April
17

Jiffy Storage Selected as Toronto’s Favourite Self Storage Company Again

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It’s with great pleasure and pride that we announce this year’s recipient of the Toronto Consumers’ Choice award for the best Toronto self storage company. Can we get a drum-roll please? The winner is…Jiffy Self-Storage! For those of you who’ve been counting, this marks the 17th time that the people of Toronto have ...

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April
10

Top 5 Collectible Lunch Boxes Worth Money

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Today’s lunch boxes are sleek contraptions, often slim in design with the latest heat-preserving technology.  The ones many of us used to carry as children often pale in comparison.  But did you know that some of those dorky metal lunch boxes we used to flaunt are now worth big bucks?  Yep, those grainy-looking boxes ...

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April
4

The Wonderful World of Collectible Buttons

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Buttons have been present on clothing for literally thousands of years, making them fascinating, interesting, and, of course, collectible. The oldest button that has been found was dated at over 5000 years old! Buttons this old were typically made of seashell, and were carved into different shapes and attached to clothing as ...

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March
31

The World of Collectible Music Boxes

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Did you know that there are clubs and societies dedicated to the admiration of music boxes? Also known as automatic musical instruments, these tiny melody machines have brought enjoyment to both children and adults for years. Whether it’s tiny ballerinas spinning to the tune of ‘It’s a Small World’ or wintery snow globes ...

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March
27

The History of Gibson Guitars and Other Stringed Instruments

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When it comes to guitars, no one does it better than Gibson. The company, currently based out of Nashville, has a rich history that is unmatched by any other musical enterprises out there.  Gibson Guitar Corporation builds one of the world’s most iconic guitars: The Gibson Les Paul. Designed in collaboration with musician Les ...

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March
24

Is it illegal to own ivory?

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The sale and purchase of ivory has been a very controversial practice with activists sounding the alarm over its ethical implications for years. But ivory is a beautiful material admired by millions around the world. Its use can be traced centuries back when ivory was used to make a variety of items from piano keys to dominos to ...

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March
19

What Happened to the Segway?

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When the Segway—the iconic two-wheeled transportation device and frequent punch line of jokes—was introduced back in 2001, it was thought that it could change the world. After the publication of narrative nonfiction book, Code Name Giner, by Steve Kemper, there was a widespread speculation that the personal transporter ...

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