Author Archives: Collector

FELDSTEIN: The MAD Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein

FELDSTEIN: The MAD Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein

FELDSTEIN: The MAD Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein By J.C. Vaughn Grant Geissman is a man who successful wears many creative hats. He’s an highly praised jazz musician with well reviewed albums of his own. He’s the co-composer of the music for TV’s Two and a Half Men (he’s even appeared on the […]

The Civil War Collector – October 2013

The Civil War Collector - October 2013

The Civil War Collector – October 2013 by John Sexton Q: John, I have a Civil War dog tag that seems very unique. The dog tag is wonderfully engraved and not stamped like most of the Civil War dog tags I have seen whilst researching. I was wondering what a dog tag such as this […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles October 2013 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles October 2013 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles October 2013 issue features “The Many Faces of Halloween” by Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell, “FELDSTEIN: The MAD Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein” by J.C. Vaughn, and “The Best of Ed Welch: The Business of Doing Business in Antiques” by Ed Welch. To read these great articles, along with favorites […]

The Many Faces of Halloween

The Many Faces of Halloween

The Many Faces of Halloween By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell   “The Halloween Queen” There is nothing more exciting than wondering who or what is behind the mask in front of you.  Are they human or from another world? Are they someone you might be romantically inclined toward or are they someone Dante would have delegated to […]

Original Comic Art Commands Continued Attention

Original Comic Art Commands Continued Attention

Original Comic Art Commands Continued Attention Original comic book and comic strip art continues to present a compelling story in the world of vintage, rare, pop culture collectibles, witnessed by the recent transactions at several auction houses. By J.C. Vaughn Heritage Auctions Heritage has sold a string of record-setting pieces of original comic art over […]

The Beautiful Art of Advertising: Signs and Calendars

The Beautiful Art of Advertising: Signs and Calendars

The Beautiful Art of Advertising: Signs and Calendars By Michael and Lori Eckles From 1880 to 1920 the best, and sometimes only, way to get your company or product name known was to print signs that were placed on the walls in country stores, saloons, cigar stores, hardware stores, etc. Because communication was so limited, […]

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles September 2013 Issue

Journal of Antiques and Collectibles September 2013 Issue

The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles September 2013 issue features “The Beautiful Art of Advertising – Signs and Calendars” by Michael and Lori Eckles, “It’s All About the Chips” by Sheldon Smith, “Delightfully Designed: The Furniture and Life of Nathan Lombard” by Christie Jackson, and “Gold Alert – From Investing to Buying Over the Counter” […]

Perfume presentation, $9,600, IPBA Convention

Perfume presentation, $9,600, IPBA Convention

Perfume presentation, $9,600, IPBA Convention Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A novelty perfume presentation of unknown origin sold for $9,600 at the annual convention of the International Perfume Bottle Association held in May in Las Vegas, Nevada. The perfume presentation was a miniature wooden Victrola cabinet housing an […]

Puss in Boots Fortune Teller, $21,000, Morphy Auctions

Puss in Boots Fortune Teller, $21,000, Morphy Auctions

Puss in Boots Fortune Teller, $21,000, Morphy Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall A Puss in Boots Fortune Teller arcade machine with 100 original fortune cards, made by Roover Brothers sometime between 1897 and 1904, sold for $21,000 at a sale of antique advertising and coin-op machines held […]

Jackie Robinson’s glove, $373,002, Steiner Sports

Jackie Robinson’s glove, $373,002, Steiner Sports

Jackie Robinson’s glove, $373,002, Steiner Sports Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall The baseball glove believed worn by Jackie Robinson during the 1955 and 1956 World Series sold for $373,002 in an auction that ended June 3 by Steiner Sports, based in New York. It was not the most […]