Monthly Archives: January 2019

Great Collections: January 2019

Great Collections: January 2019

Silver Collection Favorites at the Charleston Museum by Grahame Long, Curator of History The Charleston Museum, America’s first museum founded 1773, continues with its mission to educate visitors about the natural and cultural history of the South Carolina Lowcountry through collections, exhibitions, preservation, programs and research. Within its vast exhibition halls is the Christopher T. […]

Number One Set on PSA Registry Will Tempt Hobby’s Top Collectors

Number One Set on PSA Registry Will Tempt Hobby’s Top Collectors

It was the greatest expression of optimism in the history of the trading card industry, launching the Bubble Gum Era of card collecting during the darkest days of the Great Depression. As banks failed and desperate men waited for hours in bread lines, the Goudey Gum Company broke new ground with a 240-card issue featuring […]

UnEarthed: The Greatest Ancient Silver Hoard Ever Discovered

UnEarthed: The Greatest Ancient Silver Hoard Ever Discovered

Reproduced with permission from Art&Object.com Before there was Normandy in northern France, there was Gaul, under provincial rule in the Roman Empire from the 1st century BC to the 5th century AD, and remains of this centuries-old society still rest under the earth. On a spring day in 1830, a farmer named Prosper Taurin was […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ghostbusters film prop, $71,390, Hake’s Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ghostbusters film prop, $71,390, Hake’s Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A ‘Ghost Trap’ film prop used in the films Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989), based on an idea by actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd, sold for $71,390 at an auction held Nov. 13-15 by Hake’s Auctions in York, Pa. Also a Star Wars: […]

Pewter: Is It Worth Anything?

Pewter: Is It Worth Anything?

by William Lipovsky, First Quarter Finance, firstquarterfinance.com Pewter is a metal alloy of tin and lead, but it’s mostly composed of tin. Tin prices generally fluctuate between $7 and $11 per pound. When selling for scrap, you can expect to get roughly 50% of the current price – so scrap pewter, therefore, is generally worth […]

Henri Thiriet 1898 poster, $108,000, Poster Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Henri Thiriet 1898 poster, $108,000, Poster Auctions

A circa 1898 poster by Henri Thiriet, titled Absinthe Berthelot, a rare Belle Epoque design depicting a bustling outdoor café scene, sold for $108,000 at Auction LXXIX (#79), held October 27th by Poster Auctions International (PAI) in New York City. Also, Alphonse Mucha’s 1902 poster Cycles Perfecta realized $36,000; Manuel Orazi’s La Maison Moderne from […]