Monthly Archives: July 2017

Publisher's Corner: August 2017

Journal Of Antiques - Publishers Corner: August2017

Woven Through Time By Maxine Carter-Lome Last year I had the opportunity to visit the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library in Delaware and get a behind-the-scenes tour of floors not open to the public. The scale and detail of this premier museum of American decorative arts is awe-inspiring, and the ultimate homage to a collector […]

Casablanca Movie Poster Sets $478,000 World Record with Heritage Auctions

Casablanca Movie Poster Sets $478,000 World Record with Heritage Auctions

The only known surviving Italian issue movie poster for Casablanca sold Saturday, July 29, for a record $478,000 at a public auction of vintage movie posters held by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. Measuring a massive 55.5 by 78.25 inches, the 1946 Casablanca Italian 4 Fogli poster matched the world record for the most valuable movie poster ever […]

Collecting with Jeff: July 2017

Collecting with Jeff: July 2017

Full Metal Jousting by Jeff Figler Have you ever been to a theme party? Well, they can be lots of fun if you have a party that has a Western, or Hawaiian, or maybe even a Medieval theme. Medieval, you say? That is exactly what Linda and I did a few years ago. People came […]

Great Collections: July 2017

Great Collections: July 2017

Dr. Ken Kallin: Signature Collector Photos by Chloe Powell Dr. Ken Kallin has amassed what is widely acknowledged to be the world’s largest Autographed Book collection – one that is in the process of begetting the official Guinness World Record. With over 16,109 autographed books already qualified, according to the strict Guinness criteria/guidelines, and 300+ […]

Heritage Platinum Night Auction Offers a Treasure Trove from Yankees Immortals

Bats and jerseys from Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, DiMaggio anchor summer’s hottest sale DALLAS, Texas (July 24, 2017) – Everything is coming up pinstripes in the hobby’s most anticipated summer event, as Heritage Auctions presents elite artifacts from the best of the Bronx in its Platinum Night auction, now accepting bids at HA.com/Sports, and closing in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pair of whale oil lamps, $26,910, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pair of whale oil lamps, $26,910, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A pair of free-blown and pressed whale oil lamps, made around 1830 by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., sold for $26,910 at a sale of 18th and 19th century glass and lighting held May 20th by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in Mt. […]

Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style

Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, Style

by Daniel Finamore and George Schwartz In July 1840, RMS Britannia departed Liverpool for the voyage that would initiate transatlantic steamship service on a regular schedule. On arrival in Boston, owner Samuel Cunard and the ship’s captain made a point of heading up to Salem for a visit to the museum of the East India […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Fritz the Cat comic cover art, $717,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Fritz the Cat comic cover art, $717,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Robert Crumb’s 1969 Fritz the Cat comic cover art sold for $717,000 at a Comics & Comic Art Auction held May 18th by Heritage Auctions (based in Dallas, Tex.) in New York City. It was the most ever paid at auction for a piece […]

Antiques Peek: July 2017

Antiques Peek: July 2017

Travel Trunks of Treasure by Jessica Kosinski Few items epitomize the Golden Age of Travel more than travel trunks. Steamer trunks and wardrobes of all sizes and descriptions were used by travelers, whether they were passengers on ocean liners, stage coaches, or trains. Today the speed of travel has increased, which means many people do […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1967 GI Nurse in box, $4,200, Cordier Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1967 GI Nurse in box, $4,200, Cordier Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1967 GI Nurse (part of the GI Joe series of action figures), in the original box, sold for $4,200 at a GI Joe Auction held April 23rd by Cordier Auctions in Harrisburg, Pa. Also, a second nurse without the original box fetched $1,300; […]