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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 […]

Publisher’s Corner: June 2019

Publisher’s Corner: June 2019

Collecting Fun & Games by Maxine Carter-Lome Every child grows up with a favorite game or toy that carries with it precious memories of bygone days and friends from the past, which is why this month’s topic is particularly nostalgic and fun to consider. Toys and games from particularly the 1930s to 1980s are now […]

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Star Wars Toys The record-setting prices for Star Wars toys have really established a tone at Hake’s Auctions ever since they landed the Russell Branton collection. Their March 2019 auction continued that trend. For example, a Luke Skywalker 12-back double telescoping AFA 80 closed at $25,311, the 1980 Empire […]

A Galaxy Full of Star Wars Collectible Memorabilia

A Galaxy Full of Star Wars Collectible Memorabilia

by Amanda Sheriff The wonderful thing about Star Wars collecting is the multitudinous trove of material that spans across entertainment mediums and collecting focuses, centered around one series. Star Wars collecting has always been an element of fan appreciation, with series devotees compiling the movies on different formats, all types of toys, the original comics […]

Reviving Nathaniel Dusk, Recreating Star Wars

Reviving Nathaniel Dusk, Recreating Star Wars

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn Nathaniel Dusk, Private Investigator While it’s a distinctly different take than the original, the appearance of Nathaniel Dusk, Private Investigator, in the current DC superhero series Doomsday Clock has prompted many to try to find out more about the character. One of the great developments during the creative boom […]

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 […]

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 […]