Monthly Archives: January 2016

Jerry Kramer’s Green Bay Packers Super Bowl I championship ring expected to bring $100,000+ at auction

The most significant NFL Championship ring ever offered at auction, Feb. 20, 2016, at Heritage Auctions in New York; part of The Jerry Kramer Collection, more than 50 pieces of NFL and Green Bay Packers history, offered by one of the most beloved players of all time NEW YORK – The most significant NFL Championship […]

Patek Philippe watch, $389,000, Antiquorum

A Patek Philippe 18kt white gold minute-repeater retrograde perpetual calendar watch sold for $389,000 at an Important Watches & Jewelry Auction held Dec. 8 by Antiquorum in New York City. Also, a Patek Philippe minute-repeater watch with enamel dial in platinum rose to $245,000; a Chopard Imperiale Tourbillon watch with baguette diamonds in pink gold […]

Comic Art, Cosplay and Dreams

Comic Character Collectibles BY J.C. Vaughn Perez Justice League Cover Tops $80 K Artist George Pérez’s original 10″x 15″ cover art for Justice League of America #217, originally published in 1983, sold for $80,001 at ComicLink on December 3, 2015. Featuring Superman, Wonder Woman, Red Tornado, Hawkman, Elongated Man, Zatanna, Firestorm, Atom, Black Canary, Green […]

Sweetheart of a Sale at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on February 13 & 14

THOMASTON, ME:   Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day, Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ first auction of 2016 on February 13 & 14 will offer 1,200 examples of fine artwork, estate jewelry, antiquities, marine and folk art, Asian antiques, rare books and ephemera, and decorative items that are certain to ignite the passion and desire of collectors. The […]

A Brief History of the Sewing Machine

A Brief History of the Sewing Machine

By Alex Askaroff Alex Askaroff is the enthusiastic founder of, a wildly popular website for all things sewing-machine related and officially named the number one antique sewing machine website. With millions of visitors, his enterprise is noted for its extreme depth of information and ease (and great humor) with which the information is disseminated. […]

What's Selling on eBay: January 2016

What's Selling on eBay: January 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod Overall appraiser notes: in making evaluations concerning the relative prudence of monetary decisions involving collecting, it comes to mind that collectors are usually different and make decisions based on emotional rather than fiduciary concerns. $5,850 (51 bids, 11 bidders): DuPont Eagle Gun Powder Round Tin Hunting Wilmington Delaware. Just […]

Heritage Auctions posts strong 2015 results with $860 million year

Tremendous growth in Sports; steady prices and solid growth seen year-over-year across many categories DALLAS — Heritage Auctions posted its second best ever year in 2015 with total sales of more than $860 million in total prices realized across its auction business as well as its Private Treaty sales. The company also continued to expand its worldwide […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ringo Starr drum kit, $2.2 million, Julien's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit used by Ringo Starr in more than 200 performances as drummer for the Beatles between May 1963 and Feb. 1964, as well as on many hit recordings, sold for $2.2 million at a sale of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Janis Joplin's Porsche, $1.76 million, Sotheby's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The 1964 Porsche 356 C 1600 SC Cabriolet sports car that was owned and driven by legendary rocker Janis Joplin sold for $1.76 million at a Driven By Disruption Auction held Dec. 10 by RM Sotheby’s in New York City. Joplin bought the car […]