“The seller does not represent that this item is operable; it was buried for 30 years.”

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A small number of the Atari E.T. cartridges that were dug up earlier this year from the “Atari Dump” in Alamogordo, New Mexico are available for auction on ebay. SOLD AS IS.

Dusting off an Adidas Time Capsule

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In an unassuming suburb of Buenos Aires sits a sportswear shop frozen in time. Wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling, the store is stacked with unopened Adidas shoe and apparel boxes from the 1970s, all closely guarded by a 75-year-old shopkeeper with a tragic story who lost everything and holds onto this time capsule as a form of personal therapy. Thirsty for a glimpse into the trove of rare goods, some of the most enthused Adidas collectors journeyed across the Atlantic to gain entry into the dusty shop of their dreams. Their story unfolds, below.

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Signs of Mischief

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Roger Gastman is a great collector of things. Weird classifieds, rare graffiti propaganda, children’s toys, vintage spraypaint, art by serial killers… he’s got it all and more. For TOOLS OF CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, his most recent show which opens tonight at The Seventh Letter Flagship Store and Gallery in LA, Roger has placed on display a robust selection of these artifacts for viewing and consumption. Since his instagram is about the only way we can observe Roger’s daily collectings, we pulled images of some of our favorite digital ephemera, and asked Roger to explain. What follows is the result of our online conversation also known as “explain this picture.”

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King of the Homies

How one Staten Island man’s small vending machine empire made and then eventually lost $1 million in the Homies trade.

Struggle, the Sticker

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Deadstock from the ’80s

Weapons & Stereotypes

Selections from Allen & Ginter Cigarettes Brands’ 1887 card series “Arms of All Nations”

Printables

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Hoard d’Oeuvres by Rhonda Lieberman

Art collecting is the most esteemed form of shopping in our culture today

If There’s One Thing Congress Can Do, It’s Get a Cool Coin Made

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The curved 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin from the United States Mint celebrates the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The coin is the result of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act, a law passed in 2012.

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Traveling Around the World and Through Time

National Geographic’s vintage collection archivist Bill Bonner tends to over eight million images, each one special to him in its own way.

via, doobybrain

50 Cents

The price one man paid at an estate sale for a record that ended up containing Marvin Gaye’s passport from 1964.

via, egotrip

The World’s Largest Toy Car Collection is in Beirut

And it is awesome.

Street Dreamers

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The “Street Series” button pack features three of FUZI UVTPK’s unique characters—a graffiti writer dreaming of going all-city; femme fatale proclaiming vengeance; and an ultra-violent thug counting his money—rendered in his trademark Ignorant Style. The pin-back buttons are 1.25 inches in diameter and come in a plastic bag with an orange header card. Limited edition of 100, and only available here.

Fuck Pins

Collected by William Strobeck

Blue Christmas

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This ‘Breaking Bad’ inspired snow globe

$200,000 – $300,000

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The estimated price for Han Solo’s DL-44 Blaster at an upcoming Hollywood memorabilia auction

Artist/Collector

Odd selections from Martin Parr’s collections

Items We Would Buy From The Breaking Bad Memorabilia Auction

See the whole auction here

Sunset at Montmajour

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The newly authenticated painting by Vincent Van Gogh dates back to 1888 and was found in an attic in Norway.

The World’s Largest Lunchbox Museum

Located in in the back of the Rivermarket Antique Mall outside Columbus, Georgia.

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