Tag Archives: Movies

The Highly Accessible Movie Poster Work of Robert Tanenbaum

The Highly Accessible Movie Poster Work of Robert Tanenbaum

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn In last month’s column we took at look at movie posters associated with the Star Wars franchise. Even though there’s a tremendous number of very affordable one-sheets and posters in other formats, of course it’s the high-priced wonders that grab the attention and stick in the mind. It’s a […]

Video Game Collecting on the Rise?

Video Game Collecting on the Rise?

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn It’s always interesting to watch an emerging niche in the field of pop culture collectibles and to attempt to anticipate whether something’s a fad or a legitimate change in the overall collecting topography. While it remains a bit early yet to make any kind of final call, it’s looking […]

Looking Back at the Road to Avengers: Endgame

Looking Back at the Road to Avengers: Endgame

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Where would Hollywood be financially without the superhero films, and specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Five of the top 10 all-time domestic and five of the top 10 all-time worldwide releases are superhero movies (though to be fair, when one adjusts for inflation none are in the top 10 […]

Tips and Trends: May 2019

Tips and Trends: May 2019

by Pontus Silfverstolpe Everything Has A Price When I was little and watched James Bond with my father, he would repeatedly tell me, “They’re just pretending,” as the well-groomed secret agent knocked back drinks and seduced ladies, while baddies were shredded in machinery, sucked out of airplanes or eaten alive by sharks in someone’s pool. […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Casablanca movie poster, $102,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Casablanca movie poster, $102,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942) insert sold for $102,000 at a Movie Posters Auction held Nov. 17-18 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a Thunderball (United Artists, 1965) full-bleed British quad fetched $24,000; a Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Paramount, 1961) Italian 4-Fogli garnered $22,800; […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Ghostbusters film prop, $71,390, Hake’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ghostbusters film prop, $71,390, Hake’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A ‘Ghost Trap’ film prop used in the films Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989), based on an idea by actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd, sold for $71,390 at an auction held Nov. 13-15 by Hake’s Auctions in York, Pa. Also a Star Wars: […]

A Galaxy Full of Star Wars Collectible Memorabilia

A Galaxy Full of Star Wars Collectible Memorabilia

by Amanda Sheriff The wonderful thing about Star Wars collecting is the multitudinous trove of material that spans across entertainment mediums and collecting focuses, centered around one series. Star Wars collecting has always been an element of fan appreciation, with series devotees compiling the movies on different formats, all types of toys, the original comics […]

Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday to be Celebrated

Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday to be Celebrated in Heritage Auctions’ December Animation Art Auction

Mickey Mouse’s 90th Birthday to be Celebrated in Heritage Auctions’ December Animation Art Auction Sale also features largest collection ever offered from Mary Blair, Walt Disney’s favorite artist DALLAS, Texas (November 27, 2018) – Among the highlights in Heritage Auctions’ Animation Art auction Dec. 8-9 in Beverly Hills, California, will be a trove of memorabilia […]

Great Collections: June 2018

Great Collections: June 2018

Winter Soldier Originals: Collecting Steve Epting’s Captain America Art An Interview with Two Key Collectors by J.C. Vaughn In many ways, Nick Katradis and Jason Versaggi are as different as could be. Katradis, a successful mortgage broker, husband, and father of three, switches between English and Greek instantaneously (even if the listener doesn’t speak Greek) […]

Antiques Peek: June 2018

Antiques Peek: June 2018

The Evolution of Action Figures by Jessica Kosinski Action figures are everywhere today. They are popular toys for kids. Although, many adults enjoy them even more, often collecting action figures representing super heroes or movie characters. In fact, comic book and science fiction conventions are teeming with action figures that are now marketed to people […]