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Mercury Glass: Encasing the Brilliance of Silver

Collection of seven antique mercury glass vessels selling for $750 at charish.com

Mercury glass is not all it is wrapped up to be as there is no actual mercury used in the encased silvered part of the glass, except during its first few years. While rumors abound regarding the danger of being poisoned when using tableware made with “mercury glass,” it is a myth that comes from […]

Comic Character Collectibles: Despite the Virus, Heritage Scores Impressive Total

The cover for Frank #1 from Nemesis Comics (1993), a short-lived imprint of family-friendly longtime comic book publisher Harvey Comics.

Despite the Virus, Heritage Scores Impressive Total An eclectic mix of original art by some of the most influential artists and major keys in superhero comics was offered on the first day of Heritage’s Comics & Comic Art Auction. Their significance and prestige pushed the first day total to $5.1 million and underscored a three-day […]

Art Market Advisors And Lioness Art Partners

Art Market Advisors And Lioness Art Partners To Form New Firm With Art-Related Resources

…To Form New Firm With Art-Related Resources Deborah Schmidt Robinson, Warren P. Weitman, Jr., and Mitchell Zuckerman, veteran auction executives who helped to shape today’s global art and auction market, have announced the merger of Art Market Advisors with Lioness Art Partners, the boutique art and estate consulting firm, founded by Ms. Robinson. In 2016, […]

Lots to Consider: February 2018

Lots to Consider: February 2018

Auction Items Worth a Look Signed Danny Lyon Photograph Heritage Auctions February Online Photographs Auction: Danny Lyon photograph, Benny at Grand and Division, 1956. Gelatin silver, 2000 16-3/4 x 11-1/2 inches (42.5 x 29.2 cm). Signed and dated in pencil with the printer’s stamp on verso. The work of famed photographer Danny Lyon (American, b. […]

James D. Julia's August 3-Day Auction

James D. Julia's August 3-Day Auction

James D. Julia’s August 3-Day Auction to Feature Over 1,600 Lots of Extraordinary Fine and Decorative Art, Museum Quality Antiques and Furniture, and Exquisite Asian Selection Fairfield, ME, August 1, 2017. – It’s time for the most anticipated premier auction of the summer season – James D. Julia’s annual August Fine Art, Asian & Antiques […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Jacob Eby tall case clock, $10,620, Ahlers & Ogletree

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An early 19th century mahogany Federal tall case clock made by Jacob Eby (Mannheim, Pa., 1776-1828) sold for $10,620 at a Summer Collections & Estates Auction held Aug. 27-28 by Ahlers & Ogletree in Atlanta, GA. Price includes 18 percent buyer’s premium. Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: […]

Heritage Auctions presents the greatest of “The Greatest” in special Platinum Night auction of elite Muhammad Ali artifacts

The first Ali Heavyweight Championship belt ever offered at auction, fight worn trunks from “The Rumble in the Jungle” among historic offerings Sept. 10 in Dallas DALLAS – A half-century of the life of one of the most influential figures in modern American history is celebrated in a special Heritage Sports Collectibles Auction, now open […]

Son of Frankenstein, Dracula’s Daughter, Classic Silents, Film Noir, and More in Heritage July auction

More than 1000 lots of rare and desirable posters are being offered in Heritage Auction’s July 30-31, 2016 Movie Posters Signature® Auction. Such scarce horror titles as Son of Frankenstein (1939) Style A one sheet, (est. $50,000) and Dracula’s Daughter (1936) one sheet (est. $25,000) as well as Casablanca (1942, est. $30,000) insert and Morocco […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Lennon handwritten lyrics, $354,000, Julien's Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to the 1967 song Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!, which appeared on the Beatles’ iconic Sgt. Pepper album of that year, sold for $354,000 at a Music Icons Auction held May 21 by Julien’s Auctions (based in Beverly […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Kelly Tires logo sign, $94,550, Morphy Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Kelly Tires “Lotta Miles” logo sign sold for $94,550 at a Premier Automobilia & Petroliana Auction held April 23-24 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a Champion Oil Products porcelain sign hit $76,250; a Husky Service Dog sunrise logo sign fetched $58,560; […]