• 17
    Jul

Subbuteo has been bringing Soccer Action to Enthusiasts’ Tabletops for 70 Years

[caption id="attachment_2520727" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Here they are, the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team, in Subbuteo form, as they appeared recently in Brazil, featuring their home kit (uniforms). This set is custom made and currently sells for about $40 direct from the manufacturer.[/caption] So, the 2014 FIFA World Cup has ended and the Germans—undeniably the most organized team in...

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  • 16
    Jul

Antiques Auction Forum Podcast: A Randolph Street Market Round-Robin Conversation

[caption id="attachment_2520779" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Shopping at the Randolph Street Market in Chicago.[/caption] In this edition of the Antiques Auction Forum, I host my annual round-robin conversation at the festive Randolph Street Market in Chicago with promoter Sally Schwartz, and antiques and collectibles experts Nena Ivon, Harry Rinker, Susan Klein Bagdade, Al Bagdade and Danielle Arnet, all addressing several issues...

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  • 15
    Jul

Babe Ruth’s First Major League Contract with Earns a Cool Million at Centennial Auction

[caption id="attachment_2520706" align="aligncenter" width="550"] The first round of the Babe Ruth Centennial Auction took place on July 12, exactly 100 years to the day Ruth played in his first professional baseball game.[/caption] The Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary Auction concluded its first session this past weekend and Ruthian collectors made their mark, spending $3.6 million for the first 100 or...

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  • 14
    Jul

Clayton Moore’s Lone Ranger Costume Rides off into the Sunset for $195,000

[caption id="attachment_2520700" align="aligncenter" width="475"] This Lone Ranger outfit worn by actor Clayton Moore wore when he made appearances as the character after retiring from television sold for $195,000 in an auction hosted by A & S Auction Company.[/caption] WACO, Texas – A Lone Ranger costume worn by actor Clayton Moore in the classic television series sold at auction...

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  • 14
    Jul

Jacques Littlefield’s Collection of Tanks and other Historic Military Vehicles Auctioned

[caption id="attachment_2520692" align="aligncenter" width="550"] More than 100 tanks and other military vehicles from the collection of Silicon Valley engineer Jacques Littlefield, including this World War Two Sherman tanks, were sold at an auction facilitated by American Auctions and held on Friday and Saturday, July 11-12.[/caption] PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. — Collectors from around the world said “tanks a lot”...

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  • 14
    Jul

How to Find the Value of a Rare Book without Auction Records

[caption id="attachment_2520677" align="aligncenter" width="550"] “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.[/caption] When you’re determining the value of a rare book, one of the first places to look...

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  • 14
    Jul

EBay & Sotheby’s Partner to Bring World-Class Art, Collectibles to Global Audience

[caption id="attachment_2520685" align="aligncenter" width="550"] While there are some listings for fine art lots on eBay now, such as this Cubist tempera painting of a still life signed “Pablo Picasso,” which is being for sale for $200 by a seller in Croatia, eBay’s new partnership with international auction Sotheby’s will mean that hundreds of lots of fine art will...

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  • 10
    Jul

Sotheby’s to sell the ‘Henry Graves Supercomplication’ – the ‘Holy Grail’ of Watches

[caption id="attachment_2520661" align="aligncenter" width="550"] 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.[/caption] GENEVA – A masterpiece of horology, the Henry Graves Supercomplication watch—made by Patek Philippe in 1933—is...

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  • 8
    Jul

No run on ‘Redskins’ Collectibles since Patent Office Canceled Team Name Copyright

[caption id="attachment_2520637" align="alignleft" width="238"] 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...

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  • 8
    Jul

Sodas, Bitters, Whiskey Fifths, Flasks and Advertising Pieces to Pace Bottle Auction

[caption id="attachment_2520598" align="alignright" width="300"] This George Washington/Zachary Taylor quart bottle (“The Father of His Country / A Little More Grape, Captain Bragg”), one of the finest examples known, is expected to sell for $5,000 to $10,000) in American Bottle Auctions’ next big online and catalog sale, scheduled to begin on July 11 and run through July 20.[/caption] SACRAMENTO,...

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