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Welcome to Old School Collectibles

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The Big Old Red Shed in Westby is shifting to spring hours. The Shed will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for storage shed sales on Fridays and Saturdays. When the weather improves in late May, the Shed will also open on Thursdays. We also will open by appointment. Contact 608-606-1304, 608-632-9292 or email gregghof@aol.com to set up an appointment and for more info. Check out a photo gallery of some available items and more info at https://www.facebook.com/#!/bigoldredshed.

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This new fiction book, written by OSC publisher Gregg Hoffmann, is available via iUniverse.com or amazon.com. 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 gregghof@aol.com with the number of books you want, your name and mailing address. You will be billed $15.

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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 http://www.katiemusolff.com. While there, also check out her soul mate's art at http://www.andrewclairfletcher.com.

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10 Commandments of Baseball

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Ottervale General Store

S4015 Husker Hollow Rd.

La Farge, WI. 54639

608-625-4258 - 608-343-8261

Email: kpalderson@gmail.com

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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.

For more info, go to http://wsca1975.com/home.

(Image available at http://.pasttimesports.biz)

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 gregghof@aol.com 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.

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Beer Signs And Steins At Shed

An overflowing keg of beer signs and steins is available at The Big Old Red Shed in Westby, WI. From metal signs to cardboard and mirrors. Steins include Heileman and others. Prices range from $10 to $100.
The Shed is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

1952 Brewers Program Available

1952 Milwaukee Brewers minor league program. Includes scorecard and information on the ballclub. This is from the last season of the old Brewers, since the Braves came to Milwaukee in 1953. Check it out and purchase the program in the Old School Collectibles case at Sugar Creek Antiques, 17900 West National Avenue, in New Berlin.

Rare Classic Sports Network Media Package

A rare media package for the Classic Sports Network. Includes information for cable TV providers and media, including programming, research, etc. Each section starts with a vintage photo of Reggie Jackson, Jack Nicklaus, Joe Namath and Dr. J. Cover is of Ali and Frazier Thrilla in Manila. Can be seen and purchased at The Big Old Red Shed, State Street and Highway 14, in Westby. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Fridays.

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"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: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/3-Old-Pickers/122443384515310

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OSC Locations In Wisconsin

OSC has made some changes to our locations throughout Wisconsin. 

We have downsized at the Antique Center in La Crosse. We still have in a case in the south room of the second floor.

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. In April, we moved into a case at Sugar Creek Antiques, 17900 W National Ave, in New Berlin. Rick Schabowski of Milwaukee is a partner in that site.

We will continue to hold seasonal sales at our garage store at 306 East State Street in Westby and sell on eBay.

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

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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 gregghof@aol.com.

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 gregghof@aol.com 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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