Found 77 articles matching Transportation and Vehicles category.
  • Dec 22 2008
  • 22 Dec 2008

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 […]

  • Nov 30 2008
  • 30 Nov 2008

‘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.”

  • Nov 21 2008
  • 21 Nov 2008

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.

  • 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.