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Superman Comic Book Smashes Sales Record by more than $1 Million on eBay (8/25/14)
This copy of Action Comics #1—graded in 9.0 condition with white pages—set a world record for comic book prices, selling for $3,207,752 on eBay in an auction that ended Sunday evening. As expected, the final 10 minutes of the eBay auction selling the highest-rated Action Comics #1—the first appearance of Superman—were as exciting … More >>


Hallowed Relics of the Gridiron on Display at New College Football Hall of Fame (8/19/14)
Red GrangeIn just a couple of weeks, large portions of the country will joyously shout out many of the following phrases, … More >>


Bidding for Superman Premier Comic Soaring in eBay Auction (8/19/14)
This copy of Action Comics #1 in 9.0 condition up for auction on eBay is currently at $1,950 million, indicating it will be the most expensive comic ever sold when the hammer comes down on Aug. 24. The current record for a comic book selling at auction is $2.16 million.With five days left on the eBay auction selling one of the best-preserved examples of Action Comics #1—the first appearance … More >>


Be Careful about Whose Advice You take when Holding a Yard Sale (7/31/14)
signI recently read a headline of an Internet article highlighting: “11 Things No One Will Buy At Your Yard Sale.” … More >>


Sword and Staff from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Film to be sold at Bonhams (7/30/14)
The staff belonging to the wizard Saruman the White and the sword wielded by Aragorn, Ranger of the North, in “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” will be up for sale as part of the “There’s No Place Like Hollywood” auction of classic movie memorabilia this November. In news that will have fans of Middle Earth all a-twitter from Mordor to the Shire, two of the most … More >>


Sam’s Piano from ‘Casablanca’ to Cross the Block this Autumn (7/23/14)
Humphrey Bogart’s Rick Blaine stands by as Sam plays the piano in Rick’s Café American in the Hollywood classic “Casablanca.” That piano, one of the most famous in movie history, will be up for auction this November at Bonhams in the “No Place like Hollywood” auction.One of the most iconic props from Hollywood’s heyday—Sam’s piano from Rick’s Café American in the movie “Casablanca”—will be going … More >>


Buyer of Chinese ‘Chicken Cup’ Racks up 422 Million American Express Reward Points (7/21/14)
Chinese collector Liu Qiquan paid for $36-million to collect a rare Chinese “Chicken Cup” at Sotheby’s Hong Kong by putting it on his American Express Centurion Card, netting 422 million rewards points in the process.Many of us plan our big, monthly purchases with rewards points in mind. Whether they are frequent flyer bonus points, … More >>


Sotheby’s to sell the ‘Henry Graves Supercomplication’ – the ‘Holy Grail’ of Watches (7/10/14)
The Henry Graves Supercomplication watch—made by Patek Philippe in 1933—is the most famous and expensive watch in the world. It will be put up for auction in November at Sotheby’s Geneva with a presale estimate of $16 million.GENEVA – A masterpiece of horology, the Henry Graves Supercomplication watch—made by Patek Philippe in 1933—is the most famous watch … More >>


No run on ‘Redskins’ Collectibles since Patent Office Canceled Team Name Copyright (7/8/14)
This Washington Redskins vintage embossed metal sign is a new piece of memorabilia, complete with the team’s copyrighted name and logo. When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six trademarks belonging to the Washington franchise, people in the sports collecting world wondered if there would be a run on items like this, speculating the team may eventually change its name and stop making collectibles. So far, fans are not worried about the supply of merchandise. When the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six trademarks belonging to the Washington Redskins football organization in mid-June, saying … More >>


Portions of Maurice Sendak’s 1930s Mickey Mouse Collection up for bid in Benefit Auction (7/3/14)
Sendak’s self-portrait depicting himself seeing Mickey Mouse in the mirror. According to longtime friend Ted Hake, Sendak viewed Mickey as “energetic and rascally, and he personified—for Maurice—all that is good.”It is a pretty well-known fact that Maurice Sendak—the American illustrator and author of children’s books best known for his … More >>


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