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Norman Rockwell Museum Announces New Director of Digital Learning and Engagement

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

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1875 $20 gold coin, $38,940, Michaan’s

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1875 $20 gold coin, $38,940, Michaan's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A U.S. 1875 $20 Liberty Head gold coin, graded MS64, sold for $38,940 at a sale of rare coins from the estate of Barbara Riggins held March 6 by

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Boston & Sandwich lamp, $18,400, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Boston & Sandwich lamp, $18,400, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Boston & Sandwich cut overlay banquet lamp, 39 inches tall to the top of the shade and made circa 1860, sold for $18,400 at a 19th and 20th

Collector’s Showcase: May 2015

Collector’s Showcase: May 2015

Marbles: Not Just Child’s Play Like many of us, Alphy loved playing with marbles as a child; however, it wasn’t until he was an adult and purchased his first marble at a flea market that he took his enjoyment of

Morphy’s May 30-31 Toy Auction features top-notch Bob Gallegos robot collection, rare European toys, early French & German dolls

DENVER, Pa. – Robots are on the march again at Morphy’s. The Pennsylvania company’s May 30-31 Toy Auction containing 1,450 lots is led by a prized grouping of sci-fi classics from the Robert V. “Bob” Gallegos collection. Approximately 115 robots,

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chinese fusee clock, $270,000, Clars Auction

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chinese fusee clock, $270,000, Clars Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Chinese triple fusee and gilt bronze bracket clock with automaton sold for $270,000 at a Fine Art, Decoratives, Jewelry & Asian Antiques Auction held Feb. 21-22 by Clars

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Noguchi “Rudder” group, $110,000, John Moran

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Noguchi "Rudder" group, $110,000, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A set of three Noguchi “Rudder” stools and table, offered as single lots, collectively sold for just over $110,000 at a Decorative Arts Auction held Feb. 17 by John

Casino Memorabilia with Sheldon

Casino Memorabilia with Sheldon

Collecting Layouts by Sheldon Smith Slot glass, slot machines and table games, those casino collectibles you never knew folks collected! As you might recall from our previous article, I had mentioned that there are what I would refer to as:

Mantle, Mays Rookie Cards Reach New Heights in memory Lane Auction

(TUSTIN, CA)—The Mick is still The Man. A 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle graded PSA 8 (NM/MT) sold for $95,600 early Sunday in Memory Lane’s Spring Break Auction. The price was the highest ever attained for a Bowman Mantle rookie card

Antique Clocks & Fine Antiques Highlight Fontaine’s May 30 Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass.  A one-of-a-kind Howard & Davis astronomical regulator clock and a rare Seth Thomas No. 20 standing regulator clock with Grande Sonnerie strike and repeat could both reach or surpass $100,000 at a cataloged antique auction scheduled for