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The Rising Popularity of Trap and Skeet Shooting

June 18, 2020

With many major sporting events being postponed or canceled due to the pandemic, many are itching to watch or play sports again. As the country slowly but surely reopens, many shooting ranges are now opening their doors for a limited amount of people to come participate in their activities! ... Read More

Collectible Items in Support of COVID-19 Relief Efforts

May 18, 2020

One of the unexpected side-effects of COVID-19? The number of online auctions has skyrocketed. In fact, eBay has reported that their first quarter active buyers reached 174 million, which reflects two percent growth over their prior year quarter. Auction houses are turning to the internet as a means of staying afloat. What’s more – many of these auctions are for a good cause.... Read More

4 Tips for Improving Your Collection While at Home

April 23, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has kept most of us inside our houses, with very few places to go besides a necessary trip to the grocery store. For many people, this situation means that we have some extra time on our hands. If you’re a collector who is currently at home, try investing this time into your collection! ... Read More

A Passion for Collecting: Valentine’s Day Cards Through the Years

February 10, 2020

Named in honor of the martyred 3rd-century Roman priest and physician Valentinus, Valentine's Day means sending and receiving Valentine's Day cards. Legend has it that Valentinus was beheaded for helping Christian couples marry, and that he penned the world's first Valentine's card to his jailer's daughter on the eve of his execution.... Read More

Top Treasured Collectibles

January 21, 2020

If you are a fan of collectibles, there is no limit to the things that you can gather. It is thrilling, and you get to keep the items that you deem unique and valuable. The hobby has become unbelievably popular, with a market size of $1.5 billion for online antiques and collectibles in the U.S. alone.... Read More

This Season’s Best Holiday Toys: Are They the Hot Collectibles of the Future?

December 20, 2019

When the holidays approach, many parents are frantic to get their hands on the hottest toys of the season before they are all gone, in an effort to make their child’s experience happy and memorable. But others have a different goal in mind when seeking to snatch up this holiday season’s popular offerings: collectible value.... Read More

All Aboard for Holiday Train Shows!

November 13, 2019

Now that the holiday season is upon us, many adults will be looking back fondly on childhood memories of model trains running under the Christmas tree. Of course, there is no need for these memories to be restricted to childhood, as many adults continue their passion for train collecting throughout their lives. Collectors of trains are in for a treat this winter as large and small ... Read More

Getting Ready for Hunting Season: A 2019 Guide

October 10, 2019

As the Fall weather approaches, many Americans look forward to the beginning of hunting season. It’s an activity that can truly provide a challenge—a trek through nature, a test of skill against a known objective, and the prize of providing sustenance for you and your family.... Read More

Commemorative Stamps Issued as Sesame Street Turns Fifty

September 09, 2019

In 1969, Sesame Street debuted with a bold mission. Unlike many children's TV shows of the era, Sesame Street put education at its core [1]. While other programs often did have an educational component, Sesame Street was constructed around a learning curriculum designed by experts in the field.... Read More

CIS: The Most Affordable Magic Card in the Deck

August 06, 2019

Whether you've been collecting and playing Magic: The Gathering since the release of the very first edition, or if you'll soon be picking up the new Core Set 2020, you know that there's something special about these sets of cards.... Read More

Top Summer Art Exhibits Around the U.S.

July 09, 2019

Around the nation—literally from San Francisco to Washington, D.C.—the summertime presents a prime opportunity for you to head out to your city’s most respected collections of art and view exhibits that represent the pinnacle of mankind’s ability for visual expression. This year is no exception, so we’ve rounded up a few of 2019’s hottest upcoming exhibitions below for you to check out... Read More

From Jerseys to Jockstraps: Baseball Collectibles Bat Above Average

May 30, 2019

Early this year, Bryce Harper set a pair of baseball records—off the field. Late in February, sources confirmed that he'd signed the largest guaranteed contract in North American sports history: $330 million for 13 years with the Philadelphia Phillies. After a successful seven seasons with the Washington Nationals... Read More

Eighty years of Marvel comics: reviewing the past, protecting the future

May 16, 2019

As the second decade of the new millennium ends, Marvel's iconic superheroes seem to have found a global stage in cinema. In 11 short years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has shattered box office franchise records, grossing over $18 billion worldwide.... Read More

LA Rams Memorabilia Through the Years

January 31, 2019

Super Bowl LIII is around the corner! Eric Geller is a Los Angeles Rams fan that has been collecting memorabilia for years... Read More

Toys Worth Keeping

January 25, 2019

Thinking about giving away some of your childhood toys? Before you clean out your attic, you may want to check how much the toys are worth... Read More

These Collectibles May Make You Millions

January 16, 2019

Have any sports memorabilia laying around your house? How about old books or comic books? Before you clean out your attic, you may want to check out the value... Read More

Babe Ruth Items Going Up For Auction

January 11, 2019

Calling all Babe Ruth fans! Multiple items owned by Babe Ruth will be going up for auction next June at Yankee Stadium... Read More

Stan Lee Collection in Recent Auction

December 26, 2018

Attention Stan Lee fans! A rare collection of items by Lee, former president of Marvel Comics, were recently auctioned off on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 in Beverly Hills, California... Read More

Ceramic Christmas Trees May Be Worth Hundreds

December 21, 2018

The holidays are upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by taking out your vintage ceramic Christmas tree ... Read More

Luke Skywalker’s Home Saved

December 13, 2018

Luke Skywalker’s famous igloo home, located in the Tunisian desert, has been saved... Read More

New Stamp Honors First Responders

November 29, 2018

Check out this new Forever Stamp, which was recently unveiled in Montecito, California... Read More

A Tribute to Stan Lee

November 13, 2018

Stan Lee, former president of Marvel Comics and co-creator of Spider-Man and Black Panther, to name a few, passed away yesterday at age 95... Read More

Fortnite Battle Royale Collection

November 08, 2018

Moose Toys and Fortnite developer Epic Games have partnered up to produce the Fortnite Battle Royale Collection... Read More

Toy Collection Featured at Minnesota Show

November 01, 2018

Attention toy collectors! The New Ulm Toy Show recently displayed an amazing toy collection that you won't want to miss... Read More

Pokémon Halloween-Themed Items

October 25, 2018

Halloween is right around the corner! Check out this new collection of Halloween-themed items... Read More

The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers Recently Found

October 18, 2018

Did you hear? Dorothy's ruby slippers have been found... Read More

Everything from A to Z, Collectibles Insurance Services is Here for You

October 03, 2018

Do you collect vintage gas pumps? How about pens or paper weights? Generally, if you can collect it, we can insure it... Read More

Massive Star Wars Collection Auctioned in United Kingdom

September 28, 2018

Check out this Star Wars collection that was auctioned off on Tuesday, September 18 in the United Kingdom for almost $130,000... Read More

Rare Stamps From 1850 May Be Worth $20,000!

September 26, 2018

Check out these stamps, which had a combined value of 7 cents in 1850. Now they may be worth $20,000... Read More

$20,000 Reward for Stolen Sports Collectibles

September 24, 2018

A Phoenix sports collector is offering a $20,000 reward to find his stolen collectibles... Read More

Saving Money with Your Collection

September 12, 2018

Between the price tag of the item, storage, traveling to trade shows, and more, keeping up with your collection can be expensive... Read More

Two Brothers Find Five 1952 Mickey Mantle Cards

September 06, 2018

Who knew that cleaning out your mother’s house could lead to the discovery of five 1952 Mickey Mantle cards? That’s exactly what happened to NJ brothers John and Ed... Read More

Items Laying Around That Could Generate Cash

August 27, 2018

You may want to think twice before taking that coin to the bank... Read More

USPS Pays Tribute to WWI Veterans with New Stamp

August 22, 2018

The USPS recently paid tribute to WWI veterans with a new stamp... Read More

Marvel Announces Conan Chronicles Epic Collection

August 14, 2018

Marvel recently revealed the new “Conan the Barbarian” reprint collections, and you’re not going to want to miss this... Read More

Coolest Collectibles Seen at San Diego Comic-Con

August 09, 2018

Just because you may have missed San Diego Comic-Con doesn’t mean you have to miss out on seeing the awesome collectibles that were featured... Read More

13 Must-Have Autographs at National Sports Collectors Convention

July 30, 2018

Heading to National Sports Collectors Convention? Don’t miss out on these must-have autographs... Read More

Collectibles That Almost Always Become More Valuable

July 27, 2018

What are the 10 collectibles that almost always become more valuable? Wise Bread has us covered... Read More

Awesome Collectibles Featured at San Diego Comic-Con

July 16, 2018

Check out these amazing collectibles that you will find at San Diego Comic-Con... Read More

Toy Soldier Collection Unlike All Others

July 13, 2018

Check out this toy soldier collection of 10,000 figures owned by Brooklyn lawyer Michael Connors... Read More

Small Store in Florida Packed with Goodies for All Collectors

July 05, 2018

Do you live near Spring Hill, Florida? If so, you may want to check out Karran Toys & Comics... Read More

Baseball Collection Hits It out of the Ballpark!

June 19, 2018

Check out retired attorney Marshall Fogel’s nationally renowned collection, with items that not even the National Baseball Hall of Fame contains... Read More

Game of Thrones New Stamp Set

May 30, 2018

The UK has come out with a new Game of Thrones stamp set, which features ten characters, including Jon Snow, Arya Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and more... Read More

Magic: The Gathering Reveals New Set of Cards

May 21, 2018

Magic: The Gathering has revealed a new set of cards called Dominaria to celebrate its 25th anniversary! What type of world will Dominaria be?... Read More

Automobilia & Petroliana Auction

May 15, 2018

Check out this automobilia & petroliana auction, which will be held in Denver, PA on May 24! Some of our favorite items include... Read More

Rare Comic Collection Available for Purchase

May 09, 2018

Check out The Jimmy Scott Collection of 1,067 vintage comic books collected by Jimmy Scott in the mid-1960s. Scott tragically passed away in 1966 in a motorcycle accident. His family recently sold the collection... Read More

Rare Colt Firearm Sells for $1.84 Million

April 24, 2018

Check out this rare Colt Model 1847 “Walker,” which recently sold for $1.84 million during a Rock Island Auction Company (RIAC) sale... Read More

Two-Year-Old Golden Knights’ Giveaways Now Sought-After Collectibles

April 17, 2018

Attention Golden Knights’ fans! Check out these giveaways, including pucks and posters, which were given out for free during the Golden Knights’ ticket drive two years ago... Read More

Small Town in Missouri May Just Be The Perfect Vacation Spot For Collectors

April 10, 2018

Check out the variety of antique and collectible stores in Mark Twain’s small hometown... Read More

Multimillion-Dollar Stamp Collection Up For Sale

April 05, 2018

Calling all stamp collectors! Check out bond guru Bill Gross’ multimillion-dollar stamp collection, which is up for sale... Read More

The Art of Collecting Coca-Cola Memorabilia

March 30, 2018

Whether you’re an avid Coca-Cola collector or are just looking to start your Coca-Cola collection, you’ll realize there are not a lot of places to find memorabilia... Read More

Sports Fanatics – Run, Don’t Walk, To This Auction!

March 14, 2018

Do you live near Denver, PA? If so, you may want to check out Morphy Auctions’ upcoming Premier Sports Memorabilia sale... Read More

NIU Library Home to at Least 3,000 Comic Books

March 06, 2018

Are you a Black Panther fan? If so and you’re near DeKalb, IL, be sure to head over to Northern Illinois University’s Founders Memorial Library... Read More

It’s More Than Just A Bottle

March 01, 2018

Did you know you can tell the average age of a milk bottle based on its shape?... Read More

Minneapolis Convention Center Turns Into Super Bowl Theme Park

February 01, 2018

If you’re in Minneapolis for the big game, you may want to check out the Minneapolis Convention Center, which was recently converted into a Super Bowl theme park... Read More

Organizing Your Comic Book Collection

January 25, 2018

We understand – organizing your comic book collection can be frustrating... Read More

Stamp Collection Sets a World Record

January 17, 2018

Y. Abdul Rasul’s 5,915 mosque stamps has set a world record... Read More

Firearms & War Memorabilia Now on Display

January 04, 2018

At least 114 firearms and war memorabilia are being stored in the historic firearms exhibit... Read More

Slideshow Reveals Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Figure

December 26, 2017

Slideshow revealed the new Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi figure... Read More

UK Mail Unveils Limited Edition of Star Wars Stamps

December 08, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be hitting a theater near you on December 15... Read More

Maize & Blue Collection at Michigan Games

November 17, 2017

If you’re attending next weekend’s Michigan game, be sure to say hi to Mike Alexander and Mark Marek, who will be tailgating at Pioneer High School... Read More

Yankee Candle’s Boney Bunch Collection

October 31, 2017

Attention Yankee Candle lovers! This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Boney Bunch collection... Read More

Cubs’ World Series Items on Display

October 26, 2017

Are you a Cubs fan? If so, you’ll want to check out the “Crossroads of America” exhibit at the Chicago History Museum... Read More

MLB Teams Donate Gear to Young Baseball Fan Who Lost Collection in the California Fires

October 20, 2017

A 9-year-old baseball fan recently lost his baseball memorabilia in the California fires. He wrote a handwritten letter to the Oakland Athletics... Read More

34-Year-Old Man Loses Movie Collection to Wildfire

September 13, 2017

Mark Orsillo, a 34-year-old man with Down syndrome, recently lost his home to a wildfire. Mark’s primary concern was his movie collection... Read More

Roberto Clemente Items Auctioned at All-Star Game FanFest

August 14, 2017

Were you a Roberto Clemente fan? His family recently auctioned some of his personal items... Read More

Charlie Sheen Sells Babe Ruth Memorabilia for Over $4 Million

August 02, 2017

Did you know Charlie Sheen recently sold Babe Ruth’s World Series ring and transfer contract to the Yankees from the Red Sox?... Read More

First Official Stamp Used in the United States was Sold!

July 24, 2017

The first official stamp used in the United States – a “wonderfully preserved” pine tree stamp – was recently sold... Read More

Family Finds Hundreds of Unopened Sports Card Packs

July 18, 2017

This family found hundreds of unopened sports card packs, ranging from a 1961 Fleer Basketball unopened box of wax packs to a 1948 Bowman, in their aunt’s attic!... Read More

Our Coverages: Why Insure with Collectibles Insurance Services

June 27, 2017

Why insure with Collectibles Insurance Services? We are uniquely focused on the needs of individuals like you - people who collect for the love of it. That’s why we offer a collection of benefits that less specialized insurance doesn’t often provide.... Read More

How Collectibles Insurance Services is Different from Homeowners Insurance

June 01, 2017

Why Collectibles Insurance Services? The reason is simple: we do what homeowners insurance can’t. ... Read More

Is Howard a Gun Collector?

May 24, 2017

Howard Delo doesn’t consider himself a gun collector. Sure, he may have some firearms here and there, but that doesn’t mean he’s a gun collector... or does it?... Read More

21,000 Vinyl Collection

May 18, 2017

Vinyl is one of the hottest new items! If you’re in Madison, Wisconsin, go to Agrace Thrift Stores,... Read More

Million-Dollar Hot Wheels Collection

May 12, 2017

Vroom, vroom! This million-dollar Hot Wheels collection will blow you away!... Read More

A Special Thanks to Dan Walker

April 28, 2017

Dan Walker, former owner of Collectibles Insurance Services, has decided to retire after 34 years of serving collectors and dealers. We thank Dan and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.... Read More

We're Live!

April 17, 2017

Did you hear? We started a blog! Keep up to date with all things collectibles here.... Read More