February 28th, 2013
We thought it would be a good idea to mention that Chip Kidd has teamed-up with HAKE’S AMERICANA & COLLECTIBLES to weed-out a few Rare Batman items from his massive Vintage Toy & Memorabilia collection. The auction company even created a special page called, the “Chip Kidd Collection”. Right now, as we speak, there are about 8 items up for grabs. We should mention that bidding ends on March 21, 2013. There are even some “Adam West” Autographed items and some wonderful Animation Cels.
I posted some pics here of my 2 favorite items. One is an Vintage 1960′s BATMAN Inflatable Swimming Pool Toy that is ultra super-rare and also a really great display piece ( see photo up above). I mean, just look at the shape of this thing and the amazing retro-style graphics!
Then, for the JAPANESE BAT-MANGA FANS, they’re also offering a Vintage 1960′s BATMAN Record Album made in Japan. This thing is beautiful and has incredible graphics all over it: front/back/inside, and even has a colored-vinyl record. Very cool!! For more pics of this thing please be sure to visit their website.
Actually, there are too many neat items to list so please be sure to visit HAKE’S AMERICANA for more details.
September 7th, 2012
OK, I thought this would be a fun post and I have to admit that I totally love Dr. Seuss Books so that could be a reason too, ha! If you collect Vintage Dr. Seuss Books then you know all about the nightmare of trying to identify early “First Editions”. In most cases the books are not labeled with the standard “1st Edition” marking but, instead, they use strange numbers & symbols. Well, we found an interesting website that helps to explain a few of these concepts. You can check that out by clicking right HERE!
Oh yeah, just to explain the photos. These are all “First Edition” Seuss Books. The cover art is totally amazing! The 1st image, of course, is one of the most popular, THE CAT IN THE HAT from 1957. Then, we get to view SCRAMBLED EGGS SUPER & IF I RAN THE ZOO, all Classics!!