Found 10 articles matching Seasonal/Holiday category.
  • Nov 29 2017
  • 29 Nov 2017

Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Bad for Collecting: Christmas Cards

Too much of a good thing can be bad for collecting.  Can you name six potential collecting categories where so many objects exist that their […]

  • Nov 29 2017
  • 29 Nov 2017

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Collectibles

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer holds a special place in the heart of many holiday collectible enthusiasts.  After all, who can resist his adorable looks, […]

  • Oct 18 2017
  • 18 Oct 2017

Collecting: Halloween Revisited

It was called Samhein, Calan Gaef, the Feast of Pomona, Parentalia, and All Hallows Eve. What is it? It’s Hallowe’en.  And, pagan or not, everyone […]

  • Oct 21 2016
  • 21 Oct 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: It’s Scary How Halloween Has Changed

Holiday collectibles were a hot commodity in the 1980s and ’90s as collectors looked nostalgically backward. Throughout much of the 20th century, holidays were anticipated, […]

  • Dec 21 2015
  • 21 Dec 2015

The Giant, Menacing Department Store Santa

Dana H. had a bit of a scare in the loft of an old carriage house on a gloomy day, a property she and her […]

  • Dec 15 2015
  • 15 Dec 2015

In Christmases Past, Wicker Made the List

In the past, Christmas was a much simpler time, and the emphasis was more on family, church and ?community rather than the monumental gift extravaganza […]

  • Oct 19 2015
  • 19 Oct 2015

Haunting Photographic Images of Early Halloween Costumes are Desired Collectibles

Halloween’s roots arguably date back thousands of years to Celtic harvest traditions. But the celebration in the form we know it today has a much […]

  • Dec 19 2013
  • 19 Dec 2013

Hubley Santa Toys: The Value of Trees, Reindeer and Paint

As Christmas nears, some items go up in value instead of being on sale. Christmas-related antiques and collectibles often have upticks in value before the […]

  • Dec 26 2008
  • 26 Dec 2008

Tossing a Retro New Year’s Eve Bash

Babylonians started cheering the New Year’s arrival more than 4,000 years—and no, Dick Clark wasn’t the host. The party tradition spread to Ancient Rome and […]

  • Sep 15 2008
  • 15 Sep 2008

Brimsfield Residue

That would be Brimfield, Massachusetts, home of the largest flea market.