Monthly Archives: June 2018

Antiques Peek: June 2018

Antiques Peek: June 2018

The Evolution of Action Figures by Jessica Kosinski Action figures are everywhere today. They are popular toys for kids. Although, many adults enjoy them even more, often collecting action figures representing super heroes or movie characters. In fact, comic book and science fiction conventions are teeming with action figures that are now marketed to people […]

Comic Book Grading

Comic Book Grading

The Overstreet Definitions By Robert M. Overstreet & the Gemstone Publishing Staff (c)2018 Gemstone Publishing. Used by Permission. As with most collectibles, with comic books condition is king. The Overstreet Grading Standards have been developed over decades with input from comic book dealers, collectors, historians and preservation experts. When grading a comic book, common sense […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Beaded hide war shirt, $55,200, Cowan’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Beaded hide war shirt, $55,200, Cowan’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An A’aninin (Gros Ventre) beaded hide war shirt sold for $55,200 at an American Indian & Western Art Auction held April 6th by Cowan’s Auctions in Cincinnati, Oh. Also, a Sioux child’s beaded hide shirt realized $28,800; an identified Ponca beaded hide war shirt […]

Highly Collectible

Highly Collectible

A Visual Checklist By Robert M. Overstreet It remains a truism that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s also a safe bet that you can learn how much it’s going to cost. Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular – and often most pricey – comic book back […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Bamboo floor lamp, $241,900, Cottone Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Tiffany Bamboo floor lamp, $241,900, Cottone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Tiffany Studios ‘Bamboo’ leaded glass and bronze floor lamp sold for $241,900 and a vintage Tiffany & Company 5.25-carat diamond ring realized $182,900 at Cottone Auctions’ Spring Fine Art & Antiques Auction held March 23-24 in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a watercolor, India ink […]