Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2018

The 50th anniversary edition of Kovels’ Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel is now available. One of the most complete price guides available, it features 20,000 prices and 2,500 pictures arranged in over 750 categories. The guide is based on prices collected from actual sales from the previous year, and … Read more

Fisher Price Collectible Toys Strike Again

Their Work was Child’s Play What’s in the Attic? Linda Hamer Kennett The Fisher Price Toy Company was formed in 1931 by Herman Fisher, Irving Price, and Helen M. Schelle. While none of the three had much experience in the field of toy manufacturing, they shared a vision to produce a line of toys that … Read more

Most Valuable Baseball Cards

CNNMoney.com in a previously posted story from 2006, had a list of the most valuable baseball cards: 1) 1909 Honus Wagner from Sweet Caporal Cigarette Company – Value: $1.265 million 2) 1952 Mickey Mantle from Topps – Value: $127,500 3) 1933 Babe Ruth from Goudey Gum Co. – Value: $105,000 4) 1954 Ted Williams from … Read more

Showtime Auction Services Spring 2017

FOUR MAJOR COLLECTIONS WITH GAMBLING, COIN-OP, GERMAN SCHOOL MODEL CARS, COUNTRY STORE, ADVERTISING, TRADE SIGNS, SALESMAN’S SAMPLE STOVES AND MORE WILL COME UP FOR BID MAR. 31-APR. 2, 2017 AT SHOWTIME AUCTION SERVICES IN ANN ARBOR, MICH. The three-day event, with over 2,200 lots, will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. ANN ARBOR, … Read more

American Safari: Holabird Western Americana Collections

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH ITEMS, MINING ARTIFACTS, NUMISMATICS, COWBOY, NATIVE AMERICAN AND MORE AT HOLABIRD’S AMERICANA SAFARI, DEC. 9-12, 2016 The four-day, 2,500-lot auction colossus will be held online and at Holabird’s Reno showroom. RENO, Nev. – A big four-day auction comprising about 2,500 lots in a wide range of collecting categories – to include numismatics, … Read more

The Most Valuable Comic Book of All Time – Action Comics #1

Action Comics #1 Auction The most sought after comic book off all time is up for auction on eBay this week – Action Comics #1. Reportedly, this is the finest copy known to exist, out of an estimated 30 unrestored copies. A CGC grade of 9.0 puts it on par with a copy that was … Read more

Comics, comic art, sports, animation and more: Philip Weiss Auction

(LYNBROOK, N.Y.) – Philip Weiss Auctions – which took such a fierce pounding from Hurricane Sandy last year it was forced to move from its decimated facility in Oceanside – is still rebuilding from the storm but has a full slate of big auctions planned for the first three months of 2014. All the sales … Read more

Serious Toyz’ Auction #55

Press Release: SERIOUSTOYZ’ AUCTION #55, TWICE DELAYED, IS ONLINE NOW AND WILL END MAY 30-31; NEARLY 1,300 LOTS ARE BEING OFFERED (CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Serious Toyz’ Auction #55, twice delayed, is online now (at SeriousToyz.com) and will end May 30 (for Character and Classic Collectibles) and May 31 (for Toy Vehicles). Auction #55 is a … Read more

Tobacco Collectibles: Cigarette Lighters

Lighters are one part of the broad field of smoking or tobacco-related collectibles which include such items as pipes, cigar bands, cigar cutters, ashtrays, cigarette cases, packs, boxes and holders, match covers, advertising materials and more.  Given the current trend towards more stringent legislation on the tobacco industry, there would seem to be a lot … Read more

The Greatest Comic Book Auction Ever

Heritage Auctions has announced a comic book auction in New York on February 22 to 24 that will feature 60 of top 100 Golden Age comics and is expected to possibly top 6 million dollars: The press release: Possibly The Greatest Comics Auction Ever, At Heritage Auctions NYC event could top $6 million, with deepest … Read more

Top 10 Most Expensive Elvis Presley clothes ever sold

The Wikicollecting Top 10 Most Expensive Elvis Presley clothes ever sold Elvis Presley never needed an introduction – to millions around the world he was simply ‘The King’. Almost 35 years after his death he remains one of the world’s most popular and successful artists, with sales of more than 1 billion records to date. … Read more

Amelia Earhart Items up for Auction

Next month during their Sept. 10/11, 2011 auction, Clars Auction Gallery will be featuring rare Amelia Earhart items including a pair of 1920s Luxor aviator goggles damaged in an early plane crash and 18 unpublished personal photographs belonging to the famed aviator. “So much mystery and speculation surrounds the life and disappearance of Amelia Earhart … Read more

Philip Weiss Auctions September and October 2011

We love seeing the items that come up during these auctions. Some truly amazing collectibles will be up for bid in September and October, 2011 from Philip Weiss Auctions. …and we love getting all the great photos of them as well. One item that caught our eye was the Superman vs. The Robot lunch box … Read more

John Wayne Memorabilia Auction

American Icon John Wayne’s Costumes, Awards and Documents in First Ever Public Auction This October Memorabilia from John Wayne’s Personal and Professional Archives now being Cataloged by Heritage Auctions for Los Angeles Public Auction, Exhibitions in Dallas and New York (Dallas, TX) April 5, 2011 — The family of legendary actor John Wayne will be … Read more

Cookie Jar Collecting

What’s in the Attic? Linda Hamer Kennett (reprinted with permission) In the late 1700’s the British needed a way to keep their tasty morsels fresh, so they invented the biscuit jar. It took about 125 years for this idea make it’s way across the Atlantic to America, but when it did it was an instant … Read more

American Bottle Auction Results

BROWN’S CELEBRATED INDIAN HERB BITTERS BOTTLE BRINGS $36,960 AT INTERNET & CATALOG AUCTION HELD BY AMERICAN BOTTLE AUCTIONS It was just the 51st auction for the young firm, and it may have been their best sale ever. (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – An outstanding, mint condition Brown’s Celebrated Indian Herb bitters bottle, patented Feb. 11, 1868, sold … Read more

Collectible Transistor Radios – Still Hot!

Rock and Roll and transistor radios – kind of a chicken and egg scenario and both benefited from the other, but which came first? 1954 seems to be the trigger year… From Wikipedia: “A transistor radio is a small portable radio receiver using transistor-based circuitry. Following their development in 1954 they became the most popular … Read more