Cabbage Patch Kids

Collectibles & Art
When you think of a nostalgic baby doll toy, Cabbage Patch Kids probably come to mind. The unique looking dolls have been around since the 1980’s, and are still sold today. However, with special editions released throughout the years, they have become collector’s items. If they were a childhood toy for you, you might be chasing down a specific one you had to relive some memories. Or, you still have your originals and want to add to the collection. Regardless of your reasoning, vintage cabbage patch dolls are easily attainable online. History The history behind Vintage Cabbage Patch Dolls is rather interesting. Vintage Cabbage patch dolls were not born in a corporate meeting of a toy company. In fact, they were created by a 21-year-old art student named Xavier Roberts.…
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Vintage Football Helmets

Collectibles & Art, Sporting Goods
If you’re a sports fan and like collectibles, old football helmets are probably on your list. With so many out there and a robust history, they are a fun item to collect. Considering the cumbersome nature of old football helmets, you probably don’t want to have a massive amount of them laying around, but having a few from your favorite teams or helmets from one team throughout the years could be a fun collector goal. While we are on the subject, let’s answer some questions about old football helmets. When were they invented? How have they changed over the years? Before you buy it will be helpful to have some knowledge on the subject when narrowing down options. Invention/History Old football helmets date back to 1896, but they looked nothing…
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Vintage Oil Lamps

Collectibles & Art
Nothing screams “old timey” more than a vintage oil lamp. There are variety of types, but what comes to mind is a clear glass sconce with a flame hanging on the wall. For the vintage collector, oil lamps are a perfect addition and will be fun to hunt down. Before electricity, vintage oil lamps were a form of light to avoid using candles and open flames. However, they have been around much longer than you think. History of Vintage Oil Lamps Vintage oil lamps use, well, an oil-based fuel source. Oil lamps have been around since 4500 BC, and they looked much different. They were a round bowl lamp made of stone to hold the oil and light it. Variations of the oil lamp were used as alternatives to candles…
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Vintage Turntable

Collectibles & Art, Electronics
If you are a collector, you probably have at least a few vinyl records in your possession. If you’ve got records, you’re going to need a vintage turn table to play them on, of course. There are many options online for buying a vintage turn table, so you need to know what you’re looking for before you dive in. Perhaps you don’t have any records and you’re looking for a conversation piece or specific collector’s item, or you’re chasing a nostalgia high. That’s cool, too. History of Vintage Turntables Vintage turntables date back to over 100 years ago with the invention of the phonograph by Thomas Edison. This was the first-time recorded sound was able to be played back. It looked much different than the vintage turntables we know today,…
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Vintage Pocket Watch

Collectibles & Art, Jewelry & Watches
Now that we carry a little computer in our pockets, we don’t have much use for the vintage pocket watch. However, they are a very cool collector’s item with a rich history. Whatever has brought you to searching for a vintage pocket watch, they are a great find for the history buff or vintage item collector. Pocket Watch History Vintage pocket watches were developed during the 16th century and were as much functional as they were a fashion statement. They were geared towards men and became part of the ensemble. Pocket watches and other portable watches were only able to be produced with the invention of the main spring. Before that, time telling devices relied on weight in order to function, so they were unable to be portable. German inventor…
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Vintage Troll Dolls

Collectibles & Art
Everybody knows that wild colored hair and big eyes. Troll Dolls have been a staple toy for ages. They have been around for 60 years, and if you dig around anybody’s house, you can probably find one. Vintage Troll Dolls were very popular in the 1960s and can be found at any resale shop and online. You might remember vintage troll dolls from your childhood hanging around at everyone’s houses. They were everywhere and super popular. With so many varieties they are great to collect even if you’ve never had any before. They are perfect for anyone looking to add vintage décor around the house or want to collect old toys. Trolls are a symbol of good luck, and that was a selling point for the dolls. Keeping one around…
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Vintage Coca Cola Cooler

Collectibles & Art
When you see that red background and white cursive font, you know what you’re getting. A sweet and crisp Coca-Cola. Along with the beverage itself, a lot of people have Coca-Cola memorabilia laying around that just came into their life. Over the years, Coca-Cola has released a lot of different merchandise. One item is the vintage Coca-Cola cooler. The brand has undergone a lot of transformations in their logos over the years, so vintage items displaying old logos have become collector’s items. The vintage Coca-Cola cooler History Let’s take a little stroll down memory lane and look at the history of Coca-Cola. The Coca-Cola company was founded on January 29, 1892. Even though we know it as a soft drink today, Coca-Cola was invented by a pharmacist named Doctor John…
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Vintage Aluminum Christmas Tree

Collectibles & Art
A shiny Christmas tree brings back a blast from the past. If you grew up in the 1960s, your family probably had an aluminum Christmas tree at least one year. Even though they were trendy, the person with the aluminum tree today would be considered “tacky” If you’re looking for a nostalgic way to decorate for the holidays, vintage aluminum Christmas trees are still available for purchase. Due to their past popularity, collectors prefer to get a vintage aluminum Christmas tree as opposed to a modern one. History Vintage aluminum Christmas trees emerged onto the market in 1955. It was not until the 1960s that they gained popularity and became a huge fad.  They were first manufactured by Modern Coatings Inc., in Chicago. This was the first time having a…
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Vintage Zenith Radios for Sale – Where to Buy

Vintage Zenith Radios for Sale – Where to Buy

Collectibles & Art, Electronics
Are you into cool old electronics? Do you collect vintage radios? Vintage Zenith radios fit a trendy aesthetic while also being a collector’s item. Your grandma probably had one laying around. Let’s look at some history and why vintage Zenith radios are a good buy for collectors and those chasing nostalgia. History Founded in Chicago by Ralph Matthews and Karl Hassel in 1918, the company was originally called Chicago Radio Labs. They produced amateur radio equipment, and did not become a household name at first. The name was changed to ‘Zenith,’ which was after the ham radio signal contraction of 9ZN, which was ZN’th. Chicago Radio Labs became Zenith Radio Company in 1923. They were first known for their radios, of course. In the 1930’s, they started to make car…
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