Tag Archives: Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1826 half eagle gold coin, $235,000, ANA (Heritage)

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1826 half eagle gold coin, $235,000, ANA (Heritage)

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: 1826 half eagle gold coin, $235,000, ANA (Heritage) Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall An 1826 half eagle five-dollar gold coin, very rare because so many of them were melted down, sold for $235,000 at an auction held Feb. 27-28 and March 2 by Heritage Auctions (based in […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Superman cover art, $286,800, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Superman cover art, $286,800, Heritage

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Superman cover art, $286,800, Heritage Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Legendary artist Fred Guardineer’s original art for the cover of Action Comics #15 – the oldest Superman cover ever offered – sold for $286,800 at a Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction held Feb. 20-22 by […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – February 2014

Rosewood cabinet, $149,000, Bonhams

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Russian icon of Jesus, $19,520, Crescent City A circa-1910 Russian icon of Jesus by Khlebnikov, with enameled silver riza and the imperial double-headed eagle mark for Moscow, 5 ¼ inches by 4 ¼ inches, sold for $19,520 at an auction held Dec. […]

100th Anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s Screen Debut

100th Anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s Screen Debut

100th Anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s Screen Debut by Eric Bradley, Heritage Auctions February 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s screen debut. His career lasted more than 75 years and his “Little Tramp” character would become the stuff of Hollywood legends, but Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin got his start like most in the […]

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 […]

Until It Breaks

Until It Breaks

Until It Breaks Repeated stress of striking coins can wear down machinery, creating unique – and collectible – coins By John Dale Beety of Heritage Auctions Like factories, the U.S. Mints in Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco and West Point use heavy machinery to make the billions of coins produced for the country each year. Also […]

Portrait of Geo. Washington, $662,500, Heritage Auctions

Portrait of Geo. Washington, $662,500, Heritage Auctions

Portrait of Geo. Washington, $662,500, Heritage Auctions Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auctions from Near & Far By Ken Hall Rembrandt Peale’s iconic portrait of U.S. President George Washington sold for $662,500 at an American Art Auction held May 10-11 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Peale’s equally iconic portrait of Martha Washington fetched $158,500. Also, […]

Casablanca poster, $107,550, Heritage

Casablanca poster, $107,550, Heritage

Casablanca poster, $107,550, Heritage Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A massive six-sheet poster (81 inches by 81 inches) for the iconic movie Casablanca, one of just two copies known, sold for $107,550 at a Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction held Mar. 23-24 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, […]

Ken’s Korner: Francis Crick lots bring $8 million+

Ken’s Korner: Francis Crick lots bring $8 million+

Ken’s Korner: Francis Crick lots bring $8 million+ News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall Remember Watson and Crick from high school science class? They were the two guys who (along with Dr. Maurice Wilkins) discovered the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in […]

Ken’s Korner: Court halts sale of ’59 Augusta jacket

Ken’s Korner: Court halts sale of ’59 Augusta jacket

Ken’s Korner: Court halts sale of ’59 Augusta jacket News & Views From the World of Antiques & Collectibles By Ken Hall The Augusta National Golf Club was recently awarded a preliminary injunction blocking the sale of the coveted green Masters jacket won by Art Wall, Jr., in 1959. The jacket was bought at auction […]