Tag Archives: Memorabilia

Antiques Peek: May 2018

Antiques Peek: May 2018

Theater Souvenirs by Jessica Kosinski Broadway shows have become a major part of the culture of both New York and the United States as a whole. Theatre productions are also popular in many other parts of the country, especially large cities like Boston and San Francisco. In fact, plays, operas and pantomime performances have a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar, $250,000, Heritage Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Stevie Ray Vaughan guitar, $250,000, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Stevie Ray Vaughan’s owned and stage-played “Jimbo” electric guitar sold for $250,000 at an Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Auction held April 15th by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a ‘Style B’ half-sheet movie poster from the classic film Casablanca (Warner Bros., 1942) went […]

Seeing The Presidents Through Glass

Seeing The Presidents Through Glass

Pressed Glass as Patriotism Daniel Jay Grimminger, Ph.D. Since at least the 1820s, North American memorabilia has appealed to the patriotic spirit by portraying the presidents who Americans so dearly loved. Manufacturers of material goods charmed the working class-especially the women, who had control over their parlor rooms that “overflowed with store-bought mass-produced objects, carefully […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Detective Comics #29, $53,675, Weiss Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Detective Comics #29, $53,675, Weiss Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of Detective Comics #29 (July 1939), bought by the consignor at a tag sale for $20, sold for $53,675 at an auction held Feb. 14-15 by Weiss Auctions in Lynbrook, N.Y. Also, a copy of DC Comics Showcase #4 (Oct. 1956), the […]

Beckett Acquires Comic Book Certification Service

Beckett Acquires Comic Book Certification Service

Comic Character Collectibles: December 2017 By J.C. Vaughn Comic Book Certification Service, LLC (CBCS), the company headed by President and Primary Grader Steve Borock, has been acquired by Beckett Media. Long established in the world of certified sports cards and collecting guides, Beckett moves into comic book certification with the acquisition. Prior to founding CBCS, […]

Governor Brown Signs AB 228 Into Law

Governor Brown Signs AB 228 Into Law

Governor Brown signs AB 228 into law, reducing impediments to auction companies doing business in California Measure corrects problems created by provisions in AB 1570 (Chang) Signed Memorabilia [Ch. 258, Stat. 2016] SACRAMENTO, Calif. – On Oct. 12, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 228 into law, immediately reducing impediments to auction companies doing business […]

New Harry Potter Book Reveals Values and Fandom Behind Our Favorite Wizard

New Harry Potter Book Reveals Values and Fandom Behind Our Favorite Wizard

Featuring more than 300 outstanding objects gathered from private and public collections, Harry Potter – The Unofficial Guide to The Collectibles of Our Favorite Wizard provides the first comprehensive survey of the rich art, books, and memorabilia created during the last 20 years of Pottermania. First-edition copies of J.K. Rowling’s epic now command nearly $50,000 […]

Publishers Corner: July 2017

Publishers Corner: July 2017

The Golden Age of Travel Memorabilia by Maxine Carter-Lome The Golden Age of Travel, representing the decades leading up to and into the first half of the 20th century, was a first class experience for the wealthy and a rising middle class who could afford to travel in style, whether by land, rail, sea or […]

Antiques Peek: June 2017

Antiques Peek: June 2017

Fairground Prizes by Jessica Kosinski Most of us have been to a fair or carnival on more than one occasion. Fairs can be a lot of fun, especially the games. Some carnival games that originated many years ago are still popular today, but many of them have been altered from their original forms to keep […]

Collecting with Jeff: March 2017

Collecting with Jeff: March 2017

Baseball Press Pins By Jeff Figler One of the rarest, and collectible, of all baseball items is the press pin. There are many sports collectors who are not even familiar with what a press pin is. Actually, as the words imply, it is a pin given to a member of the press, presumably covering a […]