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Collectors Corner: Star Trek at 50
Time flies when you are hurtling through the galaxy at warp speed. It's been 50 years since the sci-fi program Star Trek debuted on television, and today we whet your appetite with a look at some favorite collectibles for star-struck fans.
Collectors Corner: Angry Birds
Droves of bad piggies and flocks of angry birds invaded people's smartphones in recent years. Thanks to the success of the mobile app game Angry Birds, collectors can now find such creatures in real life in the form of toys, clothing, and even bowling balls.
Collectors Corner: DVDs and Blu-rays
It may surprise you to learn that DVDs can be highly collectible. But what do you do when confronted with a box of movies at a yard sale? Collectors Corner editor Michele Alice explains what you should look for so you don't miss out on unrecognized gems.
Collectors Corner: Lava Lamps
Lava lamps have an interesting history and are highly sought after by collectors and decorators alike. Michele Alice gets a little groovy in today's Collectors Corner column.
Collectors Corner: Souvenir Spoons
Souvenir spoons have a surprisingly long and interesting history. For example, did you know there were souvenir spoons commemorating prisons? Michele Alice takes us on a tour and explains what to look for if you come across such items at a yard sale or auction. Included are a host of resources to peruse and learn even more about these special collectibles.
Collectors Corner: Monopoly
A lot has changed since Parker Bros. bought the board game Monopoly from Charles Darrow in 1935, but did you know the game is getting a new token this spring? EcommerceBytes provides a look back at Monopoly, its appeal to collectors, and a roundup of resources to learn more.
Collectors Corner: Posy Holders and Sugar Nippers
The only sugar nipper you're likely to see these days is on an episode of Downton Abbey - unless you're a collector, of course! EcommerceBytes goes on a tour of posy holders and sugar nippers in today's Collectors Corner column and includes resources to learn more.
Collectors Corner: Vintage, Collectible, or Antique?
Online shoppers rely on sellers to describe their items accurately, and this is especially important when it comes to antiques and collectibles. Collectors Corner Editor Michele Alice takes a look at some common terminology that can trip up buyers and sellers in today's column.
Collectors Corner: Toy Cap Guns
If you're a Baby Boomer, you probably remember playing Cowboys and Indians or Cops and Robbers outside in the fresh air. Who would have thought the toys from those games could end up selling for hundreds of dollars? Collectors Corner Editor Michele Alice reviews the history of cap guns in today's column and what to look for when on the prowl for collectibles.
Collectors Corner: Horseshoes
Whether seen as the utilitarian protective footwear for equines or U-shaped pieces of a popular outdoor game, horseshoes are valued by collectors. Our Collectors Corner columnist Michele Alice shares information and factoids along with a list of resources to learn more.