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Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Henri Thiriet 1898 poster, $108,000, Poster Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Henri Thiriet 1898 poster, $108,000, Poster Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1898 poster by Henri Thiriet, titled Absinthe Berthelot, a rare Belle Epoque design depicting a bustling outdoor café scene, sold for $108,000 at Auction LXXIX (#79), held October 27th by Poster Auctions International (PAI) in New York City. Also, Alphonse Mucha’s 1902 […]

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 […]

Reviving Nathaniel Dusk, Recreating Star Wars

Reviving Nathaniel Dusk, Recreating Star Wars

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn Nathaniel Dusk, Private Investigator While it’s a distinctly different take than the original, the appearance of Nathaniel Dusk, Private Investigator, in the current DC superhero series Doomsday Clock has prompted many to try to find out more about the character. One of the great developments during the creative boom […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Harry Houdini scrapbook, $66,000, Potter & Potter

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Harry Houdini scrapbook, $66,000, Potter & Potter

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A mostly 1922-1925-era, two-volume spiritualism scrapbook signed, kept and annotated by Harry Houdini sold for $66,000 at a Magic Memorabilia Auction held April 28th by Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago, Ill. Also, Houdini manuscripts and an archive chronicling Elliot Sanford’s year with the […]

Antiques Peek: May 2018

Antiques Peek: May 2018

Theater Souvenirs by Jessica Kosinski Broadway shows have become a major part of the culture of both New York and the United States as a whole. Theatre productions are also popular in many other parts of the country, especially large cities like Boston and San Francisco. In fact, plays, operas and pantomime performances have a […]

Lots to Consider: March 2018

Lots to Consider: March 2018

Auction Items Worth a Look Horse Weathervane Sharon Boccelli & Company – March 28: Three dimensional running horse weathervane. Copper with zinc head, from an Alstead New Hampshire farmhouse. Auction Estimate: $850-$1,200 sbauctioneers.com Decorated Box Pook & Pook, Inc. Auctioneers and Appraisers Antique Toy Auction – April 14: Attributed to the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania craftsman […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Wells Fargo reward poster, $10,200, PBA Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Wells Fargo reward poster, $10,200, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 1875 Wells Fargo reward poster for “Alkali Jim” sold for $10,200 at an auction held January 25th by PBA Galleries in San Francisco, Calif. Also, a copper-engraved chart of the Straits of Singapore from 1711 realized $6,600; a collection of about 92 glass […]

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 estate sale. $3,750 (19 bids, 8 bidders): Antique Fire Sprinkler Vogel 16 Late 1800s, Extremely […]

Selling the Dream: The History of the Travel Poster

Selling the Dream: The History of the Travel Poster

by Jessie Gillan Creative Director at RoGallery.com Poster art has always been an influential form of advertising in addition to an art form in its own right. Powerful images and bold colors were employed to capture attention and evoke the promise of someplace new and exotic, promoting an experience or adventure and how to get […]

Gavels n Paddles: Peters Ammunition poster, $12,540, Showtime Auction

Gavels n Paddles: Peters Ammunition poster, $12,540, Showtime Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A rare, antique Peters Ammunition poster with a bold and imposing graphic of a bear on a mountain, sold for $12,540 at an auction held April 10-12 by Showtime Auction Services in Ann Arbor, Mich. Also, an oil painting by Edmund Henry Osthaus (1858-1928), […]