Monthly Archives: April 2015

Discarded Frankenstein movie poster sells for $358,500 at Heritage Auctions

Vintage Movie Posters Auction hits $2.1 million March 28-29 DALLAS – A discarded 1931 Frankenstein movie poster 1931 – the only 6-foot example from the 1931 Universal horror classic known to exist – sold for $358,000 in Heritage Auctions’ $2.1 million Vintage Movie Posters Auction. The poster was the top lot in the March 28-29 […]

The Wonderful World of Bottle Whimsies!

The Wonderful World of Bottle Whimsies!

By Greg Alvey In the antique and collectors market, there are some amazing original and unique works of art which can still be purchased at very reasonable prices, and as a bonus, come with their own glass display cases! Welcome to the world of folk art in bottles and bottle whimsey collecting. Captured within glass […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ming Dynasty Quanyin, $189,600, James D. Julia

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Ming Dynasty Quanyin, $189,600, James D. Julia

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A bronze figure of a Quanyin from the Ming Dynasty period sold for $189,600 at an Antiques & Fine Art Auction held Feb. 4-6 by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, Me. Also, a set of 25 carved and painted shore birds by master […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Queen Anne tray-top table, $299,000, Cottone Auctions

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Queen Anne tray-top table, $299,000, Cottone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An 18th century Queen Anne tray-top tea table sold for $299,000 at an auction held Feb. 21-22 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. The lovely mahogany table, with scalloped skirt and pad feet, is believed to have been made by Peter Scott, a cabinet […]

What’s Selling on eBay: April 2015

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $11,090 (26 bids): Authentic 1786 George Washington-Signed Document. The majority of the rare autographed items we are listing tonight were found among a large collection of books hidden in the attic of a Massachusetts home. The owner had thought all these years that their home didn’t even have an […]

James Tumblin Collection of "Gone with the Wind" memorabilia up for auction April 18 at Heritage

World’s premier collection devoted to Academy Award®-winning, 1939 film crosses the block April 18 at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills DALLAS – Vivien Leigh’s iconic dress worn in her Academy-Award-winning role as Scarlett O’Hara may sell for $100,000+ as the James Tumblin Collection of screen-used costumes, props and behind-the-scene rarities from MGM’s 1939 classic Gone […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: JFK and Jackie photos, $32,500, RR Auction

Gavels ‘N Paddles: JFK and Jackie photos, $32,500, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A photographic proof booklet containing 27 previously unreleased images of John and Jacqueline Kennedy, taken by Washington Post heiress Katharine Graham at Bunny Mellon’s Cape Cod beach shack in August 1961, sold for $32,500 at an auction held Feb. 19 by RR Auction in […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Copy of Batman #1, $237,300, Philip Weiss

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Copy of Batman #1, $237,300, Philip Weiss

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An unrestored copy of Batman #1 (DC Comics, spring 1940), graded 7.5 out of 10 for condition, sold for $237,300 at a sale of Comics, Comic Art & Sports Items held Feb. 15 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a copy of […]

Bottled Up Designs

Bottled Up Designs - Rescue and Restore

Rescue and Restore An avid glass and bottle collector, Laura Bergman, who fashions herself a “Reclaim Artist,” has spent countless hours poking through the many old glass and bottle dumps scattered throughout the natural wooded habitats and rural farmlands where she lives in the Pennsylvania Amish Country looking for inspiration for her jewelry line based […]

Batman #1 Sets New Record

Batman #1 Sets New Record

Batman #1 Sets New Record Comic Book Characters and Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The ups and downs and more importantly the uncertainty of the mainstream economy persist. When there’s good news (unemployment is reported as being down), it’s usually tempered with bad news (many have been unemployed so long that they simply don’t count in […]