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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 >>


Lost and Found Visuals: The Art and Value of Vernacular Photography (8/14/14)
Collectors of found photography look for scenes from a bygone era with mini narratives to imagine. The old photograph was pasted into a scrapbook and had crusty brown rubber cement seeping around the edges. The image … More >>


Bill Watterson’s ‘Pearls Before Swine’ Panels net $74,000 for Parkinson’s Research (8/12/14)
A detail of one of the working comic strip panels drawn by “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson for the “Pearls Before Swine” strip earlier this year that was up for sale at Heritage Auctions. This strip was the high-seller of the three, realizing $35,850.DALLAS – The original artwork for the recent three-comic-strip collaboration between Bill Watterson—the reclusive genius behind the much-loved “Calvin and … More >>


Bid now to own Bill Watterson’s ‘Pearls Before Swine’ Panels; Proceeds to benefit Parkinson’s research (8/5/14)
A detail of one of the working comic strip panels drawn by “Calvin and Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson for the “Pearls Before Swine” strip earlier this year. The three strips are currently being auctioned at Heritage Auctions, with the proceeds to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.DALLAS – The original artwork for the recent three comic strip collaboration between Bill Watterson—the reclusive genius behind the much-loved … More >>


Look, up on eBay! It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Superman! (Action Comics #1) (7/31/14)
This copy of Action Comics #1 in 9.0 condition is about to go up for sale on eBay as part of a 10-day auction beginning Aug. 14. It is owned by collectibles dealer Darren Adams, who will be donating a portion of the expected $2-million-plus  proceeds to the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation.Three years ago, Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage decided to part with his now-infamous CGC-graded 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1, the … More >>


The Comic Speculator: Comics, and their Characters, They are a Changin’ (7/22/14)
All-New Captain America #1 cover by Stuart Immonen. Steve Rogers is stepping down and his good friend, Sam Wilson, will be the new Captain America.The comic book world is constantly in flux. Characters die, characters return, good guys go bad and vice versa. It’s … More >>


How to Find the Value of a Rare Book without Auction Records (7/14/14)
“Elementi teorico-pratici di musica con un saggio sopra l’arte di suonare il violino,” by Francesco Galeazzi, published in 1791-1796. “Elementi teorico-pratici” was an important 18th-century treatise on music theory and education, with a fascinating section on violin technique.When you’re determining the value of a rare book, one of the first places to look is the auction records. … More >>


Auction of Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman III’ Costume Could Soar to Incredible Heights (7/7/14)
The costume worn by Christopher Reeve during the production of 1983 “Superman III” film will be put up for auction on July 12 by SceenUsed Movie Props and Wardrobe.Back in 1972, folk singer Jim Croce warned us not to “pull on Superman’s cape”—he went on to mention something … More >>


Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ Lyrics set record for Popular Music Manuscript at $2M (6/25/14)
Bob Dylan’s original hand-written lyrics for the 1965 epic “Like A Rolling Stone” fetched $2,045,000 Tuesday night at Sotheby’s to set an auction record for a pop music manuscript.And the hits just keep on coming—as far a high-end popular music collectibles are concerned—as Bob Dylan’s original hand-written lyrics … More >>


The Postcard Time Machine: Using Postcards Creatively (6/24/14)
Pick out some postcards that touch on the interests of each family member, such as fishing, a love of clowns or television shows. Decide how you want to lay them out in a pleasing manner, taking into account color, subject and balance.“Gee, these old postcards are cool—but I’m not really a collector,” say several of my friends. Some tell me that … More >>


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