Category Archives: Promotional and Advertising Items

Pushing Tin: How germs created today’s hot collectibles.

It all began with the idea of cleanliness. Prior to Louis Pasteur’s breakthrough discovery that germs caused disease, most people weren’t too concerned about cleanliness and sanitation. But once people bought into the connection between dirty hands and food, they … Continue reading

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What’s a fair price for a vintage or antique item?

Most of us who sell old things struggle to find a price that’s not too cheap or too expensive. That’s because most of us adore antiques and want to share them with others. We love the way they look, feel … Continue reading

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What is a “rare” item – and how much is it worth?

I’m sure anyone who is interested in selling vintage items comes across this problem on occasion. I know I have. I recently tried to find a fair selling price for a 1977 Fleetwood Mac promotional mirror promoting their “Rumours” album. … Continue reading

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