Monthly Archives: August 2013

Peanuts Sunday strip, $41,400, Philip Weiss

Peanuts Sunday strip, $41,400, Philip Weiss

Peanuts Sunday strip, $41,400, Philip Weiss Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall An original Peanuts Sunday comic strip, drawn by the late legendary illustrator Charles Schulz on March 1, 1964, sold for $41,400 at a multi-estate sale held June 6 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, New York. Also, […]

Ken’s Korner: Superman wall find gavels for $175,000

Ken’s Korner: Superman wall find gavels for $175,000

Ken’s Korner: Superman wall find gavels for $175,000 News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Ken’s Korner: Superman wall find gavels for $175,000 Remember last month we told you about the guy who found a copy of Action Comics No. 1 – the first appearance of Superman, in 1938 […]

Nancy Drew Mysteries: Revealed!

Nancy Drew Mysteries: Revealed!

Nancy Drew Mysteries: Revealed! By Jeff Figler As many people today would not have any idea as to who Nancy Drew is, I will provide a brief background of the Nancy Drew mysteries. Most of the original mysteries were written by authors Harriet Adams and Mildred Best Benson under the pseudonym Carolyn Keefe. Nancy Drew […]

Ken’s Korner: Captain Kangaroo memorabilia sold

Ken’s Korner: Captain Kangaroo memorabilia sold

Ken’s Korner: Captain Kangaroo memorabilia sold News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall An auction of items relating to the popular children’s show Captain Kangaroo from the 1950s through the ‘80s was held in Los Angeles on May 21, and the top lot – a handcrafted, screen-worn Dancing Bear […]

The Civil War Collector – August 2013

The Civil War Collector – August 2013

The Civil War Collector – August 2013 By John Sexton Q: Dear Sir, I have this drum—that I’m told is a Civil War Drum—hanging around for several years. Could you confirm that and maybe a little history?  –M. Kantz, US Army (Retired) JS: You have part of a Civil War drum; you actually have the […]

Ken’s Korner: Amelia Earhart’s airplane – found?

Ken’s Korner: Amelia Earhart’s airplane – found?

Ken’s Korner: Amelia Earhart’s airplane – found? News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A sonar image of an uninhabited tropical island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean might – just might – represent the remains of Amelia Earhart’s two-engine Lockheed Electra aircraft that vanished on July 2, 1937 as […]

Ken’s Korner: Babe Ruth uniform on loan to museum

Ken’s Korner: Babe Ruth uniform on loan to museum

Ken’s Korner: Babe Ruth uniform on loan to museum News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall A uniform worn by Babe Ruth during a barnstorming tour of Japan in 1934 has gone on loan to the newly-renovated Little League Baseball Museum in Williamsport, Pa., the town where Little League […]

What’s Old Is New Again: Captain America and Comic Book Reboots

What’s Old Is New Again: Captain America and Comic Book Reboots

What’s Old Is New Again: Captain America and Comic Book Reboots By J.C. Vaughn It happens in movies, television and cartoons. And it definitely happens in comic books. Someone in those respective businesses takes a look at their older properties – maybe they’re still current or maybe they’ve long since gone dormant – and they […]

Guess What? August 2013

Guess What? August 2013

Guess What? August 2013 Stipulation time again! by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” Two Stipulation months in a row – consecutive “Guess What” columns. We hope it’s not bordering on boredom, but that’s when we acknowledge partial identification of the item in question — that it’s a harness of sorts. After that, you’re on […]

Until It Breaks

Until It Breaks

Until It Breaks Repeated stress of striking coins can wear down machinery, creating unique – and collectible – coins By John Dale Beety of Heritage Auctions Like factories, the U.S. Mints in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco and West Point use heavy machinery to make the billions of coins produced for the country each year. Also […]