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Welcome to Old School Collectibles


The Big Old Red Shed in Westby is shifting to Fall 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 by appointment. Contact 608-606-1304, 608-632-9292 or email to set up an appointment and for more info. Check out a photo gallery of some available items and more info at!/bigoldredshed.


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 2014 show schedule: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 13, May 18, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 7, October 12, November 16, December 14.

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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 Goals For 2015

As we transition into 2015, we want to share some Old School Collectibles goals with you for the year. First is to continue to provide quality collectibles at reasonable prices at our physical locations and online.

The Big Old Red Shed in Westby will remain open on weekends during the winter, weather permitting. Some new features will be added to that location in the spring. Keep up on the Shed by going to its Facebook page. We hope to diversify the items available at our location in the Sugar Creek Antiques center in New Berlin, and increase sales there.

We are leaving the Antique Center in La Crosse, but might return to a book case spot there before 2015 ends. We will resume online sales once we are back from New Mexico and Arizona in the spring. 

With the announcement that the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame has been purchased, we hope to add some collectibles related to it. Proceeds from some of those sales will benefit the Hall.

Despite technical changes going on with software, we hope to maintain this free standing web site for OSC and add a Facebook page some time during the year. Keep up on these developments, and more, by checking with this site.

Wildlife, Nature Art Offered At Two Sites

We've added several pieces to what already was a fine collection of wildlife and nature art at The Big Old Red Shed in Westby. Prints from the Remingston series, Brickheimer, Raedeke, Anderson and other well known artists in the field are included. Prices range from $7.50 to $100. Come see them, and many more items, Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment.  Some wildlife items also will at the Old Scbool Collectibles space in Sugar Creek Antiques in New Berlin.


"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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