Auction report: October 27, 2008
For those of you who have never been to a live auction, where some of your favorite antiques, collectibles and memorabilia are up for sale and it’s something that you have been meaning to do, don’t wait.
Yankee Stadium Farewell
Editor’s Note: Dan Borsey is a collector, and baseball is his passion. In Farewell to Yankee Stadium, he writes about his most precious collectibles—memories.
Sultan of Swat Collectibles: As Great as the Babe
Every once in a while, an athlete comes along who transcends his or her sport. These precious few are bigger than the game, and they become the embodiment of their country. People search incessantly for their collectibles.
Walking Sticks: Utilitarian & Beautiful Collectibles
Last time I took my grandfather’s walking stick, a true collectibles, for an airing, the neighborhood wits made solicitous inquiries about my “accident”—was it a large truck or a small banana peel?
Campaign Collectibles & Even More Campaign Collectibles
It should come as no surprise high on the list of hot collectibles are presidential campaign related. Action figures, masks, comic books and of course, bobbleheads have hit the market. Coming soon if you’re not politically inclined? Seats from the to-be-demolished home of the New York Mets, Shea Stadium, and items from the House that Ruth Built, Yankee Stadium.
401(k) Tanking, Antiques Collections Sound
The stock market is in turmoil. Investment banks must be bailed out by the U.S. government. Hedge funds are experiencing investor demands. The largest insurance company must be propped up by the government. Where does it all end? Should I convert all my investments to cash? How about U.S. Treasuries or gold? Or what about antiques?
Historic Dodgers Collectibles—Forever Popular
The Dodgers are a historic baseball franchise whose origins extend back to 1883. Originally, the team was located in Brooklyn, New York. However, in 1958, owner Walter O’Malley made a business decision to move the franchise across the country to Los Angeles. The City of Angels instantly took the team and its collectibles, and they set a franchise record for attendance in their first year.
Answers to Presidential Collectibles Quiz
Here are the answers to the Presidential Collectibles: What’s It Worth Quiz
1. C. $225
2. B. $522
3. Because it is not particularly scarce, it’s C. $20 to $30, when in good condition
4. Not particularly scarce, but still unusual, the value is: C. $7 to $12
How did you do?
Presidential Collectibles: What’s It Worth Quiz
So you think you know political collectibles? What’s hot. What’s not. And most importantly, what they’re worth.