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  • Nov 13 2013
  • 13 Nov 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Kerr & Co. Gold Belt Buckle, Howdy Doody Show Marionette

QUESTION: I almost sold a belt buckle for a couple of bucks at my garage sale a few weeks ago until I took a better […]

  • Nov 5 2013
  • 5 Nov 2013

Despite their Current ‘Hot’ Status, Skylanders’ Collectibility is a Shaky Proposition

If you’ve got kids of video game-playing age (or if you are a video game-playing adult), I’m sure that the fact that there is a […]

  • Oct 29 2013
  • 29 Oct 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Paul Schreckengost-Designed Zodiac-Theme Plate

QUESTION: I have a 9-inch diameter sky blue Zodiac-theme plate designed by Paul Schreckengost for Gem Clay Forming Company of Sebring, Ohio. Viktor Schreckengost, a […]

  • Oct 27 2013
  • 27 Oct 2013

They Came from the Crypt: Universal Monsters Toys and Collectibles

Walk into any toy or comic shop nowadays and chances are you’ll find a wide array of monster and horror-themed collectibles for purchase, from bobble-head […]

  • Oct 25 2013
  • 25 Oct 2013

Great Obscure Halloween Board Games Lurking in the Shadows

It’s Halloween time once again, and that means it is also time for my annual Halloween games roundup. I was raised on a steady diet […]

  • Oct 8 2013
  • 8 Oct 2013

Rinker on Collectibles: Mechanical Art Balances Mass-Production and Aesthetics

I recently was provided with copies of e-mail exchanges between advanced toy train collectors that dealt with topics ranging from the long-term prospects of sustaining […]

  • Sep 24 2013
  • 24 Sep 2013

Collectible Sports Figures: They’re More than Just Bobbleheads

There are many types of sports figures for collectors to pursue that have intrinsic value all of their own. However, they can also serve as […]

  • Sep 24 2013
  • 24 Sep 2013

Kid-Friendly ‘Disney Infinity’ Video Game is Only the Beginning as Extras Abound

If you’re the parents of Disney-inclined kids or if you’re Disney-inclined yourself, you’ve likely either heard of or already invested into the new Disney Infinity […]

  • Sep 24 2013
  • 24 Sep 2013

From Japan to the World: Battle of the Planets Collectibles

For many children growing up during the late 1970s and early 1980s, an animated TV series named “Battle of the Planets” had them running home […]

  • Sep 18 2013
  • 18 Sep 2013

Music, Coin-Op, Gaming & Toys to lead Sept. 21 Sale at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Two outstanding 35-year collections to be sold without reserve, featuring items in many categories, will be included in a specialty auction slated […]