Tag Archives: Books

New Harry Potter Book Reveals Values and Fandom Behind Our Favorite Wizard

New Harry Potter Book Reveals Values and Fandom Behind Our Favorite Wizard

Featuring more than 300 outstanding objects gathered from private and public collections, Harry Potter – The Unofficial Guide to The Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard provides the first comprehensive survey of the rich art, books, and memorabilia created during the last 20 years of Pottermania. First-edition copies of J.K. Rowling’s epic now command nearly $50,000 […]

Great Collections: July 2017

Great Collections: July 2017

Dr. Ken Kallin: Signature Collector Photos by Chloe Powell Dr. Ken Kallin has amassed what is widely acknowledged to be the world’s largest Autographed Book collection – one that is in the process of begetting the official Guinness World Record. With over 16,109 autographed books already qualified, according to the strict Guinness criteria/guidelines, and 300+ […]

Hollywood Life Estate of Superstar Writer Jackie Collins to be Auctioned in Two Day Sale at Bonhams Los Angeles

Bonhams to auction the $3 million, 1,000-lot estate of internationally celebrated author Jackie Collins. An exclusive insight into the star’s passion for collecting fine art, sculpture, and jewelry. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to own jewelry worthy of the writer’s most glamorous characters. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to support the empowerment […]

Antiques Peek: February 2017

Antiques Peek: February 2017

Arts & Crafts Influence on Book Publishing by Jessica Kosinski This month I thought it would be fun to do something a little different. Since this issue is all about the Arts & Crafts Movement, I thought we’d take a peek at how the Movement influenced one of my favorite things, books. It had a […]

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 […]

The Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair – "A New England Tradition!"

NORTHAMPTON, MA – OCTOBER 18, 2015: Flamingo Eventz and the Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers (an expanded incarnation of the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers) have joined forces to present the 11th Annual Pioneer Valley Book & Ephemera Fair on Sunday, October 18, 10am – 4pm at Smith Vocational School, 80 Locust St (Rt. […]

Gavels n' Paddles: MLK, Jr. inscribed book, $49,335, Hake's Americana

Gavels n' Paddles: MLK, Jr. inscribed book, $49,335, Hake's Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 1958 hardcover first edition of the book Stride Toward Freedom, written and signed by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and inscribed to U.S. Chief Justice Earl Warren, sold for $49,335 in an online/absentee auction #215 held July 14-16 by Hake’s Americana, based […]

Boxborough Paper Town: The Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Collectibles Show

BOXBOROUGH, MA – SEPTEMBER 19, 2015: Flamingo Eventz is pleased to announce the return of the popular Boxborough Paper Town – The Vintage Paper, Books & Advertising Collectibles Show. This is the original Boxborough Paper Show where you’ll find all things Paper – from classic Ephemera to Books, Board Games, Postcards, Advertising, Classic Vinyl, and […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1490 edition, Aesop's Fables, $24,780, Michaan's Auctions

Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A circa 1490 edition of the book Aesop’s Fables, one of the first of 25 editions, sold for $24,780 at a Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Asian Art & Jewelry Auction held Feb. 7 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, Calif. Also, a mid-15th century astronomical medical […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Becher suite of 12 prints, $125,000, Swann Auction

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Becher suite of 12 prints, $125,000, Swann Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Becher suite of 12 prints, $125,000, Swann Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A 1978 suite of 12 silver print photos of Industrial Facades by Bernd and Hilla Becher, known for their typologies of industrial buildings and structures, sold for $125,000 at a sale of Photobooks and […]