Monthly Archives: February 2020

Patek Philippe watch, $31 million, Christie’s

A one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe men’s wristwatch sold for $31 million at an Only Watch auction held November 9th by Christie’s in Geneva, Switzerland. It was the most ever paid for a watch at auction, shattering the previous record set in 2017 for a Rolex Daytona once owned by Paul Newman that realized $17.7 million. The […]

Television Academy Foundation Launches 2020 Spring Auction

The Television Academy Foundation launched its 2020 Spring Auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime television experiences for fans including exclusive set visits, celebrity meet-and-greets, television show memorabilia and tickets to the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards and Governors Ball! Proceeds benefit the Television Academy Foundation’s renowned educational programs. Bidding for the auction on Charitybuzz began at 11 a.m. (PST) on […]

Rare 1847 circus poster, $11,400, Potter & Potter

A rare circus poster for Raymond & Company’s Menagerie for 1847 sold for $11,400 at a Circus, Sideshow & Oddities Auction held November 16th by Potter & Potter Auctions in Chicago. Also, Buffalo Bill’s first Wild West performance program made $9,600; an astrology sideshow banner for The Graysons’ How the Stars Bring Success brought $6,000; […]

Mining Collectables in America: A Study in Mining History

gold ore

By Fred N. Holabird It didn’t stop with the California Gold Rush. Prospectors began searching remote regions all over the world –– Australia, Western Europe, Africa, Asia; they left no place unsearched. Prospectors first searched the great ancient and historic sources of gold and silver looking for more. Most of those were futile attempts, but […]