If you were a young boy during the 1950s, chances were you dreamed of finding a metal Tonka Truck with a bright red bow resting under the tree on Christmas morning. Due to the desire of those young and old to get their hands on a Tonka Truck of their own, by the end of the 1950s, the Tonka Toys Incorporated company was producing 400,00 toy metal bulldozers, firetrucks, semitrailer, and pickup trucks every week.[Read more…]
While the days of young boys and girls collecting comic books may be vastly over, some years ago, purchasing your favorite comic from the corner store would have been the highlight of your week. While it is hard to say when the very first ‘Comic Book‘ came to life, we do know that the popularity of these paper books grew immensely after the release of Superman in 1938. Even today, the character Superman is known and adored by youngsters, with their dreams to become as strong, or powerful, or courageous as he.[Read more…]
In this post we’ll explore How to Identify and Value Vintage Milk Glass, it’s history and a look at some of the many collectible shapes available.
What is Milk Glass?
Milk glass is an opaque or translucent, milk white or colored glass that can be blown or pressed into a wide variety of shapes. Made into decorative dinnerware, lamps, vases, and costume jewelry, milk glass was very popular back in the Victorian era.[Read more…]
With the Boom of the Cabbage Patch Kid during the 1980s and 1990s among both girls and boys, there is no surprise that the Coleco company brought out a line of accessories that went with the popular dolls. Sometimes the accessories were sold alongside specialty Cabbage Patch Kids, while others were sold separately. This meant that young children could create a very own ‘world’ for their Cabbage Patch Kid, change their clothes, and set up a nursery. Many of the accessories were made from durable plastic meaning that many still exist almost 40 years later. In this article we will take a look at a number of vintage Cabbage Patch Kid accessories and their current second-hand vintage values.[Read more…]
In this Cabbage Patch Kid Guide, you can expect to find useful information that will help you price your vintage collectible doll and ensure it is fit for auction.
If you’ve browsed the toy aisle at your local superstore, you may have noticed the reappearance and recent rise in popularity of the Cabbage Patch Kids. These soft-bodied, hard-headed, and deliciously smelling dolls are still being wish-listed with parents seeking out a special Cabbage Patch Kid to gift to their children since the 80’s when the craze first began. These days not only can you purchase the standard sized dolls, the addition of the Cabbage Patch ‘Cuties’ means that there’s something for even the littlest family members to love and cherish. If you were lucky enough to have kept your much loved Cabbage Patch Kid from your childhood, or perhaps your ‘Little People Original’, you may be now seeking an appraisal or looking to determine the current market value of these highly sought after vintage items.[Read more…]
If you grew up in the 80’s or the 90’s or even the early 2000’s, chances are you or your sibling loved and cherished a Cabbage Patch Kid. You wouldn’t have been the only kid in your street to be loving your doll though, as these dolls similar to Barbie’s became a global sensation with many keen collectors still holding onto their original dolls 40 years later.[Read more…]
When it comes to vintage watches, many collectors will agree that there are watches, and then there are Rolex Watches. Never has there ever been another watchmaker who has been more deserving of the price and reputation that is synonymous with the Rolex brand.[Read more…]
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…]