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Great Collections: July 2017

Great Collections: July 2017

Dr. Ken Kallin: Signature Collector Photos by Chloe Powell Dr. Ken Kallin has amassed what is widely acknowledged to be the world’s largest Autographed Book collection – one that is in the process of begetting the official Guinness World Record.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Pair of whale oil lamps, $26,910, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pair of whale oil lamps, $26,910, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pair of free-blown and pressed whale oil lamps, made around 1830 by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., sold for $26,910 at a sale of 18th and 19th

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Fritz the Cat comic cover art, $717,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Fritz the Cat comic cover art, $717,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Robert Crumb’s 1969 Fritz the Cat comic cover art sold for $717,000 at a Comics & Comic Art Auction held May 18th by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, Tex.)

Antiques Peek: July 2017

Antiques Peek: July 2017

Travel Trunks of Treasure by Jessica Kosinski Few items epitomize the Golden Age of Travel more than travel trunks. Steamer trunks and wardrobes of all sizes and descriptions were used by travelers, whether they were passengers on ocean liners, stage

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1967 GI Nurse in box, $4,200, Cordier Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1967 GI Nurse in box, $4,200, Cordier Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1967 GI Nurse (part of the GI Joe series of action figures), in the original box, sold for $4,200 at a GI Joe Auction held April 23rd by

CGC 8.0 Amazing Fantasy # 15 Tops $260,000

CGC 8.0 Amazing Fantasy # 15 Tops $260,000

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The approach of Spider-Man: Homecoming and the character’s presence in feature films since 2002’s hit Spider-Man hasn’t done anything to hurt the prices realized for rare, vintage, high grade comics featuring the wallcrawling superhero.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Rolex “Bao Dai” watch, $5.06 million, Phillips

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex “Bao Dai” watch, $5.06 million, Phillips

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The Rolex Reference 6062 “Bao Dai” wristwatch, named for a previous owner, Bao Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam, sold for $5.06 million at an auction held May 13th

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1700s fireman’s parade hat, $18,000, Kaminski Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1700s fireman’s parade hat, $18,000, Kaminski Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 18th century fireman’s ceremonial parade hat from the Franklin Fire Company of Germantown, Pa., made of pressed resin felt and with a hand-painted image of Ben Franklin, sold

Publishers Corner: July 2017

Publishers Corner: July 2017

The Golden Age of Travel Memorabilia by Maxine Carter-Lome The Golden Age of Travel, representing the decades leading up to and into the first half of the 20th century, was a first class experience for the wealthy and a rising

Antiques Peek: June 2017

Antiques Peek: June 2017

Fairground Prizes by Jessica Kosinski Most of us have been to a fair or carnival on more than one occasion. Fairs can be a lot of fun, especially the games. Some carnival games that originated many years ago are still