Monthly Archives: May 2017

Publisher’s Corner: June 2017

Publisher’s Corner: June 2017

A Fair to Remember By Maxine Carter-Lome My first World’s Fair was the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows Park outside of New York City, although I was too young to remember much or appreciate what I saw (I have much more vivid memories of Expo 67 in Montreal). I do, however, have […]

The Future is Now at Heritage Auctions

The Future is Now at Heritage Auctions

Collectible sneakers and artist collaboration surfboards and skateboards lead groundbreaking June 11 auction LOS ANGELES, California (May 25, 2017) – Heritage Auctions will be the first major international auction house to offer collectible sneakers, surfboards, skateboard decks and street art together in one sale. The June 11 sale title The Future is Now, will take […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Coca-Cola sample cooler, $17,835, Morphy Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Coca-Cola sample cooler, $17,835, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A circa 1929 Coca-Cola double Glasscock Brothers salesman’s sample cooler sold for $17,835 at a Spring Antique Advertising Sale held March 18-19 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a 1903 Coca-Cola bottle 5-cent tip tray, made by Chas. W. Shonk, breezed to $17,220; […]

What's Selling on eBay: May 2017

What's Selling on eBay: May 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,525 (43 bids, 12 bidders): Pre-1923 BING German Live Steam Tin Articulated Toy Meat Cutter GBN. In this auction, we have the first of four really cool, antique live steam tin toys; this one bearing the “GBN” mark which dates it before 1923 and identifies it as being made […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Invisible Man movie poster, $274,850, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Invisible Man movie poster, $274,850, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A poster for the 1933 Universal movie The Invisible Man sold for $274,850 at a Vintage Movie Posters Auction held March 25-26 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a poster for Casablanca (Warner Bros., 1953, 4-Fogli) realized $107,550; a poster for Bordertown (Warner […]

Collecting With Jeff: May 2017

Collecting With Jeff: May 2017

Horse Racing Collectibles Jeff Figler If you are like most people who go to a horse race you wage on a particular horse because of its name, or maybe on how it looks. Sure, there are some people who study the racing program, and bet on a horse because of the jockey or even the […]

1856 Campaign Flag Sells for $275,000 at Heritage Auctions, Shattering World Record

1856 Campaign Flag Sells for $275,000 at Heritage Auctions, Shattering World Record

James Buchanan flag is the centerpiece of $1.9 million auction of Founding Fathers and historical figures DALLAS (May 15, 2017) – A stunning, 1856 campaign flag for President James Buchanan set a world record at Heritage Auctions May 13 when it sold for $275,000, shattering the previous record for a campaign flag sold at auction, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: MAD magazine cover art, $57,242, Hake’s Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: MAD magazine cover art, $57,242, Hake’s Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Original cover art for the September 1968 issue of MAD magazine by Norman Mingo (1896-1980), showing Alfred E. Neuman, the Beatles, Mia Farrow and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, sold for $57,242 at a Pop Culture Pop Culture Memorabilia Auction Auction held March 14th and 16th […]

Great Collections: May 2017

Great Collections: May 2017

A Tool for Every Purpose – The Gardening Tool Collection of Mark Morrison By Judy Gonyeau Seeds of His Collection Like so many collectors, Mark Morrison’s eye for antiques began at an early age while growing up in Wisconsin. “Ever since I was a kid I’ve always liked rusty metal and antiques and old things,” […]

Seeding a Historic Garden

Seeding a Historic Garden

The Realized Visions of Six Master Gardeners By Maxine Carter-Lome Gardens can be a source of food, inspiration, experimentation and personal pride, all key elements behind some of the greatest historic house gardens in America, six of which are profiled here. Although all six gardens are different in terms of design, layout, scale and horticultural […]