Monthly Archives: February 2018

Great Collections: February 2018

Great Collections: February 2018

Seeing Double: The Stereoview Collection of Tom Prosser Managing Editor Judy Gonyeau recently got a tour of collector Tom Prosser’s amazing collection of stereoviews. A semi-professional photographer, she admits a great deal of time was spent viewing the images with many “oohs” and “ahhs.” The pictures, equipment, and overall collection were worth well over a […]

What's Selling on eBay: February 2018

What's Selling on eBay: February 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $6,100 (29 bids, 5 bidders): Violin of Hope, the Violins of the Holocaust. Very rare Violin of Hope of the Jewish in the ghetto and concentration camps of the Holocaust in Germany. The violin is hand-made, and it is very old. It is inlaid with the Star of David […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Simon Willard tall case clock, $48,800, Grogan & Company

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Simon Willard tall case clock, $48,800, Grogan & Company

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Simon Willard tall case clock chimed on time for $48,800 at an auction held December 7th by Grogan & Company in Boston, Mass. Also, a Chinese silk and metallic thread signature carpet realized $21,960; an E. Howard & Co. no. 10 figure eight […]

World Record Spider-Man Cover Art

World Record Spider-Man Cover Art

…Leads Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 27, 2018) – Led by the world-record $478,000 paid for the original art for The Amazing Spider-Man #100, Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction soared to $8,620,797, topping its pre-auction estimate by more than $1.75 million. The Spider-Man #100 cover art established a […]

Publisher's Corner: March 2018

Publisher's Corner: March 2018

Salvaging History by Maxine Carter-Lome For six years before relocating to Sturbridge, MA to purchase this magazine, I was Chair of my town’s Historical Commission. The Commission, which was also responsible for the town’s archives and local history museum, presided over two historic districts dating back to the town’s incorporation in 1760. In the Massachusetts […]

Antiques Peek: February 2018

Antiques Peek: February 2018

Wish You Were Here by Jessica Kosinski Today we all take the sending and receiving of postcards, or post cards, for granted. Postcards are commonly sent by vacationers to their friends and family members detailing their travels. However, postcards did not always exist. In fact, their life span to this point has been relatively short […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1795 U.S. half dollar coin, $141,000, Legend Rare Coin

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1795 U.S. half dollar coin, $141,000, Legend Rare Coin

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Condition Census 1795 U.S. half-dollar coin, graded PCGS MS62, sold for $141,000 at a Regency Auction held December 14th by Legend Rare Coin of Lincroft, N.J., in conjunction with the PCGS Members Only Show. Also, an 1873-CC 25-cent U.S. arrows coin, PCGS AU55, […]

Starry-Eyed: Collectible Movie Star Ads

Starry-Eyed: Collectible Movie Star Ads

Story & Photos by Donald-Brian Johnson Editor’s Note: During the infancy of Hollywood Glamour photography, the studios wanted their audience to believe that their stars were born. But in reality, they were “made” – molded, refined, packaged – by the studios that held their contract. Creating a star’s image involved producers, directors, make-up men, and […]

Morphy Auctions' March 2018 Premier Firearms Sale

Morphy Auctions' March 2018 Premier Firearms Sale

Morphy Auctions’ March 2018 Premier Firearms Sale to Feature Fine Collections of Guns, Edged Weapons, Headwear and Uniforms, And Other Collectible Militaria Categories Denver, Pennsylvania, February 13, 2018 – Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collections, welcomes enthusiasts from around the world to this important sale to be held on […]

Pop Culture Horizons: Looking at Different Niches

Pop Culture Horizons: Looking at Different Niches

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The theoretical downtime between big auction news events and my own writing deadlines during the holidays granted me a few moments to think about how fortunate I am to work with authors who are excited to share their collecting passions with others: Amanda Sheriff, our Associate Editor at Gemstone […]