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Great Collections: October 2018

Great Collections: October 2018

Just Like Dad’s! Pedal Cars On Display Reprinted with permission by the McLean County Museum of History, Bloomington, IL by Dan Craft The potent allures of toys and nostalgia are about to turn the third floor of the McLean County Museum of History into a garden of childhood delights. The occasion: Pedal Power!, a new […]

The Hupmobile: A Journey Through Time

The Hupmobile: A Journey Through Time

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Most people know the name “Ford.” The same cannot be said of “Hupp,” though the little roadster created by the Hupp Motor Car Company won the hearts of many that drove it. With its lightness and depend-ability, the Hupp Model 20, or “Hupmobile” was popular upon its release and […]

Antiques Peek: October 2018

Antiques Peek: October 2018

On the Hood: Ornamental, Elegant, and Symbolic by Jessica Kosinski Have you ever owned, driven or seen a vehicle with a hood ornament? It is likely you have, since hood ornaments play a large part in automobile history. They are not standard on modern vehicles, but they are often seen on older automobiles. Also known […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 car, $22.55 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 car, $22.55 million, RM/Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1956 Aston Martin DBR1 racing car sold for $22.55 million at an auction held Aug. 18-19 by RM Auctions/Sotheby’s in Monterey, Calif. It was a new world auction record for a British car at auction. Also, a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta […]

Road Art

Road Art

By Don Weberg While motoring enthusiasts normally collect cars, motorcycles and trucks as the obvious items of choice, they also frequently accumulate collections of associated paraphernalia known to Mecum Auctions as Road Artô. Known also as Automobilia or Petroliana, Road Art includes a number of items related to motor vehicles such as signs, streetlights, cans, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Queen Anne doll, $46,360, Morphy

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 17-inch-tall, all-original Queen Anne doll in a presentation case and detailed with leather gloves and several layers of clothing, sold for $46,360 at a Premier Toy, Doll and Figural Cast Iron Auction held March 4-5 by Morphy Auctions in Denver, Pa. Also, a […]

Collecting Petroliana

Collecting Petroliana

Collecting Petroliana By Dan Matthews It pays to advertise, so the old saying goes, but the real profits nowadays are in the signs that deliver the advertiser’s message, especially when it comes to petroliana. Ever since collecting gas and oil-related advertising became an organized pursuit in the 1980s, prices have increased steadily. Now, three decades […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: George Harrison’s guitar, $657,000, Julien's Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: George Harrison’s guitar, $657,000, Julien's Auctions

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: George Harrison’s guitar, $657,000, Julien’s Auctions Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World George Harrison’s 1962 Rickenbacker 425 guitar, purchased by the late Beatle in 1963, sold for $657,000 at a Music Icons, Rebels & Legends Auction held May 17 by Julien’s Auctions (of Beverly Hills), in New York City. Also, […]