• 17 Mar
    2014

Q & A with Harry Rinker: ‘Bone’ Picture Book, Honeywell Kangaroo Paperweight

QUESTION: I own a copy of the “Bone Picture Book,” published by McGraw-Hill in 1968. Before listing it on eBay, I tried to research its value. I found no information on Abe Books, Amazon, eBay or WorthpPoint. I am considering an opening bid request of $12, but am concerned the request is too low. What […]

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  • 29 Jan
    2014

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 […]

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  • 6 Aug
    2013

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 […]

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  • 23 May
    2013

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 […]

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  • 18 Feb
    2013

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 […]

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  • 24 May
    2008

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.

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  • 24 May
    2008

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.

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  • 24 May
    2008

San Diego’s Indy 500 Collectibles

Where there is a sport, there are fans, collectors and museums. Tomorrow the world’s greatest racecar drivers will compete hoping to win the Indianapolis 500.

In San Diego (two thousand miles from Indianapolis) a passion for everything about automobiles permeates the San Diego Automotive Museum.

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