Tag Archives: Pop Culture

LICENSED! Overstreet Looks at Licensed Comics

LICENSED! Overstreet Looks at Licensed Comics

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn Almost from the earliest days of comic books, titles licensed from other media have been part of the mix. Early best-sellers such as Bringing Up Father and Thimble Theater, for instance, were popular comic strips collected into book form. Many licensed titles have gone on to become highly collectible over […]

Jon Berk Collection Sets Records for ComicConnect

Jon Berk Collection Sets Records for ComicConnect

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The world of pop culture collectibles is very far from being a hyperbole-free zone. As a group, we are at least as guilty, if not more so, than many other niches of society. It’s been said that certain parties in the field would describe the actual one-and-only Holy Grail […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: MAD magazine cover art, $57,242, Hake’s Americana

Gavels 'n' Paddles: MAD magazine cover art, $57,242, Hake’s Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Original cover art for the September 1968 issue of MAD magazine by Norman Mingo (1896-1980), showing Alfred E. Neuman, the Beatles, Mia Farrow and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, sold for $57,242 at a Pop Culture Pop Culture Memorabilia Auction Auction held March 14th and 16th […]

Marilyn Through the Lens

Marilyn Monroe Photography Internet Exclusive Auction through Julien’s Auctions, now through Sunday, March 26th Julien’s Auctions, the world record-breaking auction house to the stars, has announced Marilyn: Through The Lens, an online auction closing Sunday, March 26th, 2017. The sale will feature over 100 Marilyn Monroe photographs by the most significant photographers of the era […]

New York Comic Con Sets New Records

New York Comic Con Sets New Records

Comic Book Characters and Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Despite the severe physical limitations imposed by having the outdated and undersized Jacob Javits Convention Center as its home base, The New York Comic Con continues to grow at an amazing rate. Long the number two event in the city – it outpaced the New York Marathon […]

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) founder and CEO Steve Geppi conducted a personal of the museum for members, lenders and other special guests to celebrate the museum’s 10th anniversary. The tour through the pop culture history on display, including GEM’s current special exhibits, took place on Saturday, September 10, 2016. […]

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Goes on Tour

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Goes on Tour

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn As Washington, D.C.’s Awesome Con has continued to develop into a major pop culture convention, the staff and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) thought it would make a great test case for a traveling exhibit from the museum’s collection. So over the June 3-5, 2016 weekend at the Walter E. […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: 1864 Lincoln campaign flag, $23,656, Hake's Americana

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An 1864 Abraham Lincoln-Andrew Johnson oilcloth campaign parade flag with the candidates’ names across the banner’s 13 stripes sold for $23,656 at a Pop Culture Auction held March 15-17 by Hake’s Americana in York, Pa. Also, an 1812 $5 gold capped bust half eagle […]

Big Year for Comics, Comic Art Continues

Big Year for Comics, Comic Art Continues

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn It’s been an exciting year for popular culture, and it’s not showing any signs of letting up just yet. Starting with Hake’s Americana & Collectibles’ first offerings from the Franco Toscanini Superman collection, virtually all of the comic book and comics-related auction houses have turned up significant collections and […]

Pop Culture Continues to Shine

Pop Culture Continues to Shine

Pop Culture Continues to Shine Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Many different facets of pop culture continue to shine in the public’s eyes, including original comic book art, game-worn sports apparel, and comic books. GEM Lands Sal Buscema Exhibit With the soaring popularity of original comic art among collectors and the acceptance of comic […]