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It's all (stuck in) the wrist

My favorite action figure has a broken-off ball joint in one of its wrists. Can it come out? Difficulty: no sophisticated power tools. [more inside]
posted by curagea on Apr 4, 2015 - 4 answers

Who might be able to authenticate some scrap wood from the Spruce Goose?

I have a box full of the blocks I used to play with as a kid. My grandfather told me that he picked them up off of the Spruce Goose floor when he worked at Hughes Aircraft and cut them into blocks for my mom to play with. He and my grandmother are deceased, so there's no way to get more details. The wood is a pretty distinctive laminate so maybe someone could authenticate it? Could it be worth anything? I'm trying to pare down my crap and I don't know anything about this sort of thing.
posted by Huck500 on Mar 1, 2015 - 4 answers

Non-counterfeit Disney trading pins on e-bay?

Does anyone know a reliable on-line re-seller of Disney pins? [more inside]
posted by qldaddy on Jan 15, 2013 - 0 answers

Ex-libris-publica depreciation of rare/valuable books

I saved some interesting books from being thrown out by my public library. Apparently they were discarding part of their local historical collection. I grabbed a bunch that looked cool/interesting and it turns out one or two of them have sold online for decent sums. I'm not interested in selling any of them (they are cool!) but I am curious as to how their ex-libris-publica condition affects their worth. [more inside]
posted by saguaro on Oct 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Buying a Typewriter with history

I would like to buy a semi-famous typewriter. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on May 20, 2012 - 5 answers

How to sell Breyer horses in 2012

What happened to the resale market for Breyer and other model horses? Do you know what is going on in the world of Breyer collectibles? [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Apr 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Are These Warhol-signed Items Valuable?

I have a few items which were signed by Andy Warhol in the early 80s and I don't know if they're worth having professionally appraised. Such an appraisal would cost some $$ and it wouldn't be worth it for items of negligible value. So I need your best amateur Antiques Roadshow advice on if any or all of these things have a value sufficient to warrant a professional appraisal. Here's the list: [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Jan 30, 2012 - 6 answers

What is this mystery item from postwar Japan?

This is an item from my Grandparent's house that has been stored since the 1940s. All I know about it is that it was with other items which my Grandfather brought back with him from postwar Japan. An aunt of mine claims it's something that goes on your head, but I can't tell if it's even possible to take off the wooden stand. It is intricately detailed. It also has a small wooden case with a clear front, but the case is not especially detailed. What is this item? Does it have value? (view larger, largest)
posted by artlung on Jul 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Online CCG?

Are there any good collectible card games out there? I'd prefer it to be online, though it doesn't have to be. I'd prefer it to be free, and I can't really accept otherwise. I'd also prefer it to be browser based or Linux-friendly, but it's fine if it is Windows only. Is there anything out there? I came across Ederon, but the collectible part seems to be subdued, though I only played three matches so maybe I'm wrong. Tyrant on Kongregate pretty much fits the bill, but its mechanics are a bit too simple I suppose.
posted by SollosQ on May 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Whether to sell my coin collection

What should I do with my old coin collection--some silver, some not? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Jan 18, 2011 - 2 answers

Are these 1970s Star Wars figures worth anything?

How much are these original Star Wars figures worth? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Dec 27, 2010 - 8 answers

What should I do with these vintage motion and still film cameras?

I have found myself in the possession of a few interesting vintage motion and still film cameras which look to be in great shape, including cases and manuals. While they look neat, I know nothing about them. I tried googling them, but couldn't find anything specific enough to help me decide what I should do with them. I'd like to know if they're worth anything and where I can look to find how much they're going for and where I might advertise them. Specifics and photos inside... [more inside]
posted by bestillme on Aug 31, 2010 - 10 answers

I need to get rid of Diseases of the Skin and Medical Gynecology...

Where to sell about 10 medical books (1909-1940) that are in good/very good condition? [more inside]
posted by mrs. taters on Aug 9, 2010 - 4 answers

What are the highest prices that have been paid for collectible copies of post-World War II American novels?

What are the highest prices that have been paid for collectible copies of post-World War II American novels? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jun 1, 2010 - 3 answers

Not only do I "do more," I don't really even do my hair.

Where can I buy more cute 1" pins like these? [more inside]
posted by tantivy on Jan 11, 2010 - 14 answers

cards! get your cards here!

What do I do with thousands upon thousands of collectible trading card game cards? (Mostly from the Star Trek TCG.) [more inside]
posted by lou on Dec 28, 2008 - 4 answers

Fun uses for old Macintosh?

I inherited a fully-functional Apple Macintosh Plus computer complete with external SCSI hard drive. What are some cool things I can do with it? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Oct 21, 2008 - 10 answers

The bucks start here?

Mefi political memorabilia junkies: Tell me what this political collectible is worth/ how I can find out/ how/where I can sell it! Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Special Train breakfast menu from 1948, autographed by Harry Truman [more inside]
posted by stenseng on Oct 1, 2008 - 5 answers

How do I price tag on my booty?

Who sets how much old and collectible video games are worth? How do they know? (examples with Monkey Island inside) [more inside]
posted by lou on Apr 29, 2008 - 11 answers

How much does a drawn on goatee influence value?

Where in Chicago can I have old baseball / sports cards graded for condition, and how much can I expect to pay for this service? [more inside]
posted by white light on Aug 24, 2007 - 6 answers

The pen is mightier than the sword!

What kind of pen did Dr. Jones use in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Aug 7, 2007 - 8 answers

1984 Seiko Pyramid Talk Clock

I have an original, fully functional, Seiko Pyramid Talk clock (the world's first talking clock) from 1984. Does anyone know if these are rare or desired by clock collectors? I can't find a single one for sale anywhere.
posted by unccivil on Jul 3, 2007 - 4 answers

Help for finding an old Donald Duck comic book

I'm looking for a particular Dell Donald Duck comic book (I don't know the story line, only what the front cover looks like), and no, don't know the issue number, etc. My guess somewhere between 1958 and 1964, but purely a guess. What's the best "source" to try and identify the comic book in question? [description of the front cover, follows]Thanks! [more inside]
posted by america4 on Jul 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Collectors item Mountain Dew?

I went to buy a Mtn. Dew before work last night. The first bottle I picked up had a blue cap, I thought it was a new game. Turns out that it is actually a Sierra Mist with a Mtn Dew lable on the bottle from the factory. What should I do with it, I just had to buy it.
posted by chiababe on Aug 10, 2004 - 17 answers

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