From original movie posters, to movie cels and commercially produced merchandise.
Collections have become known as Disneyana among the dedicated collectors.
Collections consist of the Walt Disney Classics such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
To the more modern Disney Movies and TV shows, with fans are stocking up on memorabilia in the hopes of striking it gold in the years to come.
This article will be going over some of the rare Disney Collectibles and their what their values would be. [Read more…]
In this article I have listed the rare antique typewriters and their current market values. Each entry contains the company name, release date, history and their prices.
1) Moya Visible No #2
Company: Moya Typewriter Company, Leicester, England
Release Date: 1905
History: The Moya Typewriter Company produced three different models of the Visible, between 1902-1908. Before commencing production on their Imperial model.
Only a few models were built and sold in that time, with some machines being rebranded under names such as Baka, Ideal and Sekretar for the overseas market.
Estimated Price: $3690 USD
A few months ago we covered the famous Hummel figurines. In this article I have listed the top 10 rare Goebel Hummel figurines and their current values.
1) Hum 1 – Puppy Love
Early Sample before TMK was used – 1935
Artist – Master Sculptor Arthur Moeller
Early models were made with out a tie and the head was tilted at a different angel.
- Original Number FF 15, Price: $5000 – $10000 USD
- II/1 With Attached Pot, Price: $5000 – $10000 USD
- T-1 Terra Cotta Material, Price: $7500 USD
Crocks, earth-ware pots or jars have been made for centuries, hand crafted in multiple countries around the world. It is thought crocks originated in France, although it wasn’t until the 1900’s that these stone kitchenware items were found in every American household. Crocks have many uses and continue to be used in modern day society. During the early 1900’s women would often store hand made butter or pickles in crocks. Today, many choose to use crocks as pot plants or to hold decorative items. The many timeless uses of crocks have made them increasingly popular amongst antique collectors.
For the majority of us, these guns will never be sold within our price limit. Not only are some of the most expensive guns antique pieces but many of these have historic value as well. How expensive is expensive though? Many of the guns spoken about in this article have been listed or sold for more than the cost of a brand new sparkly car, with a rare few selling for the cost of a house.
Following the end of World War II, collecting firearms has become increasingly popular. The popularity of antique and vintage guns has led to a price spike and a sellers market. Some collectors are on the hunt for specific makes and models, while others seek to collect guns from certain time periods. [Read more…]