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Dinosaurs disappeared from the face of the Earth 65 million years ago. Today, dinosaurs still retain their immense popularity, with dinosaur bones, teeth, skeletons, eggs, droppings and other fossils bringing top dollar in the natural history collectibles field. Tyrannosaurus Rex, Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Protoceratops and Pteranodon are just some of the extinct dinosaurs whose remains fetch big bucks, with some fossils selling for over one million dollars.
Norman Jewison's sizzling In the Heat of the Night burst into American movie theaters in 1967 starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger, an unlikely pair who team up to investigate a murder in redneck Sparta, Mississippi. Lee Grant, Warren Oates, William Schallert and Beah Richards also appear. Valuable In the Heat of the Night memorabilia includes movie posters, lobby cards, pressbooks, first edition books and publicity stills.
United Artists' Around the World in 80 Days came to movie theaters in 1956. David Niven has the starring role of Phileas Fogg with Finlay Currie, Robert Morley, Cantinflas, Noel Coward, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, Evelyn Keyes, Jose Greco, Gilbert Roland, Ronald Colman and Shirley MacLaine also along for the ride. Valuable Around the World in 80 Days memorabilia includes movie posters, lobby cards and promotional stills.
Vincent Price reigned as one of the top horror movie stars of the 1950s and '60s. Price's many film credits include House on Haunted Hill, The Bat, Pit and the Pendulum, Tales of Terror, The Tomb of Ligeia, The Oblong Box, Scream and Scream Again, Dr. Phibes Rises Again and Madhouse. Valuable Vincent Price memorabilia includes movie posters, stills, lobby cards and autographs.
Christopher Lee has enjoyed a long and successful career in films and television. Lee's many movie credits include Scream of Fear, Horror Castle, The Skull, The Brides of Fu Manchu, The Oblong Box, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Dracula A.D. 1972, The Keeper and Circle of Iron. Valuable Christopher Lee memorabilia includes autographs, movie posters, lobby cards, signed books and handwritten letters.
P. K. Silesia porcelain pieces are nice vintage collectibles. They were made in Silesia (formerly in Germany and now in Poland) from the 1880â€™s until World War II. But the company was first started in 1860 and itâ€™s still producing ceramics today. Its vintage porcelain has a lot of antique charm.
Country-western singing star Tex Ritter (1905-1974) rode tall in the saddle during his Hollywood heyday of the 1930s and '40s. Ritter starred in a slew of low-budget movie westerns including such films as Song of the Gringo, Hittin' the Trail, Rollin' Plains, Flaming Bullets and Prairie Gunsmoke. Valuable Tex Ritter memorabilia includes autographed photos, movie posters, lobby cards and original movie stills.
Irwin Allen's The Time Tunnel (1966-67) features James Darren and Robert Colbert as two American scientists lost in the infinite corridors of time travel. Whit Bissell, John Zaremba, Lee Meriwether and Wesley Lau appear in support. Valuable The Time Tunnel TV show collectibles include Ideal board games, Gold Key comic books, Pressman spin-to-win games, Saalfield coloring books and ABC-TV press kits.
TV's Annie Oakley ran on the tube from 1954 to 1956 starring Gail Davis in the title role. Brad Johnson and Jimmy Hawkins were also in the cast. Valuable Annie Oakley TV show collectibles included old TV Guides, Dell comic books, Whitman paper dolls, Pla-Master play suits, Hartland Plastics statues, Rice Krispies cereal boxes and Wonder Bread flip picture premiums.
Bram Stoker's Dracula is considered to be one of the greatest horror novels ever written. Dracula was first published in the United Kingdom in 1897 where it garnered excellent reviews, later earning cult status with the introduction of the various Dracula movies beginning in 1931. Dracula British and American first edition books can sell for big money in today's antiquarian book market.
Collecting ceramics can be a very interesting hobby. First there's the fun of finding pieces that you like or that are unusual. Then there's the fun of researching the time and place of manufacture, based on the mark or back stamp. You can buy pieces very cheaply at thrift stores. It seems like, the more pieces I collect, the more I want to find.
Collecting ceramics can be a very interesting hobby. First, there's the fun of hunting for pieces that you like or that are unusual. I like to shop for them in thrift stores, where I can get them very cheaply. Then there's the fun of researching your find, based on the manufacturer's name and marks on the back. I find that, the more I get, the more I want to keep looking.
The great Bette Davis earned eleven Best Actress Oscar nominations during her incredible Hollywood career. Tough, brassy and always the consummate actress, Davis scored her first Academy Award playing Joyce Heath in Dangerous (1935). Valuable Bette Davis movie memorabilia includes autographed photos, movie posters, movie heralds, studio portraits and lobby card sets.
ABC-TV's Broken Arrow graced the small screen from 1956 to 1958. Later syndicated under the title Cochise, the series stars John Lupton and Michael Ansara. Valuable Broken Arrow TV show collectibles include Hartland statues, Dell comic books, old TV Guides, Built-Rite jigsaw puzzles, Tom Jeffords writing tablets, RCA Victor 45 rpm records and 1950 movie posters.
Billy Beer was introduced in 1977 by Falls City Brewing Company of Louisville, Kentucky. Also distributed by Pearl Brewing, West End Brewing and Cold Spring Brewing, Billy Beer garners its name from Billy Carter, the late brother of former President Jimmy Carter. Billy Beer cans are not rare today but do command some value and remain an enduring urban legend in collecting circles.
CBS-TV's The Waltons ran from 1972 to 1981 and also produced an array of television specials. Ralph Waite, Richard Thomas, Michael Learned, Will Geer, Ellen Corby and Judy Norton headed the fine cast. Valuable The Waltons TV series memorabilia includes Mego action figures, Milton Bradley board games, Whitman paperdoll books, Mego toy trucks, Aladdin lunchboxes and autographed cast photos.
NBC/ABC's Wagon Train (1957-65) was one of the era's most successful TV westerns. Ward Bond was the original wagonmaster until his death in 1960, with John McIntire, Robert Horton, Frank McGrath and Robert Fuller also in the cast. Valuable Wagon Train TV show collectibles include Milton Bradley board games, old TV Guides, Marx play sets, Dell four color comic books and Leslie-Henry gun and holster sets.
Orson Welles (1915-1985) left a lasting mark on Hollywood. His big film was the titanic Citizen Kane (1941), for which he will always be remembered and revered. His other acting roles include appearances in The Lady from Shanghai, The Third Man, The Black Rose and Touch of Evil. Valuable Orson Welles memorabilia includes movie posters, autographed photos and signed radio contracts.
CBS-TV's Family Affair graced the television airwaves from 1966 to 1971. Brian Keith stars as Uncle Bill Davis, with Kathy Garver, Johnny Whitaker, Anissa Jones and Sebastian Cabot also in the cast. Valuable Family Affair TV show collectibles include Whitman games, old TV Guides and Teleguides, King-Seeley lunchboxes, Mattel Buffy & Mrs. Beasley dolls and Gold Key comic books.
Back in the 1990's a craze went worldwide when Ty, Inc.created Beanie Babies. The biggest problem was, they held them back from the kids who loved them most. Collectors hoarded these toys and parents would not let their children play with them, because they may be able to sell them for a giant profit. Now Beanie Babies are very easy to come by and the thrill has worn off.
Warner Bros. Television's Hawaiian Eye graced the small screen from 1959 to 1963. Anthony Eisley and Robert Conrad play cool private eyes with Connie Stevens appearing as lounge singer Cricket Blake. Valuable Hawaiian Eye TV collectibles include Gold Key comic books, old TV Guides and TV Weeks, Lowell board games, Troy Donahue flasher buttons and Warner Bros. TV soundtrack albums.
ABC-TV's The Six Million Dollar Man aired on the small screen from 1974 to 1978. Lee Majors plays Colonel Steve Austin Â– the bionic man Â– with Richard Anderson and Martin E. Brooks also in the cast. Valuable The Six Million Dollar Man TV collectibles include the Kenner Dual Launch Drag Set, old TV Guides, Kenner's Venus Space Probe, Charlton comic books and Craft Master paint sets.
CBS-TV's Have Gun Will Travel aired from 1957 to 1963. Richard Boone has the starring role of Old West gun for hire Paladin, with Kam Tong as Hey Boy. Valuable Have Gun Will Travel TV show collectibles include Aladdin lunchboxes, Dell comic books, old TV Guides, Halco gun and holster sets, Parker Bros. games and Hartland statues.
The Discovery Channel's Auction Kings premiered in 2010. The TV reality series follows the exploits of Paul Brown's Atlanta area-based Gallery 63, an auction house which offers a wide array of antiques, collectibles, dinosaur fossils, art, militaria, sports memorabilia, breweriana, American Civil War items, Coca-Cola, vintage cars and other merchandise to the top bidder.
CBS-TV's Perry Mason aired from 1957 to 1966 with Raymond Burr in the title role and Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman and Ray Collins in support. Valuable Perry Mason TV collectibles include Transogram board games, Dell mystery magazines, autographed photos, character glasses, old TV Guide and Time magazines, prop briefcases and Raymond Burr's 1959 Emmy Award.
Stop right now, before you throw away the family's old 35mm color slides from vacation trips taken during the 1950-80s. You can sell your entire collection for fairly good money on internet auction sites. But many collectors also are investing in antique and vintage photographs and scrapbooks of every-day people and their home-towns. "Found Photos" are a growing hot collectible category.
Rawhide ran on television from 1959 to 1966. Eric Fleming stars as trail boss Gil Favor, with Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Steve Raines, James Murdock, Rocky Shahan, Sheb Wooley and Robert Cabal also in the cast. Valuable Rawhide TV collectibles include Dell and Gold Key comic books, Hartland statues, Lowell board games, Pyro plastic model kits and Carnell gun and holster sets.
Storage Wars: Texas debuted over the A&E Network on December 6, 2011. Treasure hunters Ricky and Bubba Smith, Lesa Lewis, Morris "Moe" Prigoff and Victor Rjesnjansky bid on abandoned storage units in the great state of Texas with Walt Cade often serving as auctioneer. Treasures uncovered include uranium glass, antique guns, old wine cabinets and an array of collectibles.
As high-tech items heat up, the low-tech ones are picking up steam in the collectibles market. Look for vintage typewriters, (1930-70s), vintage desk accessories (1930-70s) and even bright colored plastic desk accessories (staplers, file folders) so popular in the 1970s (think Marimekko). Not everyone is aware that vintage office supplies are worth more than a dollar or two. Here's your chance to jump on a great money-making opportunity.
NBC-TV's The Restless Gun aired from 1957 to 1959 during television's frantic western series era. John Payne stars as Civil War vet Vint Bonner in 78 half-hour segments. Valuable The Restless Gun TV collectibles include Hartland gunfighter statues, Milton Bradley board games, Pyro Plastics model kits, old TV Guides, autographed photos and Esquire Novelty toy gun and holster sets.
NBC-TV's Daniel Boone ran on the small screen from 1964 to 1970 starring Fess Parker with Patricia Blair, Dallas McKennon, Darby Hinton Ed Ames and Veronica Cartwright also gracing the cast. Valuable Daniel Boone TV collectibles include Gold Key comic books, Marx play sets, Topps test gum cards, King Seely lunchboxes and thermoses, Saalfield coloring books and Daniel Boone: Frontier Trail Rider movie posters.
The Rifleman aired over ABC-TV from 1958 to 1963 starring Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford and Paul Fix. Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain wielded an awesome .44 Winchester rifle in the TV western series, disposing of a host of villains in the show's 168 episodes. Valuable The Rifleman TV memorabilia includes Hartland statues, Marx playsets, old TV Guides, Gold Key/Dell comic books and Milton Bradley games.
Vintage paperbacks, including sleazy romance novels and Sci Fi books from the 1940s-50s are hot collectibles these days. Part of their allure stems from their colorful kitschy covers, which are so fun to display. But vintage design aside, current demand for eBooks has ironically increased demand for Mid-Century paperbacks - the dinosaurs of BookWorld, it seems.
Filmways Productions' The Addams Family starring Carolyn Jones and John Astin was a real scream running on ABC-TV from 1964 to 1966. Valuable The Addams Family TV memorabilia includes old TV Guides, Gold Key comic books, Thing mechanical banks, Gomez Addams hand puppets, promotional records. Uncle Fester light bulbs and Colorforms cartoon sets.
Walter Annenberg's national TV Guide premiered on April 3, 1953, quickly becoming the bible for television. Valuable TV Guide science fiction series covers through the decades include The Adventures of Superman, Land of the Giants, Lost in Space, The Green Hornet, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Six Million Dollar Man and Battlestar Galactica.
Irwin Allen's classic TV science fiction series Lost in Space ran on the tube from 1965 to 1968 starring Guy Williams, June Lockhart, Marta Kristen, Billy Mumy, Angela Cartwright, Mark Goddard and Jonathan Harris. Valuable Lost in Space collectibles include Topps gum cards, autographed cast photos, Aurora model kits, Milton Bradley board games, Thermos lunch boxes and Gold Key comic books.
Old West and old Cowboy collectibles are hot properties, these days. You can turn a handsome profit if you find a good vintage or antique Stetson hat, Tony Lama python boots, or old metal cowboy belt buckles in brass or silver. Original Tom Mix and Buffalo Bill posters also bring the big bucks.
Thanks to the designers at Men's Fashion Week, men's stick pins are hot again. That popularity extends to men's vintage and antique cuff links, i.d. bracelets,watches and rings.
Rock music movies have been big in Hollywood since the 1950s. Posters from such rock films as Go, Johnny, Go!, Don't Knock the Rock, Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Woodstock, Purple Rain, The Concert for Bangladesh and Yellow Submarine are huge with collectors.
Ian Fleming's From Russia with Love premiered on October 10, 1963, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi. Valuable From Russia with Love movie memorabilia includes one sheet, insert, half sheet and six sheet posters, lobby card sets, movie stills and British and Japanese movie posters.
Ian Fleming's The Man with the Golden Gun premiered on December 19, 1974, starring Roger Moore, Christopher Lee and Britt Ekland. Valuable The Man with the Golden Gun movie memorabilia includes one sheet, insert and six sheet posters, lobby card sets and British, Belgian and Japanese movie posters.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (1922-2007) was the best-selling author of such literary gems as Slaughterhouse-Five, Player Piano, Breakfast of Champions and The Sirens of Titan. Valuable Kurt Vonnegut Jr. memorabilia includes first edition books, autographs, high school yearbooks and Collier's Weekly magazines.
Franklin J. Schaffner's Papillon debuted on December 16, 1973, starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. Valuable Papillon movie memorabilia includes one sheet and half sheet posters, presskits, lobby card sets, movie stills and Japanese, Australian, Romanian and Yugoslavian movie posters.
John Sturges' The Magnificent Seven debuted on October 23, 1960, starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson. Valuable The Magnificent Seven movie memorabilia includes one sheet, insert and half sheet posters, lobby cards, window cards and British, Belgian, Argentinean and Japanese movie posters.
Columbia Pictures' Easy Rider debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on May 8, 1969, starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson. Valuable Easy Rider movie memorabilia includes one sheet posters, lobby cards, movie stills, pressbooks and Italian, Japanese and Czech movie posters.
Hal Ashby's The Last Detail debuted on December 12, 1973, starring Jack Nicholson, Otis Young and Randy Quaid. Valuable The Last Detail movie memorabilia includes one sheet posters, lobby card sets, movie stills and Japanese, German and Polish movie posters.
Norman Jewison's Rollerball debuted on June 25, 1975, starring James Caan, Maud Adams and John Houseman. Valuable Rollerball movie memorabilia includes one sheet, insert, advance and three sheet posters, lobby card sets, presskits and Japanese, French and Italian movie posters.
Don Chaffey's Jason and the Argonauts debuted on June 1963, starring Todd Armstrong and Nancy Kovack. Valuable Jason and the Argonauts movie memorabilia includes one sheet and half sheet posters, pressbooks, movie stills, lobby card sets, window cards and French movie posters.
George Lucas' American Graffiti debuted on August 1, 1973, starring Ron Howard and Richard Dreyfuss. Valuable American Graffiti movie memorabilia includes one sheet posters, lobby cards, presskits, autographed soundtrack albums and Australian, French and Japanese movie posters.
Ray Bradbury is one of America's greatest science fiction and fantasy authors. Valuable Ray Bradbury first edition books and collectibles include The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Dandelion Wine, Dark Carnival, The Illustrated Man, The Golden Apples of the Sun, The October Country and The Halloween Tree.
Ridley Scott's Blade Runner debuted on June 25, 1982, starring Harrison Ford and Rutger Hauer. Valuable Blade Runner movie memorabilia includes one sheet posters, lobby cards, keybook movie stills and British, Australian, German, Japanese and Italian movie posters.
George Seaton's Miracle on 34th Street debuted on May 2, 1947, starring John Payne, Maureen O'Hara and Edmund Gwenn. Valuable Miracle on 34th Street movie memorabilia includes one sheet, insert and three sheet posters, lobby card sets, movie stills, autographed photos and foreign movie posters.
Universal Pictures' sound version of Phantom of the Opera premiered on August 12, 1943, starring Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster and Claude Rains. Valuable 1943 Phantom of the Opera movie memorabilia includes insert and one sheet posters, lobby card sets, midget window cards and Australian, Belgian and Italian movie posters.
St. Louis Cardinals great Albert Pujols is headed for Baseball's Hall of Fame. Valuable Albert Pujols baseball collectibles include Bowman cards, 2001 St. Louis Cardinals game-used jerseys, autographed photos, Topps banners and signed magazine covers.
Universal Pictures' The Invisible Man debuted on November 13, 1933, starring Claude Rains and Gloria Stuart. Valuable The Invisible Man movie memorabilia includes original insert posters, window cards, movie stills, lobby cards, movie heralds and 1951 Realart movie posters.
Universal Pictures' The Black Cat premiered on May 3, 1934, starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and David Manners. Valuable The Black Cat movie memorabilia includes one sheet and half sheet posters, lobby cards, pressbooks, heralds, movie stills and Swedish movie posters.
Sean S. Cunningham's Friday the 13th debuted on May 9, 1980, starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Kevin Bacon. Valuable Friday the 13th movie memorabilia includes one sheet posters, lobby card sets and Australian, French, Yugoslavian, Italian and Japanese movie posters.
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Howard Hawks' Hatari! debuted on June 19,1962, starring John Wayne, Hardy Kruger and Elsa Martinelli. Valuable Hatari! movie memorabilia includes one sheet, insert and half sheet posters, lobby card sets, door panel posters, color movie still sets and Belgian and Italian movie posters.
William Wyler's Friendly Persuasion premiered on November 1, 1956, starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire and Anthony Perkins. Valuable Friendly Persuasion movie memorabilia includes one sheet and insert posters, lobby card sets, pressbooks, Gary Cooper signed contracts and Belgian and Argentinean movie posters.
John Huston's The African Queen premiered on December 23, 1951, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Valuable The African Queen movie memorabilia includes one sheet, insert and half sheet posters, movie stills, lobby cards and British, German and Danish movie posters.
John Sturges' Ice Station Zebra debuted on October 23, 1968, starring Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan and Ernest Borgnine. Valuable Ice Station Zebra movie memorabilia includes one sheet, insert and half sheet posters, lobby card sets, jumbo lobby cards, 3-D lenticular countertop displays and window cards.
Bonnie and Clyde hit American movie theaters on August 13, 1967, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Valuable Bonnie and Clyde movie memorabilia includes one sheet, three sheet and half sheet posters, lobby card sets, pressbooks and Italian, British and Japanese movie posters.
The Great Escape debuted on June 20, 1963, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough. Valuable The Great Escape movie memorabilia includes one sheet, three sheet and insert posters, lobby card sets, movie stills and Polish, Italian and British movie posters.
Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot debuted on April 9, 1976. Valuable Family Plot movie memorabilia includes one sheet and half sheet posters, lobby card sets, movie stills in press folders and Polish, Australian and Italian movie posters.
Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound debuted on October 31, 1945, starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck. Valuable Spellbound movie memorabilia includes one sheet, 24 sheet and half sheet posters, lobby cards, movie heralds and Australian, Belgian, Italian and Argentinean movie posters.
Alfred Hitchcock's Stage Fright debuted on February 23, 1950. Valuable Stage Fright movie memorabilia includes one sheet, insert and half sheet posters, lobby cards, pressbooks, movie stills and Italian and Belgian movie posters.
Vertigo premiered on May 9, 1958, with James Stewart and Kim Novak in the starring roles. Valuable Vertigo movie memorabilia includes one sheet, insert, three sheet and half sheet posters, lobby card sets, movie stills and Australian daybill, British quad and Belgian movie posters.
Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much debuted at the Cannes Film Festival on April 30, 1956. Valuable The Man Who Knew Too Much movie memorabilia includes one sheet and insert posters, keybook movie stills, pressbooks, German movie heralds and French movie posters.
North by Northwest debuted on July 17, 1959, with Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint in the starring roles. Valuable North by Northwest movie memorabilia includes one sheet, insert, three sheet and half sheet movie posters, lobby cards, movie stills and foreign movie posters.
Vince Lombardi made his NFL head coaching debut with the Green Bay Packers in 1959. Valuable Vince Lombardi football collectibles include signed Green Bay Packers checks, Fordham University yearbooks, ticket stubs, hand-drawn plays and Philadelphia Gum and Swell football cards.
Franco Harris made his National Football League debut in 1972. Valuable Franco Harris football collectibles include Pittsburgh Steelers game-worn jerseys, Immaculate Reception 1972 ticket stubs, autographed Sports Illustrated prints and 1973 Topps rookie cards.
Fran Tarkenton made his National Football League debut in 1961. Valuable Fran Tarkenton football collectibles include 1962 Topps rookie cards, autographed Minnesota Vikings replica jerseys, Ken Regan photos and signed Sports Illustrated and Sport magazines.
Bobby Layne made his National Football League debut in 1948. Valuable Bobby Layne football collectibles include Detroit Lions game-used helmets, 1948 Leaf rookie cards, Highland Park High School game-worn jerseys, autographed photos and signed U.S. government postcards.
Terry Bradshaw made his National Football League debut in 1970. Valuable Terry Bradshaw football collectibles include 1971 Topps rookie cards, Louisiana Tech Lagniappe college yearbooks, signed Wilson footballs, Salvino figurines and game-worn Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys.
Walter Payton made his National Football League debut in 1975. Valuable Walter Payton football collectibles include 1976 Topps rookie cards, game-worn Chicago Bears jerseys, autographed photos and signed NFL footballs.
Bart Starr made his National Football League debut in 1956. Valuable Bart Starr football collectibles include 1957 Topps football rookie cards, signed Green Bay Packers and Alabama Crimson Tide helmets, University of Alabama Corolla yearbooks, signed Packers payroll checks and autographed photos.
Hazen Shirley "Kiki" Cuyler made his major league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 29, 1921. Valuable Kiki Cuyler baseball collectibles include single signed baseballs, game-used Louisville Slugger bats, autographed photos and Goudey, Tattoo Orbit, Diamond Stars and Fleer baseball cards.
Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano boxed professionally from 1948 to 1955. Valuable Rocky Marciano boxing collectibles include fight film posters, phantom boxing tickets, boxing programs, autographed photos and Topps Ringside and Hokus-Pokus boxing cards.
Joe Cronin made his major league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 29, 1926. Valuable Joe Cronin baseball collectibles include single signed balls, handwritten letters, game-used Hillerich & Bradsby bats and Goudey, Play Ball and Double Play baseball cards.
Lyndon Baines Johnson served as the 36th President of the United States. Valuable Lyndon Johnson collectibles include signed photographs, campaign pins, early U.S. Senate posters, 1965 inaugural committee badges, comic books and Remco dolls.
Ronald Reagan served as the 40th President of the United States. Valuable Ronald Reagan collectibles include welcome home Dixon Illinois pins, movie stills, signed autobiographies, autographed photos, Brown Derby sketches, campaign pins and Chesterfield Cigarettes advertising posters.
Abraham Lincoln served as the 16th President of the United States. Valuable Abraham Lincoln collectibles include campaign ribbons, assassination reward posters, handwritten autographed letters, 1860 Lincoln-Hamlin campaign flags and 1865 Inauguration Day tickets.
Franklin Roosevelt was America's longest-serving president. Valuable FDR collectibles include campaign pins, autographed photos, signed baseballs, figural bottle stoppers, inaugural souvenir pennants and FDR lamps.
John F. Kennedy served as the 35th President of the United States. Valuable John F. Kennedy collectibles include 1960 presidential campaign pins, Dallas Police JFK assassination reports, autographed photos, signed Profiles in Courage first editions,
Red Faber made his major league debut with the Chicago White Sox on April 17, 1914. Valuable Red Faber baseball collectibles include Chicago White Sox player's contracts, 1917 World Series baseballs, American League passes, signed balls and 1933 goudey baseball cards.
Red Schoendienst made his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on April 17, 1945. Valuable Red Schoendienst baseball collectibles include St. Louis Cardinals game-used jerseys, 1958 Milwaukee Braves game-used World Series bats, autographed balls and Bowman and Topps baseball cards.
Dizzy Dean made his major league debut with the St. Louis Cardinals on September 28, 1930. Valuable Dizzy Dean baseball collectibles include signed baseballs, Houston Buffaloes minor league contracts, St. Louis Cardinals game-used jerseys, Dizzy and Daffy Dean advertising pens and Goudey, Batter Up and George C. Miller baseball cards.
Pete Rose made his major league debut with the Cincinnati Reds on April 8, 1963. Valuable Pete Rose baseball collectibles include original Perez-Steele artwork, 1963 Topps rookie cards, autographed uncut baseball card sheets, U.S. passports, signed balls and rare Topps stand-up test cards.
Rube Marquard made his major league debut with the New York Giants on September 25, 1908. Valuable Rube Marquard baseball collectibles include sheet music, tobacco and candy cards, signed baseballs, autographed photos and signed Hall of Fame plaque postcards.
Planet of the Apes went into general release in the United States on April 3, 1968, with Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and Maurice Evans in the starring roles. Valuable Planet of the Apes movie memorabilia include one sheet posters, advance posters, foreign posters, pressbooks and lobby cards.
William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846-1917) is one of the American Old West's most colorful figures. Valuable Buffalo Bill Cody collectibles include autographed photos, 19th century cabinet cards, vintage lithographs, movie posters, figural clocks, handwritten letters, Wild West show programs and saloon punchboards.
Roy Campanella made his major league debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 20, 1948. Valuable Roy Campanella baseball collectibles include signed baseballs, 1949 Bowman rookie cards, comic books, autographed wire service photos and Topps, Stahl-Meyer and Bell Brand baseball cards.
Juan Marichal made his major league debut with the San Francisco Giants on July 19, 1960. Valuable Juan Marichal baseball collectibles include 1961 Topps rookie cards, signed baseballs, game-used San Francisco Giants jerseys, Perez-Steele postcards, LeRoy Neiman posters and 1970 Topps candy lids.
Mike Schmidt made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies on September 12, 1972. Valuable Mike Schmidt baseball collectibles include Philadelphia Phillies game-used jerseys, 1973 Topps rookie cards, signed baseballs, autographed photos and cards and Andy Jurinko 500 Home Run Club oil paintings.
Jimmie Foxx made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Athletics on May 1, 1925. Valuable Jimmie Foxx baseball collectibles include Play Ball, Goudey, Diamond Stars and Fleer baseball cards, autographed George Burke photos, Goudey flip movie books and signed index cards.
Jim Palmer made his major league debut with the Baltimore Orioles on April 17, 1965. Valuable Jim Palmer baseball collectibles include signed balls, Topps baseball cards, original Perez-Steele artwork and autographed ball cards.
Tom Seaver made his major league debut with the New York Mets on April 13, 1967. Valuable Tom Seaver baseball collectibles include Topps baseball cards, signed baseballs, autographed photos, 1970 Topps candy lids and game-used New York Mets jerseys.
Carl Yastrzemski made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox on April 11, 1961. Valuable Carl Yastrzemski baseball collectibles include Topps and Post Cereal baseball cards, signed baseballs, game-used Boston Red Sox jerseys, autographed 1967 Life magazines and 1969 Transogram baseball figures.
Willie Stargell made his major league debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 16, 1962. Valuable Willie Stargell baseball collectibles include signed baseballs, Topps and Kahn's baseball cards, autographed posters and photos and 1973 Topps test comics.
Bill Dickey made his major league debut with the New York Yankees on August 15, 1928. Valuable Bill Dickey baseball collectibles include New York Yankees player contracts, Play Ball and Goudey baseball cards, signed baseballs, canceled checks and autographed Hall of Fame plaques.
Duke Snider made his major league debut for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 17, 1947. Valuable Duke Snider baseball collectibles include Bowman, Dan-Dee and Topps baseball cards, Forth Worth Cats game-used jerseys, signed balls and autographed Perez-Steele cards.
Walter Johnson made his major league debut with the Washington Senators on August 2, 1907. Valuable Walter Johnson baseball collectibles include rare tobacco cards, Hall of Fame busts, autographed photos, signed canceled checks and handwritten letters.
A 19-year-old Rogers Hornsby made his National League debut on September 10, 1915. Valuable Rogers Hornsby baseball collectibles include autographed photos, signed baseballs, St. Louis Cardinals baseball player contracts, store model gloves and rare Collins-McCarthy baseball cards. The Rajah!
Roberto Clemente played his final game on October 3, 1972. Valuable Roberto Clemente baseball collectibles include signed balls, Pittsburgh Pirates baseball contracts, bobbing head dolls, 1955 Topps rookie cards and 3,000th hit programs/ticket stubs.
Hall of Famer Honus Wagner played from 1897 to 1917 where he never earned more than $10,000 a year. Valuable Honus Wagner baseball collectibles include T206 tobacco cards, pinback buttons, real photo postcards, I.W. Harper whiskey trade cards, signed canceled checks and Colgan's Chips advertising displays.
Frank Robinson won National League Rookie of the Year honors in 1956. Valuable Frank Robinson baseball collectibles include Topps baseball cards, signed balls, Transogram statues and Sohio Gasoline regional cards.
Yogi Berra was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972. Valuable Yogi Berra baseball collectibles include signed balls, Yoo-Hoo advertising signs, Boys' Life magazines, Topps, Bowman and Red Man baseball cards and Hartland statues.
Reggie Jackson (1946-) starred most notably for the Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees and California Angels. Valuable Reggie Jackson baseball collectibles include game-used bats, Topps baseball cards, major league contracts, LeRoy Neiman Hall of Fame posters and Topps Comics test issues. Mr. October!
The Kansas City Royals made their major league baseball debut in 1969. Valuable Kansas City Royals baseball collectibles include team signed balls, George Brett and Dave Morehead game-used jerseys, Pine Tar Incident ticket stubs and founder/owner Ewing Kauffman autographed index cards.
Valuable New York/San Francisco Giants baseball collectibles included World Series press pins and programs, Willie Mays baseball cards, Willie McCovey game-used jerseys, souvenir stadium pennants, team-signed balls and 1912 Colgan's Chips premiums.
The Toronto Blue Jays made their big league debut in 1977. Valuable Toronto Blue Jays baseball collectibles include team signed balls, Roberto Alomar game-used bats, limited edition gold medals, Pat Hentgen jerseys, ALCS and World Series full tickets and David Wells autographed cleats.
Midnight Cowboy was released in 1969 and won three Oscars. Valuable Midnight Cowboy movie posters and memorabilia include one sheet posters, pressbooks, props, autographed stills and foreign film posters.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates sports memorabilia includes player jerseys, championship pins and pocket mirrors, Bill Mazeroski baseball cards, Forbes Field ticket stubs, 1910 Tip Top bread card sets, souvenir pennants and Roberto Clemente signed baseballs.
The Madame Tussauds museum in London is home to the amazing wax figures of the world's most popular figures.
The New York Mets made their major league debut in 1962. Valuable New York Mets sports memorabilia includes Tom Seaver jerseys, programs, World Series press pins, team rings, 1969 World Series pendants, autographed baseballs and official Mets yearbooks. The Miracle Mets!
The St. Louis Browns were in existence from 1902 to 1953. Valuable St. Louis Browns baseball collectibles included signed baseballs, 1944 World Series programs, team issued baseball cards, souvenir stadium pennants, American League championship rings,
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals baseball collectibles include yearbooks, stadium souvenir pennants, Dizzy Dean jerseys, World Series championship rings, Stan Musial Chesterfield posters, baseball cards and Ken Boyer uniforms. Go crazy, folks!
West Side Story opened in New York City on October 18, 1961. Movie posters, lobby cards and promotional stills featuring stars Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer and Rita Moreno can sell for big dollars.
Hartland Plastics Inc. of Hartland, Wisconsin, was a prolific toymaker of the 1950s and '60s. Collectible Hartland statues include professional baseball and football players, TV western stars and historical horsemen.
Valuable Buck Rogers in the 25th Century collectibles include radio premiums, disintegrator pistols, solar scouts patches, movie posters, Strange World Adventures Club pins, Big Little Books, strip cards and Amazing Stories pulp magazines.
Valuable Walt Disney's Davy Crockett collectibles include figural lamps, frontier knife store displays, wallets, night lights, premium rings, Topps gum card sets, Dell comic books, Whitman games and movie posters. Davy, Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier!
The Topps 1964 The Outer Limits gum card set is based on the classic 1963-65 science fiction TV series of the same name. One PSA graded The Outer Limits 50-card set sold at auction for $11,750.
Valuable Tom Mix radio and movie collectibles include Ralston premiums, film posters, lobby cards, pinback buttons, cowboy boots, circus posters and other great memorabilia from such films as King Cowboy, A Ridin' Romeo, Destry Rides Again, The Rider of Death Valley and The Miracle Rider.
Valuable The Monkees TV, music and movie collectibles include Corgi Monkeemobile toy cars, Head movie posters and lobby cards, I Love Micky Dolenz buttons, comic books, gold record awards, LP record albums, autographed items and concert tour books.
Valuable American Civil War collectibles include soldier tintypes, JEB Stuart's Confederate battle flag, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant signed CDVs, colored troops recruiting handbills, uniforms, battle drums, weaponry and patriotic broadsides.
Valuable The Man from UNCLE TV collectibles include Gilbert action figures, Aurora Napoleon Solo plastic kits, Illya Kuryakin secret lighter guns, movie posters and lobby cards, card games, lunchboxes and thermoses and toy gun sets.
Valuable the Lone Ranger radio, TV and movie collectibles include posters, lobby cards, games, pinback buttons, store displays, Decca record players, radio premiums and comic books. Hi-Yo, Silver!
Valuable Rudolph Valentino movie collectibles include film posters, lobby cards, stills, heralds and autographs from such silent films as The Sheik, Beyond the Rocks, Blood and Sand, The Eagle, Cobra, A Sainted Devil and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Valuable vintage science fiction and fantasy paperbacks include such gems as The Princess of the Atom, The Illustrated Man, Behind the Flying Saucers, An Earth Man on Venus, The Adventures of Superman, Rebirth, Universe and The Shrinking Man. One sci-fi paperback is valued at over $850!
Valuable vintage juvenile delinquency paperbacks include such titles as Reform School Girl, Angels in the Gutter, Rumble at the Housing Project, Teen-Age Gangs, The Amboy Dukes, D for Delinquent, Anything for Kicks and Jailbait Street. Some juvenile delinquency or JD paperbacks are valued at over $1,000.
Valuable Cary Grant movie collectibles include film posters, lobby cards and window cards from such films as Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, Penny Serenade, None But the Lonely Heart, To Catch a Thief, Arsenic and Old Lace, Mr. Lucky, Notorious and Father Goose.
Ideal Toy's Robot Commando was released in 1961. Robot Commando is a huge collector favorite with near mint in the box models worth $800-1,000 in the vintage toy marketplace.
Valuable Humphrey Bogart movie collectibles include film posters, lobby cards, costumes, movie stills and autographs from such films as Casablanca, The African Queen, The Petrified Forest, The Caine Mutiny, Crime School, The Maltese Falcon and The Harder They Fall.
Valuable Marlon Brando movie collectibles include posters, lobby cards, magazines, movie stills and original costumes from such films as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, The Wild One, Viva Zapata, The Men, The Missouri Breaks, Sayonara and Apocalypse Now.
Valuable The War of the Worlds 1953 movie collectibles include posters, lobby cards, British movie stills, window cards and publicity photos. Some The War of the Worlds movie posters can sell for over $25,000!
Valuable John Wayne movie collectibles include posters, lobby cards, adventure comic books, autographed photos and costumes from such films as Dakota, True Grit, Island in the Sky, Stagecoach, Dark Command and Riders of Destiny.
Valuable Marx Brothers movie collectibles include posters, lobby cards, window cards, pressbooks, signed movie contracts and autographed photos from such classic films as A Day at the Races, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers and A Night at the Opera.
Valuable Charlie Chaplin movie collectibles include posters, lobby cards, autographed photos, signed letters, My Trip Abroad books, publicity stills and puppets.
Valuable 1933 King Kong movie collectibles include posters, lobby cards, movie heralds, jigsaw puzzles, Popular Science magazine articles, coming attractions glass slides, art stills and gas bomb props. Hail, the mighty Kong!
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Fritz Lang directed the science fiction movie classic Metropolis in 1927. Valuable Metropolis collectibles include movie posters, lobby cards, theater programs, promotional stills, pressbooks, Photoplay novels and window cards.
Valuable Flash Gordon collectibles include movie posters, original comic art, pulp magazines, lobby cards, Big Little Books, gum cards, comic books and paint books.
Valuable old historical newspapers include Dewey Defeats Truman, the Pearl Harbor attack, Al Capone, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the John F. Kennedy assassination, the sinking of the Titanic, the Lincoln assassination and the San Francisco earthquake.
Valuable celebrity high school yearbooks include Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, James Dean, John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Mickey Mantle, John F. Kennedy, Robert Redford, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Buddy Holly.
Valuable Three Stooges enterainment memorabilia includes movie posters, lobby cards, autographs, publicity stills, gum cards and comic books. Some vintage film posters can bring thousands of dollars.
Valuable Abbott and Costello entertainment collectibles include movie posters, lobby cards, comic books, movie scripts, signed contracts, autographs and props.
Ernest Hemingway first edition books are prized collectibles. The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, Winner Take Nothing, Green Hills of Africa, The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories, To Have and Have Not, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Across the River and Into the Trees, The Old Man and the Sea and A Moveable Feast are the top titles.
Stephen King first edition books can sell for thousands of dollars. Carrie, 'Salem's Lot, The Shining, The Stand, The Dead Zone, Firestarter, Cujo, Christine, Pet Sematary and Thinner are among the top titles.
In numismatics (the study and collection of currency or coins) a "Â“novodel" refers to Russian coins that were struck to reproduce an actual issued coinage. Often minted to be better than the original, a novodel is still a good collector's choice for rare and out-of-circulation coins. You can own a 'real thing' collectible coin for a fraction of the rare coin price.
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