• 18
    Nov

Only Known U.S. Poster for Lon Chaney’s ‘London After Midnight’ Could Bring $50,000

DALLAS – The only known copy of the U.S. release one sheet from the 1927 lost cinema classic “London After Midnight”—one of the “holy grails” of early cinema—may bring $50,000 or more at Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Movie Posters Signature Auction, slated for Nov. 22-23. The rare poster highlights a large and important collection of paper […]

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  • 12
    Nov

Only ‘Double’ RAF Distinguished Flying Cross Awarded to Indian Pilot under Gavel

LONDON – The first Royal Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded to an Indian pilot, later to be dubbed the “Father of the Indian Air Force,” is to be sold by specialist coins and medals auctioneers Morton & Eden in a sale of Orders, Medals and in Decorations in London on Wednesday, Nov. 26. […]

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  • 25
    Sep

Outdoorsman Revolver Owned & Used by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to Cross Block

FAIRFIELD, Maine – A Smith & Wesson cased revolver belonging to—and used by—First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt is one of many firearms to come up for bid at the Outstanding Firearms Auction to be hosted by James D. Julia, Inc., on Oct. 7-9. The revolver was a prized possession of Roosevelt, America’s “First Lady of the […]

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  • 11
    Sep

Items from Estate of Decorated Marine Pilot to be Sold by The Specialists of the South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Nineteenth-century furniture, Southwestern and Asian objects and artwork and ceramic collectibles from the estate of John Townsend Tyler—a highly decorated U.S. Marine officer and pilot— will be sold by The Specialists of the South on Saturday, Sept. 27, in the firm’s gallery at 544 East 6th Street in Panama City. Tyler, […]

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  • 25
    Aug

Superman Comic Book Smashes Sales Record by more than $1 Million on eBay

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 as an Internet auction can get, with the price soaring from $2.6 million to the winning bid of $3.2 million, securing its status as the world’s most expensive comic. Thirteen different bidders entered 48 bids […]

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  • 5
    Aug

Collection of Dennis Brown Gauge 1 Locomotives to Pace Transport Auction

For those of us whose only familiarity with the British model railroads is Thomas the Tank engine, the announcement on Tuesday that the late Dennis Brown’s collection of Gauge 1 locomotives will be a large segment of the upcoming Dreweatts & Bloomsbury’s Transport Auction might be a bit informative—and maybe a bit tempting—for model train […]

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  • 17
    Jul

First Purely Islamic Coin—a Umayyad 77h Gold Dinar—to be auctioned in London

LONDON – The first purely Islamic coin, an exceptionally rare Umayyad 77h gold dinar, is expected to draw in the numismatist on Aug. 6 when A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd. holds its upcoming Islamic Coin Auction. This coin, minted in the Hijri/Muslim Calendar year of 77 (696 A.D.), is the most sought-after Islamic coin; its […]

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  • 14
    Jul

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

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. — Collectors from around the world said “tanks a lot” when they bought up more than 100 tanks and other military vehicles from the collection of Silicon Valley engineer Jacques Littlefield in an auction facilitated by American Auctions and held on Friday and Saturday, July 11-12. Littlefield, a Stanford University-trained engineer who […]

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  • 10
    Jul

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

GENEVA – A masterpiece of horology, the Henry Graves Supercomplication watch—made by Patek Philippe in 1933—is the most famous watch in the world and it is coming back to the market 15 years after setting a world-record auction price for a watch. Known as the most complicated watch ever made completely by human hands, the […]

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  • 19
    Jun

18 Million Antiques and Collectibles Sale Records added to Worthopedia™

WorthPoint has announced that it has just added more than 18 million pieces of art, antiques and collectibles sales results to its Worthopedia™ database, bringing the total to more than 221 million, along with more than a billion photographs. The new sales data—18,230,735 individual sales records collected during the first quarter of 2014, to be […]

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