Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Beatles on the Vee-Jay Label

The Beatles on the Vee-Jay Label

Collecting with Jeff Jeff Figler February 9th, 1964 is a red-letter date. Think back quickly and try to remember. The date may come to some of you. If it doesn’t, you surely will recall the event. A huge hint… it was a Sunday night television show. Now you may know. It was the “Ed Sullivan […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Victorian giraffe piano, $26,450, Stevens Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A late Victorian giraffe piano in art case harp form, mahogany with gold leaf, signed Frank Teupe, 8 feet 9 inches tall, one of only seven made, sold for $26,450 at an auction held April 9 by Stevens Auction Company in Aberdeen, Miss. Also, […]

Morphy Auctions' May Premier Advertising Auction of Quality Antique Soda and Tobacco Advertising and Ephemera

This two-day auction, the first of two sales events featuring selections from the Robert Newman collection, includes a remarkable offering of world-class Coca-Cola brand posters, signage, paintings, clocks, and other one-of-a-kind rarities. Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collections, is excited to announce this can’t miss sale to be held […]

A Collector’s Take on Music Posters

A Collector's Take on Music Posters

by Gary Sohmers In the beginning, there was art. Then music, performance, and finally, advertising. So begins the growth of the cultural arts, a path towards enlightenment, amusement, and profitability. Most early musical and theatrical performances were promoted in printed matter in the form of broadsides, handbills and leaflets. In the early 19th century, classical […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Masonic historical flask, $56,160, Norman C. Heckler

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare Masonic emblem historical flask, produced circa 1820-1830, probably by Coventry (Conn.) Glass Works and showing the iconic Masonic crossed keys and star logo, sold for $56,160 at Premier Auction #133, held online from March 7-16 by Norman C. Heckler & Company of […]

Rare Antique Chinese Animated Triple Fusee Bracket Clock Highlights Fontaine's May 21 Auction

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – A rare antique Chinese animated triple fusee bracket clock, running and striking with all animated mechanisms working, is expected to sell for between $500,000 and $750,000 at a cataloged antique auction planned for Saturday, May 21, at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s showroom at 1485 Housatonic Street in Pittsfield, at 11 […]

Finding Your Inner Music Collector and Investor

Finding Your Inner Music Collector and Investor

Lessons Learned from The King by Stephen Shutts, the “Indiana Jones” of Memorabilia We have been in the era quite some time now, where the average rock & roll fans have looked beyond the listening pleasure of their favorite groups and delved further by investing in memorabilia from their favorite bands or recording artists. In […]

Women's Support Services to Host 16th Annual Trade Secrets

Garden enthusiasts travel from across the country for this spectacular May event Sharon, CT, March 15, 2016 – It’s spring, and that means it is time to think Trade Secrets! This oh-so-popular two-day garden event dubbed the northeast’s garden event of the year includes the rare plant and garden antique sale on Saturday, May 14, […]

Matt Crandall's Alice in Wonderland Collection Now at GEM

Matt Crandall's Alice in Wonderland Collection Now at GEM

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) hosted an invitation-only opening event for its two new exhibits on Friday, April 1, 2016; the event also served as a kick off for their sixth annual Zombie Gras festival, which was held the next day. In addition to The Artistry of Amanda Conner (detailed […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Queen Anne doll, $46,360, Morphy

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 17-inch-tall, all-original Queen Anne doll in a presentation case and detailed with leather gloves and several layers of clothing, sold for $46,360 at a Premier Toy, Doll and Figural Cast Iron Auction held March 4-5 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a […]