The History of Baseball Card Trading

Baseball cards have been around since before the 1900s. This was when both photography and baseball were gaining popularity. Baseball clubs started to pose for individual and group photos. Some of the photographs were printed and pasted on the cardboard backing. They were made to serve as mementoes and not for commercial purposes. Early commercial sports…

Falling in Love with Vintage Cookware

Where some see trash, others see treasure! Don’t throw out all of those “old” baking dishes and cookware!  Sell them on Selltique! There is nothing more nostalgic than sitting down to dinner with one of your grandmother’s vintage baking dishes.  This is why I LOVE searching for these vintage items and using them in my…

The History of Comics

…and what’s to come in 2019!  Let’s start at the beginning: 1895 The New York World, owned by Joseph Pulitzer, begins publishing a series of comics by Richard Outcault taking place in Hogan’s Alley, and featuring a boy in a yellow nightshirt who becomes known as “The Yellow Kid.” The Yellow Kid becomes very popular in New York City, and, in 1897, William Hearst’sNew York Journal hires Outcault…

The History of Roller Skating

Early 1700s – Skeelers In Holland, an unknown Dutchman decided to go ice skating in the summer, ice skating was the widespread method used in the Netherlands to travel the numerous frozen canals in winter. The unknown inventor accomplished dry land skating by nailing wooden spools to strips of wood and attaching them to his…

The History of Diecast Models

People choose to collect many different things — stamps, coins, movies, and so on — but few hobby niches have quite the following like diecast model cars. For true passionates, there are few things better than adding a new vehicle to their collection, particularly if it is of a rare model series. But how did these…

The History of Vinyl Records

Today’s vinyl records aren’t that much different from those that were introduced in the 1940s. The styles of music and the artists have changed, and a few refinements have improved their sound quality, most notably the introduction of stereo sound in the late 1950s, but the basic record has not. Before Vinyl, There Was Shellac:…

Gobble Gobble…

  WOW, am I the only one who is completely amazed that Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  Where did 2018 go??  As I was thinking about all the yummy food I was going to consume next week, it got me thinking about more important things.  Family!  It seems like everyone now is in such a hurry and its…

Top 17 Upcycled Vintage Decorations

Upcycling old items is always a good idea. If you want to break the monotony in your modern interior design, adding some old vintage decorations is perfect solution. You can always reuse some old unused items from your garage or basement and transform them into interesting pieces of furniture for your modern home. Vintage home…