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  1. do members of this board have any tips for spotting original brass scripts versus copies. I'm considering buying a collection of them, but the best I have to go on is that they were collected by a man who preferred originals, and had a lot of old cars as well. But his could be from the 50s and 60s too for all I know. To my knowledge, most brass scripts weren't stamped with a makers mark, but I could be wrong.
  2. Or do most of these come up as one offs in other booths? Just curious if anyone focuses in this area.
  3. Great thread, wish there more pics of some of the collections mentioned!
  4. Aside from the cars themselves, I know a lot of board members have specific interests in a number of other areas. I like vintage emblems and hood ornaments, along with a variety of odd pieces. Show and tell: Would love to see your collection pics of the following, as well as any other area not mentioned: Hubcaps Spark plugs Literature Pins Dealer items Emblems Jackstands Motometers Key/watch fobs Shifter knobs Premiums Hood ornaments Radiators Signs Tools Etc Thanks in advance
  5. Love that site, extremely well done. I spent a lot of time on it
  6. Beautiful. Agreed, that is one of the reasons I collect emblems and pins, because they dont take up too much space. I'm in marketing, and I also love the history or automobile logos and typography. In addition to hood ornaments, these are often the crown jewel that finishes off a car's look. Surprised more people dont collect these. We are a small group.
  7. Great point, I have a number of those smaller Nash and Cadillac emblems myself.
  8. It sure looks like the style of those scripts on the catalog page provided above by hanski. Any idea of the maker?
  9. Very nice. I like that Pulfer Rambler script up there. Haven't seen many of those. I think these kind of miniature emblems and fobs are a very nice addition, and worthy of any serious collection. Especially when they are 50 years or older, which most are. In most cases they were crafted in ways that have been lost to today's processes for similar items.
  10. Fantastic pieces Terry. I have a few pins myself. When I say original, I mean in terms of being a unique collectible. Its novel because of its size. The fact that it made by Pulfer also speaks to the quality.
  11. WOW! this is incredible. It's the same display, they must have sold collections. And it is in fact all original
  12. Yes please do post your photos. A lot of my smaller ones are in storage right now, but when I get them out I will post back on this thread
  13. Awesome info, thank you so much Terry. I knew they weren't original, but they are still antiques of antiques so to speak. I have several other of these badges or pins in my collection, and the back pins were removed as well, but still the craftsmanship in the ones I have is incredible and comprable to a full-size badge. I think the lowered price was very fair. And certainly a very rare thing to find in a grouping like this
  14. I just won an auction on eBay for a set of miniature radiator emblems. They are apparently good copies of the actual emblems, though they are flat on the back and we're glued down. The seller thinks they may have been made in the 1960s , I'm just curious if anybody remembers these things being sold or what the origin of the maker is. I already had about a dozen in my collection , but this auction really piqued my curiosity. Based on the few emblems that I already have, I think these are probably cloissonne, for most of them. Thank you in advance
  15. Very cool. The spinner on this is also made by Black & Decker, which I think also is pretty cool. Apparently that's the way they were paired at the time
  16. yes, it is probably suitable as garage art, but I like the fact that it works. Would probably be unwieldy for actual use, when compared to other options. I have seen parts for it on sale, but still haven't found a full unit in working condition. The only one I found is in a museum that keeps examples of old machinery.
  17. I paid close to nothing for it, and I'm certainly not selling it for that amount.
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