Monthly Archives: December 2017

In a Stunning Move, Morphy Auctions Merges with James D. Julia, Inc.

In a Stunning Move, Morphy Auctions Merges with James D. Julia, Inc.

Morphy Auctions has Merged with James D. Julia, Inc. to become the International Leader in Multiple Collecting Categories. Denver, PA, December 20, 2017 – Effective December 14th, 2017, Dan Morphy of Morphy Auctions, proudly announced that he has successfully merged with the renowned international auction company of James D. Julia, Inc., which will become a division […]

Beckett Acquires Comic Book Certification Service

Beckett Acquires Comic Book Certification Service

Comic Character Collectibles: December 2017 By J.C. Vaughn Comic Book Certification Service, LLC (CBCS), the company headed by President and Primary Grader Steve Borock, has been acquired by Beckett Media. Long established in the world of certified sports cards and collecting guides, Beckett moves into comic book certification with the acquisition. Prior to founding CBCS, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche, $39,600, Milestone Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche, $39,600, Milestone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1981 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible with a classic blue over silver exterior and a black interior, and just 15,707 actual miles, sold for $39,600 at a sale of fine cars and other items from the Charlie Schalebaum collection, held October 14th by Milestone Auctions […]

Elite Bronx Bombers Material Rewrites Record Books

Elite Bronx Bombers Material Rewrites Record Books

… in Heritage Auctions’ $3.8 Million “Yankee Legends” Sale DALLAS, Texas (Dec. 12, 2017) – The most decorated franchise in baseball history continued its winning ways in Heritage Auctions’ “Yankee Legends” auction, emphatically closing out annual auction sales in excess of $60 million for the sports collectibles category of the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. Key […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Indian Queen bitters bottle, $14,375, American Bottle

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Indian Queen bitters bottle, $14,375, American Bottle

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare and beautiful Brown’s Celebrated Indian Queen figural bitters bottle patented in 1868 sold for $14,375 in Auction #64, an internet and catalog auction held Oct. 13-22 by American Bottle Auctions of Sacramento, Calif. Also, a Lafayette DeWitt Clinton half-pint lime green flask […]

Hermés Scarves

Hermés Scarves

Fashionable by Design By Maxine Carter-Lome When you think of luxury brands that have stood the test of time by staying true to its craftsman roots, Hermès is one that comes to mind. From its harnesses and saddles to the iconic Birkin bag (named for Actress Jane Birkin) and scarves that surround you in luxurious […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kentucky Chippendale desk, $498,750, Cowan’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kentucky Chippendale desk, $498,750, Cowan’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The Chippendale desk (and bookcase) of Capt. John Cowan (1748-1823), one of the first settlers in Kentucky in 1773, sold for $498,750 at a Fall Fine & Decorative Art Auction held Oct. 20-21 by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a new record […]

Publishers Corner: December 2017

Publishers Corner: December 2017

The Gift of Print by Maxine Carter-Lome One comment I hear repeatedly when I tell people I am the publisher of a print magazine is, why print? Given our growing reliance on our computers, phones, and tablets to find, receive, and read content of interest, it is easy to see why many are skeptical about […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Amazing Fantasy #15, $13,750, Bruneau & Co.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Amazing Fantasy #15, $13,750, Bruneau & Co.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Fantasy #15 from August 1962, the first appearance of Spider-Man, signed by Stan Lee, sold for $13,750 at a Fall Toy, Comic & Comic Art Auction held October 28th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, […]