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Do you live for the hunt? Do you eat, breathe, & sleep pop culture, fine art, & antiques – or do you just want to know more? Do comic books keep you up at night, do all those unloved antiques keep you tossing and turning, is that dusty old portrait or modern abstract flashing before you when you close your eyes? Is it because they might be worth something, or because they might be worthless… and you just don’t know? Whether collecting & selling as a career or a hobby, find out what’s hot and ...
 
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Travis, James and Kevin welcome on Rob Sieban, President, CEO and Owner of United Flea Markets. The guys talk with Rob about how he first got into the business and what made him decide to invest in purchasing flea markets. Rob thinks of flea markets as business incubators. Learn more about how his mindset and the love of the hunt has helped him acq…
 
Travis, James and Kevin are discussing the hot topic of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Cryptocurrency! With Non-Fungible Tokens becoming a trendy new development in the art world, the guys are looking at what makes NFTs unique and how they are impacting the physical art market. Are these a solid long term investment? And what about the cryptocurren…
 
Travis, James, Kevin and Joel welcome in their friend Alexander R. Cain, expert on The Battles of Lexington Concord and author of "We Stood Our Ground: Lexington in the First Year of the American Revolution". Alex gives the boys a detailed hourly rundown of what happened leading up to The Battle of Lexington, why it mattered, and the start of The A…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome back Travis's older brother Kyle to discuss all their crazy tales of hunting down vintage Japanese robot collections! Kyle was instrumental in helping a young Travis get his start in buying and flipping collections, so naturally he is a treasure trove of stories of early Travis buying GoDaiKin, Transformers, Shogun W…
 
Travis, Kyle and Kevin welcome back Megan Berto from Altered Reality Entertainment to chat about the weird current situation we are in without any comic book conventions! How long will it be until Comic-Con is able to be held again safely and what will these conventions look like when it finally happens? Hosted by Travis Landry, James Supp and Kevi…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome back Joel Bohy, Director of Historic Arms and Militaria at Bruneau and Co., to discuss one of his latest projects... researching a 700 lb. bronze cannon of previously unknown origin. Learn more about how this Russian cannon from The Crimean War made its way to Lynn, Massachusetts, how John E. Gowen helped to recover …
 
Travis, James, and Kevin are discussing the tricky trends of furniture! Furniture is a strange market that was forever effected by the financial turmoil of 2008 and the guys share their tales of scores in losses in such a turbulent field. Learn more about the 2nd market furniture world, furniture nazis and the time Kevin did a favor for the Catholi…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome Kevin's old friend Billy Dawson! With the explosion of GameStop stock thanks to Reddit, there have other effects in other areas in the market including silver trading (Billy's specialty). Learn more about silver price fluctuations, what costs to consider when selling your silver and how the IRS can (and does) tracks …
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome in friend of the show and collector Justin Wanamaker to discuss the world of modern toy collecting! 13 years ago, Justin gave up his day job to chase his dream of turning his passion into a business and selling all sorts of modern and vintage toys including Transformers and GI Joe. Learn more about how he looks to se…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome back Eric Baker! Before his time as Head Imagineer with Disney, Eric worked behind the scenes on many Nickelodeon shows of the 90s including Double Dare, Clarissa Explains It All, Global Guts and Legends of the Hidden Temple. With many of these original props from Eric's collection on their way to Travis and Kevin, t…
 
Travis, James and Kevin are going over the basics on what to look for when investing in vintage audio equipment. From piecing together components to make the perfect home stereo system to hunting for old boomboxes, the guys let you know what brands to be on the lookout for. Kevin reminisces on growing up near Rhode Island radio personality, Larry K…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome in their friend, and former Creative Director for Walt Disney Imagineering, Eric Baker! Eric is the brain behind Props and Set Dressing for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and has worked with everyone from Tom Hanks to Kermit the Frog. Hear more about Eric's journey from a kid making Y…
 
Travis, James, Kevin and Joel are discussing the year that was 2020 - the good, the bad, and the... old? The guys all seem to had some car purchases to discuss from the year, as well as some other great finds and buys. Travis remembers some of his favorite podcast memories, and Kevin and Joel talk about getting older. Also - the fire challenge. Hos…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome back the 4th member of the Justuff League, Director of Historic Arms and Militaria, Joel Bohy, to talk about Provenance and the importance of properly researching and establishing an item's true history. More importantly, how to be avoid being fooled by fake provenance, and how packaging an item with a properly resea…
 
Travis, James and Kevin are talking TONKA! What's unique about vintage Tonka is that the brand is household name, but the rare pieces from the 70s and 80s don't have a high entry point for new collectors! Travis is currently sorting a a massive Tonka collection and has a lot of new insights on things like: - 1980s Yellow Dump trucks - Private Label…
 
With the news of Christie's selling an original Shakespeare First Folio for $10 Million, Travis, James and Kevin are discussing antique books! What are the factors that make an antique book valuable, and are they worth collecting in 2020? Handwritten manuscripts and Gutenberg Bibles are more commonly discussed in this world, but what about rare lim…
 
The League welcomes in Travis's brother, Kyle Landry, to share his expertise on the world of Pinball machines. Kyle has always has a passion for restoring old machines and shares the history and progression of the machines going back to the 1930s. Learn more about the key high value pinball machines and what the current day market looks like as thi…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome in @HellenicBaller to purchase some rare cards and discuss his growing Yu-Gi-Oh card business! With so much activity coming at the beginning of lockdowns, is this inflation in the Yu-Gi-Oh market a fad or here to stay? And what is the best way to get some valuable pick ups when new to the world of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG? …
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome their friend Becca Moffatt to discuss the world of LGBTQ artists and art. Marginalized communities are getting more attention in the art world than they may have historically and Becca shares how we can continue to support these artists so that this isn't just a passing fad. She also shares 3 Artists to keep an eye o…
 
Travis, James, and Kevin are caught up in the election season and talking all things collectible in the world of Election Memorabilia. What are the historical items from the days of Lincoln vs. Douglas and are they valuable? And what about when a celebrity like Joe Exotic runs for office? Will MAGA hats be collectible in the future? And what about …
 
Travis, James, Joel, and Kevin are talking the worlds of woodworking and antique tools! The guys talk more about 18th century furniture making, the value of antique tools and early power tools like antique chainsaws! Travis strikes a deal with Paul Revere and has lots of questions about dry Ice. Hosted by Travis Landry, James Supp and Kevin Bruneau…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome back Joel Boey to discuss the process of Deaccession, the process of permanently removing an object from a museum's collection. We talk the process of donating to a museum and it's benefits and how Covid has been effecting this process (and museums) overall. Hypothetical Travis has many questions about starting his o…
 
With wildfires engulfing much of the west coast, Travis, James and Kevin are discussing how to prepare your collections for natural disasters including flooding, earthquakes, fires and tsunamis. James saves an antique book collection from a Houston flood in an unusual way. Travis has questions about classic sitcoms for some reason. Hosted by Travis…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome in their teammate and Auction Coordinator Mary-Evelyn Christy about her unique path to the world of antiques and auctioneers. Mary is often referred to as the Swiss Army Knife of Bruneau and Co. and has become invaluable in setting up the auctions from start to finish. Learn more about how she spends her day, her emb…
 
Travis, Kevin, James and Joel are talking about one of the trickiest parts of owning an auction house... unhappy customers demanding a refund! Who is responsible if an item breaks during shipping? Does it make sense to take shipping in-house or go 3rd party? James loses out on a $12k map and Kevin loses a lion in a hurricane. Hosted by Travis Landr…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome in their friend (and new Director of Historic Arms and Militaria for Bruneau and Co.), Joel Bohy! Joel shares his knowledge on how the market has changed in recent years, if there is a market for these items outside of the US and how to break in to collecting. Hosted by Travis Landry, James Supp and Kevin Bruneau…
 
Travis, Kevin and James often talking about how to buy and sell rare items but this week instead turn to talking about displaying their collections! Learn more about protecting your stuff AND making sure you're putting it in the right place as well as illuminating your artwork and a really cool way to display your comics. Hosted by Travis Landry, J…
 
Travis, james and Kevin welcome in their friend Bill Tremblay of Carpet Cleaning Experts to discuss the delicate world of oriental rugs. Bill has a vast knowledge on the origins, market and maintenance and cleaning of oriental rugs. Learn more about how antique rugs influence modern designs and some great advice on making your first investment in t…
 
Travis, Kevin and James welcome back JC Parkins, artist and collector, to discuss the new world of online auctions for art and digital gallery exhibitions. With Covid limiting people's ability to travel, Miami, Basel and The Dallas Art Fair have all had to take their events online. Are people buying more art online while they're at home? And how go…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome in their friend Scott Emer of DFW Pokemon joins the show to discuss the ridiculously hot Pokemon Trading Card Game market. While Scott has been a fan for over 20 years, he got his start in 2016 when he rediscovered his own collection and turned a $200 investment into a card business. Learn the differences of a PSA vs…
 
Travis, James and Kevin welcome their friend from Antiques Roadshow and Antique Doll Expert, Billye Harris! Are there still buyers for antique dolls? And what do the current prices for antique dolls tell us about the future of the market? Also: - Shirley Temple Texas Ranger Doll - Dolls sculpted by the French artist Albert Marque - Resources for ge…
 
Travis, James and Kevin are celebrating the 100 episode milestone with their favorite stories from the road! Between the traveling lives of antiques appraisers and the many stops on Antiques Roadshow, the guys have a story for everything. Travis stains his pants, James gets stranded in Germany and we hear some classic Kevin and Dale Adventures. Hos…
 
Travis, James and Kevin are feeling quite patriotic with The 4th of July approaching, so they're diving into the Americana markets and trends. Is this a depressed market, and if so, when could we expect a rebound? Travis has lots of questions about the bicentennial and Kevin sells a letter from Ben Franklin. Also - Paul Revere Silver Spoons - The r…
 
Travis, James and Kevin are discussing the niche but lucrative world of in-store displays and advertisements! Why are these popular? How do you score deals like this and how do you know if it will be worth anything? How can timing your purchases and sale impact your bottom line? Also: - Travis shares a quick comic trading tip - Naboo Starfighter di…
 
Travis, James and Kevin are giving YOU all the tips you need on prepping for online auctions. With so many auction houses taking their business 100% online, how do you decide which auction houses to do business with? How do you protect yourself from getting burned? Also: - What to look for in photos and descriptions - Shipping and overcoming eBay a…
 
Travis, Kevin and James welcome their friend and fellow Roadshow expert, Stuart Slavid of Skinner Auctioneers in Boston, Mass. Stu is an expert on all things pottery and ceramics and the guys talk with him about how he got his start in the business, the dying modern day pottery market and some of the top finds of his career. Also: - Pottery vs. Por…
 
Travis, James and Kevin are talking the rocking world of music collectibles and memorabilia! Why do people collect certain things from certain musicians? And why does so much of this market seem to focus on the Woodstock era? Also: - Elvis scarves - Kurt Russell destroys a rare Martin guitar - KISS Mego figures - Jimi Hendrix clothing - Concert tic…
 
Travis, James and Kevin are catching up for the first time in a bit and are discussing how they've been dealing with Covid19 both personally and professionally. Some clear demand has come through in the vintage video game market and that's led Travis to some heavy opinions on modern video games. The guys react to the news that Diamond Publishing ha…
 
With an upcoming Magic The Gathering auction happening soon, Travis, James and Kevin have TCGs on the brain. Get a brief history of how this game evolved from early Dungeons and Dragons players and why the early versions of certain cards are valuable enough to buy a house! Also: - James talks his early days with MTG - Magic The Gathering tournament…
 
Travis, James and Kevin are discussing the rich world of Native American collectibles and all the tricky areas that come along with it. Where is this market compared to where it was 10 years ago? And why is provenance so important in this world? Also: - Headdresses and their legality - Native American waterproofing - Travis helps to sell a fake rif…
 
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