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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.


Box of 92 Trader Dicks Casino Chips
Box of 92 Trader Dicks Casino Chips
$25.00 (1 Bid)
Vintage Las Vegas Laminated Photography Print Placemats Casino Strip Hoover Dam
Vintage Las Vegas Laminated Photography Print Placemats Casino Strip Hoover Dam
$35.95
Vintage Lot of 7 1950 DOWNTOWN WESTERNER Las Vegas Casino Chip LOT 2
Vintage Lot of 7 1950 DOWNTOWN WESTERNER Las Vegas Casino Chip LOT 2
$39.99


Ten different vintage poker casino chips
Ten different vintage poker casino chips
$19.99
great mother of pearl casino chip  5 intense violet colors SET OF 4  Four
great mother of pearl casino chip 5 intense violet colors SET OF 4 Four
$19.90
VEGAS LAST FRONTIER 25 CHIP VINTAGE EARLY OLD CASINO NEVADA
VEGAS LAST FRONTIER 25 CHIP VINTAGE EARLY OLD CASINO NEVADA
$39.98



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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.


MICKEY MOUSE SAILS TO TREASURE ISLAND BIG LITTLE BOOK FR
MICKEY MOUSE SAILS TO TREASURE ISLAND BIG LITTLE BOOK FR
$42.50
1933 Big Little Book comics Mickey Mouse the Mail Pilot
1933 Big Little Book comics Mickey Mouse the Mail Pilot
$4.99
newspaper ad 1935 Mickey Mouse Silly Symphony Elmer Elephant 2 boxing gorilla
newspaper ad 1935 Mickey Mouse Silly Symphony Elmer Elephant 2 boxing gorilla
$24.99


mickey mouse magazine 1937 April Vol 2 No 7 1937
mickey mouse magazine 1937 April Vol 2 No 7 1937
$14.50 (3 Bids)
newspaper ad premium 1930s comic book strip PROCTOR  GAMBLE Mickey Mouse watch
newspaper ad premium 1930s comic book strip PROCTOR GAMBLE Mickey Mouse watch
$17.99
Mickey Mouse 256Apr 1990 Gladstone Comic Books Walt Disney Comics
Mickey Mouse 256Apr 1990 Gladstone Comic Books Walt Disney Comics
$4.95



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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.


1893 Columbian Silver Half AU 58 Graded by ICG
1893 Columbian Silver Half AU 58 Graded by ICG
$45.00



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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 Games  Leather Cup Poker Put Take Golf Dog House Jack Pot
Vintage Bakelite Dice Games Leather Cup Poker Put Take Golf Dog House Jack Pot
$32.95
VINTAGE BAKELITE DICE  MARBLES
VINTAGE BAKELITE DICE MARBLES
$19.99
Vintage Bakelite Dice Las Vegas Red Large 1 1 2 Lot Of 3 Hong Kong 2 Vegas
Vintage Bakelite Dice Las Vegas Red Large 1 1 2 Lot Of 3 Hong Kong 2 Vegas
$15.00


Vintage Bakelite Dice Set Of 6  Leather Dice Cup NOS
Vintage Bakelite Dice Set Of 6 Leather Dice Cup NOS
$39.99
Vintage BAKELITE JOHN DEERE ADVERTISING DICE 1 2 IN Casino
Vintage BAKELITE JOHN DEERE ADVERTISING DICE 1 2 IN Casino
$19.99
VINTAGE BAKELITE ROVO GERMANY DICE GAME MACHINE
VINTAGE BAKELITE ROVO GERMANY DICE GAME MACHINE
$31.44



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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 Coffee Grinder manual
Vintage Coffee Grinder manual
$9.99
GRAIN MILL CORN COFFEE VICTORIA MOLINA LARGE VINTAGE MANUAL KITCHEN GRINDER
GRAIN MILL CORN COFFEE VICTORIA MOLINA LARGE VINTAGE MANUAL KITCHEN GRINDER
$19.95
ANTIQUE PRIMITIVE COFFEE GRINDER BOX MADE INTO SALT DRAWER
ANTIQUE PRIMITIVE COFFEE GRINDER BOX MADE INTO SALT DRAWER
$10.00
Vintage Die cast Red Coffee Grinder Pencil Sharpener
Vintage Die cast Red Coffee Grinder Pencil Sharpener
$15.00


Antique c 1890 Strobridge Patent Mill Coffee Bean Grinder w Drawer Folk Art yqz
Antique c 1890 Strobridge Patent Mill Coffee Bean Grinder w Drawer Folk Art yqz
$1.04 (2 Bids)
Antique Primitive Increase Wilson Coffee Grinder
Antique Primitive Increase Wilson Coffee Grinder
$0.99
Vintage Primitive Painted Metal Coffee Grinder Kitchen Hanger
Vintage Primitive Painted Metal Coffee Grinder Kitchen Hanger
$5.99
Vintage Universal 2 Coffee Meat Grinder Cutter
Vintage Universal 2 Coffee Meat Grinder Cutter
$19.00


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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.


Vintage Original NITRO 9 Motorcycle Oil Can Harley Davidson BSA Honda YAMAHA 4oz
Vintage Original NITRO 9 Motorcycle Oil Can Harley Davidson BSA Honda YAMAHA 4oz
$9.99
Vintage Harley Davidson multi Purpose Grease Cartridge 14 oz 99857 97 unopened
Vintage Harley Davidson multi Purpose Grease Cartridge 14 oz 99857 97 unopened
$6.99
NEAR MINT NOS FULL 1970s Vintage HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTOR OIL Old 1 pint Metal Can
NEAR MINT NOS FULL 1970s Vintage HARLEY DAVIDSON MOTOR OIL Old 1 pint Metal Can
$8.50 (2 Bids)
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


vintage BG Motorcycle Racing Race Competition fork oil can Harley Davidson Motor
vintage BG Motorcycle Racing Race Competition fork oil can Harley Davidson Motor
$14.00 (1 Bid)
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
Britelube Motor Oil Can pump hat gasoline gas shop man cave texaco mobil Shell
Britelube Motor Oil Can pump hat gasoline gas shop man cave texaco mobil Shell
$19.75


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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
Winnie the Pooh  the Blusteryday Disney Cassette  Book 17DC w o Cassette
Winnie the Pooh the Blusteryday Disney Cassette Book 17DC w o Cassette
$1.80
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
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
$2.99


VINTAGE WALT DISNEY WINNIE THE POOH GOLDEN SHAPE BOOK 1964
VINTAGE WALT DISNEY WINNIE THE POOH GOLDEN SHAPE BOOK 1964
$6.99
Walt Disneys Winnie The Pooh Kids Songs 45 RPM PS 1965 VG
Walt Disneys Winnie The Pooh Kids Songs 45 RPM PS 1965 VG
$4.49
2 1964 Vintage Walt Disney Productions Winnie the Pooh Childs Plate Free Ship
2 1964 Vintage Walt Disney Productions Winnie the Pooh Childs Plate Free Ship
$7.50
Walt Disneys WINNIE THE POOH THE HONEY TREE Little Golden Book 1965 D116
Walt Disneys WINNIE THE POOH THE HONEY TREE Little Golden Book 1965 D116
$5.15



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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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Holy Bible 1968 illustrated religious art Vintage Leather Catholic Bible Publis
Holy Bible 1968 illustrated religious art Vintage Leather Catholic Bible Publis
$14.99
Vintage Red Leather Effect Holy Bible VG Condition Collins 1958
Vintage Red Leather Effect Holy Bible VG Condition Collins 1958
$10.55
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 1950s HOLY BIBLE King James Version Good Harper  Brothers
Vintage 1950s HOLY BIBLE King James Version Good Harper Brothers
$14.99
Vintage 1952 The Holy Bible Old  New Testaments Revised Standard Version USA
Vintage 1952 The Holy Bible Old New Testaments Revised Standard Version USA
$2.50
VINTAGE 1902 LEATHER BOUND HOLY BIBLE
VINTAGE 1902 LEATHER BOUND HOLY BIBLE
$13.20



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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


NIB Gibson Pie Eyed Mickey Mouse Cookie Jar 11 3 4 Official Disney Merchandise
NIB Gibson Pie Eyed Mickey Mouse Cookie Jar 11 3 4 Official Disney Merchandise
$18.99
Disneys Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Small Cookie Jar
Disneys Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Small Cookie Jar
$24.99
New In Original Box Disney Treasure Craft Winnie The Pooh Cookie Jar
New In Original Box Disney Treasure Craft Winnie The Pooh Cookie Jar
$19.99 (1 Bid)


Disney Dog Treat Jar with Mickey Pluto Dog Stoneware Cookie Jar in New condition
Disney Dog Treat Jar with Mickey Pluto Dog Stoneware Cookie Jar in New condition
$25.00
DISNEY TREASURE CRAFT WINNIE THE POOH COOKIE JAR HONEY POT
DISNEY TREASURE CRAFT WINNIE THE POOH COOKIE JAR HONEY POT
$19.99
Simba Cookie Jar Disney Treasure Craft
Simba Cookie Jar Disney Treasure Craft
$20.00



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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 Travis Buck SGA T Shirt XL
Oakland As Travis Buck SGA T Shirt XL
$15.00
Vintage OAKLAND As Athletics MLB Metal Baseball Refrigerator Souvenir Magnet
Vintage OAKLAND As Athletics MLB Metal Baseball Refrigerator Souvenir Magnet
$3.49
Oakland As Split Logo Reversible Scarf MLB Forever Collectibles
Oakland As Split Logo Reversible Scarf MLB Forever Collectibles
$12.97


Josh Reddick bobblehead Unique Oakland As Gold Glove
Josh Reddick bobblehead Unique Oakland As Gold Glove
$22.95
2016 Oakland Athletics As Stephen Vogt 1981 Replica Jersey XL SGA SHIPS FREE
2016 Oakland Athletics As Stephen Vogt 1981 Replica Jersey XL SGA SHIPS FREE
$24.99
Authentic Fan Gray Pocket T Shirt XL Oakland As Athletics Mag Towel Info Sheets
Authentic Fan Gray Pocket T Shirt XL Oakland As Athletics Mag Towel Info Sheets
$19.99



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