10 Oct 2013

Most Unique WWII Collectibles

World War II artifacts and antiques are some of the most valuable collectibles in the world. One of the reasons for this is that a lot of the technology and gadgets that emerged during this time were completely revolutionary, and unlike anything ever seen in history. Another, is that with all the bombs and gunfire of WWII, naturally a good chunk of artifacts were destroyed beyond recognition making the ones that do remain extremely rare. With the sheer magnitude of collectibles from this period, it’s excessively hard to single out the most unique, but we’ve done our best in this list: Navy Pin; Trench Art The exchange of letters and tokens of affection between loved ones at home and soldiers on the battlefront is one of the most tragic and beautiful traditions of any war time. Soldiers didn’t have the resources to send their “special someones” gold and diamonds from war zones, but they often made use of the materials…

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7 Oct 2013

Since its first model was sold in 1952, the Gibson Les Paul has become one of the most iconic and recognizable guitars of all time. Throughout the past 60 years, dozens upon dozens of musical heroes have chosen the Les Paul as their instrument of choice from former guitarist of Guns N’ Roses’ Slash, and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, to the king of reggae, Bob Marley. As is such, the Gibson Les Paul is also one of the most expensive guitars of all time. Even basic models retail for as much as $5000, and when it comes to more collectible versions and special editions, this number is remarkably higher. These are just a few of the most expensive Gibson…

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4 Oct 2013

Thirty years ago, X-boxes, Playstations, Nintendo consoles, and PCs weren’t household fixtures like they are today—so how did the youth of those days entertain themselves? Well, there were a few ways but one of the most popular and no doubt the most fun, was heading to the arcade and playing what might just be one of the most iconic games of the 20th century: pinball. Just uttering those two syllables fills us with nostalgia, so allow us to accompany you along a journey down memory lane with this round-up of three of the coolest retro pinball machines! Big Indian – 1974 Before it was officially released, this game was named ‘Chief’, and later ‘Big Injun’. Early prototypes of this pinball…

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30 Sep 2013

Almost a hundred years ago back in 1919, the 18th Amendment was passed in the USA and Prohibition became a federal law. The law officially came into effect in 1920, forcing all alcohol-related commerce to close, or find a new means of business. Although the purpose of Prohibition was to cut down on crime and boozing, the era actually prompted a new wave of gang-related crime and an elaborate underground bootlegging ring. It was a time of chaos, and although it may be over, hundreds of collections exist across the globe to commemorate the Prohibition. The following are a few of the most valuable and unique pieces of these collections. 1926 Bottle of Scotch Whiskey On December 8th 2007, Christie’s…

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23 Sep 2013

Almost everybody loves movies. Some people just take this love a bit further than others. For most people, “film fanship” involves seeing a movie in theatres, buying it on DVD if you like it, and maybe investing in a few posters of your favourite blockbuster. Then there are the fans who want something more…something tangible. We’re talking about the world of movie memorabilia collecting. Since the beginnings of film, diehard collectors have sought out promo material, props, and costumes from their flicks and you just might be shocked at how much some people are willing to spend on this paraphernalia. Don’t believe us? Check out this list of 10 of the most expensive movie memorabilia ever sold. 10. This original…

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20 Sep 2013

The earliest known production of wine, dates back thousands of years to 6000 BC in ancient Georgia. Over 8000 years later, and wine is still one of the most popular drinks in all corners from the globe. Whether it be cabernet-merlot, pinot grigio, sparkling champagne, or anything in between, there’s a perfect wine for every occasion and that’s what makes it such a great beverage! It’s probably safe to say that with the exception of holidays and special events, most of us stick to our favourite table wines for everyday sipping–most of which range between $10-$20 in price…but just in case you’re looking to indulge, we’ve rounded up five of the most expensive vintages across the world. Henri JayerRichebourg Grand…

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18 Sep 2013

TIFF 2013 Round-up The past two weeks have been chock full of excitement with movie premieres, star sightings, and overall TIFF hoopla!  We’re not sure about you, but we’ve been enjoying every minute of it. The annual Toronto International Film Festival drew to a close this week with its last day of screenings and awards ceremony and to commemorate this year’s 11 days of= excitement, we bring you our 2013 TIFF round-up Top Films If you weren’t invited to the official TIFF awards ceremony brunch at the Intercontinental hotel, here are the winners: 12 Years a Slave – People’s Choice Award for Best Film (runner-up:  Prisoners and Philomena) The Square – Best Documentary Why Don’t You Play in Hell? –Midnight…

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15 Sep 2013

It was really one of the best years ever for TIFF. So many stars came up to Toronto to be part of the festival. But behind the scenes are networks of support staff, workers, film producers, directors, script writers – anyone and everyone – in and outside of Toronto, working to make the deals for these new movies and passing “hush, hush” secret scripts for next year’s and years’ following. All of these things happen while all the public’s events are happening. Our Toronto TIFF Film Festival has become so big that it is one of the World’s Top 3 Events for promoting films. At Jiffy Self Storage we are very proud of the boost that TIFF gives to the…

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12 Sep 2013

Paper bills are about as straightforward as currency gets. Their value is literally spelled out across them, making their worth virtually undebatable, right? Well actually, it’s not that simple. While modern bills are pretty straightforward depending on what type of note they are, older currency can be worth hundreds and thousands of dollars, even if all that’s printed on it is a measly “$1”. So how can you figure out the going rate of your money collection? Here are a few tips to help you get started. Quality Grade When it comes to any collector’s item, quality is of utmost importance. Paper note collectors use a grading scale that ranges from poor (torn, taped, and faded), to uncirculated (brand new…

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10 Sep 2013

Many people tend to associate gold and silver bars with the days of the past, but the reality is that they are a highly functional and even profitable way to keep your savings. For one thing, the heaviest gold and silver bars can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars making them a much more compact and convenient alternative to storing stacks and stacks of cash. For another, over the centuries the price of gold has continually risen, meaning that you can actually multiply your savings by keeping it in precious metal form. Convinced yet? Great, now it’s just a matter of knowing where to find gold and silver bars which is why we’re here to help! 1) Your  Local…

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7 Sep 2013

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4 Sep 2013

Money doesn’t grow on trees (at least not yet), and unfortunately, the odds are that most of us can’t afford everything we want. That being said, there’s a good chance that you can afford more than you think you can, just by mastering what I like to call “the art of bargaining”. If there’s one thing you should know when shopping for anything, it’s that price tags are rarely set in stone, as much as a shop owner or vendor might want you to think otherwise. Indeed, there’s a good chance that you can talk down the price of your desired item to just a fraction of the price just by following some of these bargaining tips: Know Your Price…

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14 Aug 2013

Those with clutter piling up in their home should know that there is a solution to clearing out items without having to get rid of them. Self storage has a number of benefits for those looking…

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14 Aug 2013

Many people are unaware that there are facilities where you can store your vehicle. Whether you are looking to keep your landscape equipment and trailer locked up while you are not using it for the…

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12 Aug 2013

Whether it's a horrendous storm or just a blocked sewer, a flood can damage a home and its items in what seems like the blink of an eye. One day you are enjoying your basement…

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9 Aug 2013

Procrastination: We all do it. However, when it comes to storing your valuables, this might be one time where you will want to plan ahead. Those in need of self storage units should get the ball…

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8 Aug 2013

Those utilizing self storage facilities might just think they can pile their belongings into a unit and hope for the best. While you are surely entitled to use your storage unit however you want, there is…

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8 Aug 2013

Sure when you are talking about cleaning your countertop, a cheap brand might do the job as well as a name-brand cleaner. However, when you are talking about more important things, like storing your valuable…

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7 Aug 2013

A messy home can be unsightly, but there is a solution. Self storage is an inexpensive way to free your home from the grips of clutter. Whether you are hosting a party in the near future…

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