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Nostalgic and Beautiful Hood Ornaments
As has become a tradition in our family, we made our annual trip to the Historic Sully Plantation Fatherís Day Car Show. And as we have quickly learned over the past few years, this is one show that never disappoints. The weather was great, lots of sunshine and not a lot of humidity; many friendly people anxious to talk about their classics; and the cars themselves are just amazing to see. Aside from the cars themselves though, I am also a fanatic of the old hood ornaments that adorn these old classics.
In the past I have written about what might collectible in the future, because that is a question I get a lot. People want to know what might be cheap today, but valuable say in 40-50 years. It is always a difficult question, but one that I always answer with, ďDo not buy things that were made for collectors. Buy things that are functional items today but may become rare items in the future.Ē I gave one example recently about a Leica camera that sold for a bunch of money at an auction.
Many scenes of the Mad Men television show are shot in the offices of the executive partners of the fictitious advertising agency. It is interesting to watch as most men and women of that generation smoked and drank . . . in their office. Unlike today where smokers have to go outside; and more and more companies are requiring that their employees not smoke at all. But what interests me, as well as other collectors Iím sure, are the time accurate accessories on the show.
Elegant Glass Not to be Confused with Depression Glass
During the Depression Era, many glass companies including Federal, Hazel Atlas, Jeannette and Hocking made very inexpensive glass products. Most of these products, to the delight of many people, were given away as premiums with the purchase of other products including soap, gasoline and cereal. And many people still collect Depression Era glass, which comes in many different colors, styles and patterns. Due to the abundance of Depression Era glass then and now, it is still relatively cheap to collect this type of glass. Depression Era glass however should not be confused with Elegant Glass which was made in the same time period.