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Batman at 75, Other Characters Celebrating Anniversaries, Too

Batman at 75, Other Characters Celebrating Anniversaries, Too

Batman at 75, Other Characters Celebrating Anniversaries, Too Comic Book Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is, of course, dedicated to the celebration of popular culture, and this is a particularly big year for comic characters. Not only have we seen the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Amazing Spider-Man 2, and X-Men: […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Tiffany stained glass window, $236,000, Michaan’s Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Tiffany stained glass window, $236,000, Michaan’s Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Tiffany stained glass window, $236,000, Michaan’s Auctions Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Tiffany Studios stained glass landscape window (circa 1910-1920), with an image of a classic veranda setting, sold for $236,000 at an auction of Louis C. Tiffany treasures from Japan’s esteemed Garden Museum Collection held April 12 […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Mason Decoy Factory duck, $690,000, Guyette & Deeter

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Mason Decoy Factory duck, $690,000, Guyette & Deeter

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Mason Decoy Factory duck, $690,000, Guyette & Deeter Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A one-of-a-kind hollow premier grade wood duck drake, made by the Mason Decoy Factory, sold for $690,000 (a new world auction record for the maker) at the 29th annual Spring Decoy Auction held April 24-25 by […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Hasselhoff’s car, $152,600, Julien’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Hasselhoff’s car, $152,600, Julien’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Hasselhoff’s car, $152,600, Julien’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World The 1986 DH Pontiac Firebird two-door hatchback KITT car owned and driven by actor David Hasselhoff sped away for $152,600 at a Hollywood Legends Auction held April 11-12 by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Also, a pair of rhinestone […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Noah’s Ark toy set, $16,250, Bertoia’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Noah’s Ark toy set, $16,250, Bertoia’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Noah’s Ark toy set, $16,250, Bertoia’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A Noah’s Ark toy set featuring a 37-inch-long ark, 91 pairs of animals and eight people, all with hand-painted details, sold for $16,250 at the first sale of the year for Bertoia Auctions, held March 28-29 in Vineland, […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Caille slot machine, $90,000, Morphy’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Caille slot machine, $90,000, Morphy’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Caille slot machine, $90,000, Morphy’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A superb Caille double-upright floor model slot machine combining a 5-cent Centaur and 25-cent Big Six sold for $90,000 at an Antique Advertising & Coin-Op Auction held April 26-27 by Morphy’s Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Cherri Bon […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Sam Doyle folk art, $204,000, Slotin

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Sam Doyle folk art, $204,000, Slotin

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Sam Doyle folk art, $204,000, Slotin Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World An original folk art painting by Sam Doyle, titled St. Helena’s First Blak (sic) Midwife, sold for $204,000 at an auction named Delta Blues to Visual Blues held April 26-27 by Slotin Folk Art Auction in Buford, Ga. […]

Discovering American Indian Baskets

Discovering American Indian Baskets

Discovering American Indian Baskets by Sarah Peabody Turnbaugh and William A. Turnbaugh Baskets, big or small, plain or fancy, flat or deep, are all around us. They hold dinner rolls, houseplants, keys and mail and sewing notions, and even paperclips and office files. We use baskets in countless ways, often every day. Yet, baskets are […]

Guess What – July 2014

Guess What - July 2014

Guess What – July 2014 Round and Round We Go! by Bob Cahn – “The Primitive Man” To the cognoscenti (high eschelon collectors), this month’s GUESS WHAT may be familiarly recognizable but in these days of limited collector concentration — not many fall into this category. So we’re going to presume that mystery and intrigue […]

The Hindenburg: A Disaster and a Miracle

The Hindenburg: A Disaster and a Miracle

The Hindenburg: A Disaster and a Miracle by Mike McLeod Seventy-seven years ago when the 803-foot Hindenburg crashed on May 6, 1937 at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Lakehurst, N.J., 35 people died: 13 passengers and 22 crew (including one on the ground crew). Fortunately, on that trip there were just 36 passengers on […]