Monthly Archives: July 2016

Morphy Auctions' June 2016 Premier Antique Toy, Doll, Marble, and Figural Cast Iron Sales Event Plays With Almost $1.5 Million In Sales!

This three-day auction included over 2,100 carefully curated lots, including many extraordinary highlights and rarities from the Jack Herbert collection of antique vehicles. Denver, Pennsylvania, July 11, 2016 – It was a race to the finish at Morphy’s recent Premier Antique Toy, Doll, Marble, and Figural Cast Iron sale!  This three-day event, held on June […]

Massive Phonograph & Vintage Lighting Collection Hits Donley Auctions Auction Block in July

On July 23rd & 24th 2016, Donley Auctions will sell one of the largest collections of vintage phonographs and lighting ever to come to market. And auctioneer Randy Donley of Donley Auctions in Union Illinois claims that he has never seen anything quite like it before.  Mr. Edward Boker of Riverside IL was one of […]

Model Trains

Model Trains

Collecting with Jeff By Jeff Figler Many people are familiar with the saying that “the difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys.” That is probably a very true statement. In fact, I am a model train collector, and I admire other peoples’ train sets when I have the opportunity to see […]

Deal Me In

Deal Me In

Collectible Playing Card Art Story & Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson Mary Nastase has over five thousand playing cards. That’s right, five thousand. And for the most part, they’re all different. Well, the illustrated backs are, anyway. As for the “faces” (the sides where the numbers appear), only so many numerical configurations are possible in a […]

Son of Frankenstein, Dracula’s Daughter, Classic Silents, Film Noir, and More in Heritage July auction

More than 1000 lots of rare and desirable posters are being offered in Heritage Auction’s July 30-31, 2016 Movie Posters Signature® Auction. Such scarce horror titles as Son of Frankenstein (1939) Style A one sheet, (est. $50,000) and Dracula’s Daughter (1936) one sheet (est. $25,000) as well as Casablanca (1942, est. $30,000) insert and Morocco […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lennon handwritten lyrics, $354,000, Julien's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to the 1967 song Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, which appeared on the Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper album of that year, sold for $354,000 at a Music Icons Auction held May 21 by Julien’s Auctions (based in Beverly […]

Even in Passing, Darwyn Cooke Delivered

Even in Passing, Darwyn Cooke Delivered

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Darwyn Cooke, perhaps the most influential comic book artist of his generation, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the age of 53. His death came just a day after it was publicly announced that he had entered hospice due to lung cancer. His personal loss – to […]

Heritage's "Lincoln and his Times" auction Rescheduled for September 17

Originally planned for July, this auction has been rescheduled for Sept. 17, so there is still time to take advantage of the very special opportunity to offer your items in this high-visibility sale! “Lincoln and his Times” will be heavily advertised and promoted, and is sure to draw attention from our Historical, Civil War, Militaria, […]

Top Collectible Toys By Decade

Top Collectible Toys By Decade

by Eric Bradley The toy business and the toy collecting hobby are surviving in the midst of genre-busting trends. The arrival of the internet made it cheaper and easier for collectors to buy, sell and trade, and share information than ever before. Now the mobile revolution – ushered in with smartphones and tablets – is […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex men's wristwatch, $9,775, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Rolex Datejust Presidential gold and diamond men’s wristwatch sold for $9,775 at a Fine & Decorative Arts Auction held April 30 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. Crawford, Va. Also, a Pablo Picasso signed limited-edition print, titled La Bouteille du Rohm, […]