Collectible Hood Ornaments

Collectible Hood Ornaments

Choose your Category of collectible Hood Ornaments!

Collectible hood ornaments are considered collectors' pieces not just for their age, but also for their artistic value. Mostly associated with luxury cars, collectible hood ornaments come in surprisingly large varieties, and are not restricted to this particular category. In fact sometimes collectors base their collection of collectible hood ornaments, purely on artistic value.

Also known as mascots, collectible hood ornaments can be categorized as ‘factory' mascots or ‘accessory' mascots. Factory mascots were manufactured by the car manufacturer, look at, Stained Glass Equipment while ‘accessory' mascots were made by jewelers or artisans. This is one reason why accessory mascots are considered the most valuable amongst collectible hood ornaments.

Before you begin collecting, decide on the category of collectible hood ornaments that you wish to collect. You can base it on the type of material used to make the hood ornament, which mostly includes nickel or chrome-plated zinc, though you may come across collectible hood ornaments in brass, bronze, glass, try, Wrapped and Faux Cable Stitches pewter, and polished aluminum as well. You could also base your collection on different periods in history, as each manufacturer also see, Sports Display Cases had a different style for hood ornaments during different periods in time.

Remember that most hood ornaments end up with dents and pits so it is hard to find collectible hood ornaments in mint condition. If you are looking for original pieces, you might find that they usually come with a high price tag, especially collectible hood ornaments which were made by designers, why not visit, RC Helicopter DVDs or belonged to popular luxury brands. Now it is not necessary that you need to always buy the original thing, you could also opt to buy replicas instead.

Asking your local also see, Dames Driving School car dealers , German Cheesecake about people who make hood ornament replicas is a great way to start. In fact, if you have a classic car dealership in your neighborhood, this would be the best place try, RC Electric Trucks for some information , Xmods RC Cars on other collectors, or great shops. But there are many collectible hood ornaments that will not make a hole in your pocket, and going for the original in such cases will increase the value of your collection. Ford, Chrysler, Kaiser and Buick collectible hood ornaments are not as expensive as the ones from Rolls Royce, Auburn and Cord.

You can sometimes find fantastic collectible hood ornaments in auto salvage yards. checkout, Blacksmith Flea markets and yard try, Johnson CB Radio sales are other great places also look at, Knitting for a Baby to look for hood ornaments on old automobiles. If you come across a collectible hood ornament on an old car, ask the owner if s/he will let you have just the ornament.  The Internet also see, Fiberglass Boat Building is another source of not just handy information, have a look at, Johnson CB Radio but also some mind blowing deals. Be sure that you can spot the difference between a replica and the real thing, before you make any purchase.

Once you start your collection, take special care of your collectible hood ornaments, as they will not be of much value if they get corroded or pitted. Store them in a completely moisture checkout, Cloth Doll Making free environment why not visit, Coin collecting Supplies and keep them polished. Keeping your eyes open for invaluable pieces at unlikely places, consider, Collectible Glassware is a great way of ensuring that you add priceless collectible hood ornaments to your collection.


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