Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The great thing about Christmas is that there's a ton of collectibles that you could have. Think about it, you could do sweaters, ornaments, and Santa is an area that's all its own.
I love the ornaments that John has in his Etsy shop, especially the ornament that was designed by Thomas Blackshear for Hallmark. You can see the ornament here.
So stay warm and bundle up! And for me, I have some pajamas that I am going to throw on.
Monday, December 24, 2012
The great thing about this card is that it falls into several collectible categories: advertising, baseball lovers, and gum nuts could find room in their collection for it.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Click here to see a piece of sheet music featuring Joan Crawford.
There are as many ways to display your collection as there are items to collect. They could be proudly displayed on a vintage piano, put on a coffee table, or even framed. The list just goes on and on.
Click here to see THE SHEIK sheet music.
You can see some additional examples of some vintage sheet music in my Etsy shop here.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Most of the porcelain signs I run into are so big, they literally need an 18-wheeler to transport, and a barn to hang on. But at 12 ½ by 12 inches—that’s inches, not feet—this Mobilgas sign is the perfect way to begin collecting signs. It would make a great addition to a garage, or over a bar, a little boy’s room, or in a man cave.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The most common sulphide that I have seen is the white porcelain figure in crystal glass. There are some variations of sulphides out there, and they can be pretty rare.
Hard-to-find sulphides that have colored glass (like green or blue), and the figures in the marble can sometimes be painted.
There are two things to keep in mind when it comes down to the condition of the marble. The glass itself is always something to look at for chips, cracks, and even clarity. But don’t forget to examine the figure itself.
Old sulphides will have air bubbles in the glass, and the figure will be off-centered and sometimes there will be a pontil mark. They were meant to be played with, and they often were. Sometimes they were played with to the point where they are chipped and even cracked.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The groups can be found either loose, or you can find them
still in their original boxes.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The dominant colors on many Goofus Glass items, gold and red, would go great with any Christmas decoration that you might have.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
With this very unfortunate turn of events, I had to find a functioning computer and shut my TIAS and Etsy stores down for a few days so that I could get everything resolved.
I created a new coupon code in my Etsy store to help celebrate the reopening. All you have to do is use the code REOPEN10 to receive a 10 percent discount when you make a purchase.
So hurry! The coupon code will expire on Monday, November 12.