Tag Archives: Collectibles

July Column: History Contained – A less literal, more ‘out-of-the-box’ interpretation of the topic

For this month’s theme, “History Contained,” we selected feature subjects that reflect a less literal, more ‘out-of-the-box’ interpretation of the topic beyond the obvious examples of antique and vintage general store tins, antique packing crates, apothecary bottles, candy jars, crocks, and spice containers. Secret compartments for containing private papers and concealing precious belongings were a […]

Comic Character Collectibles: In the Time of COVID-19: Pop Culture Thriving?

This Swedish one-sheet for Casablanca nearly tripled its estimate when it sold for $55,000 at Heritage. ­Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

by J.C. Vaughn In recent discussions, a handful of auction houses and high-end comic book insiders confessed that in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic they really didn’t know how the market was going to go. Within a couple of weeks, though, it became clear that at least some of the people staying home […]

Antiques Peek: Biker Attire

Schott NYC Perfecto 118

by Jessica Kosinski There are many collectibles designed to sit on shelves and be admired. But then there are the collectibles that also serve practical purposes. For those who collect motorcycle gear, and especially motorcycle jackets, part of the thrill is wearing the gear and showing it off to fellow riders, as well as any […]

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 […]

A Galaxy Full of Star Wars Collectible Memorabilia

A Galaxy Full of Star Wars Collectible Memorabilia

by Amanda Sheriff The wonderful thing about Star Wars collecting is the multitudinous trove of material that spans across entertainment mediums and collecting focuses, centered around one series. Star Wars collecting has always been an element of fan appreciation, with series devotees compiling the movies on different formats, all types of toys, the original comics […]

Publisher’s Corner: December 2018

Publisher's Corner: December 2018

Past, Present, & Future Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Hard to believe we are at the end of yet another year! December issues give us an opportunity to reflect on a year gone by, take stock of where we are at, and look optimistically toward the future. For us in the antiques trade this past year […]

In Memoriam: Philip Zolli, Jr.

In Memoriam: Philip Zolli, Jr.

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn For many years, it seemed as if Philip Zolli, Jr.’s site, The Atlas Archives (atlasarchives.com), was the only place for fans of the short-lived Atlas-Seaboard line of comics to find their collecting niche researched, explained, and celebrated. For such collectors, Zolli’s efforts fanned the flames of fandom and gave […]

Baseball World Series

Baseball World Series

History and Collectibles By Marshall Fogel and James Dahlen Photos by James Dahlen At the end of the 2016 Major League Baseball season, more than 40 million people tuned in to watch the Chicago Cubs end their 108-year World Series hiatus by beating the Cleveland Indians. Since 1903, the baseball season has culminated with a […]

Inuit Sculpture

Inuit Sculpture

By Sarah P. Turnbaugh Photos by William A. Turnbaugh As crisp cooler days and long evenings usher in autumn, our thoughts turn to cold-weather activities, collectibles, and art. Stone sculptures of marine mammals or birds, parka-clad hunters, or similar carvings, occasionally show up in flea markets or group shops with no information attached. In addition […]

James Julia Announces Toy & Doll Auction, June 19th

Fairfield, ME ~ June 19, 2015.  On a seemingly steady stellar trajectory, the auction firm of James D. Julia, Inc. have been building on a stream of successes for many years running.  In 2015 alone, Julia’s has already seen a $16 Million firearms auction, and two multimillion dollar Asian art auctions including a special single […]