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Collecting Vintage Diecast Vehicles

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Diecasts have been around since the 1940s way before Hot Wheels became popular from makers such as Meccano (Dinky), Dowst brothers (Tootsie). Popularity really took off in 1968 when Mattel launched the Hot Wheels line. I know as a kid I got my first Hot Wheel cars and action track Christmas 1968.

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Estate Jewelry to add to Your Collection

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Indypicker.com is always on the hunt for gorgeous jewelry from yesteryear and Estate Sales are one place we hunt. We have been selling vintage jewelry online since 2008.

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Vintage Collecting Introduction for Millennials

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Why do we collect? collecting is a hobby of seeking, locating, purchasing and cataloging like items to display for enjoyment by yourself and by your friends. Some collect as an investment such as coins, watches and such but, mainly we collect for the enjoyment. Whether you are single or a couple it is something you can do for enjoyment or even monetary value. 

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Identifying and Collecting Bakelite and Lucite Jewelry

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Collecting Bakelite and Lucite Jewelry

What is Bakelite? Bakelite was created by Belgium Scientist Leo Baekeland in 1907 when trying to develop an alternative for shellac which was used to cover woodwork. The result was not what he had expect, but did give the world a new material to create everything from ladies jewelry to telephone cases and electrical insulators.

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New Picks Found Las Vegas and 1960's Marx Tin Toy Collectibles

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Las Vegas and 1960s Marx Tin Toy Just found from an estate sale a bit of Las Vegas history. This Good Luck token came from John W Brown's Horseshoe Club which operated from 1953 to 1958.    1960s Marx mini crawler windup tin toy. The Lewis Marx Toy Company of New York was at one time the largest toy company in the world brand ending in the late 1970s. This guy is in pristine condition for his age. Most have scratch marks and the rubber tracks are deteriorated or missing.       

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