Mormon Collectibles

This one just crossed the radar in the past few weeks, and with the recent sale of the The Book of Mormon printer’s manuscript and a record for the highest paid amount for a manuscript, it is worth a notice. As one news story mentioned, it is the ship that floats the rest. At a … 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

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

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rare Amelia Earhart items including a pair of 1920s Luxor aviator goggles damaged in an early plane crash and 18 unpublished personal photographs belonging to the famed aviator.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