Author Archives: Collector

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Copy of Batman #1, $237,300, Philip Weiss

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Copy of Batman #1, $237,300, Philip Weiss

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An unrestored copy of Batman #1 (DC Comics, spring 1940), graded 7.5 out of 10 for condition, sold for $237,300 at a sale of Comics, Comic Art & Sports Items held Feb. 15 by Philip Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a copy of […]

Bottled Up Designs

Bottled Up Designs - Rescue and Restore

Rescue and Restore An avid glass and bottle collector, Laura Bergman, who fashions herself a “Reclaim Artist,” has spent countless hours poking through the many old glass and bottle dumps scattered throughout the natural wooded habitats and rural farmlands where she lives in the Pennsylvania Amish Country looking for inspiration for her jewelry line based […]

Batman #1 Sets New Record

Batman #1 Sets New Record

Batman #1 Sets New Record Comic Book Characters and Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The ups and downs and more importantly the uncertainty of the mainstream economy persist. When there’s good news (unemployment is reported as being down), it’s usually tempered with bad news (many have been unemployed so long that they simply don’t count in […]

On the Road to… Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a state rich in history, which extends to the many shops, shows, auction houses, museums, and events that showcase its heritage. ANTIQUE SHOWS, FLEA MARKETS & EVENTS 18th Century Artisan Show April 10-11, 2015 Bedford County Historical Society, Bedford, PA Up to 40 authentic 18th century vendors. Paintings, pottery, jewelry, silver, copper ware, […]

The Glass Artistry of DeVilbiss

The Glass Artistry of DeVilbiss

The Glass Artistry of DeVilbiss By Marti DeGraaf  and Toby Mack Company History Dr. Allan DeVilbiss, a medical doctor specializing in nose and throat medicine, founded the DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company in Toledo, Ohio in 1888. The company’s primary purpose was to manufacture and sell DeVilbiss-invented spray atomizers, designed to apply soothing medicinal coatings to patients’ […]

Telling America’s Story through the Art of Norman Rockwell and America’s Illustrators

Telling America’s Story through the Art of Norman Rockwell and America’s Illustrators Shaping National Conversation on American Illustration Art (1969 – 2014) By Laurie Norton Moffatt, Director/CEO, Norman Rockwell Museum From soaring ideals of freedom and social justice, to heartwarming and humorous moments of the commonplace — America’s illustrators defined the story of our nation […]

Hunting for Vintage Postcards

Hunting for Vintage Postcards

Hunting for Vintage Postcards By Gary Leveille Long before cell phones, e-mail, Facebook or Twitter, the penny postcard was an inexpensive, yet effective way to send brief thoughts and interesting images to friends and family. Today these vintage “snail-mail snapshots” are considered historic treasures offering insight into our remarkable past. Collecting postcards, however, is not […]

Whats Selling on eBay: March 2015

Deborah Abernethy

By Deborah Abernethy  $2,550 (150 bids): John F. Kennedy Antique Painted Armoire. John F. Kennedy antique painted Swiss armoire having an architectural molded cornice with canted front corners above a frieze centered by the painted date “1853”, the lower cabinet of conforming shape, centered by a full paneled cupboard door opening to a fitted interior. […]

What's Selling on eBay: February 2015

What's Selling on eBay - February 2015

By Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $2,650 (37 bids): Big Red Kugel, Grape Shape. Very good condition, commensurate to age. No damage at all. Gilded metal natural patina. One bottom side lost mercury. DBA: The word kugel originally meant ball in German. The name today refers to a Christmas ornament. The early ones were made […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ward Brothers pintails, $105,000, Guyette & Deeter

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ward Brothers pintails, $105,000, Guyette & Deeter

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Ward Brothers pintails, $105,000, Guyette & Deeter Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A pair of circa-1932 pintail decoys by the Ward Brothers sold for $105,000 at a Fall Decoy Auction held Nov. 12-13 by Guyette & Deeter, Inc. (based in St. Michaels, Md.) at the Talbot County […]