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Search, Filter & Sort – Tools to navigate the Web’s Largest Database

Search, Filter & Sort – Tools to navigate the Web’s Largest Database

We might not be the largest Database yet but that is definitely the plan as you can see from the Homepage: That requires thinking very carefully about how people can find what they are looking for.  We are considering four scenarios  – You have the item in hand and it has a Barcode – use […]

Introducing New hobbyDB Member and Tinplate Toys Expert Alex Procyk

Introducing New hobbyDB Member and Tinplate Toys Expert Alex Procyk

For Alex Procyk, collecting tinplate models has been a lifetime of toying with reality in the best possible way. A collector, author and tinplate connoisseur, we’re excited to introduce Alex as the latest expert to join the hobbyDB community and Advisory Council. Alex has been collecting tinplate models for more than 50 years, amassing quite […]

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! […]

Better Sorting and Filtering for Database Items

Better Sorting and Filtering for Database Items

We made two changes today and while they sound technical they are – we believe – exciting! Filter by Date We have a Produced From and a Produced To date but most of the time the Produced To date is just not known or even relevant (with more than 98% of entries not having that […]

New Filters offer Collectors many more possibilities using the hobbyDB database

New Filters offer Collectors many more possibilities using the hobbyDB database

Now you can use a new filter to either see which items are in your wish list, or exclude items that are already in your wish list within your hobbyDB search results. This new filter compliments the other two search result filters which are “In My Collection” and “Has Item on Sale” Here is an […]