The El Camino in 1:64
by Doug Breithaupt For many years, fans of Chevrolet’s El Camino have had little to collect in small-scale diecast. That has changed recently as the El Camino finally joins the 1:64 scale parade. Up until the 1990’s, only one El Camino was available to toy car collectors. The original Johnny Lightning series by Topper offered […]
By nature people collect and accumulate based on need – food, clothing, and friends, for example, are necessary items that we gather and hold onto because we need them to get by. We also collect things we’d prefer to avoid, like bills, wrinkles, and worries. Sometimes we keep things when we’d do better to get rid of them; things that clutter our living space or our minds.
The Nerdy Speculator: Iron Man #1
Welcome to the Nerdy Speculator where I’ll be taking a look at some older comics that are or will soon be hot items on the comic book back issue market. For news on newer books that are soon to be collector’s items be sure to check out my other blog, This Week in Geek, every Wednesday.
Just learned after reading the ‘Personality Parade’ in Parade magazine for December 16, 2007 that Emily Procter, the blonde on ‘CSI: Miami’ collects exotic bugs. That certainly fits her role as a crime scene investigator, very sciency.
Campaign Trading Cards
To advertise your bread, laundry powder or clothing shop, perhaps you could include an image of Hillary Clinton or John McCain and an American flag in the background. If even bad publicity is good publicity, you’ll certainly get noticed all right, by the press and by the summons.
The Service Banner
United States Army Captain Robert L. Queissner of the Fifth Ohio Infantry was proud of his two sons. They, like him, were serving in the military during World War I, most likely overseas. To honor their commitment in service, he designed a simple small banner in 1917 that showed two blue stars on a white background and displayed it at home.
This Week In Geek 02/06
Welcome back to another edition of This Week In Geek. It’s the day after Super-Fat-Tuesday, the Superbowl Champion Giants have returned home, Barrack and Hillary are both trying to figure out who won yesterday and women of questionable character everywhere are desperately searching the internet for their own topless Margi Gras photos before their bosses and boyfriends find them.
Barbie™ ~ Looking Good at “49” !
Barbie™ gives a new meaning to the saying’ “You’ve come a long way baby.” 2008 marks 49 years since her first public showing at the New York Toy Fair. The Barbie™ doll has delighted children and collectors for many years. There are young and old Barbie™ fans not just in our country, but all over the world. So who is responsible for such an infamous doll?
Unique 37 star U.S. flag
The 37 star U.S. flag was created in 1867 for the admission of Nebraska as a state. It lasted until the admission of Colorado in 1876.
This flag, though, was quite unique. It was made using a patented resist-dye process on wool bunting. You can see the silk screen-like look in the stars in the closeup photos.
British National Flag of World War II
There’s a mystery to this flag.
Here is what we do know. It is definitely the flag of Great Britain and that it is definitely of World War II vintage. It is truly a big flag measuring 50 x 70 inches or about 4′ to almost 6′. We know that it was made in Belgium and appears to be completely hand made using a standard home-based sewing machine, not a commercial one.