Collectors love anniversaries, milestone years, and holidays like Memorial Day. The last 10 years have seen a big increase in the collecting of militaria and war relics. Here are 5 pricey military collectibles that we’ve recently come across.
Collectors love their cars, motorcycles, trucks, trains and heavy machinery toys. Devotees of jet, rocket and spaceship toys have plenty to choose from, too. Yet the humble propeller plane from the era when flight was young has plenty of fans, and this sale proves it.
A thrift store shopper got a lot more than she bargained for. The painted ceramic plates that caught her eye sold for $1.99 each, but turned out to be valuable pieces of modern art.
Q: I wondered if you could help me identify when this bottle was made. It’s a Marque Déposée Marnier-Lapostolle bottle made in France. My dad thinks it’s valuable. Is it?
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