Blog - Introduction to Jabberwocky Sales
What is it about toys and games that make people want to collect? Why are people so intent on invoking the feeling of a simpler time? (That question kind of answers itself, doesn’t it?) Let’s take a look at some of the fun and games we have for sale here at Jabberwocky Sales.
Sometimes it’s pretty obvious why someone is collecting a certain toy. Toys from the 1980’s are hot right now, as children from the ‘80s are getting settled and have more disposable income than they’ve ever had before. That’s why Transformers and 3 ¾” GI Joe’s are so hot right now. Of course, Star Wars looks to be hot forever.
Other times it’s harder to figure out why someone collects. Why would a child of the ‘80 be collecting tin toys from the 1930’s? Did he interit a single piece and simply get hooked on the style? We might never know, but we’re happy to have them for a customer!
Every time you walk into your local big box store, you see the basics: Monopoly, Risk, The Game of Life, and a few others that they’re trying out. Even Toys ‘R Us might only have a couple dozen board games. Sure, you see the classics, but most of those games won’t be around in a year. Like Kapitän Wackelpudding. Those lesser games come and go, never to be seen again.
The fact is, it’s been happening for decades, so there are literally thousands of board games that most people have never seen. Ever heard of The Sub Search Game, which was like a three-level version of Battleship? Probably not, but it’s an amazing trip back to 1973! Put this on your coffee table and watch people’s eyes light up.
The fact is, toys and board games are always going to be popular, because people like being reminded that the world isn’t always doom and gloom. Check out out our selection right over here.
Here at Jabberwocky Sales, we’ve been beefing up our selection of cameras. Why? Because every person in this country over the age of 20 has a memory of a film camera, whether that was an old roll-film camera from Kodak or a point and shoot disposable camera...and we want to supply them to these nostalgia [...]
If you’re not into retro furniture, wallpaper, shag rugs, or tools but still love to have vintage items around, paper might be what you’re looking for. It’s a great way to bring the past into your home, and a fun way to decorate. Why the appeal?It Send You Back In TimeHere’s something about antique books: [...]
When looking at antiques and collectibles, people buy for many reasons. Maybe they grew up with a particular style in their parents house and now want to replicate that. Perhaps they simply enjoy the look of antique appliances and decor.Still others are looking for antiques that will increase in value. This last one is the [...]
Hey y'all. It's the dynamic duo, back for more. Today we're looking at this antique suitcase that has a couple worn travel stickers on the top and sides. You can check out the full listing on our website. Purpose statement: It's like a Rorschach but for real world items. Hopefully, our opinions will inspire others to [...]
For the last seven years, Jabberwocky Sales has been selling antiques for sale online. We’ve sold weird conversation pieces, vintage room decor items, and old books that we weren’t even sure anyone would ever be interested in!You can’t be in this line of work for long without thinking about the reasons why people are interested [...]
If you’re looking for midcentury modern antique items, you’re not alone. It’s one of the most searched for terms when people are looking for retro home decor, whether they want authentic antiques and collectibles or simply want the look with a modern reproduction.All of this brings up an interesting question: why? Why is midcentury modern [...]
As the population of the United States grows, so does the number of houses; that means that there are more and more new garages that, in our opinion, are filled with a few too many cheap vice grips and easily-broken yard tools from China. Why not spice yours up with some unique and antique conversation [...]
Here at Jabberwocky Sales, we have all sorts of amazing antiques and collectibles. But they’re not always used in the way you think they might be. Sure, many times people are buying them because it helps them complete some interesting collections, and other times they like it just because it looks really cool on the [...]
The Nerd and Weirdo here. Today, we want to discuss a certain wrought iron lamp. When each of us looks at this lamp, we see something completely different. It's like a Rorschach but for real world items. Hopefully, our opinions will inspire others to view the world differently or similarly. The lamp is a wrought iron [...]