Interesting!! Because the collecting of old fishing lures is getting big here where I'm living. About a year ago I was offered to join a fishing lure collecting club for $30 a year. I have some really old balsa wood fishing lures that one of my uncles left me when he died. The old ones are really interesting. The State of Missouri has a contest at a couple of their state lakes using only old wooden fishing lures and quite a few people participate.
Interesting comment.Mad Mac wrote: ↑Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:38 pm
When we sold the house we talked to an old estate sale auctioneer. We didn't have enough stuff for him to bother with but he told me that the collectibles market peaked in the 1980s and it would never come back. In his opinion, the collectors were dying out and young people had no interest in collectibles. Later, I saw him on American Pickers. He never said a word about doing estate sales and auctions.
Those are some most insightful points you bring out "Mad Mac" I've wondered over the years if that PBS Antique Roadshow isn't rigged like WWE wresting matches on TV. I found it really difficult to believe that the average person bringing in really odd ball items to discover that they are real treasures For one I find it difficult to believe that there are that many honest dealers and appraisers in the antiques and collectibles field.Mad Mac wrote: ↑Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:16 amThe PBS Antiques Roadshow has been showing reruns from decades ago. They include current estimates under the original estimates. Most of them are lower.
Collectibles can be fads and quickly lose their luster. And there is no limit to cranking out new collectibles.
That's awesome! I'll wind up stealing that pic for one of the glove forums I frequent. Check out that basket web.....Jeter had his own Rawlings model, it was a 11.5" DJ2, which was really just an 11.5" NP4 that was modified with a basket web, his preference.TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:22 amStill waiting for the right time/buyer for this one. When my parents moved to VA 5-6 years ago, they needed me to come to their house and take a bunch of stuff I kept there over the years because they had way more storage space. I started looking through all my old cards and came across this one. Only handled by me once and put into a card sleeve. It's now in a plastic case that's screwed together. Hoping some day this will fetch me a couple nice knives!
Let me know if anybody on your other forums would have any interest, or knowledge about it. I know when I first found it I looked into it, it's actually a even rarer edition of the card. It's the "foil edition" because of the foil looking edge around the card.benben wrote: ↑Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:31 amThat's awesome! I'll wind up stealing that pic for one of the glove forums I frequent. Check out that basket web.....Jeter had his own Rawlings model, it was a 11.5" DJ2, which was really just an 11.5" NP4 that was modified with a basket web, his preference.TkoK83Spy wrote: ↑Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:22 amStill waiting for the right time/buyer for this one. When my parents moved to VA 5-6 years ago, they needed me to come to their house and take a bunch of stuff I kept there over the years because they had way more storage space. I started looking through all my old cards and came across this one. Only handled by me once and put into a card sleeve. It's now in a plastic case that's screwed together. Hoping some day this will fetch me a couple nice knives!
Basket webs have fallen out of grace, none of the cool kids use them anymore, Jeter used one his entire career which is good enough for me. Thanks for posting this TkoK, wish I could help you move this but cards are something I know very little about.
When it comes to knife collectors of days gone by I've noticed that the guys that seem to do well with that hobby are ones that tend to specialize in just one brand. For instance an old friend of my late dad only collected stuff made by Keen Kutter>> and boy did he have a huge collection of their stuff. He even had some of their old straight razors. It truly blows my mind how many of the older American knife companies also made straight razors.James Y wrote: ↑Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:59 pmThere are people who collect pocketknives, usually traditional patterns, such as Case (for example), as investments. But IMO, in all likelihood, you won’t get much if any return on investment with knife collections. I’ve heard of instances where someone thought the pocketknife collections they’d amassed over a lifetime would pay off for them later on, only to find out they were worth virtually nothing to anyone, except for the owner himself. In one instance, a woman said that her father had lovingly built up a collection of pocketknives over decades, and he felt that after he was gone, those knives would benefit his loved ones financially. But after he passed away, the woman said she discovered that his knife collection was essentially worthless as a financial investment, and the only true worth they had was the joy they had given her father during his life.
So anything I collect, I collect for the joy of it, and not because I think I’ll make a killing on it down the line.
I collected a few special cap badges as a youngster.
Imagine living through the hell on the Somme only to get it later. Those soldiers were in it for the duration aside from a short leave now and then. There were days when more soldiers were killed on that one day then were KIA during the whole of the war in Vietnam ( Americans) . That was a truly horrific war even as wars goes.I also have a Somerset Light Infantry badge, in memory of my Great Uncle who also fought (as pbi, wounded twice but survived) in Normandy, and a Gloucestershire Regiment cap badge (actually recovered from the Somme battlefield) in memory of another Great Uncle who subsequently was killed in 1917, after being wounded on the Somme in 1916.
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