Monday, August 26, 2013

What features do you look for with a classic car?

With cars, how do you know what features make a classic car collectible?

The color is often one of the first things that get noticed.  There are very common colors like red, black, or white.  Colors like Barbie Pink, Anaconda Green, or even Detonator Yellow may not be a great seller for a particular year.  If the color seems to be a different shade from what you are used to, there’s a possibility that it could be something good.

The engine of the car also could help make the car even more collectible.  There are cars that were made with a limited amount of a certain engine size.  If the car does have one of these engines, it could drive up the value quite a bit.

Air conditioning is another feature to look for.  The 1953 Chrysler Imperial was the first production vehicle in 12 years to get it after experiments with this feature that were made by Packard from 1939 to 1941 (it was discontinued because it took up half the trunk and was not very efficient).

Seat belts were only options that you could get if you wanted them when they first came about in the 1930’s.  Another option to look for is power windows.  Packard introduced power windows in 1941, and they were seen sporadically on cars and limos.  It was decades later that they became common place in cars.

One feature that became standard (and even a necessity when there is a crash) are doors.  There were some Model T cars that were sold without them (there were some model years, and even some of the higher priced models, were sold with them).

What kinds of classic cars have you seen that have something special?

Monday, August 19, 2013

Why, it's an advertising sign!

Last week there was a sneak peek to something that is in my Etsy shop.  The photo shows the back of a great handmade tin sign advertising the Dreamy Creamy Donut Shop.

The sign was made in the 1940's and would add a great vintage flair to any room of the house.  The great thing about this sign is that it is not that big--just 15 inches wide--and would not take up that much room on the wall.

The sign can be seen in my Etsy shop here.

This is one of those collectibles that not only fits into several collecting areas, it makes you hungry!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hey! Give me a hunk of that...

This week's sneak peek features something that's great to look at.  It's a...wait a minute,  what the heck is it?

Is it a tire?  No, I don't think that's it.  Is it a Depression glass plate?  Something tells me that isn't right either.

All that I know for sure is that it is for something that is a gooey treat.  Do you have a guess in what it could be?  Next week I'll have the answer to this puzzling item.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Wow! There's a new sale going on at my Etsy store!

There's a great new sale going on throughout the month of August and September at my Etsy store.  To help celebrate summer, make sure that you use the coupon code SUMMER25 to get a whopping 25% off on any purchase.  You can get 25% off anything, even these cool necklaces:

You can see these cool necklaces and lots of great items as well in my Etsy shop here.