The Barbie Doll, produced by the Mattel company became a global sensation during the late 1900’s. First making an appearance in 1959, the Barbie Doll wasn’t just popular among young girls but also became of interest for keen collectors. While the majority of the higher-priced dolls have only been produced in more recent years, some barbies stashed in the attic or garage can also fetch high prices when sold to the right buyer.[Read more…]
Samsonite, just like their name sake Samson, is synonymous with strength, and durability, and yet they somehow manage to maintain an air of elegance and luxury that most other luggage brands have not been able to match.[Read more…]
Luggage bags, like so many other mundane items that we take for granted in our day to day lives, could very well become the next desirable collectible.
Despite the various materials that have been used to make the different types and styles of luggage bags over the years, few pieces have managed to last the test of time. Sometimes they were damaged by the elements, handled too roughly by baggage handlers, maybe even thrown around in cargo holders or simply lost in transit never to be seen again.[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…]
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…]
Royal Doulton is a well known English company famous for their intricate porcelain figurines, jugs, vases, jars and dinnerware. Over the last two centuries, ornaments by Royal Doulton have been gifted and loved by men and woman around the world. Many of the earlier pieces produced by the company are now classed as antiques meaning they are highly sought after by collectors.
In this article we will focus on Royal Doulton Antique Floral Vases. Vases produced by Royal Doulton are not widely talked about, although a 2011 episode of the Antiques Roadshow featured a set of Royal Doulton Vases that sold at auction for $17, 000. This television episode highlighted the pure value of these works of art in today’s society. Below we have brought together a collection of popular and valuable ‘Antique Royal Doulton Floral Vases’.