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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.

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.


Fall Items At Big Old Red Shed

Several items have been added for autumn at The Big Old Red Shed. Included is the carving of the fish pictured above.

Also included are NASCAR collectibles, several pieces of furniture, rosemaling items and other collectibles.

The Shed also will stay open on Halloween eve until 7 p.m. More info on that will be posted in the near future on this site and on The Big Old Red Shed Facebook page.

Changes At Sugar Creek, Shed

OSC has moved from a locked case to an open shelf unit at Sugar Creek Antiques in New Berlin. It gives customers easier access to the collectibles.

The Big Old Red Shed also is changing to its Fall hours -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Vintage Cubs Photo At Shed

This vintage photo is of the 1913 Cubs team. Sponsored by Fatima cigarettes. Team included Roger Bresnahan, Johnny Evers and other greats.

Photo likely is repro of original. Frame was made by artist Jim Bodine. Item was picked in Le Claire, Iowa, hometown of the American Pickers.

Asking $65. Come see it at The Big Old Red Shed in Westby Thursday through Saturday.


"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 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 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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