Category Archives: Antique Marketplace News

Cassin’s Grape Brandy Bitters Bottle Hammers Down at $155,000

A 150-year-old blue Cassin’s Grape Brandy Bitters bottle so rare that for years many doubted its very existence has sold for a staggering $155,000 at the Part 1 sale of the Ken Fee collection of mostly Western bitters bottles, held November 29th by American Bottle Auctions. The Cassin’s Bitters is arguably one of the greatest […]

Journal of Antiques & Collectibles to Host New Year’s Day Show

Journal of Antiques & Collectibles to Host New Year's Day Show in Sturbridge MA

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – a national monthly magazine for dealers, collectors, and enthusiasts of antique collectibles – will be hosting The Antique Collectibles Show in Sturbridge, MA, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center on New Year’s Day 2020. Managed by Weathervane Enterprises, Inc., publisher of Journal of Antiques and Collectibles, […]

Office Antiques Head Auction Team Breker’s 152nd Specialty Auction, Oct. 12

Office Antiques Head Auction Team Breker's 152nd Specialty Auction, Oct. 12

The Legendary Collection of Thomas A. Russo will be going up to auction through Auction Team Breker of Koeln, Germany on Saturday, October 12, 2019. This extraordinarily important collection of rare collector’s items and exhibition pieces features office equipment dating to the 1840s. Tom Russo’s passion for antique technology is grounded in his longstanding career […]

Donley Auctions Antique Music & Movie Auction – September 14th

Donley Auctions Antique Music & Movie Auction

Donley Auctions of Northern Illinois will be holding its popular Antique Music and Movie Auction, September 14th, with 1000 lots containing a HUGE collection of phonographs, horns, radios, speakers, tubes, movie projectors, speakers, 100+ movie posters and tons of great stuff for the music and movie enthusiast! Highlights include an extremely RARE table model horn […]

French Billionaire to Purchase Sotheby’s Auction House

French Billionaire to Purchase Sotheby's Auction House

French telecoms and media mogul Patrick Drahi is acquiring Sotheby’s auction house, one of the world’s biggest art brokers, in a $3.7 billion deal, the British-founded company announced June 17th. Drahi, the billionaire founder of the Altice empire which owns SFR telecoms company and several French media houses including BFM news channel and Liberation newspaper, […]

Babe Ruth’s Jersey Sells for $5.64 million at Auction

Babe Ruth's Jersey Sells for $5.64 million at Auction

The Babe is still breaking records! This one, however, was a home run out of the ballpark, setting the record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold. Babe Ruth’s New York Yankees jersey from 1928-1930 for $5.64 million. The gray road uniform was one of more than 400 items that Ruth’s family and […]

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 […]

A Schlüsselgerät 41 Cipher Machine Comes to Auction

A Schlüsselgerät 41 Cipher Machine Comes to Auction

The device is so rare that even the world’s largest science and technology museum, the Deutsches Museum in Munich, was thrilled to receive one recently that had been excavated, heavily corroded and clearly not functional, as an archaeological find. Thus, the sale of the Schlüsselgerät 41 cipher machine is one of the highlights of Hermann […]

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 […]