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Welcome to Old School Collectibles


The Big Old Red Shed in Westby will soon shift to Spring hours. The Shed will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for storage shed sales on Fridays and Saturdays. We also will open on some Thursdays and Mondays, starting in May, and by appointment. Contact 608-606-1304, 608-632-9292 or email to check on hours and set up an appointment. Check out a photo gallery of some available items and more info at!/bigoldredshed.


Driftless Pickers & Dealers

The Driftless Pickers & Dealers group has been formed to sell antiques and collectibles in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin and online.

Some dealers at The Big Old Red Shed in Westby are members of the group. Others who pick and sell vintage items in the Driftless Area are invited to join. There is no charge.

The group maintains a Facebook page at:

More online presence will be developed in upcoming weeks.

You also can obtain information on the group by emailing or by leaving a message on the OSC board.


This new fiction book, written by OSC publisher Gregg Hoffmann, is available via or Internet price is $10.95 plus shipping.

Signed copies will be available via M&T Communications. 

Click on the M&T icon below or send an email to with the number of books you want, your name and mailing address. You will be billed $15.


This book, written by OSC publisher Gregg Hoffmann, chronicles the 48-year history of Milwaukee County Stadium. Click here for more information.



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For info on a collectible print of DiSciasio's restaurant, go to While there, also check out her soul mate's art at


10 Commandments of Baseball


Ottervale General Store

S4015 Husker Hollow Rd.

La Farge, WI. 54639

608-625-4258 - 608-343-8261



WSCA Schedule

The Wisconsin Sports Collectors Association has released its 2015 show schedule: January 18, February 15, March 15, April 12, May 17, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 15, December 13.

For more info, go to

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Are you "old school?"  Answer the following questions:

Do you remember Lionel trains and when O gauge was it for model railroads?  How about Ernie Banks, Nellie Fox, Harmon Killebrew and Eddie Mathews?

 Do you think Brett Favre played football the right way? Do you remember when players rubbed dirt on their injuries and played through the pain?

Do you want to buy and sell collectibles about these old school things and players?

If you answered yes to those questions, you're old school and this site is for you. Check out the stories on model railroad and sports memorabilia that will be posted here, and our advertisers who sell old school things.  

You can order items online by going to the inventory list link in the left hand column of this site and then emailing or placing an order on the Message Board.

If you deal in such collectibles, please think about advertising with us. Also, if you live in southwest Wisconsin, shop at our three locations in La Crosse and Vernon County. If you don't live in that region of the country, check out what we have available via this site.

Please also go to our "sister site" -- Midwest Diamond Report -- for features and coverage of baseball in the greatest region of America and check out Driftless Images.


OSC Case To Be Featured At La Crosse

Our case in the Antique Center of La Crosse on Third Street has been chosen to be featured on the store web site in September.

We've been vendors at the Center since 2006, starting with a 100 square foot booth and moving to a case in the north room of the second floor when we became partners in The Big Old Red Shed in Westby.

The La Crosse store web site is

Mayo Exam Table Desk At Shed

This sturdy, attractive piece of furniture originally was an exam table and desk from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. It's now in the back room of The Big Old Red Shed in Westby.

You could use it as a desk, for storage or display, etc. Ample drawer space, some still labeled for the instruments they housed.

If you want a physical exam, contact the “doctor” at the front desk for an appointment.

$200. Our hours are 10-4 Thursday through Saturday, and some Mondays.


"3 Old Pickers"

From left to right, Buck, Gregg and Lou picking different orifaces and selling different Old School stuff. Call 608-634-6469 or go to the Pickers' Facebook page at:!/pages/3-Old-Pickers/122443384515310


OSC Locations In Wisconsin

OSC has made some changes to our locations throughout Wisconsin.  We have left the Antique Center in La Crosse, but could return to a bookcase there later in the year.

A substantial amount of inventory has been moved to the former Nuzum's lumber yard at State Street and Highway 14 in Westby, Wisconsin. Weekly sales are held there. We are calling the site The Big Old Red Shed. See a link on this page for that spot.

We continue to have a case at Sugar Creek Antiques, 17900 W National Ave, in New Berlin. Rick Schabowski of Milwaukee is a partner in that site.

(Email about any online offerings or leave a message on the board below.)


Old School Collectibles Message Board

You can leave messages or comments about features and collectibles on the new OSC Message Board. The board also will be periodically checked for orders, but they are better placed by going directly to the link for the selling company or by sending an email to

If you do leave an order on the board, please include: your name, shipping address, phone and/or email, and the item wanted. Somebody from OSC will get back to you to confirm the order and price, with shipping costs.

Selling items on the Message Board is not allowed. If you would like to sell a collectible via OSC, please contact us at or 608-634-6469 about ad rates.

Messages about rummage sales or auctions can be posted on the board free of charge.

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Gregg Hoffmann, publisher of OSC, is a veteran journalist, former senior lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a lifetime collector.

 He's old school and would answer yes to all of the questions posed in the first section of this site. He's created OSC as a portal, to help collectors find those who sell collectibles throughout the Midwest and country.

Hoffmann also publishes Midwest Diamond Report and Driftless Images. To get to those sites, click below. Also, keep up on OSC offers and other information, via Facebook by clicking here.


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