is the name
of our antiques and collectibles business,
first formally established in 1989.
The name comes from the Italian language
and generally translates as "ancient."
Over the years, we have gathered together
an extensive inventory
covering a diverse range of interests.
We sell just about anything you can think of,
but our main focus includes:
DISNEYANA (Out-of-Town shows only)
Railroad, Airline, and Hotel China
Railroad, Airline, and Hotel Silverware
Antique and Vintage Textiles
Made in Japan
Anything Really Funky
The historical foundation of our business
really began back in 1955,
when Chuck began collecting treasures
in his little red Radio Flyer wagon,
wearing his official Davy Crockett boots.
Since those days,
our enterprise has evolved from
a multi-generational hobby
into a growing business.
Our varied careers and interests as
printer, graphic artist, archaeologist,
ancient history teacher, and writer
add a rich dimension
to our abilities to research
and gain a better understanding of the context
of each treasure we discover.
We strive to provide our customers with
honest, accurate, and informative descriptions
of our merchandise.
We are known for our integrity;
selling only authentic items.
At any given time, buyers can choose from items in categories such as soda collecting, print media, linens, silver, glassware, china, toys, primitives, modern collectibles, advertising, transportation, and areas of specific regional interest, among many others.
We currently have two booths
at a local antique mall:
for the more refined items
for the ever popular "guy stuff"
telephone pole insulators,
commodes, and chamber pots.
(Yes, we have at least three.)
Our booths are located within
Fulton's Folly Antique Collective,
at 920 East Olive Avenue, in Fresno, California.
We list items from time-to-time on eBay. Our eBay username is anticobella.
Due to our full-time day jobs as teachers, we currently do not have any items listed on eBay, but keep checking- especially during extended vacations and summertime.
We also conduct select Estate Sales with meticulous attention to every detail.
Click on our sign to see a previous Estate Sale we conducted ...
We enjoy collecting
Knott's Berry Farm
Etc., etc., etc.
in supporting local businesses.
in the environmentally aware practices
of purchasing and selling
previously loved treasures.
in honoring the history of our ancestors through preserving and passing on artifacts
that meant something special to somebody.