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Beanie Babies

Beanie Babies
History and marketing tactics, values and what to look for with Beanie Babies animals including the list of nine original collectibles produced by Ty Inc.
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Boy Scouts memorabilia

Boy Scouts memorabilia

Values, history and what to look for with Boy Scouts memorabilia such as patches, camping tools, uniforms, advertising and political collectibles and more are discussed.

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Hot Wheels toy cars

Hot Wheels toy cars

Values and history for the Mattel Hot Wheels toy cars including their popular Redline series, who designed the toys and what real life vehicle models were featured in the series.

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Caille Bros. Slot Machines

History of slot machines including the popular maker Caille Bros., how and why slots got their start in stores, hotels and bars and how to find valuable slots
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Pedal cars

Pedal cars

History and how to find valuable pedal cars made by Cyclops, Steelcraft, Whitney Reed, Lines Bros, Eureka, Butler Bros.of the popular police, fire engine, and dump trucks model cars. Plus models following the Model T Ford, Austin, Peugeots, Renaults and Grand Prix car designs.

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Miniature Christmas Villages

Miniature Christmas Villages

History and values for Miniature Christmas Villages, how to identify them by their simulated windows and other constructed materials such as papier macher, plastic, and lithographic tins. Key makers are also listed.

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3 Ways to Find Valuable Antiques

3 Ways to Find Valuable Antiques

Want to know how to spot that valuable thrift store find? Don't know what to look for when cleaning out Grandma's attic or when you are downsizing? It's a common question and Dr. Lori provides secrets to spot those prints, posters, silver and ceramics that are valuable. Don't rely only on marks or signatures. They could fool you. You must read this article so you aren't throwing away a valuable or walking past it at a thrift store.

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