Monthly Archives: April 2019

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Old Judge cabinet cards, $431,000, Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Old Judge cabinet cards, $431,000, Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The North Fork Collection of 37 Old Judge cabinet baseball cards from 1888 sold for a combined $431,000 at a Sports, Comics, Comic Art & Animation Auction held March 28th by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. The top seller of the group was a […]

Antiques Peek: April 2019

Antiques Peek: April 2019

I Can See Clearly Now By Jessica Kosinski Glassware is commonplace in today’s society. We all have drinking glasses, wine glasses, and even bowls or other dishes made of glass. Many glass pieces may look nice, but they are not particularly special or valuable. An exception is lead crystal. Lead crystal is specially made and […]

Publisher’s Corner: May 2019

Publisher’s Corner: May 2019

Inside the Doctor’s Bag By Maxine Carter Lome For those of us old enough to remember when doctors made house calls, nothing is more iconic than the leather Doctor’s Bag, which contained all the basic tools for evaluating, diagnosing, and attending to a patient’s ailment or illness from their bedside. Typically those tools included a […]

Great Collections: April 2019

Great Collections: April 2019

Allaire Collection of Ancient Glass When it comes to sharing information on the very foundation of glass form, function, and beauty, you would be hard-pressed to find a better resource than the Allaire Collection at ancientglass.wordpress.com Once you arrive on the site, you will be amazed at the plethora of images, footnotes, articles, and more […]

Collecting the Tools of the Trade: Glass Molds

Collecting the Tools of the Trade: Glass Molds

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Every object holds clues as to how it was made, with some being more obvious than others. Since you are reading this issue, chances are good that you have run your fingers along a telltale ridge in a piece of glassware, or could find one amongst your collection right […]

The Rise of Swedish Modernism

The Rise of Swedish Modernism

by Peter Wade Throughout the history of glassmaking, certain common designs and patterns have emerged. The glass we collect today often originated from an individual artist’s vision. The idea was then transformed into a finished product created to draw the eye and to fulfill the needs of the marketplace. As an artist gained a following, […]

Limited Run And Prototype Games

Limited Run And Prototype Games Expected To Bring In Record-Breaking Sales May 16-18

Expected To Bring In Record-Breaking Sales May 16-18 Who could predict a copy of Nintendo’s Donkey Kong 3 (NES, 1986) and a rare cartridge of Nintendo World Championships (NES, 1990) – the game played during the world’s first nationwide video game competition – are now enticing collectors to pay $20,000 or more for each at auction next month? The explosive demand for […]

Military Careers Spanning Three Millennia

Military Careers Spanning Three Millennia At Hermann Historica GmbH Spring Auction.

At Hermann Historica GmbH Spring Auction This year’s large Spring Auction at Hermann Historica GmbH will take place in Munich from May 20-24, 2019. In addition to unequaled armor and helmets or sumptuous artifacts of royal and imperial provenance, the program showcases superlative masterpieces of the finest craftsmanship among the approximately 3650 lots from all […]

Certified Video Games Enter the Marketplace in Force

Certified Video Games Enter the Marketplace in Force

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn In January 2019, Heritage Auctions began offering video games certified by third-party independent grading firm Wata Games in their Sunday night auctions, and the auction house subsequently offered a selection in their February Signature Auction, with sessions on February 21 and February 23. Separately, in a private sale prior […]

Higgins: A Glass Act

Higgins: A Glass Act

Fused Glass from the Fabulous ‘50s Text by Donald-Brian Johnson; Photos by Leslie Pina Stardust, Barbaric Jewels, Arabesque, Mandarin. The titles glow with color and imagination. The glass objects they refer to make good on that promise. This is Higgins glass, the fused marvel that attracted buyers by the droves in the 1950s and ‘60s, […]