Advertising & Country Store Collectibles to pace Huge Showtime Auction
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – More than 2,400 lots from three major collections of country store, pedal cars, toys and firefighting memorabilia will be offered at auction on the weekend of April 12-14 by Showtime Auction Services, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor/Saline Road in Ann Arbor. Internet bidding will be facilitated by […]
Early Automobilia Stein
What links the history of the automobile and the history of automobilia? The answer is the love/hate relationship with the automobile. Much autombilia–prints, sheet music, steins, postcards, valentines–illustrates the conflict between automobile lover and hater.
Collectible Automobilia Ashtray
“Automobilia” comes in many forms. Often, these objects are cross collectibles (i.e. ashtrays). One of the most interesting early ashtrays is the one pictured.
Masters of Food and Wine South America
This past month I attended the Masters of Food and Wine opening party held at the Palacio Duhau in Buenos Aires. Masters of Food and Wine is an annual conference put on by the Park Hyatt; it had been held in Carmel for close to twenty years. In 2007, it debuted in Mendoza, Argentina. This year’s Masters of Food and Wine made a huge splash in Argentine wine country.
It’s a Brewer’s Market
Like anything else made by man, BEER has a diverse and interesting history, rife for academic study. Those old tin cans in the basement could be worth polishing up and checking out. That metal Pabst Blue Ribbon sign and the funny, corkscrew souvenir grandpa bought for grandma on their honeymoon – these are valued pieces of Breweriana!
Don’t Smoke!…Collect Tobacciana
What a great area to collect in and it is hot! Whether it is pipes, tins, silks, baseball cards, signs or porcelain, there is something for everyone.
Cigar Collectibles “Official Price Guide to Collectibles” by Harry L Rinker Cigars and cigarettes are not synonymous. Cigars have always had an aloofness about them. They were appreciated by a select group of smokers, not the masses. Cigar connoisseurs are as fanatical as wine aficionados concerning the objects of their affection. The cigar renaissance of […]
Cigarette Collectibles “Official Price Guide to Collectibles” by Harry L Rinker The number of cigarette smokers grew steadily throughout the 19th century and first two decades of the 20th century. By the 1940s the cigarette was the dominant tobacco product sold in America. In the 1950s cigarette manufacturers were major periodical and television advertisers. The […]