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  • Collectibles NJ Buys HUGE Marx & Tin litho Toy Collection

    We recently appraised and purchased a (almost) 1,000 piece Marx/Wyandotte/Chein/Renwal 1950s Toy collection. Stuff like this is really amazing and while it does not belong to my generation I can see why these are so sought after.  The wind-up toys are amazing, we had a great time testing them!!

    Here are some of the pieces we really liked.

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  • FOR SALE IN NJ: 1969 AMERADA HESS TRUCK ORIGINAL BOX NEAR MINT – SOLD

     

     

    1969 AMERADA HESS TRUCK
    1969 AMERADA HESS TRUCK

    FOR SALE IN NJ: 1969 AMERADA HESS TRUCK ORIGINAL BOX NEAR MINT – $2400

    This is basically the HOLY GRAIL OF HESS TRUCKS!!! easily the rarest truck to find especially in box. It was an employees only truck never for sale to the general public. This piece has recently sold for $2700! So rare and NRFB before we took it out to show the truck. This 1969 Amerada Hess Truck is available to be viewed in our shop in South Plainfield NJ. Please contact us via email or phone for more information.



  • FOR SALE IN NJ: 1964 MARX HESS TRUCK IN BOX ORIGINAL NEAR MINT – Sold

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    1964-65 MARX HESS TRUCK

     

     

     

     

     

     

    FOR SALE IN NJ: 1964 MARX HESS TRUCK

    The 1964 Marx HESS TRUCK is the original hess truck. Made by the Marx Toy company this rare piece is almost never available for sale.

    This one is almost complete and is only missing its insert card. The hard to find funnel is included. The toy has no “turning” or “yellowing”. It has been tested and lights are working. Amazing original condition this was a one owner truck never displayed outside of its box. Part of an amazing collection it is available to be seen in person at our storefront in South Plainfield NJ.  We can be contacted via phone via the number in the upper right hand side of the page or through the form at the bottom of this page

    Please contact us for a viewing of this amazing rare Hess Truck! For more photos please check out our ebay listing

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/171674184522?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

    $1500 asking price OBO.



  • Our TOP 4 NJ Storage Unit Scores of 2013

    As the year ends we take a fond look back at where we hit this year at auction. As a disclaimer I just have to say that 90%+ of rooms we bought (hundreds) were nowhere neat this clean or lucrative. Then again that is why this is a highlight reel!

    #4: THE $5 ROOM

    We were at an auction that didn’t have many people at it. They opened the door and it was an OCD room. The room contained about 50+ milk crates and 4-5 wardrobe boxes. Each milk crate contained all of the supermarket circulars ever received by the tenant in chronological order. Noone wanted anything to do with the room.  I won the room with a minimum bid of $5.  When doing the initial inspection I found a small case containing a glass cicada from Steuben glass. Turns out this very rare piece was worth a whopping $2,000 and was a 24k choker.  We also found the wardrobes were full of fur coats! We paid a couple hundred dollars to get rid of the paper to a recycler and cashed in a very nice payday.

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    #3 A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

    We picked up a unit for $200 bucks. Small room maybe 10 boxes and a bicycle. In this room the boxes contained a HUGE collection of Disney and other movie snow globes. Most of these are not worth too much but we had a complete set of THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS snow globes. It turns out these extremely limited and extremely collectible pieces brought in the big bucks! The collection sold for just over $2000 and was turned around in less than a week

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    #2 MONEY MONEY MONEY!

    Picked up a unit because I saw a pack of wrapped collectible nickels. Spent $500. 5 x 10 unit about 14 boxes. NOTHING BUT SILVER & CURRENCY!! I do not know how they let this room go. 132 ounces of US MINT Collectible coins and $793 in US silver certificates, star notes and similar. Also a bunch of Monty Python and other 1980s collectibles to boot. We would get close to 10k and were able to turnaround all of it in a single day!

     

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    #1 BEER & BASEBALL

    This  was the most expensive unit we ever purchased at $5800 a plain to see Baseball Card and Beer Collectibles store. We would find our largest ever vintage (1950s baseball card) collection in this unit. Including Mickey Mantles for every year and variant and many many more. These cards were all in EX condition too. The unit would bring over $20,000

     

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    These are the kind of units that keep us in the game. To everyone good luck and happy holidays!