Travis, James and Kevin are talking all things TCG. Especially the big three Trading Card Games - Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon and Yugioh. Learn more about this nostalgia driven market and get to know more about how this market came to be in the 90s and early 2000s.
ALSO - Beta and Alpha Black Lotus - Holographic Charizard - The $2 Black Friday buy worth $500 - Foreign card releases and how the values track against their English counterparts.
World's Greatest Actions Figures. Hear directly from the Father of the Modern Action Figure about the history of MEGO and all the legendary tales around this staple of pop culture.
Recorded live at Rhode Island Comic Con 2019.
Travis, James and Kevin are talking about early firearms! While they're quick to admit they are not lawyers and that you SHOULD check your local laws and requirements, they discuss the ins and outs of navigating your first antique firearms purchase for your collection. Learn more about these tricky (and sometimes really expensive) transactions.
ALSO: - World War I Semi-Automatic Colt Pistol - 1968 Gun Control Act - Federal Firearms Licensing for an Auction House - Buying history vs. Buying a firearm - Curio and Relic Licensing - Buying tanks, cannons and flamethrowers.
Travis and Kevin are recapping Rhode Island Comic Con 2019 live from the convention floor! Travis recaps some highlights from his panel with Marty Abrams of Mego Corp, Kevin talks convention buys and what's moving, and Beetlejuice shows up three times.
Also: - Kevin eats lunch with Nichelle Nichols - Travis buys a Shiny Gen 10 Charizard - The guys cosign an original Star Wars prop from Return of the Jedi
Travis, James and Kevin welcome back Jeff Shrader of Advance Guard Militaria to discuss the spoils of war! Jeff comes back to talk to the guys about the importance of establishing prominence of items coming back from an active war zone and why carrying off anything of value doesn't fly like it used to 100 years ago.
ALSO - Kevin takes an art consignment from a Baroness - Raids of the home of Nazi leaders - James talks about his time in Kosovo - Items of cultural importance - What Jeff found in a Vietnam footlocker - The proper paperwork for these types of items https://www.advanceguardmilitaria.com/
Travis, James and Kevin welcome in Megan Berto from Altered Reality Entertainment to preview the upcoming 2019 Rhode Island Comic Con! Learn more about the main ticket items, panels and celebrity appearances as well as tips and tricks on how to get the most out of the weekend!
ALSO: - Family Vacation Reunion with Chevy Chase - Watch Nightmare on Elm Street with Robert Englund - Details on BOTH afterparties - Stranger Things panel - Travis's panel "Turning Collectibles into Cash"
In this episode, Travis, James and Kevin are discussing some items that some people (including your state and federal law enforcement) would consider illegal! James helps to sell an 1830s ivory chessboard, Travis is fascinated by extinct birds and Kevin sells a two-headed calf.
ALSO! - Why was it legal for James to sell the ivory chessboard? - The trickiness of Ivory laws - Tiger skins, and extinct stuffed birds - Nicholas Cage's T-Rex skull - Human skull and body parts - Tibetan artifacts made from bone.
Travis, James and Kevin are talking about the ever-changing markets of gold and silver commodities. Learn why gold has seen such an astronomical rise in value over the last 20 years, the real differences between sterling silver and coin silver and why mint marks are important!
ALSO: - Scrapping for bullion - Why do people horde gold and silver? - How to break in to trading silver and gold - Paying "spot price" - Platinum, Palladium, Rodium and other rare metals - Winston Churchill and his $6 Million Golden Toilet
Travis, James and Kevin are discussing the wide world of travel collecting and the various trinkets people collect to remember their special trips. From souvenir spoons to maps from the Titanic, the guys give some insight as to what drives the value for these items.
ALSO: - Railroad art and memorabilia - The most valuable travel collection pieces - Disney animation cels - World's Fair memorabilia - Little kid Travis has his first bad trade experience at Disney -Pilgrim badges
Travis, James and Kevin welcome Stefan and Romano of Altered Reality Entertainment to talk with them about all the crazy job of working backstage at Comic Con with the celebrities! Hear stories about their experiences as celebrity handlers and memorabilia runners and some of the great perks of the job.
ALSO: - How best to work with talent at conventions - The coolest people they've gotten to meet - Celebrity entourages - Brian O'Halloran helps with a proposal - The business side of William Shatner - Kevin hangs out with Gene Simmons - Power Rangers Gang Wars.
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