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Can I have your Autograph?

Stan Lee at an autographing event. "I would write the stories, and hope the public would buy them and like them, and then I'd be able to pay the rent. I never really spent time thinking how long will that last, because I knew if the character became unpopular, I can always write another one. I was always writing other ones."

by Maxine Carter-Lome, Publisher Since ancient Roman times, a man’s ability to sign his name separated him from the masses and marked him as a member of the ruling class at a time when all but a very few were illiterate. A man’s signature entitled him to make decisions that affected people, property, and wealth, […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Wizard of Oz movie poster, $108,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Wizard of Oz movie poster, $108,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A half-sheet style A poster for The Wizard of Oz (MGM, 1939) sold for $108,000 at a Movie Posters Auction held March 23-24 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, an insert for The Wolf Man (Universal, 1941) achieved $96,000; an insert for The […]

What’s Selling on eBay: May 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: May 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $3,246 (36 bids, 11 bidders); 1881 Princeton vs. Yale Football Championship Program, Walter Camp. This rare antique “PRINCETON vs. YALE FOOT-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP” program is for a game played in New York on November 24th, 1881. This was one of the last Yale games played by Walter Camp, the man […]

Certified Video Games Enter the Marketplace in Force

Certified Video Games Enter the Marketplace in Force

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn In January 2019, Heritage Auctions began offering video games certified by third-party independent grading firm Wata Games in their Sunday night auctions, and the auction house subsequently offered a selection in their February Signature Auction, with sessions on February 21 and February 23. Separately, in a private sale prior […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1885 U.S Trade dollar, $3.96 million, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1885 U.S Trade dollar, $3.96 million, Heritage

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The finest-known 1885 U.S. Trade dollar coin, graded PR66, sold for $3.96 million at a Platinum Night U.S. Coin Auction held January 10th by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas. The winning bidder was collector Dell Loy Hansen of Logan, Utah. The 19th century Trade […]

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Casablanca movie poster, $102,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Casablanca movie poster, $102,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942) insert sold for $102,000 at a Movie Posters Auction held Nov. 17-18 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a Thunderball (United Artists, 1965) full-bleed British quad fetched $24,000; a Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Paramount, 1961) Italian 4-Fogli garnered $22,800; […]

Krigstein’s “Master Race” Original Art Leads at Heritage, and Remembering Stan Lee

Krigstein's "Master Race" Original Art Leads at Heritage, and Remembering Stan Lee

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn Heritage Auctions’ November 15-17, 2018 Comics & Comic Art Auction made headlines when it closed at $10,776,936 in total sales and the company reported a 99.36% sell-through rate. The Belgium-based Boon Foundation for Narrative Graphic Arts garnered the biggest headlines of the event with their $600,000 bid for Bernie […]

Record-shattering Mickey Mantle Jersey Stuns Hobby

Record-shattering Mickey Mantle Jersey Stuns Hobby

Record-shattering Mickey Mantle Jersey Stuns Hobby in $8.6 Million Heritage Sports Platinum Night Auction DALLAS, Texas (August 20, 2018) – Over a half century after Mickey Mantle established the World Series home run record with his 17th and 18th in the 1964 World Series, the jersey he wore as he launched those long balls set a record of […]

Neil Armstrong’s Private Collection to be Sold at Heritage Auctions

Neil Armstrong’s Private Collection to be Sold at Heritage Auctions

First Moonwalker Neil Armstrong’s Private Collection to be Sold at Heritage Auctions November 1 & 2 The vast personal collection of Neil Armstrong, who as the first man to walk on the moon changed the course of human history, will be presented in a series of auctions beginning November 1-2, 2018 by Heritage Auctions. The […]

Rock Icon Tom Petty’s Personally Owned 1965 Gibson Guitar Debuts at Heritage Auctions

Rock Icon Tom Petty’s Personally Owned 1965 Gibson Guitar Debuts at Heritage Auctions

Tom Petty’s personally owned 1965 Gibson SG Cherry Electric Guitar and iconic Top Hat, which he played and wore during his smash tour with Bob Dylan, make their auction debut July 21 at Heritage Auctions. The guitar is the first instrument owned by Petty to be offered at auction since the singer/songwriter’s death last year […]