Tag Archives: Video Games

Antiques Peek: July 2019

Antiques Peek: July 2019

Game On! by Jessica Kosinski This issue is devoted to the “man cave.” Everyone’s idea of the perfect man cave is a little bit different. Others might want the largest television available for watching their favorite sports, but when it comes to adding a television to your man cave, you may have another ulterior motive. […]

Publisher’s Corner: July 2019

Publisher’s Corner: July 2019

Decorative Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Throughout modern history, a room or space has been set aside for the Master of the House to call his own – a place where he can go to be alone, indulge in hobbies, work or entertain his friends. Thomas Jefferson had his library, Mark Twain had a billiards room […]

Limited Run And Prototype Games

Limited Run And Prototype Games Expected To Bring In Record-Breaking Sales May 16-18

Expected To Bring In Record-Breaking Sales May 16-18 Who could predict a copy of Nintendo’s Donkey Kong 3 (NES, 1986) and a rare cartridge of Nintendo World Championships (NES, 1990) – the game played during the world’s first nationwide video game competition – are now enticing collectors to pay $20,000 or more for each at auction next month? The explosive demand for […]

Certified Video Games Enter the Marketplace in Force

Certified Video Games Enter the Marketplace in Force

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn In January 2019, Heritage Auctions began offering video games certified by third-party independent grading firm Wata Games in their Sunday night auctions, and the auction house subsequently offered a selection in their February Signature Auction, with sessions on February 21 and February 23. Separately, in a private sale prior […]

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 […]

Pokémon Go app sparks boost in vintage trading cards

DALLAS — Parents, is it time for revenge? If you had kids in the 90s, you’re still scarred from the shouting, begging, and hair pulling induced by Pokémon. These mystical creatures sailed to the United States from Japan in 1997, and as trading cards hit the shelves a year later, Pokémon became a craze. Children worldwide […]