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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 >>


Tribal & Oceanic Artifacts Collected by Real-Life ‘Indiana Jones’ to Pace Great Gatsby’s Sale (8/1/14)
This pair of blade fetish figures (or “minkisi”) from the Congo in Africa, intended to ward off evil spirits, exact justice for victims of wrongdoing and solemnize contracts between villagers, are part of a large collection of tribal and Oceanic artifacts collected by Prof. Richard Hibler, a sort of real-life “Indiana Jones.” The collection will be part of a two-day auction scheduled for Aug. 23-24 at Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery in Atlanta.ATLANTA, Ga. – A collection of tribal and oceanic artifacts gathered from around the world by a noted college professor … 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 >>


American Indian Art, Artifacts from Puffer Collection will be sold Aug. 16-17 in Santa Fe (7/30/14)
This museum-quality Navajo rug (or weaving), made around the 1940s and measuring 45 inches by 81 inches, is one of three pieces in the Best of Santa Fe auction—an annual event to be hosted by Allard Auctions, Inc. scheduled for Aug. 16-17—that carries a $10,000 to $20,000 presale estimate.SANTA FE, N.M. – Around 900 lots of Western and Native art, American Indian artifacts and related collectibles, many from … More >>


Durham Whiskey Fifth Bottle, One of Six Known, Hammers for $13,440 at Auciton (7/29/14)
This Durham Whiskey western fifth bottle with embossed steer, made circa 1876-1882, one of six known, was the top lot at an Internet and catalog auction hosted by American Bottle Auctions. It hammered for $13,440.SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A rare Durham Whiskey fifth bottle made between 1876 and 1882—one of maybe only six known—sold for … 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 >>


First Purely Islamic Coin—a Umayyad 77h Gold Dinar—to be auctioned in London (7/17/14)
This exceptionally rare Umayyad 77h gold dinar is expected to sell for $250,000 to $310,000 on Aug. 6 when A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. holds its upcoming Islamic Coin Auction.LONDON – The first purely Islamic coin, an exceptionally rare Umayyad 77h gold dinar, is expected to draw in the … More >>


Clayton Moore’s Lone Ranger Costume Rides off into the Sunset for $195,000 (7/14/14)
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.WACO, Texas – A Lone Ranger costume worn by actor Clayton Moore in the classic television series sold at auction … More >>


Jacques Littlefield’s Collection of Tanks and other Historic Military Vehicles Auctioned (7/14/14)
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.PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. — Collectors from around the world said “tanks a lot” when they bought up more than 100 … More >>


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