Tag Archives: Star Wars

What’s Selling on eBay: April 2020

Note: because the original photo from 2008 was not printable now, it was replaced with this photo of the same lobby card from Heritage Auctions, HA.com.

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod It is with sadness that I announce that Deborah Abernethy passed away in February from an illness. For more than a decade, she has diligently given freely of her time to make “What’s Selling on eBay?” a fun feature and an informative read for thousands of collectors and antiquers. […]

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 […]

Star Wars: Movie Poster Collecting Strikes Back

Star Wars: Movie Poster Collecting Strikes Back

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn With Star Wars: Episode IX –The Rise of Skywalker due in theaters December 20, 2019, it seems like as good a time as any to take a look at the market for movie posters from the cinema empire created by George Lucas back in 1977 with the release of […]

Movie Posters in the Man Cave

Movie Posters in the Man Cave

Presented by Amanda Sheriff Decorating is an important factor in personalizing the man cave, and this can be achieved in many ways. Movie poster collecting presents the opportunity to express individual preferences with artwork that reflects personality and tastes. Not only do movie posters offer many creative options, they also have the added entertainment of […]

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 […]

The Market for Toys

The Market for Toys

An interview with Tom Miano How things look in the Toy Market often depends upon who you ask; their chosen areas of expertise; the market with regard to their age, income, childhood and adulthood experiences; and what has recently flooded the market and what has not. Tom Miano, recently named director of Potter & Potter […]

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Star Wars Toys The record-setting prices for Star Wars toys have really established a tone at Hake’s Auctions ever since they landed the Russell Branton collection. Their March 2019 auction continued that trend. For example, a Luke Skywalker 12-back double telescoping AFA 80 closed at $25,311, the 1980 Empire […]

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: […]

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn Selections from The Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts went on display in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, just five months after his gift to the nation’s library was revealed. The previous Tuesday, October […]

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 […]