News-Antique.com - Jun 15,2011 - This Sunday (June 19) is Father's Day and - like a few of us in the Paul Fraser Collectibles office - you may find that you are quickly running out of time to a) have a good idea of what to buy, and b) find an online retailer that'll deliver it in time for the weekend...
Of course, at Paul Fraser Collectibles, we're always on hand to offer advice at the most crucial moments. Which is why we've compiled our own list of the best collectibles to buy for your Dad on Father's Day (click on the URLs to find out more)...
#1 Napoleon's socks
Collectors don't need to settle for the typical socks you'd find in the high street... For inspiration, look no further than Toronto, Canada's Bata Shoe Museum. Alongside Marilyn Monroe's red pumps and a purple Beatle boot worn by John Lennon is none other than a pair of Napoleon's socks.
So how much are they? This particular pair is under wraps at the museum - but a pair of Napoleon's stockings, woven from an ivory silk, appeared for sale in France in 2010 with a pre-sale estimate of $20,500-27,400.
#2 James Bond '007''s suit
It's a safe bet that, at some point, your Dad has watched a James Bond film and secretly wished that he was 007... So why not give him a chance to emulate Bond with one of his finely tailored suits?
This Brioni suit and Turnbull & Asser sea island blue cotton shirt was worn by Pierce Brosnan in his debut Bond appearance, 1995's Goldeneye. It probably won't fit your Dad, of course. But the iconography of the Bond franchise will undoubtedly see this piece gain value in future years...
See the item here: http://www.paulfrasercollectibles.com/section.asp?catid=213&docid=1909
#3 John Wayne's cufflinks
These cufflinks won't necessarily match a James Bond suit, yet are worth a look anyway having been previously owned by none other than the king of the Westerns himself, John Wayne...
This sterling tie bar and cufflinks set with matching cowboy boot design was owned and worn by the legendary actor. Billed as being in "Very Fine to Excellent condition with some minor tarnishing," the cufflinks were auctioned for $6,500 by Dallas' Heritage Auctions in October 2007.
#4 Golf clubs - or a mysterious putter
Instead of settling for ordinary golf clubs, why not also throw in a bit of mystery... This enigmatic putter is dated to 1900 and bears the unknown name AGH Askew, who is unrecorded as a professional, and is also unlisted in the 'Bible' of golf clubs, The Club Maker's Art.
Experts believe the club likely fell foul of the banning of centre shafted putters which followed Walter Travis's win in the 1904 Amateur. It remains a mystery... and great piece of golfing history, sold for £3,120 at Bonhams in early-2010.
#5 Andy Warhol's jumper, or Paul Scholes' shirt
If you're going to buy your Dad a jumper, then it ought to be something exciting... This jumper, worn by the