Author Archives: Collector

Pop Culture Meets Reality on Overstreet Cover

Pop Culture Meets Reality on Overstreet Cover

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn The cinematic successes of the X-Men franchise for Twentieth Century Fox, then the Spider-Man franchise from director Sam Raimi for Sony, and the Batman franchise from director Christopher Nolan for Warner Bros. each had a good bit to do with setting the level of expectations for the blockbuster superheroes summer […]

On the Road to… California

California has it all in June – fun in the sun weather, beaches, the mountains, wine, music, museums… and outdoor flea markets and antique shows up and down the coast, and throughout the state. ANTIQUE SHOWS, FLEA MARKETS, COLLECTIBLE EVENTS Pasadena Antique Show and Sale May 29-31, 11am-7pm Pasadena, CA  www.facebook.com/BustamanteShows/  The Pasadena Antique Show […]

Publisher’s Corner: June 2015

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

Is your web site mobile? Recently we at The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles went through a redesign and repurposing of our web site in an effort to provide dealers, collectors, and enthusiasts with the most current resources and news to actively engage in the antiques & collectibles marketplace. Our web site is now a […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1875 $20 gold coin, $38,940, Michaan's

Gavels ‘N Paddles: 1875 $20 gold coin, $38,940, Michaan's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A U.S. 1875 $20 Liberty Head gold coin, graded MS64, sold for $38,940 at a sale of rare coins from the estate of Barbara Riggins held March 6 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a 1909 $5 piece changed hands for $15,340; a […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Boston & Sandwich lamp, $18,400, Jeffrey S. Evans

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Boston & Sandwich lamp, $18,400, Jeffrey S. Evans

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Boston & Sandwich cut overlay banquet lamp, 39 inches tall to the top of the shade and made circa 1860, sold for $18,400 at a 19th and 20th Century Glass & Lighting Auction held Jan. 31 by Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates in […]

Collector’s Showcase: May 2015

Collector’s Showcase: May 2015

Marbles: Not Just Child’s Play Like many of us, Alphy loved playing with marbles as a child; however, it wasn’t until he was an adult and purchased his first marble at a flea market that he took his enjoyment of marbles to a whole new level as a collector and promoter of the hobby. Like […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chinese fusee clock, $270,000, Clars Auction

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Chinese fusee clock, $270,000, Clars Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Chinese triple fusee and gilt bronze bracket clock with automaton sold for $270,000 at a Fine Art, Decoratives, Jewelry & Asian Antiques Auction held Feb. 21-22 by Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, Calif. Also, a painting by Wolf Kahn (Am./Germ., b. 1927), titled […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Noguchi "Rudder" group, $110,000, John Moran

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Noguchi "Rudder" group, $110,000, John Moran

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A set of three Noguchi “Rudder” stools and table, offered as single lots, collectively sold for just over $110,000 at a Decorative Arts Auction held Feb. 17 by John Moran Auctioneers in Pasadena, Calif. Also, a Regence-style Vernis Martin vitrine cabinet, with gilt bronze […]

Casino Memorabilia with Sheldon

Casino Memorabilia with Sheldon

Collecting Layouts by Sheldon Smith Slot glass, slot machines and table games, those casino collectibles you never knew folks collected! As you might recall from our previous article, I had mentioned that there are what I would refer to as: HEAVY LIFTER ITEMS! They are not so much heavy as they are impossibly, in some […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Remington Model 40 rifle, $26,400, Morphy Auctions

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Remington Model 40 rifle, $26,400, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Remington Model 40 sniper rifle, of the type used by the US Marine Corps in Vietnam, in original unmodified condition, sold for $26,400 at a Firearms Auction held Jan. 31-Feb. 1 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Custer-era 1875 Springfield US […]