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INTERNATIONAL POLICE UNIFORM CAPS

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INTERNATIONAL POLICE UNIFORM CAPS

We recently acquired a number of really cool international police uniform caps. One group from the estate of a collector who was a retired police officer includes hats from Spain, Peru, Italy, Denmark and more. We also have some French police and military kepis and paratroopers berets coming from Europe. Be looking for those on our site soon.

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SPACE JUNK FROM NASA APOLLO AND SHUTTLE MISSIONS

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SPACE JUNK FROM NASA APOLLO AND SHUTTLE MISSIONS

You might associate the word "junk" with discarded items, a wrecking yard, or scrap metal. But there's a kind of junk that is a very hot collectible right now: space junk. NASA Space Shuttle CDF Manifold Exploding Bridgewire (EBW) Solid Rocket Booster Detonator There is no sign that our fascination with space travel is fading. Owning a piece of the quest for space can provide a tangible, emotional connection with the incredible men and women (and animals) that made space travel possible and went along for the ride. At the high end, the personal property of astronauts, like notebooks and space suits, and...

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1960S INDUSTRIAL MACHINE THEMED PRECISIONIST GEOMETRIC OIL ON CANVAS

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1960S INDUSTRIAL MACHINE THEMED PRECISIONIST GEOMETRIC OIL ON CANVAS

We are proud to offer this incredible 1962 industrial themed Precisionist oil on canvas. This piece came out of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the heart of the United States steel industry. It's uncertain whether the forms represent some actual machinery as seen by the artist or whether they are metaphorical. It is interesting that the mechanism as depicted seems to serve no useful purpose, with the various pipes and tubes exiting the image and seeming to connect to nothing. The current growing interest in machine- and industrial-inspired works is evidenced by an exhibition Cult of the Machine, held March 24, 2018 through August 12, 2018 at San...

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SOME IDEAS FOR COLLECTING ANTIQUES ON A BUDGET

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SOME IDEAS FOR COLLECTING ANTIQUES ON A BUDGET

Often people ask us what antiques they can collect on a small budget. There are dozens of classes of antiques that aren’t very expensive to collect, but the most important thing is to collect the items you love. Here are a few ideas: Ephemera (paper items): Old advertising, envelopes, souvenir programs, train schedules, brochures, event programs, checks, bills, deeds, indentures Political collectibles, such as buttons, pins and flyers Diecast miniature cars Vintage jewelry, accessories Stamps, coins and paper money, particularly non-U.S. Fast food giveaways like McDonald’s Happy Meal toys (free with food, and many become valuable) Record albums (45 rpm and...

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RARE GRAF ZEPPELIN PLATE AND BOWL BY HEINRICH & CO. BAVARIA

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RARE GRAF ZEPPELIN PLATE AND BOWL BY HEINRICH & CO. BAVARIA

As a collector of zeppelin memorabilia, I'm really pleased to offer a couple of rare, original Graf Zeppelin items.  Several German porcelain companies made plates and other porcelain that either commemorated the launch of one of the Zeppelins or was used for passenger dining service aboard. I understand the appeal of both types, but personally prefer the commemorative plates which more often feature images of a Zeppelin, while service porcelain usually had just the LZ logo of Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH. Of the commemorative plates, perhaps the finest were made by Heinrich & Co. of Selb, Bavaria. These are highly sought after, and...

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