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Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1936 Oscar statuette, $50,000, Grant Zahajko

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1936 Oscar statuette, $50,000, Grant Zahajko

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The 1936 Oscar statuette awarded to art director Richard Day for his work on the 1935 film The Dark Angel sold for $50,000 at an auction held October 10th by Grant Zahajko Auctions in Davenport, Wash. Also, an authenticated autographed photo of Babe Ruth […]

Publisher’s Corner: November 2019

Publisher’s Corner: November 2019

Living in a Miniature World by Maxine Carter-Lome Recently I read Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.’s book Empty Mansions (Ballantine Books, 2013), the amazing story of William A. Clark (1839-1925), one of America’s lesser known Gilded Age industrialists, and his recluse daughter, Huguette Clark (1906-2011), who became one of the greatest 20th century […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nancy Drew cover illustration, $35,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Nancy Drew cover illustration, $35,000, Swann Auction Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The watercolor, ink and gouache cover art for the 1944 book The Secret in the Old Attic, for Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #21 by Carolyn Keene, by illustrator Russell H. Tandy, sold for $35,000 at an Illustration Art Auction held June 5th by Swann […]

Highly Collectible

Highly Collectible

A Visual Checklist By Robert M. Overstreet It remains a truism that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s also a safe bet that you can learn how much it’s going to cost. Here’s a quick look at some of the most popular – and often most pricey – comic book back […]

Feast of the Seven Fishes: From Comic Strip to Movie

Feast of the Seven Fishes: From Comic Strip to Movie

Comic Book Characters and Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn It’s 11:52 p.m. on cold January Saturday night in Rivesville, West Virginia on the set of Feast of the Seven Fishes, and director Robert Tinnell is about to lose his mind. The previous night’s shoot went late, so he’s concerned about having gone over budget. He’s not […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Thoreau first edition book, $14,400, PBA Galleries

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Thoreau first edition book, $14,400, PBA Galleries

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A first edition copy of Henry David Thoreau’s seminal work, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods, sold for $14,400 at an auction held January 11th by PBA Galleries in San Francisco. Also, a first issue copy of John Steinbeck’s equally important literary classic, Of […]