Those in the know always celebrate Collingswood as a town that's at once on the move and still looking back at its history with a sense of purpose.
Nowhere is that clearer than in some of the glimpses of borough history that appear on that electronic curator of the past, eBay.
We all know Collingswood is "where you want to be," but join us, won't you, as we decide WHEN we want to be there...
Antique Firefighter Badge - $325
First up—what do you get the firefighter who has everything? Why not an antique silverstone badge from the earlier days of Collingswood Fire Company No. 1? Best of all, if you decide to pull the trigger on this purchase, you can save the $6 on shipping and pick it up at Ellis Antiques.
Boy Scout Pin - $5.39
A little further up the road, there's an interesting remnant of Lekau 77, a New Jersey Order of the Arrow boy scout troop from West Collingswood Heights that dates back to 1935. The group later merged with the Te'Kening troop, which is still active in Millville today.
Belleview Inn Matchbook - $0.99
Years ago, a property known as the Belleview Inn stood at the intersection of Lincoln Ave. and the Black Horse Pike in West Collingswood Heights; today, the vicinity is home to Rexy's Restaurant and Bar.
Next time you treat yourself to a pint there, top off your frosty salute to the troops with a 'Keep Them Flying' matchbook from the Belleview (matches and World War II not included).
1949 Vintage Ad for Parkview Apartments - $7.99
Tired of hearing all the news from the Heights of Collingswood? Turn back the clock to the good ol' days and think about what it would take to get you into a new apartment—like say a brand-new Kelvinator!
This vintage advertorial contains comments attributable to "well-known Philadelphia builder Mr. E. J. Frankel" and his savvy selection of high-end refrigerator-freezer and overn-stovetop combinations, which outfit only the finest in modern apartment living.
Collingswood Manor Auxiliary Cookbook - $2.75
Don't know what to make for dinner, or just feel like reading some recipes that may contain brand-name ingredients no longer sold in stores? Check out this spiral-bound cookbook from the Collingswood Manor Auxiliary, and bring home the tastes of yesterday—tomorrow!
Collsopoly Board Game - $49.97
Haven't had your fill of LumberYard redevelopment discussions? Think you've got what it takes to handle the tough streets of the inner-ring suburbs? Prove it to as many as three additional people as you tear into the limited-edition sensation of 1989, Collsopoly!
Bicker and maraud your way to the ownership of 27 properties purchased with 1st Colonial National Bank-branded cash, all while sweating the influence of 32 Opportunity and Fate cards bearing the ominous sponsorships of the Foster-Warne and Blake-Doyle Funeral Homes, respectively.