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  • Sep 12 2013
  • 12 Sep 2013

American Marble Auctions Makes Debut with Inaugural Online Sale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The first-ever Internet-only auction for American Marble Auctions—an offshoot of American Bottle Auctions, which has featured marbles in its sales before but […]

  • Sep 8 2013
  • 8 Sep 2013

Musical and Arcade Rarities to Make Noise in Upcoming Auction

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 […]

  • Sep 4 2013
  • 4 Sep 2013

5,000-Year-Old Game Pieces Prove the Impulse to Create Board Games is Intrinsic

When I’ve written in this column about hobby board games or the kinds of board games that most folks are familiar with, 50 or 60 […]

  • Sep 3 2013
  • 3 Sep 2013

It’s No Joke When it Comes to Steiff’s Vintage Teddy Clown Bears

Every enthusiast has extra-special items in their collections—certain items that just take a gold medal for their rarity, design or the story behind them. Here […]

  • Aug 22 2013
  • 22 Aug 2013

Beanies, Dolls and Plates: The ‘Valueless Collectibles’

We all know that the Beanie Baby craze was a wild ride for a couple of years. People were actually acquiring these plush little darlings […]

  • Aug 18 2013
  • 18 Aug 2013

Doll Collector: Bru is the ‘Face’ of Antique French Dolls

(This article first appeared in Doll Collector magazine. Please click here to subscribe) If you were to make a survey of doll collectors today and […]

  • Aug 16 2013
  • 16 Aug 2013

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Lithograph Motor Race Game, Mechanical Whale Toy

QUESTION: I have a Motor Race Game, a 16-inch-square lithograph tin game board and the six cars. It is in very good condition. My wife […]

  • Aug 13 2013
  • 13 Aug 2013

A New Must-Have for Fastionista Barbie Collectors with ‘Coach Barbie’

If you love Barbie and Coach leather accessories, this may be the doll collecting highlight of 2013! It has just been announced that Mattel and […]

  • Aug 13 2013
  • 13 Aug 2013

Playing at the House of Mouse: Disney’s Magic Kingdom-Themed Board Games

For the first time since before my first child was born in 2010, we’re going on an old-fashioned, summertime family vacation. One of my young […]

  • Aug 11 2013
  • 11 Aug 2013

Antique Marbles—The Simplest of Toys is now a Complex Hobby

I had a 15-minute break from work one Saturday a couple of years ago and decided to spend it cruising through the flea market up […]