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.
Does anyone know a reliable on-line re-seller of Disney pins? [more inside]
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]
I would like to buy a semi-famous typewriter. [more inside]
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]
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]
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)
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.
What should I do with my old coin collection--some silver, some not? [more inside]
How much are these original Star Wars figures worth? [more inside]
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]
Where to sell about 10 medical books (1909-1940) that are in good/very good condition? [more inside]
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]
What do I do with thousands upon thousands of collectible trading card game cards? (Mostly from the Star Trek TCG.) [more inside]
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]
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]
Who sets how much old and collectible video games are worth? How do they know? (examples with Monkey Island inside) [more inside]
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]
What kind of pen did Dr. Jones use in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? [more inside]
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.
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]
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.