Found 74 articles matching Transportation and Vehicles category.
  • Nov 8 2008
  • 8 Nov 2008

Andy Bernstein: License to Collect

A few years ago, Andy Bernstein, WorthPoint’s expert on the growing and increasingly complex market for antique and collectibles license plates, made a trip to France and packed 400 automobile license plates in his suitcase. “I was able to pay for the trip with those license plates,” said Bernstein.

  • Nov 6 2008
  • 6 Nov 2008

Automobilia China Part Two


Automobilia China Part Two

By David Bausch

  • Nov 5 2008
  • 5 Nov 2008

United We Stand License Plates


United We Stand: Sept.11th, 2001 and Fight Terrorism License Plates

By Andy Bernstein

  • Oct 13 2008
  • 13 Oct 2008

Early Car Makers Desired Hit Song to Boost Sales

Early Car Makers Desired Hit Song to Boost Sales

By Dave Bausch

In the field of Automobilia, the one subject most collected is advertising. Advertising took many forms: posters, prints, toys, magazine ads, postcards just to name a few. But the one that most of the automobile makers yearned for was to have their specific model of car depicted on sheet music.

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

The Lure of Collecting Automobile License Plates

Once upon a time, old license plates were just old license plates. Once having outlived their usefulness, they were discarded, tacked to an old barn door or nailed to the garage walls and quickly forgotten. Anyone that collected them was viewed as somewhat of an oddball, perhaps engaging in some type of suspicious activity.

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Early Automobilia Stein

What links the history of the automobile and the history of automobilia? The answer is the love/hate relationship with the automobile. Much autombilia–prints, sheet music, steins, postcards, valentines–illustrates the conflict between automobile lover and hater.

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Collectible Automobilia Ashtray

“Automobilia” comes in many forms. Often, these objects are cross collectibles (i.e. ashtrays). One of the most interesting early ashtrays is the one pictured.

  • Oct 1 2008
  • 1 Oct 2008

Ernest Montaut: A Collectible Automobilia Artist

Not too many years ago the automobile was considered the work of madmen, determined to corrupt the morals of our society, not to mention upset the enterprise of the blacksmith, the horse breeder and the harness maker. (They weren’t far from the truth.) It is difficult for the current generation to understand how the automobile caught the world’s imagination.

  • Sep 17 2008
  • 17 Sep 2008

Toy Train Sets

A website dedicated to collecting model trains calls itself the “World’s Greatest Hobby,” and it isn’t hard to imagine why. Collecting colorful toy train sets is an old and respected leisure occupation. From the time trains arrived as transportation, train sets have been created and collected.

  • Jul 17 2008
  • 17 Jul 2008

Do You Remember Yuri Gagarin?

In 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter space and orbit the globe for 108 minutes aboard Vostok 3KA-2 (Vostok I) and returned safely to earth. What a brave cosmonaut!!