6 Old Toys That Are Now Rare Collectibles

January 1st, 2015

Now that your kids are all grown up, you may have found yourself throwing out or donating old toys that they left behind after moving out.  Watch out, though. Those old toys could actually now be rare collectibles. The Nostalgia Blog, a site dedicated to memorable throwbacks, collected a list of the highest prices that people were willing to pay...


How To Build The Ultimate Model Train Set

November 3rd, 2014

A longtime favorite of many hobbyists, building a model train can be a lovely way to blow off steam at the end of the day. Hence, the creation of National Model Railroad Month by the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), which declares the month of November as a "Perfect chance to show off our handiwork and at the same time introduce others to the hobby that gives...


Car Show Insights: Where Can You Find The Hottest Sports Cars In The World?

October 30th, 2014

Do you have a passion for automobiles? Attending a car show is the best way to learn about the industry, observe new innovations in technology and design, and meet people who share your interests. Check out this list of some of the best motor vehicle conventions around the world. 1. Detroit Auto Show  Detroit has been an important home to the automotive field for...


How To Start A Rock Collection

September 4th, 2014

Gathering rocks is an enjoyable pastime for both nature lovers and collectors alike. Going rock hunting is a wonderful opportunity to get outside and explore with the added bonus of a chance at bringing home a pretty piece of natural history. If you're interested in starting your own rock collection, here are a few things to consider before you set out on your first...


Classic Car Care Tips For Collectors

July 11th, 2014

Whether you have one, two or 50 classic cars in your collection, as a gearhead, there's nothing better than walking into your garage and seeing your baby glistening in the sunlight pouring through the window. Because of this, many car collectors take caring for and maintaining their vehicles very seriously - jumping through all sorts of hoops just to make sure there's...


Types Of Collectible Cameras

June 16th, 2014

Vintage cameras are fun to play around with whether you are an experienced or amateur photographer. Film cameras can seem finicky if you are used to digital cameras and being able to take and delete several shots before they're perfect, but film prints have a different look and feel than digital and can really suit certain shots. As an added bonus, collectible cameras can...


Dragons Of The East And West: What's The Difference?

April 11th, 2014

Dragons are among the favorite figures of popular imagination and legend. However, there is some confusion about the different types of these mythical creatures that exist across cultures. Dragons usually fall under two general kinds: Eastern and Western, or Asian and European. A brief look at the general characteristics of the two may help to clarify their differences.Dragons...


Are Vintage 8-Track Tapes Available Today?

April 4th, 2014

You may have been feeling nostalgic or burdened by the easy convenience of iPods and other modern forms of music-listening. While technology has significantly improved since the days of the 8-track, something is no doubt lost with the passing away of 8-tracks. However, if you're searching for a trip down memory lane, here are some tips on tracking down...


Vintage Football Cards Worth Looking Out For

January 27th, 2014

Every January, football fans get excited as the season winds down to that year's Super Bowl. Excitement is high and Americans are eagerly predicting which team will make NFL history. For collectors of vintage football cards, the excitement doesn't stop after Super Bowl Sunday. The estimated selling prices of football cards are constantly changing, so avid...


Tips for the Model Railroad Hobbyist

November 21st, 2013

Being a model railroad hobbyist is an elaborate, yet rewarding, experience. Kids and adults alike can create their own detailed world of rolling green hills or crowded town streets. However, when just beginning your model train venture, you may feel a little overwhelmed as the customizable options come down to the most minute details. Here are some tips for the model...