• 11
    Mar

Toys, Glass, Petroliana Fetch Top Dollar in Auction

RAYMOND, Ill. — A standard-glaze portrait vase bearing the likeness of a cocker spaniel sold for $2,640 on the last day of a three-day auction held Feb. 15 thorough 17 hosted by Matthews Auctions. The 13-inch vase, signed “M. Timberlake,” was in good condition, with no chips, cracks or repairs. It was the top achiever […]

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  • 18
    Feb

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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  • 12
    Feb

Auction House, Damaged by Sandy, Returns with Toy, Book, Memorabilia Sales

LYNBROOK, N.Y.— Three auctions have been scheduled for February and March featuring historical memorabilia, rare books, stamps, and coins hosted by Phillip Weiss Auctions. The sales represent the return to live sales for the firm, which was displaced when its Oceanside, N.Y., building was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy and the company was forced to vacate […]

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  • 30
    Aug

The Collector’s Minute: Out of this World Prices for ‘Flown’ Items

  To collectors of items related to space flight, nothing is nearer and dearer to their hearts than the word “flown.” While any item related to space exploration from the early days of NASA to the latest space shuttle flights are sought after, “flown” items are the most desirable. What the term “flown” refers to […]

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  • 1
    Aug

‘Hey, Taxi!’ Cab Service on a Small Scale

The taxi cab is a common sight on the streets of any city. For small-scale die-cast collectors, the humble cab has been made available over the years in many forms. At any given time, most die-cast manufacturers have at least one cab in their regular line-up. The examples shown here are by no means all […]

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  • 23
    Jun

Wacky Racers Offer a Crazily Customized Die-Cast Collection Category

Having a 4-year-old in the house is a great way to keep young. My son, Bentley, like most children his age, is fond of cartoons. Recently, we were setting up his race track play mat and I asked what kind of race cars he would choose from his collection for the race. Usually he selects […]

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  • 6
    Jan

Hot Wheels’ Goodwill Ambassador

At first glance, Bruce Pascal looks exactly like what he is: a respectable middle-aged commercial real-estate agent with a wife and family. But get him started on the subject of Hot Wheels and you can almost see the years peel away to reveal the little boy in a man’s body who hasn’t outgrown his love […]

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  • 22
    Dec

Hot Wheels—Still Blazing at 40

Mattel’s Hot Wheels, the ultimate stocking stuffer, turned 40 this year and is still the king of die-cast collectibles, with a staggering two cars sold across the globe every second of the day. Detroit’s Big Three automakers, eat your hearts out! According to Mattel’s Web site, more than 15 million boys in the 5-15 demographic […]

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  • 30
    Nov

‘Red Flag Law’ Figurine

‘Red Flag Law’ Figurine

By Dave Bausch

Automobilia art objects take several forms, some are made just for pleasure to the eye, but others were made to tell a story or help record a historic event. This art item was made to tell a story about “Red Flag Law.”

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  • 21
    Nov

Automobile Flower Vases


Automobile Flower Vases

By David Bausch

The flower vase is both an automobile accessory and an object of auto art. The flower vase added a touch of elegance to a rather dull interior of many of the cars of the 1920’s.

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