Collecting Vintage Christmas Cards

Collecting Vintage Christmas Cards

Collecting vintage Christmas is hot across the board.  Vintage Christmas cards are coming up in the collecting world.  Affordable, fun to hunt.  Little pieces of art and nostalgia. At first, it wasn’t cheap. They were luxurious and clearly a sign of wealth and power. Millions of greeting cards have been

Appraisal fair favorites, September

Appraisal fair favorites, September

The September appraisal fair at the Garage brought in a new round of cool vintage goods.  We’ll be back on the 3rd Sunday of October.  1 free item appraisal per paid admission.  Here are a few of our favorites from September- Ideal Shirley Temple Doll, 17″ from the 1950’s.  Her original

Early 1960’s Nylint Sticker Shock at the Ford Dealership

Early 1960’s Nylint Sticker Shock at the Ford Dealership

Vintage Garage Chicago, 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640, United States (US) – Phone: 312-505-6373 Secondary phone: 8475799079 Email: hey@vintagegaragechicago.com URL: https://www.vintagegaragechicago.com/ The Nylint company began in 1937  producing kitchen tools and components for durable goods.  From 1941-45 they were focused on War effort manufacturing particularly  anti-aircraft magazines.  After the War, with their

Collecting Vintage Santa

Collecting Vintage Santa

Vintage Santa The great thing about Vintage Santa is that he is comprised of several cultures. Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, Kris Kringle and more are all part of the composition of  Santa Claus.  New York’s Clement Clarke Moore’s 1822 poem “An Account of a visit from St Nicholas” helped shape

Vintage Garage appraisal fair favorites – August

Vintage Garage appraisal fair favorites – August

Vintage Garage Appraisal Fair August Vintage Garage Chicago hosted its first appraisal fair at the August 22nd show.  Customers were asked to bring in any items they were curious about.  Check out a few of our appraisal fair favorites below. We will hold the Vintage Garage appraisal fair on September 18

How Antique Values are determined

How Antique Values are determined

Antique Values How much is this worth?   This is a question often asked and answered.  Antique values  and vintage values vary greatly.  Items don’t have set prices.  Meaning, you can’t order them from a catalog where you can choose a different size or color.  You can’t purchase them in

Vintage Design Trends Fall 2016

Vintage Design Trends Fall 2016

Vintage Design Trends Fall 2016 Check out what we are seeing vendors featuring at the Vintage Garage Chicago this summer and our predictions for vintage design trends for fall! 1. Mis-matched sets Matchy-matchy is boring.  If you are putting together a new bedroom, don’t go for the whole matching set.