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Casablanca posters star in Heritage Auctions’ $2 million Vintage Movie Posters Event

Rare Dracula statuette cracks top 10 lots Nov. 19-20 in Dallas DALLAS — A pair of posters from the iconic 1942 film Casablanca headlined Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Movie Posters Auction Nov. 19-20 in Dallas, which realized a total of $1,918,571. Both posters more than quadrupled their pre-auction estimates: A Casablanca (Warner Brothers, R-1953) Italian 2-Fogli […]

Publishers Corner: December 2016

Publishers Corner: December 2016

Holiday Collectibles and Traditions by Maxine Carter-Lome From what and how we celebrate to the food we serve, the items that make up our holiday table and the objects used to perform our religious rituals, traditions create lasting memories that give meaning to the celebrations we choose to honor, share, and pass down. When my […]

Antiques Peek: November 2016

Antiques Peek: November 2016

Vintage Cookbooks by Jessica Kosinski Have you ever wondered what people used to do back before there were restaurants and fast food joints on every corner? And what used to go on before cell phones, iPods, and other technologies existed? The answer is simple. Families spent more times cooking and eating with each other in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Sapphire and diamond ring, $103,500, Cottone Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A dazzling sapphire and diamond ladies’ vintage ring in a gold and platinum setting sold for $103,500 at a Fine Art & Antiques Auction held Sept. 23-24 by Cottone Auctions in Geneseo, N.Y. Also, a Tiffany Studios (N.Y.) leaded glass Geranium lamp with signed […]

Collecting With Jeff: November 2016

Collecting With Jeff: November 2016

Lladro Porcelain By Jeff Figler Lladro porcelain is a big hit among collectors. The family-run Lladro Company is now headquartered in Tavernes Blanques, Spain in the section commonly nicknamed the “City of Porcelain.” The company was started by brothers Juan, Jose, and Vincente Lladro in 1953. They began with creating items such as jugs and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Original poster art for E.T., $394,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The original promotional movie poster painting for the hit film E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982) sold for $394,000 at an Illustration Art Auction held Oct. 12 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. The work was produced by master movie poster artist John Alvin, who used […]

Head and Shoulders Above The Rest

Head and Shoulders Above The Rest

How Women’s Hats and Men’s Ties Completed The Looks of the Times A Woman’s Style is Set by the Tip of Her Hat 1930’s Following The Crash of 1928, hats reduced in size and decoration. Usually a single brooch on a simple cloche hat was all that was necessary. Through the 30s, the era of […]

World’s Earliest 10 Commandments Tablet Sold for $850,000 by Heritage Auctions

World’s Earliest 10 Commandments Tablet Sold for $850,000 by Heritage Auctions

Ancient inscribed stone tablet dates to 4th century AD; a highlight of the Properties of the Living Torah Museum Auction in Beverly Hills The world’s earliest-known stone inscription of the 10 Commandments – one of the most important documents in history, and a “national treasure” of Israel – sold for $850,000 Wednesday, Nov. 16 at a […]

Moss: The Lamps That Spin

Moss: The Lamps That Spin

Story by Donald-Brian Johnson – Photos by Leslie Piña Once seen, never forgotten – that’s a Moss lamp! These Plexiglas marvels first cast their unique glow on households of the 1950s, and have delighted collectors ever since. Perhaps that’s because there’s such a variety to choose from. Many Moss lamps come equipped with spinning figurines […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English wooden doll, $44,000, Theriault's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An English wooden Grodnertal doll with embroidered hidden coin pocket made in 1739 sold for $44,000 at an auction of the Estelle Johnson wooden doll collection held Oct. 1-2 by Theriault’s in Annapolis, Md. Also, a poupee doll by Adelaide Huret, enhanced by an […]