Yearly Archives: 2015

Vintage Radios – My Personal Favourite Collectibles

Sure, current generations prefer their smartphones to vintage radios, but some 100 years ago, this invention was one of the best that happened to mankind. Seriously speaking, vintage radios are among my favourite, because they not only add a touch of class to your interior design, some are even workable. Radio waves were discovered in

8 Places You Can Get Really Authentic Vintage Band Tees

Vintage band tee shirts are not just style statements. Genuine vintage band tees are a tribute to yester year bands who blazed the rock scene and imprinted their music in the minds of millions of fans. They are an important part of a culture that laid the foundation of the modern world’s pop culture. But

Your Antique Porcelain Dolls’ Value and What It Means

The times of the early antique porcelain dolls dates around the 1850s. Among them the porcelain bisque dolls of German and French make belonging to the mid 1800s and early 1900s are considered valuable by a large number of collectors. The smooth bisque skin and the huge, expressive eyes of such antique dolls touch your

Antique Hinckley Fishing Lures – A 5-Minute Guide to Prices and Identification

Collection of antique fishing lures for sale has become an interesting hobby among the younger generation of fishing enthusiasts. Fishing lures which can be termed as antique pieces date back to earlier than 1898. They were made from different materials and were classified on the basis of their weight, size, type and color. In fact,

Determining the Collectibility of Valuable Matchbox Cars

Matchbox, a popular toy brand introduced by Lesney Products in 1953 but is now owned by Mattel, Inc, has always been a perpetual favourite among vintage toy car collectors, with its large varieties of diecast toy vehicles, plastic model kits and action figurines. Collectors were fascinated by the intricate details that went into the making

The 6 Best Things about Vintage Schwinn Bikes

The name ‘Schwinn’ has been synonymous with high quality bicycles for more than a century. Schwinn Bicycle Company, established in 1895, started with two partners named Ignaz Schwinn and Adolph Arnold. However, Arnold sold his stake in the company later and it was Schwinn who made the company a market leader in the bicycle industry.

The History of Collectible Pens and What You Should Know

Vintage collectible pens such as fountain pens, elaborated pens with jewel casings, cigar-shaped pens, branded pens etc. are often considered much loved items of collectible value. Collectors like vintage pens for their history and technical interest, and vintage nibs are also smoother and more responsive than the modern ones as more skilled labour went into

A to Z of the Collectible Rock-Ola Jukebox

Jukeboxes were essential sources of entertainment in public places especially teenager hangouts in the 1950s and 1960s. These mechanical devices were colourful works of art with lots of flashy lights, chrome and glass and allowed people to view the spinning and whirring of machines as they hear their favorite music. Today, some of the classic

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