Monthly Archives: May 2018

Antiques Peek: May 2018

Antiques Peek: May 2018

Theater Souvenirs by Jessica Kosinski Broadway shows have become a major part of the culture of both New York and the United States as a whole. Theatre productions are also popular in many other parts of the country, especially large cities like Boston and San Francisco. In fact, plays, operas and pantomime performances have a […]

What's Selling on eBay: May 2018

What's Selling on eBay: May 2018

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,402 (30 bids, 10 bidders): 1913 T200 Fatima Team Premium, New York Nationals, Rare Antique Original. The 1913 New York team is considered one of the most star-studded teams to ever play the game. Featuring images of each member from the 1913 National League pennant winners, Hall of Famers […]

Library of Congress Receives Donation of Popular Art from Geppi

Largest Donation of Comic Books in Library History Includes the Original Storyboards for the Creation of Mickey Mouse WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Library of Congress announced today that collector and entrepreneur Stephen A. Geppi has donated to the nation’s library more than 3,000 items from his phenomenal and vast personal collection of comic books and popular […]

Publisher's Corner: June 2018

Publisher's Corner: June 2018

Comic Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Like the baseball cards I purchased with my allowance, and flipped and traded with friends at school, comics were very much a part of my childhood. At the candy store down the block from my elementary school I could buy both: the latest installments of the comics I loved and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt percussion revolver, $1.84 million, Rock Island

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Colt percussion revolver, $1.84 million, Rock Island

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The only known original cased Colt civilian Walker percussion revolver, known as the “Danish Sea Captain Walker”, sold for $1.84 million at a Premiere Firearms Sale held April 13-15 by Rock Island Auction Company in Rock Island, Ill. Also, a Civil War salvage Navy […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar, $250,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar, $250,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Stevie Ray Vaughan’s owned and stage-played “Jimbo” electric guitar sold for $250,000 at an Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction held April 15th by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a ‘Style B’ half-sheet movie poster from the classic film Casablanca (Warner Bros., 1942) went […]

Gotta' Sing! Gotta Dance!

Gotta' Sing! Gotta Dance!

Collecting Broadway Musical Cast Albums Photos and Article by Donald-Brian Johnson Get out those old records, Those old phonograph records, The ones we used to play so long ago. What if they sound scratchy? The tunes really were catchy Especially those that said I Love You So – Carmen Lombardo, “Get Out Those Old Records,” […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lionel trains store display, $12,000, Milestone Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lionel trains store display, $12,000, Milestone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1932 Lionel #177 Scenic Railway store display, 78 inches by 57 inches, all original, sold for $12,000 at a Spring Spectacular held April 14th by Milestone Auctions in Willoughby, Ohio. Also, a German clockwork Uncle Sam Easter rabbit, composition with glass eye and […]

Great Collections: May 2018

Great Collections: May 2018

Photography & The American Stage: The Visual Culture of American Theater 1865-1965 Broadway Photographs (broadway.cas.sc.edu) is a website and online resource for students of American Theater, devotees of performing arts photography, historians of American visual culture, curators of image collections, and collectors of dramatic, operatic, balletic, and vaudevillian visual memorabilia. Its mission is to provide […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: “Harts Coins of the West” gold coins, $41,572, Holabird Western Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: “Harts Coins of the West” gold coins, $41,572, Holabird Western Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 36-coin “Harts Coins of the West” set of gold coins sold for $41,572 at Holabird Western Americana Collections’ Gold Rush Sale held March 15th-18th, online and in Reno, Nev. Also, a solid gold goose egg made in 1982 and engraved “one pound troy […]