Monthly Archives: November 2015

Gavels n Paddles: Kennedy manuscript, $200,000, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A manuscript hand-written around 1959 by then-Senator John F. Kennedy, announcing his intention to run for President of the United States, undated, drafted in pencil with numerous strike-throughs on Palm Beach, Fla., letterhead, sold for $200,000 in an online auction held Sept. 28 by […]

Collecting Political Memorabilia

Collecting Political Memorabilia

by Raymond M. Farina Collecting memorabilia from America’s past political campaigns and elections can be traced to the first inauguration of George Washington and the several varieties of then expensively made clothing buttons produced to commemorate that memorable event on April 30, 1789. There are over 27 different known varieties of uniform-type clothing buttons manufactured […]

Gavels n Paddles: Beatles' first contract, $93,750, Heritage

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall The first recording contract for The Beatles (signed in 1961 by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and drummer Pete Best), sold for $93,750 at an Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction held Sept. 19-20 by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, Tex.) in New York […]

Horological history made at Fontaine's Auction Gallery Nov. 14

An E. Howard No. 43 Astronomical Regulator Clock sells for $254,100, a new auction record for an E. Howard No. 43. Clock was the top lot in an auction that grossed $1.5 million PITTSFIELD, Mass… An E. Howard & Company (Boston) No. 43 astronomical floor regulator clock, 105 inches tall and in fine operating condition, soared to […]

Collector's Showcase: November 2015

Collector's Showcase: November 2015

Campaign Memorabilia Presidential election seasons pique the interest or stimulate the collecting compulsion of political junkies and history buffs. Such was the case in 1972 when I purchased my first political campaign item at a flea market. By fall 1975, as unknown Jimmy Carter rose in curiosity and popularity, I was determined to acquire as […]

Gavels n Paddles: A. L. Jewel weathervane. $11,115, Copake Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A jumping horse weathervane with stand made by A. L. Jewel & Company (Waltham, Mass.),  28 inches long by 16 inches tall, sold for $11,115 at an unreserved estate sale held Aug. 29 by Copake Auction in Copake, N.Y. Also, an oil on panel […]

Inside The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Movie Posters

Inside The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Movie Posters

by Amanda Sheriff What makes a movie poster attractive? In The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Movie Posters, we attempt to answer that question. We explore the factors that appeal to collectors while also delving deeper into the hobby by showcasing franchises, film subgenres, artists, directors, and stars. In the newest addition to Gemstone Publishing’s Overstreet […]

Gavels n Paddles: Bat Masterson's Colt gun, $96,000, J. Levine Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall Bat Masterson’s 1882 Colt .45 single-action Army revolver sold for $96,000 at auctions held July 30 and Aug. 2 by J. Levine Auction & Appraisal in Scottsdale, Ariz. Also, a signed 19th century carte de visite photograph of Abraham Lincoln went for $6,000; a […]

Big Year for Comics, Comic Art Continues

Big Year for Comics, Comic Art Continues

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn It’s been an exciting year for popular culture, and it’s not showing any signs of letting up just yet. Starting with Hake’s Americana & Collectibles’ first offerings from the Franco Toscanini Superman collection, virtually all of the comic book and comics-related auction houses have turned up significant collections and […]

Collecting the Presidents

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