Baby Boomer Back To The Future Thanksgiving

Posted on November 24th, 2014 in Collectibles by Terry Hamburg

Boomers who are setting a table for Thanksgiving can look to Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel, antiques and collectible gurus, as inspiration. Their plates, glassware, and serving pieces reflect their different collecting styles (and ages) — and here are their choices: Terry’s table is traditional. It starts with blue and white porcelain plates in theRead the Rest…

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What Baby Boomers Are Collecting

Posted on November 15th, 2014 in Collectibles by Terry Hamburg

Kovels.com Top 20 Antiques and Collectibles Searches for October 2014 Kovels’ Top 20 list of antiques and collectibles is based on the results of hundreds of thousands of searches that took place on Kovels.com. During October 2014, collectors were searching for prices of:   1) Fenton 2) Coca-Cola 3) Occupied Japan 4) Stoves 5) McCoyRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Gold Rush

Posted on October 6th, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Collectibles,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  In the 1950s, a “garage sale” meant someone was selling a garage. Twenty years later, it assumed a new reality. Poised like disciplined infantry, baby boomer weekend warriors were set to descend and vanquish. Today, the garage sale is a shadow of its wild, heart-pounding heyday in the 1970s and 80s. Then, it wasRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Pet of the 1970s

Posted on August 19th, 2014 in 1970s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  It gave people a few moments of absolutely meaningless pleasure in a troubled world—no small accomplishment. If there were more fads there would probably be a lot fewer psychiatrists. ~Ken Hakuta, inventor of the Wacky Wall Wacker.   It baby boomed into the firmament and then plummeted to earth with a thud heard roundRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomers Put On A Happy Face, Or Not

Posted on June 24th, 2014 in 1970s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

It was embraced and reviled. Around since the 1950s, the Smiley Face became a huge pop culture fad in the early 1970s. A pair of baby boomer brothers got the bright idea to create it as a sales logo to counter what they saw as an era dominated by protest and unrest. It was intendedRead the Rest…

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On This Day in Baby Boomer History

Posted on May 29th, 2014 in Collectibles,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“The historian has before him a jigsaw puzzle from which many pieces have disappeared. These gaps can be filled only by his imagination.” ~Gaetano Salvemini, historian “History in general is a collection of crimes, follies, and misfortunes among which we have now and then met with a few virtues, and some happy times.”~Voltaire 1987: “TwilightRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Fake-Out

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 in 1970s,1980s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Crime,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.” ~Salvador Dali Limited edition art prints. What a great marketing idea! What an opportunity for forgery! The market was geared to affluent baby boomers with a reputationRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Assets In The Attic

Posted on April 9th, 2014 in Collectibles,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

Attics, basements, closets, bottoms of bottom drawers. When’s the last time you explored these places? Who knows what could be lurking there? Maybe baby boomer collectible treasure.   Here are some tips and inspiration ~ The most famous baby boomer doll in history: Barbie. A 1974 survey revealed that 90% of all American girls betweenRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Pie In The Sky

Posted on March 13th, 2014 in 1950s,1960s,Collectibles,Fads & Toys,Pop Culture by Terry Hamburg

  Baby Boomer Trivia Questions ►Which of these boomer pop culture fads was the first to advertise on television? Frisbee Hula Hoop Ant Farm Mr. Potato Head   ►Boomer Match Game: Connect the advertising slogan with the product Ready When You Are Have It Your Way I Love What You Do For Me You GetRead the Rest…

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Baby Boomer Celebrity: What Happened To Batman?

Posted on February 10th, 2014 in 1960s,Celebrities,Collectibles,Movies,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

  It’s a blessing and a curse. Sometimes I think I should have turned Batman down. That baby boomer television hit catapulted me to fame and fortune, but Holy Typecast! I was stuck there the rest of my Hollywood life. Believe it or not, I had a career before Batman. I was in The PhiladelphiansRead the Rest…

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