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What’s Selling on eBay: March 2017

What's Selling on eBay: March 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,306.60 (46 bids, 20 bidders): ca. 1905 Antique Heddon Dowagiac Killer #400 Fishing Lure Original Box. This is the box only. Box has an early label and identifies this as “Copper No 400”. Box

The Return of ROM, the Spaceknight

The Return of ROM, the Spaceknight

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn During the late ’70s and into the early ’80s, Parker Brothers was a dominant force in the board game business. In 1977, when electronic games were in their infancy, the company decided to make

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Set of English delftware plates, $24,000, Cowan’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A set of six English delftware Merryman plates sold for $24,000 at an Americana Auction held Dec. 10 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Oh. Also, an Adirondack fall landscape

Collecting with Jeff: March 2017

Collecting with Jeff: March 2017

Baseball Press Pins By Jeff Figler One of the rarest, and collectible, of all baseball items is the press pin. There are many sports collectors who are not even familiar with what a press pin is. Actually, as the words

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Edward Seago painting, $106,250, Freeman’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A painting by British artist Edward Seago (1910-1974), titled The John Biscoe in Pack Ice, sold for $106,250 at a sale of The Forbes Collections (Dec. 14) and The

Great Collections: March 2017

Great Collections: March 2017

Stringing Together the History of Tennis Dr. David Flakoll is a man with a vision and a passion for tennis, which extends to preserving the history of the game through the racquets that tell its story. Flakoll took up tennis

What’s Selling on eBay: February 2017

What's Selling on eBay: February 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,001 (65 bids, 18 bidders): 1950s Kelvinator Foodarama Fridge Refrigerator Retro. Listing my vintage Foodarama. I have been putting this fridge together for a long time. No room for it now. This fridge is

Antiques Peek: February 2017

Antiques Peek: February 2017

Arts & Crafts Influence on Book Publishing by Jessica Kosinski This month I thought it would be fun to do something a little different. Since this issue is all about the Arts & Crafts Movement, I thought we’d take a

Great Collections: February 2017

Great Collections: February 2017

From Across the Pond A Ruskin Pottery Collection Lands in Denver When Carl Patterson crossed the pond to work in London back in the 1980s, he caught the collecting bug. Exploring the city, Patterson spent a great deal of time

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Automaton musical clock, $998,250, Fontaine’s Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A very rare 18th century English-made pagoda form automaton musical clock, produced for the Chinese Qing Imperial Court, sold for $998,250 at an Antique & Fine Arts Auction held