Monthly Archives: March 2017

Antiques Peek: March 2017

Antiques Peek: March 2017

And the Winner Is… by Jessica Kosinski Human beings have always had a desire to prove something to themselves and to others. That desire to learn, grow, and succeed is what has driven us throughout history. It is also what led to the idea of rewarding those who are the best in certain fields, especially […]

What's Selling on eBay: March 2017

What's Selling on eBay: March 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,306.60 (46 bids, 20 bidders): ca. 1905 Antique Heddon Dowagiac Killer #400 Fishing Lure Original Box. This is the box only. Box has an early label and identifies this as “Copper No 400”. Box is complete, and while there are no major tears, there is some staining, toning and […]

Championship Collectibles At Auction

Championship Collectibles At Auction

By Terry Melia Photos courtesy SCP Auctions On the night of November 2, 2016, at 28 minutes past midnight, Chicago Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant scooped up a weak ground ball hit by Cleveland Indians’ pinch-hitter Michael Martinez and fired it to Cubs’ first baseman Anthony Rizzo. That bang-bang play signified the final out of […]

Important Historical Military Items and Iconic Collections Lead Julia’s April Firearms Auction

Fairfield, ME, March 10, 2017 – Tuesday, April 11th, Wednesday, April 12th, & Thursday, April 13th, James D. Julia Auctioneers of Fairfield, Maine will be conducting their annual spring Firearms auction. As is usually the case, this is once again an extraordinary event. Over the years, Julia’s has distinguished themselves as being the leader in […]

The Return of ROM, the Spaceknight

The Return of ROM, the Spaceknight

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn During the late ’70s and into the early ’80s, Parker Brothers was a dominant force in the board game business. In 1977, when electronic games were in their infancy, the company decided to make the leap into toys as well. The result was ROM. Originally known as Cobol (after […]

Marilyn Through the Lens

Marilyn Monroe Photography Internet Exclusive Auction through Julien’s Auctions, now through Sunday, March 26th Julien’s Auctions, the world record-breaking auction house to the stars, has announced Marilyn: Through The Lens, an online auction closing Sunday, March 26th, 2017. The sale will feature over 100 Marilyn Monroe photographs by the most significant photographers of the era […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Set of English delftware plates, $24,000, Cowan’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A set of six English delftware Merryman plates sold for $24,000 at an Americana Auction held Dec. 10 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Oh. Also, an Adirondack fall landscape scene by the Scottish-American artist James McDougal Hart (1828-1901) realized $19,200; a hunting scene by […]

Collecting with Jeff: March 2017

Collecting with Jeff: March 2017

Baseball Press Pins By Jeff Figler One of the rarest, and collectible, of all baseball items is the press pin. There are many sports collectors who are not even familiar with what a press pin is. Actually, as the words imply, it is a pin given to a member of the press, presumably covering a […]

Hakes’s Americana begins 50th-year celebration March 14-16 with first in series of exceptional pop culture auctions

Featured: Norman Mingo Beatles-theme original cover art for Mad magazine, Sept. 1968 YORK, Pa. – Looking back on the year 1967, some might say that it was, paradoxically, a time of peace, love and war. Lyndon B. Johnson was president, 475,000 US troops were fighting in Vietnam, the Beatles unveiled their immortal Sgt. Pepper’s LP, […]

Baseball World Series

Baseball World Series

History and Collectibles By Marshall Fogel and James Dahlen Photos by James Dahlen At the end of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, more than 40 million people tuned in to watch the Chicago Cubs end their 108-year World Series hiatus by beating the Cleveland Indians. Since 1903, the baseball season has culminated with a […]