Celebrating Trivia Day – All Month!

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Lots of holidays are put on your calendar but did not hear of National Trivia Day, celebrated on January 4th.  Enjoy some of the Trivia you never knew about!

Did you know…Beer is the most popular beverage in the world, with tea in second place. People collect beer memorabilia and there actually a Breweriana Collector Club. From beer cans to beer bottles, from signs to beer trays, it is a passion for many collectors. Find over 200 pieces of vintage beer advertising on http://www.icollect247.com and start collecting! If you like our post please share and like it! We will keep them coming!

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Anniversary Soon?

Anniversary Soon? Want to give something special for your Anniversary?  Well, we recently talked to a lady who had found a great bronze Texaco lock on our site and was giving to her husband for their 8th Anniversary.  You see the 8th Anniversary is to a bronze gift. This was going to be a traditional gift, not a modern retail gift.  A gift that showed she wanted something special and not just off the normal retail site.

If you want to make your anniversary special, here are some traditional ideas from icollect247.com.

1st – Anniversary

Paper:  For Her – Uncut Merrill PaperDolls or For Him: Motor Magazines

2nd – Anniversary

Cotton: For Her – Cotton Halloween Napkins or For Him: Cotton Baseball Uniform

3rd Anniversary

Leather: For Her – Leather Covered Courtship Ring Box or For Him: Leather Flying Cap

Make your mate feel special with a fun, vintage gift.  Check out http://www.icollect247.com and search for that special anniversary gift!

 

 

 

Pinbacks all Shapes & Sizes

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If you are short on space and short on money, then how about collecting small advertising pinback buttons?  These were small token giveaways left by the handfuls from salesmen who visited the local country stores.  Remember there were no radios, no television and no Facebook.  The best way to get someone to buy your product was to put a picture of your product on a small lapel button.  Remember also that not everyone could read and so putting a picture of wringer washing machine would sell the piece.

Small pinbacks were produced by Whitehead and Hoag, Bastian Brothers, Parisian Novelty and The American Art Works.  You will often these names on the sides of the pins.  Everything was advertised on them including beer, whiskey, soda, stoves, paint and just about anything that could be sold.  In many cases they looked like small oil paintings, as the colors are deep and resolution wonderful.

 

These can be found priced from $5.00 to $95, depending on the advertisement.  If you want to narrow your search, you could look for the ones with a theme. Colors are deep and selection are wide.

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Find over 300 different of this great celluloid pieces on www.icollect247.com.  Currently the only website that is only vintage and seller’s guarantee their listings as old is icollect247.com.