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Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 car, $22.55 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 car, $22.55 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 racing car sold for $22.55 million at an auction held Aug. 18-19 by RM Auctions/Sotheby’s in Monterey, Calif. It was a new world auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Dorflinger punch bowl set, $114,000, Brunk Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Dorflinger punch bowl set, $114,000, Brunk Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A green-cut-to-clear Dorflinger Montrose punch bowl set made in Pennsylvania sold for $114,000 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Auction held July 21-22 by Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C.

Publishers Corner: October 2017

Publishers Corner: October 2017

Smokin’ Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher I am old enough to remember cigarette dispensing machines in almost all public places, when a pack of cigarettes was only 45 cents, that collectible cards came in cigarette packs, when cigarette holders-the longer

Antiques Peek: September 2017

Antiques Peek: September 2017

By Jessica Kosinski Pat-A-Pat We all have traditional foods that we like to eat. Often, favorite foods vary by era and culture. However, one food that has stood the test of time is butter. Butter is so popular, in fact,

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Ives Railway Lines set, $6,000, Cordier Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ives Railway Lines set, $6,000, Cordier Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An Ives 1134 Railway Lines freight set sold for $6,000 at a Toy & Train Auction held July 2nd by Cordier Auctions in Harrisburg, Pa. Also, a Lionel 199

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