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Collecting by Pieces: Antique Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Collecting by Pieces: Antique Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles

Exploring Antique Technologies by Kary Pardy Antique jigsaw puzzles have a devoted following, a group of collectors who hunt for elusive complete puzzles and even more desirable missing pieces. The decorative images and satisfying feel of interlocking hand-cut wooden pieces make for a satisfying accomplishment, and this group of fringe toy collectors is eager to […]

What’s Selling on eBay: February 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: February 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $4,427 (48 bids, 16 bidders): Authentic Antique 18th C Early American Gentleman’s Tricorne Felt Hat. The 18th century Tricorne hat in this auction is constructed from a heavy grey felt. It measures 5”tall by 14 1/2” by 14 1/2” long on the sides by 11 1/2” across the back. […]

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn Selections from The Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts went on display in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, just five months after his gift to the nation’s library was revealed. The previous Tuesday, October […]

Lots to Consider: March 2018

Lots to Consider: March 2018

Auction Items Worth a Look Horse Weathervane Sharon Boccelli & Company – March 28: Three dimensional running horse weathervane. Copper with zinc head, from an Alstead New Hampshire farmhouse. Auction Estimate: $850-$1,200 sbauctioneers.com Decorated Box Pook & Pook, Inc. Auctioneers and Appraisers Antique Toy Auction – April 14: Attributed to the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania craftsman […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Marklin toy battleship, $192,000, Bertoia Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Marklin toy battleship, $192,000, Bertoia Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Marklin toy battleship, the Sankt Georg, 28 inches long, sold for $192,000 at a Fall Signature Sale held Nov. 11-12 by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J. Also, an 18-inch-tall belsnickle candy container with feather tree, standing on a snow mound, fetched $21,600; a […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: German Marklin battleship, $150,000, Bertoia Auctions

Gavels 'n' Paddles: German Marklin battleship, $150,000, Bertoia Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A Marklin German toy battleship HMS Edward VII, 20 ½ inches long, well preserved and complete, sold for $150,000 at a Spring Signature Auction held March 25th by Bertoia Auctions in Vineland, N.J. Also, an early German loofah sleigh with Santa driver and two […]

What's Selling on eBay: May 2017

What's Selling on eBay: May 2017

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,525 (43 bids, 12 bidders): Pre-1923 BING German Live Steam Tin Articulated Toy Meat Cutter GBN. In this auction, we have the first of four really cool, antique live steam tin toys; this one bearing the “GBN” mark which dates it before 1923 and identifies it as being made […]

Gavels n' Paddles: Shirley Temple dress, $75,000, Theriault's

Gavels n' Paddles: Shirley Temple dress, $75,000, Theriault's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall The red and white polka dot dress worn by Shirley Temple in the movie Stand Up and Cheer sold for $75,000 at an auction held July 14 by Theriault’s, based in Annapolis, Md., titled Love, Shirley Temple, featuring almost 600 costumes, memorabilia and dolls […]