Category Archives: Art

Disney Pin-ups.

As a long time Disney collector, I have learned that there is a ton of junk on the market with Disney characters on it.  At this point it takes a special or rare piece of Disneyana to get me excited.  … Continue reading

Posted in 1940's, 1950's, 1960's, Amy, Animation, Art, Comic Characters, Disney, Ephemera, Hand Made, Historical, Humor, Movies, Weird | 1 Comment

Mortimer Ichabod Marker from Bill Cosby’s Picture Pages

A few years ago, for some reason, I got slightly obsessed with Bill Cosby. America’s number one funnyman and TV dad has to be one of the most recognizable figures on the planet, and while he occasionally says something controversial … Continue reading

Posted in 1980's, Art, Ben, Humor, Toys | 5 Comments

Silverhawks Copper Kidd Animation Cel

Over the years, I’ve been able to add a few animation cels to my collection. I find them fascinating just because, to me, they are far more than just artwork. These cels are literally what brought a cartoon to life. … Continue reading

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When Your Holidays Need a Little Less Cheer and a Little More Fear, Bring in the Krampus.

For many years very few Americans seemed to be aware of some of the stranger characters associated with Christmas in other countries around the world.  Every country has their own traditions, and ours are rather tame compared to most.  All … Continue reading

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Last Travel-Log from the Road – 10/4/12: Antique Archeology-Nashville Submitted by Carol

When we set out on our cross-country journey at the beginning of September, we knew we wanted to antique our way across America, but we weren’t exactly sure where we would go.  We still have a few more days on … Continue reading

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1950’s Donald Duck Wall Decoration – A Ducky Disney Whodunnit

One summer morning about two years ago, on what was to become a very hot day, I was on one of my typical hunting and gathering missions at my favorite weekly flea market.  I had already been through the market … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week: Miniature House

This week’s “Pick of the Week” comes from one of our favorite flea markets.  This is a prime example of a “diamond in the rough” in that when I found it a lot of the porch railings as well as … Continue reading

Posted in 1900's, 1910's, Americana, Art, Hand Made, Historical, Jim | 1 Comment

Pick of the Week: Lightolier Lytegem Mid-Century Lamp

This week’s “Pick of the Week” comes straight from my local Goodwill.  For the longest time I had written the local Goodwill off.  Ever since they moved from their old location that they had been in for decades to a … Continue reading

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A Busy Day in Dollville, My First Encounter with Bessie Pease Gutmann’s Art

Some antiques and collectibles reach out and grab you.  Your brain tells you, “I must have that!”  So it was when I saw the small metal sign entitled, A Busy Day in Dollville.  Dated 1911, it advertises Diamond Dyes. The … Continue reading

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The Little Horribles Meet Dali

The Weakling from The Little Horribles For my first blog on Collectorgene.com, I wanted to share an observation that I made several years ago when I discovered the amazing pottery of Hagen Renaker.  I guess this story starts on a … Continue reading

Posted in 1950's, Amy, Art, Hagen Renaker, Miniatures, Monsters, Pottery, Weird | 2 Comments