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Hake’s Changes Name to Hake’s Auctions

Hake’s Changes Name to Hake’s Auctions

Hake’s Americana & Collectibles has changed the company name to Hake’s Auctions. The auction house, which has been in business for 51 years, is integrating the new name as they near the opening of their November auction. “We have been considering it for a while,” Hake’s Auctions President Alex Winter said. “We wanted to wait […]

Star Wars, Comics Dominate in Hake's Auction

Star Wars, Comics Dominate in Hake's Auction

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Following up on last month’s column, which saw Hake’s Americana & Collectibles on track to set multiple records for the company with Auction #223, the results surpassed expectations. The auction, which closed from Tuesday – Thursday, March 13-15, 2018, totaled $2,357,183. This marked the first auction to surpass $2 […]

Hake's Sets New Single-Week Record

Hake's Sets New Single-Week Record

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn After setting records with their previous auction, Hake’s Americana & Collectibles looks well on their way to doing it again with Auction #223. The sale, which will close after this issue goes to press, has already been another record-setter for the firm as bids topped the $1 million mark […]

Star Wars, Comics, Superman, and Politicals Dominate at Hake's

Star Wars, Comics, Superman, and Politicals Dominate at Hake's

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The final auction of Hake’s Americana & Collectibles’ 50th year, #222, was held November 14-16, 2017 and it turned out to be the most successful one in the company’s five decades. The $1,754,464 realized eclipsed the previous high mark of $1.3 million, which was set in 2013. It also […]

Comic Timing

Comic Timing

by J.C. Vaughn After a period in which a number of character watches enjoyed values that we might call “overly robust,” the market has stabilized and it seems that we’re now in period of some real bargains. “Character watches have always been very popular. So many different characters have been represented, so the cross-over appeal […]

Big Year for Comics, Comic Art Continues

Big Year for Comics, Comic Art Continues

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn It’s been an exciting year for popular culture, and it’s not showing any signs of letting up just yet. Starting with Hake’s Americana & Collectibles’ first offerings from the Franco Toscanini Superman collection, virtually all of the comic book and comics-related auction houses have turned up significant collections and […]

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Mickey and Minnie display, $29,222, Hake's Americana

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Mickey and Minnie display, $29,222, Hake's Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A Mickey and Minnie Mouse mechanical store display pair, made circa 1935 for Old King Cole, sold for $29,222 at an absentee and online auction (#214) held March 17 and 19 by Hake’s Americana & Collectibles in York, Pa. Also, a single panel Sunday […]

Original Comic Art Commands Continued Attention

Original Comic Art Commands Continued Attention

Original Comic Art Commands Continued Attention Original comic book and comic strip art continues to present a compelling story in the world of vintage, rare, pop culture collectibles, witnessed by the recent transactions at several auction houses. By J.C. Vaughn Heritage Auctions Heritage has sold a string of record-setting pieces of original comic art over […]

Pop Culture Potpourri: Zombies, Gasoline Alley, Jack Kirby & Nick Fury

Pop Culture Potpourri: Zombies, Gasoline Alley, Jack Kirby & Nick Fury

Pop Culture Potpourri: Zombies, Gasoline Alley, Jack Kirby & Nick Fury Zombies at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn In director George A. Romero’s 1978 film Dawn of the Dead, one of the characters remembers what his grandfather told him and shares it with his fellow survivors of the zombie apocalypse: “When […]