Monthly Archives: May 2019

Antiques Peek: May 2019

Antiques Peek: May 2019

It’s In The Bag by Jessica Kosinski Today, we take going to the doctor’s office for granted. It is a thing most of us must do whenever we need a checkup or any kind of medical procedure. However, that was not always the case. In fact, there are some rural areas where doctors still come […]

Publisher’s Corner: June 2019

Publisher’s Corner: June 2019

Collecting Fun & Games by Maxine Carter-Lome Every child grows up with a favorite game or toy that carries with it precious memories of bygone days and friends from the past, which is why this month’s topic is particularly nostalgic and fun to consider. Toys and games from particularly the 1930s to 1980s are now […]

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Star Wars Toys The record-setting prices for Star Wars toys have really established a tone at Hake’s Auctions ever since they landed the Russell Branton collection. Their March 2019 auction continued that trend. For example, a Luke Skywalker 12-back double telescoping AFA 80 closed at $25,311, the 1980 Empire […]

Learning from Medical Photography Collecting

Learning from Medical Photography Collecting

Exploring Antique Technology by Kary Pardy Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest: they are all wildly popular and all run on the use of photos. They record the likes, dislikes, family lives, latest meals, and travel moments of billions of people, documenting our lives in a casual way that nonetheless is a wealth of information. Why did […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Led Zeppelin signed album, $32,156, RR Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Led Zeppelin signed album, $32,156, RR Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album signed by each of the rock band’s four members sold for $32,156 in an online auction held March 15-April 10 by RR Auction, based in Boston, Mass. Also, a Paul McCartney signed Hofner bass guitar went for $26,487; an […]

Civil War Surgical Tools

Civil War Surgical Tools

by Melody Amsel-Arieli The Civil War, which left over 600,000 dead, was the bloodiest war in the history of the United States. Initially, surgeons tended the injured at the front, in fields, barns, tents, stables, and private homes. “Conditions were frightful,” wrote Dr. Nathaniel Alexander Morgan, a Confederate physician serving at a Battle of Chickamauga […]

Great Collections: May 2019

Great Collections: May 2019

Natan Schleider Gallery, LLC Purveyor, Restorer, and Collector of Fine Medical Antiques Dr. Natan Schleider, a family practitioner and addiction specialist in New York City, has been a collector most of his life, starting, as most young collectors do, with baseball cards and comics. Over time with changing interests, Dr. Schleider became a collector in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Wizard of Oz movie poster, $108,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Wizard of Oz movie poster, $108,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A half-sheet style A poster for The Wizard of Oz (MGM, 1939) sold for $108,000 at a Movie Posters Auction held March 23-24 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, an insert for The Wolf Man (Universal, 1941) achieved $96,000; an insert for The […]

Tips and Trends: May 2019

Tips and Trends: May 2019

by Pontus Silfverstolpe Everything Has A Price When I was little and watched James Bond with my father, he would repeatedly tell me, “They’re just pretending,” as the well-groomed secret agent knocked back drinks and seduced ladies, while baddies were shredded in machinery, sucked out of airplanes or eaten alive by sharks in someone’s pool. […]

Neil Armstrong Collection Soars to New Heights at Auction

Neil Armstrong Collection Soars to New Heights at Auction

Objects flown to the moon and kept for 50 years in the private collection of “First Man” Mission Commander Neil Armstrong sold for more than $4.57 million during Heritage Auctions $4.47 million Space Exploration auction May 9-11. The sale featured the second presentation of 620 lots of mementos and NASA-related items saved by the first […]