• All I want for Christmas is an American Flyer Model Train

    During the early to mid 1900s model railroads were in the hay days. Lionel as well as American Flyer by Gilbert were the key brands to own. Every kid wanted a model train for Christmas.
  • Costume Jewelry Collecting | Indypicker

  • Kenneth Lane Jewelry Designer Collectibles | Indypicker

    We just came across a piece made by designer Kenneth Lane. After researching the piece we found that Kenneth had been designing jewelry under his name since 1963. Some of his "A" list people who have worn his pieces are First Lady Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, movie stars Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn.
  • Designing a Retro Kitchen for Millennials | Indypicker

    Millennials have a lot of rich heritage from which to collect from. The 20th Century had a vast array of design periods to choose utilitarian items from. From the Art Deco period through Mid-Century modern into the 1980s. Starting in the 1990s until to today most items such as Kitchenware were/are made in China and were designed as basic utilitarian, nothing cool and unique.
  • Why You Should Buy a Vintage Toaster | Indypicker

    Buying something as utilitarian as a toaster may not give you much thought. But, maybe you should. Toasters today are made as cheap as possible, toasting quality is sub-par and reliability is questionable. After polling some co-workers and friends about how long their toasters have lasted since they bought it, the conclusion was less than 6 years.
  • Vintage Advertising | Indypicker

    In today's world we see electronic billboards and most of our advertising is now pushed to us over the web or on social media. For those of you who haven't been alive long enough to remember how we used to get our advertising you missed a lot.
  • Our New Vintage Collectible Shop Blog | Indypicker.com

    Indypicker has been around since 2008. We are a husband and wife team who pick from the states of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. We caught the antiquing bug back in the mid 1970s, as newly married and stationed in California with the United States Air Force we looked for something fun and inexpensive to do on the weekends.
  • Vintage Toy Collecting Blog | Indypicker

    Collecting vintage mid-century toys can be a lot of fun. The 1950/60's generated some of the most iconic toys of the 20th century. Mattel's Barbie and Hot Wheels, Hasbro's GI Joe, Kenner's EZ-Bake Oven, Jeco's Gumby, Incredible Edibles, Slot Cars and model trains.

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