Monthly Archives: July 2017

Selling the Dream: The History of the Travel Poster

Selling the Dream: The History of the Travel Poster

by Jessie Gillan Creative Director at RoGallery.com Poster art has always been an influential form of advertising in addition to an art form in its own right. Powerful images and bold colors were employed to capture attention and evoke the promise of someplace new and exotic, promoting an experience or adventure and how to get […]

CGC 8.0 Amazing Fantasy # 15 Tops $260,000

CGC 8.0 Amazing Fantasy # 15 Tops $260,000

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The approach of Spider-Man: Homecoming and the character’s presence in feature films since 2002’s hit Spider-Man hasn’t done anything to hurt the prices realized for rare, vintage, high grade comics featuring the wallcrawling superhero. A CGC-certified 8.0 copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of Spider-Man, has sold […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex “Bao Dai” watch, $5.06 million, Phillips

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Rolex “Bao Dai” watch, $5.06 million, Phillips

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The Rolex Reference 6062 “Bao Dai” wristwatch, named for a previous owner, Bao Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam, sold for $5.06 million at an auction held May 13th by Phillips (based in New York City), in conjunction with Bacs & Russo, in Geneva, […]

It's a Plane, It's a Train, It's TAT!

It's a Plane, It's a Train, It's TAT!

by Bill Thornbrook Business travelers and vacationers today can expect a transcontinental flight from Boston or New York to Los Angeles or San Francisco to be more or less routine. But a century ago scheduled long-distance air service was still an elusive dream. The very first trip across the country by airplane took place a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1700s fireman’s parade hat, $18,000, Kaminski Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1700s fireman’s parade hat, $18,000, Kaminski Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 18th century fireman’s ceremonial parade hat from the Franklin Fire Company of Germantown, Pa., made of pressed resin felt and with a hand-painted image of Ben Franklin, sold for $18,000 at a Fine & Decorative Art Auction held April 30th by Kaminski Auctions […]