Tag Archives: costume

Great Collections: November 2017

Great Collections: November 2017

The Glove Collection Trust Gloves have been found in the tomb of Tutankhamen, on the hands of newly crowned monarchs, and running the entire length of woman’s arms to help demonstrate that “diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” But it was S. William Beck who wrote an intricate book on gloves in 1883 who stated […]

What's Selling on eBay: April 2017

What's Selling on eBay: April 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,521 (19 bids, 3 bidders): Victorian 1870s silk boots – court dressmaker Madame Elise. An extraordinary pair of red and blue silk boots with turmeric yellow ribbon lacing, bells and gilded heels-made to match a silk costume-made by Madame Elise, 170 Regent Street, London, Court Dressmaker by special appointment […]

Cosplay: What is it and Why Does it Need a Guide Book?

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn If you’re around enough pop culture, particularly at conventions, the term “cosplay” keeps popping up with greater frequency, and while the field is actually very inclusive, term itself might need a little explaining. “If I had to define cosplay, I’d probably say that it involves taking a character from any […]

Gavels n Paddles: Pair of antique dolls, $71,000, Theriault's

Gavels n Paddles: Pair of antique dolls, $71,000, Theriault's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 23-inch character doll as Polichinelle (right), shown clasping a rare 9 1/2 inch bebe A.T. by Thuillier, sold for $31,000 and $40,000, respectively, at a mid-summer doll auction held by Theriault’s, based in Annapolis, Md. Also, a 12-inch model 102 doll in the […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Shirley Temple dress, $75,000, Theriault's

Gavels n' Paddles: Shirley Temple dress, $75,000, Theriault's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall The red and white polka dot dress worn by Shirley Temple in the movie Stand Up and Cheer sold for $75,000 at an auction held July 14 by Theriault’s, based in Annapolis, Md., titled Love, Shirley Temple, featuring almost 600 costumes, memorabilia and dolls […]