Monthly Archives: August 2016

Advertising Icons: The Warren Dotz Collection

Advertising Icons: The Warren Dotz Collection

Excerpt from an interview with Warren Dotz Warren Dotz is an author of award-winning, graphic design books published by American and foreign imprints such as Random House, Chronicle Books, Insight Editions and Graphic Sha Japan. A theme common to his publications is the “Art of Commerce,” particularly package label and promotional illustration. As a pop […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Fabergé photo frame, $245,000, Christie's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A jeweled gold-mounted nephrite (greenstone) photograph frame, marked Fabergé (Moscow, circa 1898), sold for $245,000 at Part One of The Private Collection of Joan Rivers, held online from June 18-23 by Christie’s in New York City. Also, a silver dog bowl for Ms. Rivers’ […]

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Goes on Tour

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Goes on Tour

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn As Washington, D.C.’s Awesome Con has continued to develop into a major pop culture convention, the staff and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) thought it would make a great test case for a traveling exhibit from the museum’s collection. So over the June 3-5, 2016 weekend at the Walter E. […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pele's Jules Rimet trophy, $573,000, Julien's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall World-famous soccer star Pele’s Jules Rimet trophy sold for $573,000 at a Pele: The Collection Auction held June 7-9 at Mall Galleries in London, England by Julien’s Auctions, based in Beverly Hills, Calif. Also, Pele’s game crown given in honor of his 1,000th professional […]

Antique Advertising at Auction: When Color Became King

Antique Advertising at Auction: When Color Became King

By Michael Eckles In the last ten years, antique advertising has become a very popular lot in auction arenas around the country. The category is made up mostly of posters and signs but also includes calendars, banners, chargers and trays. Printed advertising as we know it has been around for hundreds of years, starting with […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Van Briggle/Rookwood vase, $187,500, Rago Arts & Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An early Artus Van Briggle/Rookwood vase sold for $187,500 at a 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design Auction held June 4-5 by Rago Arts & Auction Center in Lambertville, N.J. Also, a Paul Evans sculpture front cabinet brought $175,000; a Dale Chihuly chandelier lit […]

On the Road to… Madison-Bouckville

On the Road to... Madison-Bouckville

45th Annual Madison-Bouckville August 15-21, 2016 It’s been said that “if you can’t find it in Bouckville, it probably doesn’t exist.” That’s because every year in mid-August, nearly 2,000 vendors bring their rarities, vintage furniture, classic toys, and more to the hamlet of Bouckville for the largest outdoor antique event in the state. But did […]

Publisher's Corner: August 2016

Publishers Corner: August 2016

The Art of Appeal 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 and […]

MidWeek Returns to Manchester, NH, Aug. 10 & 11

Barn Star Productions is poised for their return to Manchester, New Hampshire with their flag ship event, the MidWeek in Manchester Antiques Show, Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11. The show that started “Antiques Week in NH” will welcome their premiere foundation exhibitors along with new and fresh exhibitors and merchandise categories sure to […]