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Top 9 Disney Collectibles

1. Any Gelatoni, Shellie May or Duffy item (prices vary)
I hated Duffy for a very long time. I was a purist. How could they just plop this bear in the middle of World Showcase with some gussied-up back story and expect us to buy it? I think my partner was messing with me when she bought me my first Duffy – that’s right … my first Duffy. But the little guy has won me over. Gelatoni is Tokyo Disney-exclusive and Shellie May is at both the Tokyo Disney Resort and Aulani. (You know, Aulani … Disney’s resort for people who can’t just appreciate the fact that they are in freaking Hawaii.)


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Batman Confronts Police Racism in Latest Comic Book

People die every day in Gotham City, the fictional hive of corruption where Batman patrols the rooftops. But not until Wednesday did the Dark Knight find himself investigating a black teenager in a hoodie shot dead by a frightened white police officer, let alone wondering about his own indirect role in the boy’s death.

The latest issue of DC Comics’ flagship Batman series throws itself headfirst into the agonizing conversations roiling America more than a year after Ferguson officer Darren Wilson killed 18-year old Michael Brown. The globally iconic superhero confronts racialized police brutality and its intersection with urban poverty and gentrification – problems Batman comes to realize he exacerbates in his secret identity as billionaire industrialist Bruce Wayne.

Comics critics say they are hard pressed to remember Batman ever addressing institutional racism and its socio-economic dimensions as bluntly as this in the character’s 75-year history. While police corruption has long been a feature of Gotham – even showing up on the eponymous Fox TV adaptation about to enter its second season – it it is rarely shown to disproportionately impact black people.

Yet Batman #44, a flashback story, begins with the blunt image of a dead black boy, his body left “for the crows”, as the narration reads, resonant of Michael Brown in Ferguson. He wears a hooded sweatshirt, as did Trayvon Martin before George Zimmerman killed the 17-year old. What begins as A Simple Case – the title of the issue – becomes a meditation on the meaning of a rich, white vigilante who attempts to solve intractable urban problems by beating up bad guys.
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Education for Casino Chip Collectors

Ran across a cool site today, CCGTCC.COM - Casino Chip & Gaming Tokens Collectors Club. They have a real nice reference section. i think every level of casino chip collector could learn something. They also have a publication of the Casino Chip & Gaming Token Collectors Club. This official club magazine is a must-read for every casino collectible enthusiast.


VINTAGE FOUR QUEENS CASINO DEALER APRON AND TIE
VINTAGE FOUR QUEENS CASINO DEALER APRON AND TIE
$15.99
Four Queens Hotel Casino Four Daughters Printers Block 1965 Las Vegas Nevada
Four Queens Hotel Casino Four Daughters Printers Block 1965 Las Vegas Nevada
$19.99
Vintage Harolds Club Reno Nevada Casino Cocktail Napkins
Vintage Harolds Club Reno Nevada Casino Cocktail Napkins
$18.00 (1 Bid)


Six Uncirculated 8 Casino Chips From Six Different Vegas Casinos
Six Uncirculated 8 Casino Chips From Six Different Vegas Casinos
$44.44
Princess Cruise Lines Casino Chip Collection 13 Chips 7 Ships W 3 Inaugural
Princess Cruise Lines Casino Chip Collection 13 Chips 7 Ships W 3 Inaugural
$50.00
Sands 5 Las Vegas 14th issue 80s chip Sharp one
Sands 5 Las Vegas 14th issue 80s chip Sharp one
$49.99



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Platinum Age Mickey Mouse Comic Books

In the mid 1930s original Mickey comic book stories were being produced in Italy and the United Kingdom for local consumption. Publishing Mickey comic book stories in the United States was pioneered by the third Mickey Mouse Magazine series (1935–1940). Initially published by Hal Horne, it had artwork by John Stanley and text pieces by Irving Brecher. By mid-1936, Horne turned over the magazine to Kay Kamen who oversaw merchandising for Disney. Kamen the following year recruited Western Publishing to handle production and publication. Western added reprinted Disney comic strips to the book's lineup beginning with the July 1937 issue; these included Gottfredson's Mickey daily strips re-formatted and colored for serialized magazine publication. In the words of historian Michael Barrier "Reprinted newspaper comics were never more than a minor part of its lineup until the very last issue, dated September 1940, when they suddenly took up half the pages." But Barrier has also judged the strip reprints "stood out by virtue of their crisp professionalism". The successor title, Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (WDC&S), described by Barrier as a true comic book, began publication with the Oct. 1940 issue and had the Gottfredson serials as a prominent feature.


Vintage 1932 1933 Mickey Mouse Comic Book 948
Vintage 1932 1933 Mickey Mouse Comic Book 948
$25.00
Walt Disney Enterprises MICKEY MOUSE AND THE SACRED JEWEL Big Little BOOK 1936
Walt Disney Enterprises MICKEY MOUSE AND THE SACRED JEWEL Big Little BOOK 1936
$19.99
Four Color 313 Feb 1951 Dell MICKEY MOUSE NICE 70 CONDITION
Four Color 313 Feb 1951 Dell MICKEY MOUSE NICE 70 CONDITION
$27.50


Mickey Mouse 256Apr 1990 Gladstone Comic Books Walt Disney Comics
Mickey Mouse 256Apr 1990 Gladstone Comic Books Walt Disney Comics
$4.95
Mickey Mouse 164 Jul 1976 Western Publishing
Mickey Mouse 164 Jul 1976 Western Publishing
$1.00
Mickey Mouse and the Sacred Jewel 1936 Big Little Book
Mickey Mouse and the Sacred Jewel 1936 Big Little Book
$24.99



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1892 and 1893 Columbian Exposition Half Dollar

The Columbian half dollar is a United States commemorative coin struck in 1892 and 1893. It was minted to raise funds for the World's Columbian Exposition, held in 1893, and to mark the quadricentennial of the first voyage of Christopher Columbus to the Americas—it bears a portrait of him. The Columbian half dollar was the first United States commemorative coin, and the first American coin to picture a historical person.

The coin stems from the desire of organizers of the Columbian Exposition to gain federal money to complete construction of the fair. Congress granted an appropriation, and allowed it to be in the form of commemorative half dollars, which legislators and organizers believed could be sold at a premium. Fair official James Ellsworth wanted the new coin to be based on a 16th century painting he owned by Lorenzo Lotto, reputedly of Columbus, and pushed for this through the design process. When initial sketches by Bureau of the Mint Chief Engraver Charles E. Barber proved unsatisfactory, fair organizers turned to a design by artist Olin Levi Warner, which after modification by Barber and by his assistant, George T. Morgan, was struck by the Mint.


1892 COLUMBIAN EXPO HALF DOLLAR ANACS MS61
1892 COLUMBIAN EXPO HALF DOLLAR ANACS MS61
$24.99
1893 PCGS AU 53 Columbian Expo Silver Commemorative Half Dollar US 7578XU
1893 PCGS AU 53 Columbian Expo Silver Commemorative Half Dollar US 7578XU
$29.95
1893 Columbian Half Dollar OLD PCGS MS62 90 Silver
1893 Columbian Half Dollar OLD PCGS MS62 90 Silver
$26.00 (5 Bids)


1893 Columbian Silver Half AU 58 Graded by ICG
1893 Columbian Silver Half AU 58 Graded by ICG
$40.00



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Collecting Vintage Casino Dice

The harder to find a pair of casino dice is, the more money they are worth. Dice from favored Mob run casinos such as the Flamingo casino in Las Vegas also bring higher prices. Unfortunately, older dice made with cellulose nitrate eventually begin to crystallize. The most valuable dice from the Flamingo are those where the crystallization has yet to happen. These dice have a flamingo on them and are from 1947, before "Bugsy" Siegal was killed in his Beverly Hills mansion. Collectors tend to like dice from clubs they have heard of, so a pair from the Desert Inn in Las Vegas that had six crap games might sell for $100 while a pair from the Sonoma Inn in Winnemucca that only had one crap game might sell for only $50, even though they are much rarer.


VINTAGE BAKELITE DICE  MARBLES
VINTAGE BAKELITE DICE MARBLES
$19.99
REDUCED VINTAGE BAKELITE POKER DICE WITH LEATHER CASE
REDUCED VINTAGE BAKELITE POKER DICE WITH LEATHER CASE
$16.00
Vintage Bakelite Casino Dice Circus 4 Queens Fremont Hotel Hacienda Show Boat
Vintage Bakelite Casino Dice Circus 4 Queens Fremont Hotel Hacienda Show Boat
$15.95


NICE LOT OF THIRTEEN 13 VINTAGE BAKELITE CATALIN DICE FROM LOCAL ESTATE SALE
NICE LOT OF THIRTEEN 13 VINTAGE BAKELITE CATALIN DICE FROM LOCAL ESTATE SALE
$24.99
9 VINTAGE BAKELITE OR PLASTIC DICE OF DIFFERENT COLORS
9 VINTAGE BAKELITE OR PLASTIC DICE OF DIFFERENT COLORS
$29.99
Vintage Bakelite Dice Set Of 6  Leather Dice Cup NOS
Vintage Bakelite Dice Set Of 6 Leather Dice Cup NOS
$39.99



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Collecting Antique Coffee Grinders

Antique coffee grinders are manually handled units that make use of propeller blades to grind coffee beans. It plays a big role in making aromatic and fine grinds of coffee grounds. They are very helpful to those who love preparing coffee at home. The lovely designs of these grinders are irresistible. There are models that can be used on the countertop or mounted on walls. The two types add a classy look in the kitchen.


Vintage Antique Dovetailed Wood and Metal Ornate Coffee Grinder
Vintage Antique Dovetailed Wood and Metal Ornate Coffee Grinder
$23.50
Coffee Grinder Top
Coffee Grinder Top
$1.00 (1 Bid)
Antique COFFEE GRINDER Excellent Condition
Antique COFFEE GRINDER Excellent Condition
$5.00 (1 Bid)
Antique Hand Crank Coffee Grinder Mill Old Vintage Farmhouse Primitive 5258
Antique Hand Crank Coffee Grinder Mill Old Vintage Farmhouse Primitive 5258
$10.95 (2 Bids)


Antique Enterprise Coffee Grinder
Antique Enterprise Coffee Grinder
$1.00 (1 Bid)
Vintage Old Wall Mount COFFEE GRINDER for PARTS
Vintage Old Wall Mount COFFEE GRINDER for PARTS
$19.99
Antique COFFEE GRINDER Square Box Metal Vintage Kitchenware
Antique COFFEE GRINDER Square Box Metal Vintage Kitchenware
$19.95
Antique 1900s Dovetailed Manual Coffee Grinder Vintage Cast Iron
Antique 1900s Dovetailed Manual Coffee Grinder Vintage Cast Iron
$20.00


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Highly Collectible Harley Davidson Cans and Buckets

Founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the first decade of the 20th century, Harley Davidson was one of two major American motorcycle manufacturers to survive the Great Depression. Vintage Harley Davidson cans and buckets can be very highly collectible.


Antique Vintage BRASS OIL CAN WW1 Gun Oil Can Harley Davidson Oil Can
Antique Vintage BRASS OIL CAN WW1 Gun Oil Can Harley Davidson Oil Can
$9.98 (1 Bid)
60s METALIFE MOTOR OIL TREATMENT 6 QUART CAN Harley Davidson WENTZVILLE MO nos
60s METALIFE MOTOR OIL TREATMENT 6 QUART CAN Harley Davidson WENTZVILLE MO nos
$12.50
Metalife Motor Oil Can Bank pump hat gasoline gas shop man cave texaco mobil
Metalife Motor Oil Can Bank pump hat gasoline gas shop man cave texaco mobil
$19.75
Top KIK Motor Oil Can pump hat oil gasoline gas shop man cave texaco mobil gulf
Top KIK Motor Oil Can pump hat oil gasoline gas shop man cave texaco mobil gulf
$19.75


HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE DEALER QUART OIL CAN SPOUT
HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLE DEALER QUART OIL CAN SPOUT
$15.95
Vintage Harley Davidson Pre Luxe Premium Deluxe 1 US Quart Can FULL
Vintage Harley Davidson Pre Luxe Premium Deluxe 1 US Quart Can FULL
$10.00
VTG NOS INTERCONTINENTAL GOLDEN SPECTRO MOTORCYCLE OIL HARLEY TRIUMPH BSA BMW
VTG NOS INTERCONTINENTAL GOLDEN SPECTRO MOTORCYCLE OIL HARLEY TRIUMPH BSA BMW
$10.99
OILZUM MOTORCYCLE SPRAY CHAIN LUBRICANT HARLEYINDIANBSATRIUMPHHONDAZUNDAP
OILZUM MOTORCYCLE SPRAY CHAIN LUBRICANT HARLEYINDIANBSATRIUMPHHONDAZUNDAP
$14.95


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Christopher Milne, Winnie the Pooh, and the Vintage Pooh Collectibles

Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character Christopher Robin. Christopher's toys also lent their names to most of the other characters, except for Owl, Rabbit, and Gopher (added in the Disney version). Christopher Robin's toy bear is now on display at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library in New York City.

Christopher Milne had named his toy bear after Winnie, a Canadian black bear which he often saw at London Zoo, and "Pooh", a swan they had met while on holiday. The bear cub was purchased from a hunter for $20 by Canadian Lieutenant Harry Colebourn in White River, Ontario, Canada, while en route to England during the First World War. He named the bear "Winnie" after his adopted hometown in Winnipeg, Manitoba. "Winnie" was surreptitiously brought to England with her owner, and gained unofficial recognition as The Fort Garry Horse regimental mascot. Colebourn left Winnie at the London Zoo while he and his unit were in France; after the war she was officially donated to the zoo, as she had become a much loved attraction there. Pooh the swan appears as a character in its own right in When We Were Very Young.


Winnie the Pooh Adventure Disneyland 2001 Attraction 50 Years Trading Card DL50
Winnie the Pooh Adventure Disneyland 2001 Attraction 50 Years Trading Card DL50
$0.99
Walt Disney Winnie The Pooh 1066 335 Record Book
Walt Disney Winnie The Pooh 1066 335 Record Book
$5.00
Disney Tiny Kingdom Pooh from Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree 1966 NIB
Disney Tiny Kingdom Pooh from Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree 1966 NIB
$2.49
Winnie the Pooh Meets Gopher Disney Little Golden Book 1965 Vintage
Winnie the Pooh Meets Gopher Disney Little Golden Book 1965 Vintage
$2.99


Vintage Walt Disneys Winnie The Pooh And The Honey Tree Record and Book
Vintage Walt Disneys Winnie The Pooh And The Honey Tree Record and Book
$1.99
Oh Bother No Ones Listening Walt Disney Golden Look Look Book Winnie The Pooh HH
Oh Bother No Ones Listening Walt Disney Golden Look Look Book Winnie The Pooh HH
$5.99
1970s DISNEYLAND WINNIE THE POOH  EEYORE DANCEFROLIC UNUSED NM MT POSTCARD
1970s DISNEYLAND WINNIE THE POOH EEYORE DANCEFROLIC UNUSED NM MT POSTCARD
$3.52
Disneyland Winnie the Pooh 33 1 3 RPM LP record
Disneyland Winnie the Pooh 33 1 3 RPM LP record
$3.00



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Unloved Antiques: The American Old Family Bible

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This “old family bible,” published in 1877 by the O.A. Browning & Co., of Toledo, Ohio and London, Ontario. It’s in fair to good condition and comparable examples often sell at auction in the $ 80-$ 150 range.

Next in this series of “Unloved Antiques” is the American “Old Family Bible.” Most families have one, often said to be “At least 200 years old,” inherited from some distant deceased relative and nearly always with a fantastic tale relating to the Frontier, Old West or the Civil War.

To date we have must have examined dozens of bibles that were said to have belonged to family members related to Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Stonewall Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and even Abe Lincoln*. Sadly, none of them had any provenance, and nearly all were printed long after all of these notables had gone to their final reward.

Most of these bibles we receive appraisal requests for are actually very late 19th-century presentation pieces, highly ornate bibles with embossed covers, in some cases with latches that resemble something one would find in a 14th-century monastery. Quite often, these were given as gifts to newlyweds or newly ordained priests and ministers by family or friends, eventually handed down from one generation to the next. Some are inscribed with dedications, dates and names to give some hint as to their original ownership, but after two or three generations, the inscribed date is dismissed as “written in years later,” particularly if the last name inscribed is similar to someone famous—like Ulysses S. Grant—or infamous such—as Jesse James or William Bonnie (Billy the Kid).

Upon examination of the first few pages, most of these bibles will reveal the publishing date and the name and location of the publisher; most, like the example above, tend to post date the 1870s and were made right through the turn of the 20th century. Values for these late 19th-century American Bibles can be upwards of $ 400 at auction, if in very good shape and printed by a well-respected publisher. But most we see suffer from 100-plus-years of being shoved into bookcases, drawers and hope chests.

The example above dates to 1877, published by the O.A. Browning & Co., of Toledo, Ohio and London, Ontario. It’s in fair to good condition¹, and comparable examples often sell at auction in the $ 80-$ 150 range.

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*With such pieces, with genuine provenance to someone like the Western outlaw Jesse James, Mother can take the value of a battered, run-of-the-mill 19th-century bible from $ 80 to more than $ 3,000 at auction. If you have any doubt at all about the value and origins of an old book, we strongly suggest having it examined and appraised by an antiquarian book dealer.

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¹ “Fair” describes a worn book that has complete text pages, including maps or plates, but may be missing end papers. The binding will generally be worn in spot and any defects will be noted in the description. “Good” describes an average used and worn book that still has all pages or leaves. Any defects will be noted in the description.

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Previous “Unloved Antiques” articles:

Unloved Antiques: ‘Limited Edition’ Collectors Plates
Unloved Antiques: Singer Sewing Machines
Unloved Antiques: Decorator Prints
Unloved Antiques: Commemorative Whiskey Decanters
Unloved Antiques: ‘Bronze’ Flatware
Unloved Antiques: 1847 Rogers Brothers Flatware
Unloved Antiques: Hummel Knockoffs
Unloved Antiques: National Geographic Magazines
Unloved Antiques: Dragonware
Unloved Antiques: 19th Century Religious Prints
Unloved Antiques: Depression Glass
Unloved Antiques: Stradivarius-Style Violins
Unloved Antiques: 19th-Century Pump Organs
Unloved Antiques: ‘Starving Artist’ Painting

Mike Wilcox, of Wilcox & Hall Appraisers, is a Worthologist who specializes in Art Nouveau and the Arts and Craft movement.

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Vintage Holy Bible Red Letter Simplified Pronouncing Leather Cover AJ Holman
Vintage Holy Bible Red Letter Simplified Pronouncing Leather Cover AJ Holman
$9.99
Vtg 1964 Large Family Holy Bible Red Letter Illustrated King James Heirloom KJV
Vtg 1964 Large Family Holy Bible Red Letter Illustrated King James Heirloom KJV
$24.99
AJ Holman Home HOLY BIBLE c 1917 References Vintage Hardcover
AJ Holman Home HOLY BIBLE c 1917 References Vintage Hardcover
$9.99


Vintage The Holy Bible Golden Book Edition Large King James Version 1950
Vintage The Holy Bible Golden Book Edition Large King James Version 1950
$17.99
Vintage Illustrated HOLY BIBLE King James Oxford Ed New  Old Testament Black
Vintage Illustrated HOLY BIBLE King James Oxford Ed New Old Testament Black
$6.50
Vintage Oxford Holy Bible Appointed to read in Churches
Vintage Oxford Holy Bible Appointed to read in Churches
$15.00



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Disney Minnie Mouse Collectible Zrike Cookie Jar

Disney Minnie Mouse Collectible Zrike Cookie Jar

  • This adorable Minnie Mouse is willing to share he snacks with you!
  • She is made of earthenware and sits 12" high.


Size: 11.5"
Item Number: 1017101
Made by Zrike
Excellent condition - Brand New in its original box - there are no chips or breaks

List Price: $ 50.95

Price: $ 50.95


DISNEY Winnie the Pooh Cookie Jar
DISNEY Winnie the Pooh Cookie Jar
$25.00
Cookie Jar Disney Mickey Mouse Ceramic Treasure Craft NIB
Cookie Jar Disney Mickey Mouse Ceramic Treasure Craft NIB
$21.99
Disney Cinderalla Moment Princess Ceramic Cookie Jar by Gibson 125
Disney Cinderalla Moment Princess Ceramic Cookie Jar by Gibson 125
$24.95


Disneys Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse Ceramic Cookie Jar
Disneys Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse Ceramic Cookie Jar
$22.00
Disney Mickey  Minnie Mouse Glass Cookie Jar Canister 105 Tall
Disney Mickey Minnie Mouse Glass Cookie Jar Canister 105 Tall
$25.00
Treasure Craft Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Car Cookie Jar Collectible
Treasure Craft Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Car Cookie Jar Collectible
$19.99



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Oakland Athletics 29 Baseball Mat (Quantity of 1)

Oakland Athletics 29 Baseball Mat (Quantity of 1)

  • Fanmats Rugs and Mats
  • Your fellow baseball fans can feel welcome as soon as they set foot into your house! The Fanmats MLB® team baseball mat is made of polyester with a nonskid Duragon® latex backing. The baseballshaped mat is chromo jet painted in team colors and designed


Oakland Athletics - Fanmats Rugs and Mats - Oakland Athletics 29 Baseball Mat - Item: 4610406408

List Price: $ 31.40

Price: $ 31.40


Oakland As Split Logo Reversible Scarf MLB Forever Collectibles
Oakland As Split Logo Reversible Scarf MLB Forever Collectibles
$12.97
OAKLAND AS ATHLETICS CAP HAT NEW ERA FITTED 7 3 8
OAKLAND AS ATHLETICS CAP HAT NEW ERA FITTED 7 3 8
$19.99
Rawlings Logo Baseball Oakland As
Rawlings Logo Baseball Oakland As
$5.00


MLB Oakland As Shrinky Dinks NEW
MLB Oakland As Shrinky Dinks NEW
$9.80
1989 MLB World Series Logo Jersey Sleeve Patch Oakland As San Francisco Giants
1989 MLB World Series Logo Jersey Sleeve Patch Oakland As San Francisco Giants
$11.95
KOLDER MLB OAKLAND ATHLETICS AS CAN KOOZIE
KOLDER MLB OAKLAND ATHLETICS AS CAN KOOZIE
$5.99



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