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What’s Selling on eBay: September 2017

What's Selling on eBay: September 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod The following two items were sold on the same day by the same owner who reported these are considered the Holy Grail of sprinkler heads, and they were found in scrap buckets at an

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Copy of Moby Dick, $9,600, PBA Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of Moby Dick, $9,600, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A first American edition copy of Herman Melville’s classic book Moby Dick (or, The Whale) sold for $9,600 at a Fine Literature & Fine Books Auction held July 27th

LICENSED! Overstreet Looks at Licensed Comics

LICENSED! Overstreet Looks at Licensed Comics

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn Almost from the earliest days of comic books, titles licensed from other media have been part of the mix. Early best-sellers such as Bringing Up Father and Thimble Theater, for instance, were popular comic strips

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Hack Wilson game uniform, $382,812, Goldin Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Hack Wilson game uniform, $382,812, Goldin Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The jersey and pants that Chicago Cubs slugger Hack Wilson wore in a game in 1930 sold for $382,812 at a Premium Live Summer Auction held July 27th by

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1915 Ty Cobb baseball card, $432,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1915 Ty Cobb baseball card, $432,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1915 Cracker Jack #30 baseball trading card, one of only three cards known graded PSA Mint 9, sold for $432,000 at a Premium Sportscard Catalog Auction held June

Great Collections: September 2017

Great Collections: September 2017

J. Pierpont Morgan Hartford native John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), founder of a banking dynasty still in operation today, was one of the great financial figures of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Well known for his successes as a

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Uncut sheet, baseball cards, $32,200, Blackwell Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Uncut sheet, baseball cards, $32,200, Blackwell Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An uncut sheet of 110 Topps baseball cards from 1956 sold for $32,200 at an Americana Auction held June 10th by Blackwell Auctions in Clearwater, Fla. Also, a Los

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Emerald and diamond ring, $5.512 million, Christie’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Emerald and diamond ring, $5.512 million, Christie’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An emerald and diamond ring by Raymond Yard, set with an octagonal step-cut emerald of about 18.04 carats, sold for $5.512 million at a Magnificent Jewels Auction held June

Publisher’s Corner: September 2017

Publisher's Corner: September 2017

Sorting Out the China by Maxine Carter-Lome Bone China, Fine China, Porcelain; then there is Soft Paste, Hard Paste, Ivory China, Bone Porcelain… People unfamiliar with the distinction use the words interchangeably and generally refer to this category of tableware

Great Collections: August 2017

Great Collections: August 2017

Historic Deerfield’s Textiles Collection A conversation with David E. (Ned) Lazaro, Curator of Textiles Please give us an overall sense of Historic Deerfield’s Textiles, Clothing, and Embroidery Collection. Historic Deerfield’s fashion and textile collection is a significant part of the