Vintage Video Games:  From Pong to PacMan and Beyond

Which was is the real star of the vintage video game world, Pong or Odyssey? Or maybe Intellivision, or even Nintendo? Who invented the video game, anyway? And how can you navigate the enormous and competitive world of collectible vintage video games? Both Pong (the arcade version) and Odyssey (the home version) were born about…

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Vintage Fire King 101: A Guide to Fire King Kitchenware

If you’re anything like us, you’re a bargain bin diving, vintage-hunting, estate sale perusing maniac with an eye for minute details. When it comes to locating rare pieces and hidden treasures at estate sales and antique malls, there is no greater discovery than pieces that warm your heart and bring a sense of nostalgia back…

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Vintage Halloween Costumes Through The Years

There are few days of the year that inspire as much excitement and celebration than Halloween. And if you’re a fan of all-things-vintage, it’s also the perfect opportunity to celebrate a vintage Halloween. And that includes your choice of vintage Halloween costumes. Costumes have evolved over the years. There are classic Halloween costumes; costumes inspired…

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8 Rare Vinyl Records That Could Make You Rich

Used vinyl records are a popular modern-day collector’s item for both serious music junkies and the casual estate sale shopper. Vinyl records are no longer relegated to a dark corner of the attic. Hipster millennials have demonstrated a taste for used vinyl records, as evidenced by a growth in vinyl sales of more than 25…

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Classic Cars Here and Abroad

Classic cars are like moving art pieces — beautiful to look at and built to last, but not very practical when it comes to function, especially with today’s gas prices. Modern cars are designed for efficiency and aerodynamics, run via a sophisticated computer system, and go through comprehensive safety and environmental tests. Classic cars, on…

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The Beanie Babies Bubble

For those who were there for the 90s, who can forget the Beanie Babies craze?  Of course it blended in with all the other strange goings-on at the time: Pokemon. Prozac. The Spice Girls. Y2K, the great conspiracy theory that got debunked as soon as the decade ended. . .  and the world didn’t. Beanie…

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Vintage Cast Iron Guide

We see a lot of vintage cast iron at estate sales, and it’s always one of the first things to go. The cast iron trend has been heating up for well over a decade. But what’s the big draw? To learn more about cast iron cookware and why vintage cast iron is worth collecting, we…

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Jadeite, Jadite, or Jade-ite?

Jadeite, Jadite, or Jade-ite? No matter how you spell it, jadeite is that gorgeous green milk glass found in old homes, estate sales, flea markets and antique malls all over the U.S. and Canada. First created in the 1930s, jadeite is used for all types of things, but most commonly dishware and kitchenware. It first became…

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10 Acres, 40 U.S. States, Hundreds of Antiques, and Lots of Love

Oil and gas executive Stewart Matheson and his wife Dawn are selling off their enormous collection, an eclectic range of Americana, folk art, primitives, and more. They’re making room in their lives to care for their daughter, Laura, who has special needs. This means moving from their 10-acre, wooded homestead in Edmond, Oklahoma, to a…

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Vintage Engagement Rings Guide

Choosing between vintage engagement rings is almost as important as finding the right partner. Because let’s be real: having the perfect ring proves you and your love are truly unique (just like everyone else). The current engagement ring trends tend toward anything vintage. Estate sales have also made a huge comeback when it comes to finding…

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