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ANTIQUES AND VINTAGE COLLECTIBLES Vintage General Electric Chrome 9 Cup Pot Belly Coffee Pot Percolator Retro Works:

So, What is an antique?
What is Vintage?
What makes something, Collectible?
Many people will give you very different answers
It depends on, if they collect cars, toys, stamps, beanie babies, Pez dispensers, or Roman empire coins.
There are NO true absolute standards that can be applied from one hobby to the next, and across different time zones and countries.
Hence it is impossible to draw definitive lines, and usually is a judgement call on a case by case basis
Nonetheless, I have come up with from the past 20 years of collecting with simple but effective set of definitions (written below)
that I know use as my personal "rulebook" for pretty much most of my collecting and selling
on this website and for my auction listings on eBay:
1- Collectible: Any item that no longer in standard retail circulation but is still in demand for purchase in the general consumer population. This includes any products that were produced with a limited pre set quantity or for a limited duration period. A limited time period collectible (e.g. Star Wars movie glass) may also be called a "Ephemeral" Collectible.
2- Retro: Any collectible item that was synonymous or clearly identifiably associated with a previous historical time Period due to specified obsolete Fashion and or Pop Culture. This usually means an item that is at least 10 years old but not greater than 25 years. Examples: Vinyl Record Players, Kay Way Pants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
3- Vintage: Any collectible item that has aged enough to become very difficult to find in "like New" condition because of wear and tear and common usage. This usually means an item that is at least 25 years old but not greater than 80-90 years. Examples: original Hot Wheels Red Lines, 1960's Kenner Easy Bake Oven, Original Slinky, Kenner Spirograph, Original Fisher Price Wooden Little People.
4- Antique: Any collectible item that has aged enough to become extremely difficult to find in any condition (good or bad) because extreme long time period and obsoleteness of the item. This usually means from the 19th Century or Earlier, but as the 21st century rolls along, so must this definition must change. The main time periods of the 20th century were Pre WWI, WWII, Mid Century, and Modern. I now include anything pre-dating WWI as "antique" and the art deco pre WWII stuff will definitely be considered as antiques by the year 2020. Examples: The A&J High Speed Super Drive EGG BEATER ROTARY HAND MIXER with wooden HANDLE below: Here are some Antiques AND various Vintage collectibles which I have in stock:
Vintage 3 1/2 lbs BEAVER SALTED BLACNHED PEANUTS Blue Litho Tin Can CANADIAN Model: only $11.99

Vintage 3 1/2 lbs BEAVER SALTED BLACNHED PEANUTS Blue Litho Tin Can CANADIAN Model: only $11.99
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VINTAGE ROUND PLAYERS LIGHT NAVY CUT TOBACCO TIN made by Imperial Tobacco of Montreal Canada: Only $9.99: Only $29.99

VINTAGE ROUND PLAYERS LIGHT NAVY CUT TOBACCO TIN made by Imperial Tobacco of Montreal Canada: Only $9.99: Only $29.99
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Vintage General Electric Chrome 9 Cup Pot Belly Coffee Pot Percolator Retro Works: Buy Now for only $33.99

Vintage General Electric Chrome 9 Cup Pot Belly Coffee Pot Percolator Retro Works: Buy Now for only $33.99
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VINTAGE ANTIQUE BROMWELLSs Flour Sifter Made In USA: Only $14.99

VINTAGE ANTIQUE BROMWELLSs Flour Sifter Made In USA: Only $14.99
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Vintage Pyrex Autumn Harvest No. 442 Wheat Deco Brown Cinderella MILK Glass 7 1/2 Inch Mixing Bowl 1.5L: Only $14.99

Vintage Pyrex Autumn Harvest No. 442 Wheat Deco Brown Cinderella MILK Glass 7 1/2 Inch Mixing Bowl 1.5L: Only $14.99
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Vintage Pyrex #404 Primary Yellow MILK Glass 10 1/2 Inch Large Mixing Bowl Ovenware: Only $16.99

Vintage Pyrex #404 Primary Yellow MILK Glass 10 1/2 Inch Large Mixing Bowl Ovenware: Only $16.99
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Vintage Lamp Light Farms Hobnail Clear Beaded Glass Oil Lamp Glass Austria: Only $22.99

Vintage Lamp Light Farms Hobnail Clear Beaded Glass Oil Lamp Glass Austria: Only $22.99
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Vintage Hand Blown Round COBALT BLUE Large Water Pitcher 1.5 QT: Only $29.99

Vintage Hand Blown Round COBALT BLUE Large Water Pitcher 1.5 QT: Only $29.99
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3 VINTAGE Mid Century ANCHOR HOCKING GLASS FIRE KING KIMBERLY MILK GLASS COLOURED MUGS: Only $19.99

4 VINTAGE Mid Century ANCHOR HOCKING GLASS FIRE KING KIMBERLY MILK GLASS COLOURED MUGS: Only $19.99
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VINTAGE 7UP Seven-Up Large Soda 11 3/4 Inch GREEN GLASS 28 OZ BOTTLE - Fresh Up: Only $12.99!

VINTAGE 7UP Seven-Up Large Soda 11 3/4 Inch GREEN GLASS 28 OZ BOTTLE - Fresh Up: Only $12.99!
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Antique ELKINGTON & CO SILVER PLATE 57 Quality Oval 25 cm Heavy QUEEN ELIZABETH HOTEL LOGO: only $10.99

Antique ELKINGTON & CO SILVER PLATE 57 Quality Oval 25 cm Heavy QUEEN ELIZABETH HOTEL LOGO: only $10.99
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Lot of 5 Vintage White Milk Glass Glasbake Ramekins Custard Dessert Dishes Cups: Only $13.99

Lot of 5 Vintage White Milk Glass Glasbake Ramekins Custard Dessert Dishes Cups: Only $13.99
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Vintage SWEE TOUCH NEE Tea Tin Aristocrat of Teas NY 6.5 Oz: Only $18.99

Vintage SWEE TOUCH NEE Tea Tin Aristocrat of Teas NY 6.5 Oz: Only $18.99
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VINTAGE ROUND MATINEE TOBACCO TIN made by Imperial Tobacco of Montreal Canada: Only $7.99

VINTAGE ROUND MATINEE TOBACCO TIN made by Imperial Tobacco of Montreal Canada: Only $7.99
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Vintage General Electric Chrome Boil n Simmer KETTLE KE64HBR Retro Works: Buy Now for only $28.99

Vintage General Electric Chrome Boil n Simmer KETTLE KE64HBR Retro Works: Buy Now for only $28.99
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Antique PAT 2049727 A&J High Speed Super Drive EGG BEATER ROTARY HAND MIXER Red White WOOD HANDLE USA: only $13.99

Antique PAT 2049727 A&J High Speed Super Drive EGG BEATER ROTARY HAND MIXER Red White WOOD HANDLE USA: only $13.99
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Vintage Stabila Beste Lederkapsel 15m Tape Measure Leather Case-Glass Fiber Tape Germany: Buy Now for only $19.99

Vintage Stabila Beste Lederkapsel 15m Tape Measure Leather Case-Glass Fiber Tape Germany: Buy Now for only $19.99.
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Retro Art Deco LIBBEY GLASS and CHROME COCKTAIL SHAKER Spotted Pattern Litho: Only $19.99

Retro Art Deco LIBBEY GLASS and CHROME COCKTAIL SHAKER Spotted Pattern Litho: Only $19.99
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2 VINTAGE PLAYBOY CLUB BLACK FROSTED GLASS BEER STEIN MUGS Gold FEMLIN Key Logo Neiman: Only $12.99

2 VINTAGE PLAYBOY CLUB BLACK FROSTED GLASS BEER STEIN MUGS Gold FEMLIN Key Logo Neiman: Only $12.99
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Vintage LESTOIL Light Blue Franklin TWD #3 American Eagle Bottle Hand Blown Bird 8 3/4 Inch: Only $9.99

Vintage LESTOIL Light Blue Franklin TWD #3 American Eagle Bottle Hand Blown Bird 8 3/4 Inch: Only $9.99
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Antique ELPEC Lloyd Pascal Co Copper Brass Bed Warmer Deco Handle ENGLAND: only $26.99!

Antique ELPEC Lloyd Pascal Co Copper Brass Bed Warmer Deco Handle ENGLAND: only $26.99!
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Vintage BAHLSEN Lebkuchen Christmas TIN made in KEKSFABRIK HANNOVER GERMANY

Vintage BAHLSEN Lebkuchen Christmas TIN made in KEKSFABRIK HANNOVER GERMANY: Only $10.99!
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Vintage RC ROYAL CROWN Cola BEST BY TASTE TEST Metal Bottle Opener: Buy Now for only $7.99

Vintage RC ROYAL CROWN Cola BEST BY TASTE TEST Metal Bottle Opener: Buy Now for only $7.99
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Vintage 1940s Metal US Toy Co. Litho New Years Noise Maker Clanger: Buy Now for only $6.99

Vintage 1940s Metal US Toy Co. Litho New Years Noise Maker Clanger: Buy Now for only $6.99
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Vintage Dr. Scholls Moleskin Foot Plaster Tin

NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Chocolate Chip Cookie Yellow Collectible Tin: Buy Now for only $7.99!
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VINTAGE GRAY DUNN SCOTLAND BISCUITS TIN with RARE Japanese Geisha Floral Decoration: Only $11.99

VINTAGE GRAY DUNN SCOTLAND BISCUITS TIN with RARE Japanese Geisha Floral Decoration: Only $11.99
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VINTAGE DURALEX AMBER VERMEIL GLASS DECO ASH TRAY Cendrier FRANCE: Only $9.99

VINTAGE DURALEX AMBER VERMEIL GLASS DECO ASH TRAY Cendrier FRANCE: Only $9.99
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Vintage Retro ANDROCK Avocado Green Food Nut Chopper Glass Jar Dominion Canada: Buy Now for only $11.99!

Vintage Retro ANDROCK Avocado Green Food Nut Chopper Glass Jar Dominion Canada: Buy Now for only $11.99
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Vintage 1987 PEPSI COLA 7UP Christmas Coloring Book Unused New - Canada:ONLY $7.95


Vintage 1987 PEPSI COLA 7UP Christmas Coloring Book Unused New - Canada:ONLY $7.95
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Vintage Sharp Ribbon Printer Calculator 12-Digit Blue Fluorescent Screen EL-2168 + AC Power!

Vintage Sharp Ribbon Printer Calculator 12-Digit Blue Fluorescent Screen EL-2168 + AC Power!
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VINTAGE EO BRODY CO USA GREEN GLASS Textured Globe Planter Candle Holder Vase, Cleveland OH: ONLY $8.95!

VINTAGE EO BRODY CO USA GREEN GLASS Textured Globe Planter Candle Holder Vase, Cleveland OH: ONLY $8.95
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VINTAGE TIDYNAP DINER DOUBLE SIDED NAPKIN HOLDER DISPENSER - BLACK AND CHROME: Only $9.99

VINTAGE TIDYNAP DINER DOUBLE SIDED NAPKIN HOLDER DISPENSER - BLACK AND CHROME: Only $9.99
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VINTAGE EO BRODY CO USA  M2000 GREEN GLASS CANDY DISH BOWL Scalloped Edge: ONLY $11.99

VINTAGE EO BRODY CO USA M2000 GREEN GLASS CANDY DISH BOWL Scalloped Edge: ONLY $11.99
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2 RARE CAVA CODORNIU Sparkling Wine Metal Serving Trays: Only $15.99

2 RARE CAVA CODORNIU Sparkling Wine Metal Serving Trays: Only $15.99
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Vintage AIR CANADA VINYL First Class Travel Bag Purse: ONLY $7.99!

Vintage AIR CANADA VINYL First Class Travel Bag Purse: ONLY $7.99!
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Vintage Mid Century 1960s Hammered Aluminum Metal Ice Bucket Made In ITALY, only $15.95

Vintage Mid Century 1960s Hammered Aluminum Metal Ice Bucket Made In ITALY, only $15.95
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Vintage ROYALITES Christmas Indoor 7 Light Set w BOX 7 1/2 GE Lamps: Only 10.99!

Vintage ROYALITES Christmas Indoor 7 Light Set w BOX 7 1/2 GE Lamps: Only 10.99!
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Vintage 1974 OHIO ART METAL TIN Hanging Wall Plate - Chardin Kitchen Maid

Vintage 1974 OHIO ART METAL TIN Hanging Wall Plate - Chardin Kitchen Maid: only $8.99
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Vintage BEST WESTERN MOTELS AMBER GLASS Advertising Ashtray ROUND SUN SHAPE: Only $9.99

Vintage BEST WESTERN MOTELS AMBER GLASS Advertising Ashtray ROUND SUN SHAPE: Only $9.99
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Vintage Pyrex #475-B BUTTERFLY GOLD Cinderella MILK Glass 9 1/2 Inch CASSEROLE Bowl 2.5 QT: Only $9.99

Vintage Pyrex #475-B BUTTERFLY GOLD Cinderella MILK Glass 9 1/2 Inch CASSEROLE Bowl 2.5 QT: Only $9.99
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2 Vintage Hand Blown CRYSTAL Footed Cobalt Blue Wine Water Glass Goblets: Only $19.99

2 Vintage Hand Blown CRYSTAL Footed Cobalt Blue Wine Water Glass Goblets: Only $19.99

Vintage Pyrex #501 #502-B Primary Colors Red Blue MILK Glass Refrigerator Dish Set Lids: Only $18.99

Vintage RONSON Roto Shine Magnetic Shoe Shine Kit w Vinyl Case Working Motor: Buy Now for only $29.99
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