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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: June 2018

Antiques Peek: June 2018

The Evolution of Action Figures by Jessica Kosinski Action figures are everywhere today. They are popular toys for kids. Although, many adults enjoy them even more, often collecting action figures representing super heroes or movie characters. In fact, comic book and science fiction conventions are teeming with action figures that are now marketed to people […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Amazing Fantasy #15, $13,750, Bruneau & Co.

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Amazing Fantasy #15, $13,750, Bruneau & Co.

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of Marvel Comics Amazing Fantasy #15 from August 1962, the first appearance of Spider-Man, signed by Stan Lee, sold for $13,750 at a Fall Toy, Comic & Comic Art Auction held October 28th by Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers in Cranston, R.I. Also, […]

Clockpunk – It's All In The Details

Clockpunk - It's All In The Details

Rescue & Restore In the days before the Industrial Revolution, even the smallest of watch parts were carefully hand-crafted for structure and balance, then hand-finished and configured with precision to mark time in their owner’s lives. “Just look at the individual layers of these pocket watches,” says artist Susan Beatrice. “There are engravings and hand-touches […]

Ken's Korner: Play-Doh Turns 50 in 2006

Ken’s Korner: Play-Doh Turns 50 in 2006 – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – May 2006 In 1956, a wallpaper cleaning product was invented that probably would have slipped quickly into obscurity were it not for Cincinnati Rainbow Crafts, which saw its potential as a funky-smelling modeling clay. This year marks the 50th anniversary for […]