Top 10 Most Expensive Star Trek Original Series Memorabilia

The Wikicollecting Top 10 Most Expensive Star Trek Original Series Memorabilia September 8, 1966 saw the debut of one of television’s best-loved and influential shows. Viewers came face-to-face with the Final Frontier as the first regular episode of Star Trek was broadcast, spawning a franchise of films and spin-off shows that remains to this day. … 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rare Amelia Earhart items including a pair of 1920s Luxor aviator goggles damaged in an early plane crash and 18 unpublished personal photographs belonging to the famed aviator.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

Hot Collectibles – Vintage Toys

From factoidz.com comes the following story on vintage toys: Another day, another dollar (especially if you buy and sell collectibles at internet auction). This summer, consider dipping into your vintage porky piggy bank to buy some vintage toys. Think of these toys as potentially good investments – sort of like stocks, except you can play … Read more

Collectible Summary for Nov 3 2010

A collection of stories from Paul Fraser Collectibles: Gold and silver coins hidden for years in a garage bring $88,000 in Philadelphia After reading this, you may decide that clearing out your garage isn’t such an unappealing idea after all… Read the Full Story >> Magnificent ‘Washlady’ dollar stars at Heritage’s $9.42m COINFEST auction The … Read more

Superman Lunch Box goes for $11,865 at Auction

1954 Superman vs. The Robot Lunch Box in Mint Condition Sells for $11,865 at Multi-Estate Sale Held OCT. 22-24 by Philip Weiss Auctions (OCEANSIDE, N.Y.) – A 1954 Superman vs. The Robot lunch box in mint condition – widely regarded as the Holy Grail of rare and vintage lunch boxes – soared to $11,865 at … Read more

NeXT Cube – The “Next” Hot Collectible?

The world’s first web server. From Jonathan Hoenig and smartmoney.com comes the following story: The NeXT Hot Collectible? “I’ve added another seemingly oddball collectible that — although now gathering dust in a closet — could end up a hot collectors’ item one day. As we wrote this fall, Steve Jobs’ leadership of Apple since 1996 … Read more