Want to Know a Little About Hummel Figurines?

Hummel figurines are also referred to as M.I. Hummel figurines or just plain Hummels. This porcelian figurine series are based on the drawings of an Artist namedSister Maria Innocentia Hummel, O.S.F.

I have, recently, been posting a few Geobel Hummels for a client on consignment. In doing my research I ran across this video that was done by a fellow Ebay Seller. I thought it was good and wanted to share it with others.

Hope you enjoy it too.

Hot Collectibles on Ebay From My Facebook Friends For Saturday July 13, 2013

I decided that I will start posting some really cool collectibles that are currently online by some of my Facebook Friends. Hope you get a chance to click on them and check them out. I am going to try and do this often. If you have something listed you want me to share in a post please let me know.

Disney Beauty and the Beast Music Jewelry Trinket Box Princess Belle RARE

Vintage German Enamelware 3775 Baby Cup and Bowl Pink Boy & Dog, Girl & Doll

Vintage Tin Tea Set Plates Walt Disney Goofy Mickey Mouse Pluto Ice Cream Stand 

Vintage 1960s Lenticular 3-D Holographic Art Redhead Girl Boy Fishing Pier 10×13 

1975 Avon 1936 MG Car Decanter Blend 7 After Shave MIB Vintage Fragrance MIB 

Vintage 50s Tole Metal Handle 16″ Green Tray Hand Painted Roses Fine Arts Studio 

Vintage Kenmore Tanning Lamp 

First Edition 1953 Pinocchio Golden Book 

A Franklin Mint MacDonald Collectible Plate 14K Gold Trim 

 

A Vintage Mickey Mouse Phone that still works!

 

Interview with George Betton Owner of a Fine Arts and Antiques Business

While at the Glen Ridge Antique Show this year I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. George Betton. It was impressive to know that his love for collectibles lead him to become a business owner. A wonderful way to keep the fire under his passion.

George can be contacted by email: george.betton (at)gmail.com

Many Will Are Using Collectibles to Upcycle-Goodwill is a Great Source

Goodwill ‘s Pinterest page has become a great source for upcycle ideas. Many of those ideas include vintage items. What not sure what upcycling means? Well it may mean different things to different people. But read the definition that is on Wikipedia.

So, just another reason to see the upside value in the things others may call junk.

Collectibles That Make Up an eBay Consignment Shop, Deals-R-Us

Running an on-line eBay Consignment Shop opens up the door to many types of collectibles that you may not think as being collectible. Here at Deals-R-Us, we like to focus on music items, clothing and vintage housewares.

Our consignors bring us items such as vases, antique sewing items, comic books, glassware, estate jewelry to consign and sell for them.  These collectibles must be researched to determine if they are valuable in today’s collector’s market or if they are something we would pass on selling or suggest selling in a garage sale or donating to a charity thrift shop.  For example, this item was brought to me by a collector who won it in an auction.  Our research found that it’s rare wood puzzle from 1971 and features the Captain Crunch Cereal characters.
Vintage Toy Puzzle

 

Are There Some Collectibles That Are No Longer Collectible? What Did Terry Kovel Say?

I just read an interesting interview with Terry Kovel in, The Bottom Line Publication, about the status of 10 collectibles that are not worth their earlier value.I believe Kovel. Why? Because Kovel is co-author of Kovel ‘s Antique and Collectibles Price Guide. She co-authored many books with her husband Ralph Kovel prior to his death in 2008.

In 2011 the 100th book was published. From what I have read about the two of them not only are they consummate experts but they have a very generous spirit as evidenced by the multitude of volunteer services that have been blessed with their involvement.You can read more about the Kovels by clicking this link.

In the interview that I read she briefly discusses 10 popular collectibles and their current values. They include Hummels, Barbie Dolls, China Sets, Franklin Mint items, collectible plates, cookie jars, vintage metal boxes, Longaberger Baskets, and autographed Sports Memorabilia.  Read the article now, 10 Collectibles Not Worth Collecting Anymore.

 

I going the order the latest copy of her Price Guide. I have  heard  that it is invaluable.