Monthly Archives: December 2015 makes holiday shopping for fine art, antiques and collectibles easy and fun

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Gavels n Paddles: Colt Model 1875 Gatling Gun, $201,250, James D. Julia, Inc.

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A rare Colt Model 1875 Gatling Gun, on carriage with limber, sold for $201,250 at a Firearms Auction held Oct. 5-7 by James D. Julia, Inc., in Fairfield, Me. Also, a Holland & Holland four bore double elephant rifle rang out at $149,500; a […]

Gavels n Paddles: Britains Boer War set, $22,800, Old Toy Soldier

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A rare Britains Boer War Army Service Supply Column with supplies and escort, one of only two boxed examples known, sold for $22,800 at an Investment Rarities Sale (headlined by the James Cook collection), held Oct. 17 by Old Toy Soldier Auctions in Pittsburgh, […]

Cosplay: What is it and Why Does it Need a Guide Book?

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn If you’re around enough pop culture, particularly at conventions, the term “cosplay” keeps popping up with greater frequency, and while the field is actually very inclusive, term itself might need a little explaining. “If I had to define cosplay, I’d probably say that it involves taking a character from any […]

What's Selling on eBay: December 2015

What's Selling on eBay: December 2015

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,750 (19 bids, 9 bidders): Antique German Carette Wind-up Tin Toy Car – All 4 Orig. Passengers & Headlights. This is an early 1900s German tin car by Georges Carette. This car is an excellent example of Carette’s work and is featured on the cover of the book, “The […]

Gavels n Paddles: Duesenberg convertible, $2.53 million, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 1929 Duesenberg J convertible coupe car sped off for $2.53 million at a Premier Automobile Auction held Oct. 11 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. In unrestored, all-original condition, the Art Deco classic had been driven a mere 33,000 miles over the past […]

Publisher's Corner: December 2015

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

From Our Holiday Table to Yours Holiday dinner at my grandparents’ house when I was growing up meant the privilege of eating in the Dining Room, a formal, imposing, and mostly unused part in the house reserved for good company and special occasions. All other family meals were more informally served in their kitchen. Dinner […]