Q & A with Harry Rinker: ‘Early Junk’ Chair, Dale Earnhardt Die-Cast Car
QUESTION: Between 40 and 50 years ago, when my mother was collecting “early junk,” she purchased a rush-seat arm chair that has arms, legs and spindles featuring twisted rope-like turnings. It looks as though the chair was made in the late 19th or early 20th century and manufactured. Can you identify the style and period […]
Vintage Sports Pennants Provide Historical and Collectible Value
While still produced and available at stadiums around the country, the team pennant as we know them today are more of fan shop novelties than a true collectible. Fortunately for collectors, the opposite is true of vintage pennants, the older the better. These colorful triangle-shaped pieces of felt once served as a primary piece of […]
Indianapolis 500 Push Collectibles into High Gear
The Indianapolis 500, often referred to, as the Indy 500, is an annual race held on Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motors Speedway (IMS). The 500-mile race was first held in 1911 and is heralded as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” With its history, tradition and world-class drivers, the 500 provides collectors with numerous […]
Collecting Danica Patrick: Options For Everyone
This weekend, the Daytona 500 will have a lot of extra attention on it because of one driver: Danica Patrick. As the first woman to race from Daytona’s pole position, Patrick will secure herself in the annals of NASCAR history. But long before she starts her engine on Sunday, the world of Danica Patrick collectibles […]
Indy 500 Driver Collectibles
You can buy hundreds of collectibles including die-cast miniatures of the world’s fastest cars, emblems, patches, lighters, t-shirts, flags and the like, but there’s nothing quite like having an extensive collection of memorabilia from the race’s greatest drivers behind panels of glass.
Bob Swanson’s Indianapolis 500 Collection
With many people planning some rest and recreation along with family BBQs, the Indy 500 stands out as the highlight of the Memorial Day weekend and this year’s event is jammed packed with festivities any race fan would love to attend.
Auto & Drag Racing
The earliest automobile racing occurred in Europe at the end of the 19th century. By 1910, the sport was popular in America as well. The Indianapolis 500, first held in 1911, has been run every year except for a brief interruption caused by World War II. Collectors search for both Formula 1 and NASCAR items, with […]