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The Emergence of Toys at Auction

The Emergence of Toys at Auction

by Dick Friz Dr. Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary, published in 1755, defined “toy” as a “petty commodity, a trifle; a thing of no value, a plaything or bauble.” Today, the good Doctor must be spinning in his grave. Toys, of almost

An unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 – featuring the first appearance of Superman – Coming to Auction


DALLAS –  An unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 – featuring the first appearance of Superman and considered a cornerstone of pop culture – could sell for as much as $750,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction Aug.

Gavels n Paddles

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Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Marklin tunnel and tower, $84,000, Bertoia Auctions

Marklin tunnel and tower

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Marklin tunnel with mountain castle tower, railed base, hand-painted, sold for $84,000 at the auction of Jerry and Nina Greene’s personal toy train collection held April 9 by

What’s Selling on eBay: July 2016

What's Selling on eBay: July 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,439 (29 bids, 9 bidders): Obsolete Antique City of Toledo Chief of Police Badge. Measures approximately 2.75 x 2.25 inches across. The pin on the back is broken off. (Photo: eBay seller sisterkess) DBA:

Comic Book Characters and Collectibles

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Even in Passing, Darwyn Cooke Delivered

Even in Passing, Darwyn Cooke Delivered

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Darwyn Cooke, perhaps the most influential comic book artist of his generation, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the age of 53. His death came just a day after it was publicly

On the Road to… Maine

On the Road to... Maine

With all the outdoors recreational activities Maine has to offer, you wouldn’t think the state would also be a draw for antiquers but if you’re looking for a wonderful selection of antique shops, noted antique shows, vintage boutiques, ‚quality auction

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Christmas Dolls


Christmas Dolls – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – December 2004 by Dorothy McGonagle What is a Christmas Doll? Surely there are as many answers as there are people who have received dolls or given dolls to girls for Christmas.

Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Director of Digital Learning and Engagement

Open for business! Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio, May 2015 at Norman Rockwell Museum.

Stockbridge, MA, May 14, 2015—Norman Rockwell Museum announced today the hiring of Rich Bradway as the Museum’s new Director of Digital Learning and Engagement. Funding for the position was made possible through a grant from the George Lucas Family Foundation

  • 2016 Show Dates: May 10-15, July 12-17, September 6-11

    Three times a year the Town of Brimfield, Massachusetts plays host to what has become known as the largest outdoor antiques & collectibles show in the country. This six-day event, held annually in May, July, and September, comprises 21 fields and show venues along an extended stretch of Route 20, and attracts over 5,000 dealers and vendors and over 30,000 collectors and enthusiasts from around the country.

    Guide to Brimfield May 2016