Monthly Archives: May 2016

Morphy Auctions' Strikes Gold with Its Nearly $3.5 Million Mid-May Las Vegas Coin-Op Event!

This standing room only, 1,450 lot auction featured the finest assortment of antique arcade, vending, and gambling machines to come to auction in memory. Las Vegas, Nevada, May 31, 2016 – Everyone was a winner at Morphy’s recent Premier Coin-Op and Advertising sale!  This two-day event, held on May 14th-15th, 2016, featured a phenomenal collection […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: French flintlock pistols, $1.8 million, Christie's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pair of cased French silver-mounted rifled flintlock pistols, by Nicolas-Noel Boutet of Versailles, with the case dated 1825, sold for $1.8 million at an auction held April 13 as part of Classic Week at Christie’s in New York. Also, an oil on canvas […]

Antiques Peek: May 2016

Antiques Peek: May 2016

Rocking On: Fan Club Collectibles Through The Years by Jessica Kosinski In this month’s issue, it’s time to turn back the clock and look at how rock & roll fan club collectibles have changed throughout the years. So, here are some examples of how popular rock & roll artists and groups have been immortalized through […]

Fontaine's May 21 Auction Sees Record Results for Rare Antique Chinese Animated Clock

The clock was the top lot in a sale that grossed $2.5 million and had more than 4,300 online bidders. PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A rare antique Chinese animated triple fusee bracket clock roared past its pre-sale estimate of $500,000-$750,000 to sell for $1.27 million at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery’s cataloged antique and clock auction held May […]

Museum Highlights: May 2016

Museum Highlights: May 2016

American Sound and Beauty – The Country Music Hall of Fame Nashville, TN The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville is currently running the exhibit American Sound and Beauty: Guitars from the Bachman Gretsch Collection, which ends July 10th. Featuring seventy-five vintage guitars from the early 1930s to the early 1980s, this show offers […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Marvel's Star Wars #1, $7,200, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A very fine copy of Marvel’s Star Wars #1 comic book from 1977, the rare 35-cent variant, sold for $7,200 at an auction of books and comic books held March 24 by PBA Galleries in San Francisco, Calif. Also, a pristine copy of the […]

Etch It In Stone: The Granite State Book and Ephemera Show Will Rock New Hampshire With The Region’s Finest Antique Books and Ephemera On Sunday, June 5th, 2016!

The Granite State Book and Ephemera Fair, one of the oldest and longest running events of its type in the country, features a record-breaking 70 dealers from nine states and some as far away as Canada! Concord, NH – Book and Paper Fairs is excited to announce that this can’t-miss event, sponsored by the NH […]

Collector Showcase: May 2016

Collector Showcase: May 2016

Graham Nash When you’ve lived a life like legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash, you pick up a bit of history along the way, especially if you’re a collector, photographer, and fan of Rock & Roll as well as a performing artist. Graham Nash, born in Blackpool, England in 1942, found his sound and voice as a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Gatling Gun, tripod, drums, $346,150, Julia/Poulin Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Colt Model 1883 U.S. Navy Gatling Gun on a tripod with two drums sold for a combined $346,150 at a Firearms Auction held March 11-13 by Poulin Auction Company and March 14-15 by James D. Julia, Inc., both in Fairfield, Me. Also, a […]

The State of the Rock and Roll Memorabilia Market

The State of the Rock and Roll Memorabilia Market

by Megan Mahn Miller If the art auction market is a civilized dinner party, where beautiful works of art trade hands, the rock and roll memorabilia auction market is a stadium rock show, complete with raucous fans, huge contracts and auction prices sky rocking like pyrotechnics. Last year saw a number of new auction sale […]