Once again, Mike Bartley, a friend of Cool & Collected, wrote up an awesome recap of his visit to Pittsburgh’s Steel City Con. It’s that time of year again. When the icy grip of winter relents and allows access through the mountainous passes that separate Philadelphia from Pittsburgh, PA. I attended the April 2015 Steel […]
Weekend recap — DC Big Flea and a new collection!
It was a busy weekend on the collecting front! On Saturday morning, I headed out to the Big Flea to meet up with fellow bloggers from the Toy Box and G.I. Jigsaw to see what pop culture goodies could be found. I called dibs on the Batman items, which worked out great, because now I had […]
A few of my favorite things — Hake’s auction #214
Did you feel that? A disturbance in the force of collecting, as if millions of collectors cried out with joy — Hake’s has released their latest auction catalog. Okay, maybe that’s a little melodramatic but I actually feel that way when a new Hake’s catalog is unveiled online. I feel as if collectors across the globe […]
Introducing the Pop Culture Destination Map for Collectors!
I’ve often thought about loading the kids into the family Truckster wagon and hitting the road in an attempt to visit some of the great vintage toy shops and flea markets I read about online. The problem is that I just don’t know where they are! Sure, the big ones are on my radar, but I don’t really have a […]
World’s Largest Movie Poster Collection to be Sold at Auction
Morris Everett Jr. is my new hero. He has spent the last 53 years amassing the world’s largest collection of movie posters and lobby cards, and now he has decided to sell it as ONE LOT. That’s right, he’s not piecing this out into 196,000 lots, he wants a single buyer to purchase the collection […]
My wallet weeps again — Hake’s Auction #213
Hake’s Auction #213 is jam packed with amazing pop culture collectibles. Bidding will start to end on November 11, so there’s still plenty of time to devour the catalog and put in your bids. Here are a few of the items I’ll be watching closely… Batman Glider Toy: I do love all those wonderful Batman toys. […]