Joschik Posts

The New & Improved Estimated Values for Hard Rock Cafe Glasses, Pins, Magnets et al

The New & Improved Estimated Values for Hard Rock Cafe Glasses, Pins, Magnets et al

When the Hard Rock Cafe reached out to us if we could take over the management of their Pin Catalog we were excited. The catalog had good data and a great team (the Pin Masters).  It also had the equivalent to our Estimated Value but it was all based on self-reported prices, sometimes what a […]

Simplifying the Model Car Types

Simplifying the Model Car Types

Documenting Collectibles is anything but easy and it takes a while to get it right.  We now have more than 180,000 different entries for Model Cars, Model Racing Cars, Model Trucks, Model Buses and Model Military Tanks & Armored Vehicles (here now in short just Model Vehicles).  In the beginning, we had the notion of […]

Getting Hot Wheels Listings Right – Part II

Getting Hot Wheels Listings Right – Part II

After Part 1 (read it here) and our recent work on Better Sorting and Filtering (more on that here) this is the final part of fixing our Hot Wheels Database Items.  We have more Hot Wheels pages than any other website out there and by quite a margin.  While that is great it also created […]

10 Golden Rules on How to Collect Signatures Correctly

10 Golden Rules on How to Collect Signatures Correctly

Frederick Weichmann II

In the beginning, I started using a Polaroid camera. It worked out great. Sometimes, I would even ask the celebrity to sign the Polaroid photo. Here, for example, is the signature of Van Williams, the original Green Hornet, on a Polaroid photo – The only problem? It was expensive, over $1.00 a photo back then! […]

A BBC Report from 1983 about the Gloucester Swap-meet

A BBC Report from 1983 about the Gloucester Swap-meet

A blast from the past….  Feel free to share your memories!