Auction Report: December 3, 2008
Since 1984, Pook and Pook Auctions in Downingtown, Pa., has conducted some of the most credible sales of antiques, collectibles and memorabilia. Ronald and Debra Pook, a husband-and-wife team, have committed themselves to a level of credibility second to none.
Auction Report: November 4, 2008
For those of you who have been following the WorthPoint articles on the Salvation Army gold kettle coins, the sales results are in. These coin collectibles were sold at auction on October 24. Through the generosity of anonymous contributors tossing antique $20 gold coins into the Salvation Army pots, a realized total of $4,700 will go to aid the Salvation Army. Most of the coins, with average estimates of between $750 and $950, realized their estimates, none exceeded them.
Auction report: October 27, 2008
For those of you who have never been to a live auction, where some of your favorite antiques, collectibles and memorabilia are up for sale and it’s something that you have been meaning to do, don’t wait.
Campaign Collectibles & Even More Campaign Collectibles
It should come as no surprise high on the list of hot collectibles are presidential campaign related. Action figures, masks, comic books and of course, bobbleheads have hit the market. Coming soon if you’re not politically inclined? Seats from the to-be-demolished home of the New York Mets, Shea Stadium, and items from the House that Ruth Built, Yankee Stadium.
Air Force One “Flies” to Denver
Air Force One, with the words “United States of America” emblazoned across its body and the Stars and Stripes on its tail, has been called the “most recognizable aircraft in the world.” So motorists on I-35 and I-70 next week shouldn’t have trouble identifying it. Except they won’t be looking skyward when they see the Boeing 707.
Peacock Elvis, stolen paintings found, Honus Wagner collectibles
Are you collectibles crazy? A celebrity fan? Do you have a hunka-hunka burning desire to own Elvis’ peacock jumpsuit? (Yes, you read that right, PEACOCK.)
Superhero collectibles, designer’s art collection, high-scoring Yankees memorabilia
Spidey and Superman collectibles to go under the hammer, Yankees memorabilia sell for memorable prices, a lovestruck guy gets busted for buying antiques dolls
Lights, camera, bid!
Rosa Parks’ hats, James Brown’s curlers, a Nelson Mandela stamp and buying art on cruise ships
The antiques, collectibles and art news swung from singer James Brown’s hair curlers, a stamp honoring freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, civil-rights heroine Rosa Parks’ hats to the last in a series of U.S. coins saluting the judiciary and a warning about buying art on cruise ships.
Collectibles from the civil-rights pillar who would not move
Antiques & Collectibles: July Auctions
There are a couple of hot, hot auctions slated for July with a noteworthy selection of items for sale. Don’t let the summer doldrums keep you from what’s really important—collecting.