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American Rare Collectibles Association National Tour of The Collectibles Roadshow is visiting Clarksville Tennessee

Buddy L Collectable TruckThe American Rare Collectibles Association is visiting Clarksville Tennessee for the first time from Tuesday February 20th to and Thursday February 22nd. The event is free and open to the public.

The show will beheld at the Quality Inn Downtown, 803 N 2nd St, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040. Take I-24 West to Exit 11, then take State Route 76 South 5 miles to Hotel.

Professionals from the association will come prepared to give some of the highest offers in the world for your collectables.

A fierce competition takes place for rare, desirable and mint items requested by museums and collectors with disposable income. Some of the sensational prices collectors are paying include: $7,000 for a 1952 Gibson guitar. $3,000 for a Gang of Five Robot from Japan, $2,500 for a rare Civil war sword, $1,125 for a keywind pocket watch, 6 Buddy L 1920s Trucks $11,450, $20,000 for an Edison phonograph & Victrola collection. Your item(s) may be worth more or less.

The American Rare Collectibles Association National Tour of The Collectibles Roadshow is not associated with PBS’s Antique Roadshow

If you go

Do not try to clean or alter the condition of the item(s) in question. They welcome items of any condition from rusty to mint. Expect to leave this event with money. Most visitors do. There is a chance that some visitors will make this a once in a lifetime opportunity to sell something rare for a record price. Remember, the service is totally free. All expenses are paid by the ARCA association members.

Some of the most desirable items

  • Toys. Toys of any variety are hot among thousands of collectors. these include Dolls & Action Figures of all types and composition, Barbie & GI Joe, Mego to name a few types.
  • Train-Related items such as model Lionel, American flyer, Bing, Lehmann, lanterns, signs, advertising, and old railroad china are very popular.
  • Guitars & Musical Instruments. Such as Gibson, Martin, Fender, Stradivarius, Conn, Selmer, old or new Music boxes, Victrolas, phonographs, early radios such as RCA, Edison, Regina, German made, 1880s to 1930s, obscure wood and bakelite.
  • Lamps lead and stained glass, of course Tiffany, any art deco or nouveau Designer types.
  • Advertising signs from famous companies like Coke, Pepsi, Budweiser, John Deere is most popular.
  • Watches and Clocks especially those made by Rolex, France, Ansonia.
  • Famous person collectibles. Hollywood and music celebrities autographs and memorabilia.
  • Jewelry. Even costume, does not have to be gold, Sterling, Bakelite, Coins.
  • Native American. Any Indian related items.
  • Military items including swords, buckles, bugles, autographs.
  • Any Antique or Collectible. Anything you are curious about.


Worldwide collectors have given tens of thousands of dollars to this tour to buy more toys. This includes: Early pressed steel transportation toys like the big 1920’s Buddy L or Keystone. As well as Smith Miller, Doepke, Tonka, Nylint. Movie, radio, television and famous character toys Toys.

Toy popular brands and celebrity favorites include: Howdy Doody, Mickey Mouse, Disney, German windup and older Japanese tin toys: Lehmann, Marx, Schuco, Schoenhut, TPS, TN, Bing, Linemar. Cowboy related Roy Rogers, Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy, Gene Autry, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Johnny Yuma, Hartland, Ruehl, Cap guns & holsters, Barbie, Ideal, Madame Alexander, Kiddles, GI Joe, Matt Mason, Mego, Kenner, Ginny Vogue, Shirley Temple, Betty Boop, Popeye, Superman, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Trains: Lionel, tin American Flyer, Ives, Bing, Marklin.

Advertising Related Toys: Coca Cola, Pepsi, Shell, Texaco, Budweiser, Beer ads, Standard, Red Crown, John Deere, International, BF Goodrich, Goodyear, anything porcelain on steel, unusual companies, Eska Tractor & pedal cars. Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Corgis, Dinky, Slot Cars and Aurora, Scale cars, Pez, Hasbro Transformers, ERTL

If you have any questions before the show, please email them, or call 217-243-6418.

Bill Larson
Bill Larson
Bill Larson is  is politically and socially active in the community. Bill is a member of the Friends of Dunbar Cave. You can reach him via telephone at 931-249-0043 or via the email address below.

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