Antico announces their debut with Heritage Auctions, the largest animation collectibles auction house in the world!
Antico's extremely unique Sacramento Bee Megaphone with Logo Designed by Hank Porter (Walt Disney, c. 1940s),
was discovered in our booth by Jim Lentz, Director of Animation Art for Heritage Auctions, at D23 Expo 2017.
Since 1989, 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:
- Airline China and Silverware
- Hotel China and Silverware
- Restaurant China and Silverware
- Paper Ephemera
- Souvenir China
- Anything Really Funky
We consider buying high quality, genuine items from reputable individuals and professional antiques and collectibles dealers.
Although we specialize in 1955 Park Opening Era and true vintage Disneyana, we are interested in other unique antiques and collectibles as well.
Please be aware that as professional antiques and collectibles dealers, we will offer you a fair price which allows us to make a reasonable profit if we are interested in purchasing from you.
We will not pay retail or what you may have seen on e-Bay.
Our offer will be based on current trends in the market, as well as considerations for quality, rarity, and desirability of any item.
If you have something you think we would be interested in, please provide as much of the following information as possible, and contact us:
Make a list of all the pieces you have.
- 8 dinner plates
- 8 coffee cups
- 8 saucers
Include a detailed description
- Date of copyright/manufacture
- Size (height, length, width, circumference, weight)
- Material (brass, glass, crystal, pottery, porcelain, plastic, etc.)
Make a note of condition
- Look for cracks, chips, discoloration, or crazing
- Reputable dealers will most likely not be interested in purchasing damaged pieces, unless rarity is an issue
Indicate if items have all original parts and pieces, for instance:
- 1 sugar bowl, with lid
- 1 sugar bowl, no lid
Take photos of what you have
- a photo of a grouping of items or the individual item
- a close up photo showing typical condition
- a photo of the markings or brand names on the backside of any piece
Include information about where, when, and how you acquired your items
Tell us how much money you would like to be paid for your items
If we are not currently in the market for the items you are offering for sale, we may refer you to other dealers or professionals who may be interested.
Chuck is the real collector in the family.
There are some things that get our attention:
- Charlie Chaplin
- Rudolf Valentino
- Harold Lloyd
- Railroad China
- Etc. Etc. Etc.
Chuck's grandmother, Margherita Bologna Pansarasa, was from Gambolo, Italy.
A practical woman with a no-nonsense approach to life, she had an Italian saying that she would utter whenever anyone spent money on things that were not essential...
Translation: So, you have a donkey in the backyard that shits gold coins?
Yes, as a matter of fact, now we do!