• 24
    Feb

Iconic Sports Memorabilia Reach Impressive Numbers at Platinum Night Auction

[caption id="attachment_2518907" align="aligncenter" width="204"] This watch, awarded to Babe Ruth after the New York Yankees defeated the New York Giants in the 1923 World Series, gaveled for $717,000.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2518908" align="aligncenter" width="240"] The back of the Babe Ruth watch. The tradition of awarding elaborately decorated rings to World Series champions has not yet been established in 1923.[/caption] This...

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  • 21
    Feb

NBA All-Star Weekend’s 2014 Jam Session Collectibles Guide

[caption id="attachment_2518925" align="alignright" width="300"] The NBA has also produced some limited edition collectibles for the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend’s NBA Jam Session, including this multi-colored commemorative basketball.[/caption] Even if you weren’t able to make it to New Orleans for the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend, collectors will still have the opportunity to score some great collectibles and commemorative pieces...

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  • 20
    Feb

Back-Issue Comics Roundup – Great Gold- and Silver-Age Original Art Up for Bid

[caption id="attachment_2518847" align="aligncenter" width="193"] Original Fred Guardineer cover page from Action Comics #15.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2518848" align="aligncenter" width="177"] Original Frank Miller page from issue #2 of the Dark Knight Returns.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2518849" align="aligncenter" width="182"] Neal Adams original Batman cover for issue #210.[/caption] This week in the Back Issue Roundup, we start with some amazing auctions going on at your...

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  • 19
    Feb

Auction of Civil War Items and Reenactment of the Battle of Okolona Slated for Feb. 22

[caption id="attachment_2518763" align="alignleft" width="289"] A reenactment of the Battle of Okolona in Mississippi—a victory for the Confederates in 1864 and one that stemmed the tide of advancing Union forces—will be part of a three-day slate of activities that will include an on-site auction to be held Feb. 22 in Okolona by Stevens Auction Company. This past October, Stevens...

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  • 19
    Feb

Items from Dinosaur Fossils to Rock ‘N’ Roll Memorabilia Offered at Philip Weiss Sale

[caption id="attachment_2518774" align="alignright" width="178"] For Beatles memorabilia, it doesn't get much better than George Harrison's personal fur coat.[/caption] LYNBROOK, N.Y. – A record album signed by Lou Reed and Andy Warhol, a fur coat owned and worn by George Harrison, an 1812 British presentation sword with scabbard, the original Groucho Marx secret-word duck from the TV show “You...

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  • 19
    Feb

Thomas Webb & Sons Cameo Glass Vase Expected to Shine at A.B. Levy’s Auction

[caption id="attachment_2518787" align="alignright" width="141"] This white and blue cameo glass vase, made by Thomas Webb & Sons and stamped Tiffany & Co. that was featured in the book “English Cameo Glass” is expected to realized between $20,000 and 30,000 in an antiques, fine art & jewels auction scheduled to be hosted by A.B. Levy’s on Feb. 23-24.[/caption] WEST...

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  • 19
    Feb

Fine Art, Design, Orientalia, and Clocks on the Block at Hess Fine Auctions

[caption id="attachment_2518757" align="aligncenter" width="614"] This 14th-century Chinese Yuan Dynasty scroll by the literati artist Zhao Zi Yong should realize $20,000-$25,000 in an auction of rare and highly collectible Orientalia, fine art, design pieces, tribal art, antiquities, clocks and more slated for Saturday, Feb. 22, by Hess Fine Auctions.[/caption] ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – More than 125 lots of rare...

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  • 19
    Feb

LiveAuctioneers Wraps 2013 with Industry Leading Results, 70-Percent Traffic Increase

[caption id="attachment_2518751" align="alignright" width="210"] This pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain shallow bowls, with reign marks, for $196,800 sold on Feb. 19, 2013 by William H. Bunch via LiveAuctioneers. (Photo: LiveAuctioneers and William H. Bunch Auctions & Appraisals)[/caption] NEW YORK – LiveAuctioneers, the world’s most trusted Internet live-bidding platform for fine art, antiques and collectibles, recorded its...

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  • 19
    Feb

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 02/19/2014

[caption id="attachment_2518813" align="alignleft" width="351"] New Warriors #1 (J. Scott Campbell Variant Cover), 1:50 ($15-$18)[/caption] The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week’s hot new comics, back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online...

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  • 18
    Feb

Q & A with Harry Rinker: Royal Doulton Copy, B. David Jewelry

[caption id="attachment_2518721" align="alignleft" width="300"] This Royal Doulton "Lavinia" figurine has a lack of detail in the mark and an overly large vent hole—both hallmarks of a Doulton copy or fake.[/caption] QUESTION: I have a Royal Doulton “Lavinia” figure that I received from my grandmother. The logo on the bottom does not match the logo I found on websites...

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