Monthly Archives: June 2016

Museum Highlights: June 2016

Museum Highlights: June 2016

Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America The Crocker Art Museum Sacramento, CA The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA will host the traveling exhibition Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present from June 19th September 11th, 2016. This is the first nationally traveling exhibition to survey […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Winchester Model 1886 rifle, $1.265 million, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Winchester Model 1886 rifle (serial #1) and a pocket watch presented to Capt. Henry Lawton following the surrender of the Apache leader Geronimo, sold for $1.265 million at a Premiere Firearms Auction held April 29-May 1 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock […]

Publisher's Corner: July 2016

Maxine Carter-Lome

The Art of Appeal by Maxine Carter-Lome Like many of the topics we cover in this magazine, “Advertising” is a broad category assigned to a wide variety of collectibles,  including signs, posters, serving trays, calendars, clocks, product packaging, store displays, and magazine ads to name just a few.  In fact, it extends to anything designed […]

The Whitney Houston Collection realizes half a million dollars at Heritage Auctions in Los Angeles

30-year collection offered at public auction in Beverly Hills June 24, 2016 BEVERLY HILLS – Whitney Houston’s pair of Nike Air Jordan Sneakers gifted to Whitney Houston by close friend Michael Jordan, circa 1990, which sold for $20,000 and her Whitney Houston Stage-Worn Dolce & Gabbana Multi-Colored Fur Coat which sold for $16,250 to take […]

Salt and Pepper Shakers

Salt and Pepper Shakers

Collecting with Jeff by Jeff Figler One collectible item is really a pair. If you have ever had a meal at someone’s home, or at a restaurant, and let’s face it, who has not, you are bound to see a couple of pieces usually in the middle of the table. They usually look similar, but […]

An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath

An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Artist Russ Heath has plied his craft from comic books to fine art across the decades. Virtually any student of comic book history can vouch that the phrase “living legend” is as over-used as it is in any other entertainment niche, but in this case the term actually does […]

What's Selling on eBay: June 2016

What's Selling on eBay: June 2016

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,426.45 (25 bids, 10 bidders): Solid Silver Shooting Butt Marker, London 1899. A beautiful condition, rare, late Victorian solid silver game shooting butt marker, which was made by London silversmith John Milward Banks and is fully hallmarked with full London assay office silver stamps that date it to 1899, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kelly Tires logo sign, $94,550, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Kelly Tires “Lotta Miles” logo sign sold for $94,550 at a Premier Automobilia & Petroliana Auction held April 23-24 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Champion Oil Products porcelain sign hit $76,250; a Husky Service Dog sunrise logo sign fetched $58,560; […]

GORGEOUS 81-PIECE TIFFANY & COMPANY CHINA SET IN THE CIRQUE CHINOIS PATTERN FINISHES AT $16,675 AT PHILIP WEISS AUCTIONS’ JUNE 15th AUCTION

The 550-lot auction was held in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road in Lynbrook, New York. LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A gorgeous 81-piece Tiffany & Company china set in the Cirque Chinois pattern sold for $16,675 at an auction held June 15th by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 74 Merrick Road […]

Cooking With Glass

Cooking With Glass

The Rise of Kitchen Glass for Cooking By Rosemary Trietsch The term “Depression Era Glassware” usually evokes images of beautiful table settings in a rainbow of colors. But what very few people realize is that the earliest Depression glass produced was kitchenware and, that this lovely stuff so treasured today, was actually born out of […]